Instant Cool Down

May 27, 2020 | Jenni Ashford

It is HOT!

With our outdoor pool still closed, we’re all looking for ways to cool down in the heat.

To quench sun-drenched skin, the Elemis Instant Refreshing Gel is our go-to favourite for a cool off and moisture surge. The multi-functional gel not only refreshes the skin but it also helps to relieve muscle tension and ignite the senses.

A powerful combination of Arnica, Birch and Witch Hazel extracts with cooling Camphor and Menthol, it’s revitalising for aching legs, eases neck, back and shoulder tension and is a pick-me-up when tired.

Wear Park Spa Manager, Amber, explains how she uses the cooling gel at home. After many years working as a Spa Therapist, I suffer from a bit of back ache now and then. As well as reminding myself to of the importance of posture, I regularly invest in a massage to get me back on track. Unfortunately with salons and spas closed for now, my massage is long overdue. This is where Instant Refreshing Gel comes in. When I feel my shoulders creeping up by my ears, it’s the best way to ease the tension…I call it my ‘therapist in a tube’.”

This body gel is a multi-tasking super hero.

Not only is it great for reviving tired muscles but also for its cooling properties, which are especially welcome in the summer months, whether at home or on holiday. First you get a cold, then warm feeling and then a tingling massaging sensation. It’s like having a mini massage.

Here are five ways to get the most out of this revitalising gel:

For tired legs, massage with upward movements. It can even be applied over sheer tights for immediate cooling relief on hot days or long hospital shifts.

When you’ve been on your feet all day, apply to hot ankles and put your feet up to reduce swelling great for using if your pregnant.

After a workout, use on tense arms, neck and shoulders, massage in with circular motions.

For scalp and head tension, place a small amount on the fingertips and gently massage into the temples and across the forehead. Take a few deep breaths and relax.

Apply to limbs for a burst of cooling refreshment whenever you need it, to me it’s like having my own personal air conditioning. This works well for hot hormonal moments, during pregnancy or the menopause.

Reviews from Elemis
Here are a selection of reviews from the Elemis website. Their overall customer rating for this product is 4.7 out of 5…so it’s got to be work a try!

Tension Be Gone!

I was skeptical, but due to my very tense shoulder muscles, my massage therapist on a Carnival cruise recommended this product. Having had this tension for years I figured anything is worth a try. To my surprise this works remarkably well and I use it whenever and wherever I have stiff, stubborn muscles. I also love that it is only very slightly icy-hot so it is not uncomfortable on my skin and doesn’t have a strong odor.


No one else has mentioned this gets rid of bruises!

I use this for headaches and muscles as others have mentioned. But it is also ideal for helping bruises heal quickly. I am super clumsy, so I use it a lot.


Instant refreshing gel

I just love this product! First experienced it after a professional massage. I suffer from tension headaches and using this on my neck is sometimes the only thing that provides relief. Tube lasts for ages too! I’ve just bought some for both of my adult sons who suffer from neck problems (must be a family thing).


I love this product and cannot do without it. I first came across it when I had a massage and loved the cool sensation it gives. I often use it on my forehead if I get a migraine as it soothes the pain. Warning though… do not get it anywhere near your eyes!! This is the best product and so glad I found it.

Elemis… could you do it travel size as I have to decant it for hand luggage!


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