I received a box of Elemis goodies from a friend and as I was new to the brand, I was super excited to try it out. As you may of realised if you’ve read my other skincare posts, I have a complete commitment-phobia and I easily flit from one brand to another to find the right one. Ladies and… probably just ladies – I think this could be a contender for Mr Right.
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
I have tried a marine cream before from Transformulas and loved it, so I was eager to see how this one would compare. There’s a delicate and fresh fragrance and the texture is silky smooth. It’s light to the touch and that reflects once smothered on my face, it doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. The results are great too, my skin does feel firmer, yet plumper too (nothing to do with all the Easter eggs I ate).
This little pot of wonder is filled with:
Mimosa – which is extracted from the Acacia Decurrens tree and has anti-inflammatory, toning and astringent properties.
Padina Pavoica (the marine stuff) – It’s an algae from the Mediterranean with proven anti-ageing benefits. So basically, my new best friend.
Rose – for it’s calming properties.
Gingko Biloba – which gives you free-radical protection.
Available from Elemis at £82 for 50ml.
Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
I’ve never used a balm before and wasn’t entirely sure it’s supposed to bring to the table. It’s a super deep cleansing balm that can also be used as a mask, leaving skin nourished and renewed. I absolutely love the smell, it’s quite intense but that aromatherapy sort of scent really does it for me. It’s now always a definite treat whilst I’m soaking in the bath.
Starflower Oil (no, I’ve never heard of it either) – It has the highest natural source of gamma linolenic acid, which helps to maintain the skins metabolism.
Padina Pavoica – which we know all about.
Elderberry Oil – a natural sourse of antioxidants and contains high levels of Essential Fatty Acids, perfect for improving skins smoothness.
Available from Elemis at £40 for 105g.
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