I've been using the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream for the last couple of months as my night cream - it has now (sadly) come to an end. It was one of the products included in the QVC TSV back in April. I used it a few years ago and loved it then - suffice to say I still love it...
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream has been around for years and has won countless awards. If you're not familiar with this iconic cream - here's a little info directly from Elemis ...
"This revolutionary Anti-Ageing cream uses the Marine extract Padina Pavonica to transform the complexion in just over 2 weeks*. Trials proved that the appearance in wrinkle depth was reduced by up to 78% and that hydration was increased by up to 45%. Skin firmness and elasticity are dramatically increased, whilst providing superior free radical protection."At my age I obviously need to 'step-up' on the anti-ageing front but as my skin is combination - still prone to oily t-zone, open pores and hormonal breakouts, as well as de-hydration and occasional dry patches on the cheeks - I want to sort all areas out without over-compensating, I don't need anything too rich and heavy which (I imagine) would just compound existing problems.
The Pro-Collagen Marine Cream ticks all the boxes for me. It has a whipped, gel/cream-like texture. It glides on and sinks in effortlessly - is light, yet still hydrates and you only need a small amount. The fragrance is very subtle but fresh. I also layered it with my facial oil on 'drier cheeks days' and it worked really well. Basically my skin seems to love this cream and did feel more in balance whilst I was using it. I'm now experiencing some issues (complexion-wise) - which I'll not bore you with today and am not sure if it's because my Pro-Collagen has run out - we'll see.
If money was no object this would be a regular re-purchase. Unfortunately - as it usually retails from around £79.00/50ml - as you can see here, it's not something I can afford to buy unless it's as part of a kit on good old QVC. If anyone knows of any decent alternatives out there please share!
Have you tried the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream?