Whenever the temperature starts to drop the number one skincare question I get is “but what is the best moisturizer for dry skin?” I have tried so many moisturizers and skincare products and today I’m excited to introduce you to a new-to-me brand, ELEMIS. When ELEMIS reached out wanting me to try their Pro-Collagen Marine Cream I immediately leapt at the opportunity. Honestly, they had me at “collagen”. If you don’t know anything about collagen, let me give you the cliff notes version. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and makes up about 80% of your skin. When you look at your body as a whole, collagen has a host of benefits but specifically as it pertains to the skin, collagen is responsible for the plumpness and fullness of your skin. So now that we have established that collagen is an essential factor in improving the appearance of your skin, let’s dive into ELEMIS’ Pro-Collagen, Anti-Aging collection
ELEMIS, the #1 luxury skincare brand in Britain, pioneers scientifically-proven skincare products that are sourced from nature. ELEMIS takes powerful biological ingredients from above and below the earth’s surface and combines them with aromatics to create high-performance solutions. Their best-selling Pro-Collagen Collection couples the rich marine and plant actives with the holy grail of skincare, collagen, to deliver products that work to plump skin as well as smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I selected four items that I was interested in trying from this collection, the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Oxygenating Night Cream, the Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Mask, and the Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment. While it’s hard to pick a favorite, I’m going to start with the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream because it is an incredible moisturizer that I think you guys will absolutely love! ELEMIS is giving you 20% off with code CRISTIN20 so keep that in mind as you add to cart!
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
ELEMIS‘ Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is an anti-aging moisturizer created with marine and plant-based actives that immediately improve hydration. This ultra-lightweight gel cream is sure to leave skin feeling significantly firmer and more resilient. If you are confused on what “marine and plant-based actives” means then let me give you a little information about the ingredients. Padina Pavonica is a Mediterranean algae with anti-aging benefits that is a staple in ELEMIS products. In this moisturizer it is combined with antioxidant-rich Ginkgo Biloba and hydrating Chlorella to supremely moisturize skin. It also has Mimosa, an anti-inflammatory, toning astringent with a pleasing smell and Rose, a natural fragrance with calming properties. This product has won over 50 skincare awards worldwide and is clinically proven to increase hydration by up to 248% in just 1 hour. I love it because it feels like butter going on your skin, has a very mild scent, absorbs quickly and layers perfectly under your makeup. I have been putting a pea-sized amount on my face, neck and decollete in the morning. After I put my vitamin c serum on my face and then let it fully absorb before following with a sunscreen or foundation.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream
Another wonderful moisturizer from ELEMIS’ Pro-Collagen, Anti-Aging collection is their Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Oxygenating Night Cream. This clinically proven night cream has an exceptional blend of Laminaria Digitata and Red Algae along with Mediterranean algae, Padina Pavonica, that helps improve the appearance of skin suppleness, firmness and elasticity. Sesame and avocado oils help to reveal a radiant complexion the next morning. I have been working this into my skincare routine after cleansing, toning, retin-a and any serums. It’s very hydrating and I personally thinks acts as a great barrier to help my correcting products stay put!
Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks
You guys know that I LOVE an eye mask!! This is yet another clinically proven product (are you sensing a theme?!?) that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as it instantly smooths, tightens and hydrates. Potent plankton extract, combined with the power of Padina Pavonica and Chlorella, work to instantly tighten your skin, while my absolute favorite ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid, gives you a blast of hydration. I like to put these on at night after I cleanse my skin but before I apply any other products but my favorite way to use these is to keep them in the fridge and put them on first thing in the morning as I fix my coffee. You can even wear them while you apply makeup, remove them and continue on with your skincare or beauty routine.
Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment
The fourth and final product I want to introduce you to is ELEMIS’ anti-wrinkle eye serum, the Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment. This serum firms, smooths and hydrates your delicate eye area. Amino acids, the building blocks of proteins that are key for healthy cell development, work alongside blue flower linseed, a plant rich in protein, minerals and the essential fatty acid omega-9. Along with the other products in this line, this Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment also contains the Mediterranean algae, Padina Pavonica. I’ve been using this morning and night under my eye cream. It’s always great to have an eye serum that you use before eye creams. Since serums are a finer consistency they can really seep into those fine lines and wrinkles. After you apply the serum, then you can apply an eye cream for an added benefit! And remember! You always need to gently pat any products around your eye area with your ring finger to keep from stretching the skin!
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about these products and I will keep you updated as I continue to use them over the coming weeks! Don’t forget to use code CRISTIN20 to save 20%.