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I’m really excited to introduce you to two brand new Elemis products: The Pro-Collagen Marine Moisture Essence and The Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum. No, these are not just new formulations of our Elemis favorites. These are two brand new products I’m incorporating into my skincare routine over the next month. In short, Elemis Renewal Serum is their new retinol alternative and the Marine Moisture Essence is a super hydrating liquid to give your skincare a boost. If you’re ready to click and shop without reading more, you can save 20% using my promo code CRISTIN20 at checkout.
I love Elemis not only because they are Britain’s number 1 skincare brand, meaning they have stricter standards for skincare, but also because they take the time to clinically test all their products. These are independent, third-party trials to test if their products really work, and let me tell you, Elemis’ skincare products pass the tests! You’ll definitely want to check out the results from the new Moisture Essence and Renewal Serum below.
Marine Moisture Essence
The Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Moisture Essence is almost like a really light gel used to boost skin’s hydration. It has hyaluronic acid and sea spring water which has a ton of vitamins and minerals.
To use, you put this on after cleansing and toning but before your other serums, oils and sunscreen. If you tend to get dry from a vitamin c, then you could definitely use this first! Of the users who tested this in Elemis’ clinical trials, 93% said their other skincare products were more effective when used after the Marine Essence. I’m really excited because when your skin is hydrated your makeup looks better and goes on easier. Even with combination skin, I think we can all benefit from added moisture.
Elemis Retinol Alternative Renewal Serum
Pro Collagen Renewal Serum is Elemis’ new retinol alternative. You know I love my prescription tretinoin, but I’ve been testing retinol alternatives for a long time and haven’t been super impressed with what’s out there. I’m really interested in this Renewal Serum because it’s derived from plant sources, Padina Pavonica, Red Microalgae, Alfalfa and Stevia extracts. It’s gentle but also pretty powerful in improving the texture of your skin.
As I mentioned, Elemis does independent clinical trials on their skincare products and their retinol alternative is no different. After 4 weeks, 97% of users said the Renewal Serum reduced the appearance of sun damage and 91% said it improved fine lines while being really gentle on their skin.
The stat that really got me was 91% of people who tried Elemis’ Renewal Serum said they would continue to use this rather than their other retinol. What?! I’m actually going to stop using my Retin-A and test this out for the next month. Stay tuned to this blog post over the next month, as I’ll update it with my own results.
All Elemis shoppers can get 20% off their order using my promo code CRISTIN20 at checkout. If you’re interested in more of my Elemis picks, I suggest checking out this post.