Why on earth would a 20 something year old be using an anti-wrinkle cream you might ask. Well, you’ve got to start at some point, so why wait until wrinkles are actually ingrained into your face.
Today I’m going to be talking to you about the Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream. To be honest, I’d never heard of Elemis until just over a year ago when I had a little spa day with my boyfriend. Last Christmas he bought me a gigantic Elemis skincare set to help clear my skin, after a bad bout of breakouts. The set included this night cream.
On the Elemis website they claim the following about their night cream:
Clinically proven*, this oxygenating night cream helps with your skin’s natural regeneration process. The exceptional blend of Laminaria Digitata and Red Coral help to maintain optimum skin condition while the unique Mediterranean algae, Padina Pavonica helps to improve skin suppleness, firmness and elasticity. This oxygenating benefit is supported with anti-oxidant rich Sesame and Avocado Oils delivering free-radical protection. Wake up with a firmer-looking, radiant complexion whilst helping to delay any premature signs of ageing.
*Independent Clinical Trials 2006
Right off the bat, this is a luxury skincare product. On the Elemis website it retails for an astonishing £99 for a 50ml tub!! That’s the most expensive beauty item I own!!! I had a shop around online, the cheapest I can find it for is £63 for a 30ml tub. This cream is definitely an investment purchase. One of the major plus points is that the cream is thick, therefore a little goes a very long way, meaning it should last you quite a while.
If you’ve read any of my other reviews, you may know that I have combination to oily skin and it’s also quite sensitive. This cream has a rather heavy scent, which scared me a little at first. After applying the rest of my skincare, I go in with the cream around my eyes and t-zone, letting it really soak into my skin. I don’t typically apply anything else after this, unless I have a little breakout. My skin always feels instantly moisturised and nourished when I wear this.
The next morning my skin looks radiant and plump, I always have such a lovely glow. This is 100% down to this cream. My skincare routine has stayed the same pretty much all year with the exception of adding in this night cream. As soon as I incorporated it my skin had a complete u-turn and changed for the better. Before using this cream, I wore makeup daily to improve my skins appearance, but now I hardly ever wear it for work (with the exception of brows duhhh). Despite being in my early 20’s, I’ve even noticed that the fine lines near my eyes look smoother.
Overall, I’d seriously recommend this night cream to anyone! It will work well for all skin types. It’s moisturising and nourishing without adding extra oil, and it certainly wouldn’t dry out the skin. If you’re on a budget, I’d recommend putting the money aside to invest in this cream. It’s seriously changed my life for the better.
Until Another Day x