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Our pharmacist reveals her favourite ELEMIS skincare essentials

Our pharmacist reveals her favourite ELEMIS skincare essentials
Jess Maisey
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Continuing to make waves in the beauty realm, ELEMIS is redefining the skincare space with sensorial, spa-like essentials that are on every skincare lover’s wishlist. 

Not sure which ones are right for you? It’s time to dial up your routine as our in-house pharmacist, Aruj, reveals her top ELEMIS skincare staples to suit your skin type and concerns: from the brand’s latest Cleansing Balm Trio to the bestselling Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF30.  

For mature skin with fine lines and wrinkles 

“Mature skin can benefit from the potent, regenerative effects of the Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal Cream, formulated with a skin smoothing peptide, anti-ageing antioxidants and hydrating hyaluronic acid,” says Aruj. “You only need to apply a pea-sized amount twice daily to help nourish, soften and plump the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your delicate eye area.” 

“I recommend this revitalising eye cream for all skin types with under-eye dark circles and puffiness. It’s great for those early mornings!” 

For all skin types with undereye dark circles and puffiness

Working to lift, brighten and depuff the appearance of the eye areas, the Pro-Collagen Vitality Eye Cream should be your next contour-brightening go-to! Aruj recommends: “This revitalising eye cream helps to promote a firmer, more radiant appearance.” 

She explains: “It is enriched with a mixture of nutrient-rich ingredients – such as nourishing brown macroalgae to help intensely hydrate, upcycled Elderflower extract to help depuff your under-eyes and Hawthorne and Arabian jasmine flower essence to help brighten the appearance of dark circles.”  

“I love this eye cream for dull-looking eye contours. I like to apply this once or twice a week as a radiance booster!” 

For dull-looking skin with texture

Aruj advises: “Deeply cleanse your skin with this Pro-Collagen Glow Boost Exfoliator. It’s the perfect resurfacing formula to help hydrate, smoothen and brighten the appearance of your skin.” 

She adds: “Formulated with gentle exfoliating cellulose beads, alongside a nourishing trio of starflower, elderberry and Optimega™ oils, this glow-booster helps to lift dead skin cells from your pores for a fresh, clean-feeling complexion. Use it once or twice a week to help boost skin radiance!”

For dry, mature skin with fine lines and wrinkles 

For mature skin that leans towards the dry side, Aruj suggests: “The Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF30 is packed with moisture-boosting ingredients – such as ginkgo biloba, intense marine and plant actives, and broad-spectrum SPF30 to help hydrate, support and protect your skin from signs of ageing. Don’t forget to gently smoothen over your neck as well! 

This one's definitely got Aruj’s stamp of approval: “I always find myself reaching for this every day!” 

For dry, dull  or mature skin

Dry, lacklustre skin in need of a quick pick-me-up? 

“Indulge your skin with this oil-based Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. It luxuriously helps to cleanse, soften and hydrate your skin.” 

Aruj continues: “This sensorial cleanser is nfused with a rich, nourishing formula – including elderberry, Optimega™ and bee-friendly starflower oil to help gently lift traces of SPF, daily impurities and long-wear makeup. It can also be used as part of a double cleansing routine, helping your skin to feel clean and comfortable, without stripping away your natural oils!” 

Our top tip? Even if you have oily skin, this won’t make your skin oilier! The oil molecules in your complexion recognise the oil in the cleansing balm and work with it. However, be careful to avoid formulas that strip your skin of your natural oils, as your complexion may work harder to bring the oil back, which can make it oilier than before! 

For oily or mature skin with fine lines and wrinkles

Oily skin in search of an invigorating yet non-stripping cleanser? Aruj tells us: “One of my favourite energising cleansers for oily skin has to be the Pro-Collagen Energising Marine Cleanser. It has a refreshing gel texture that’s supercharged with minerals, including magnesium, zinc and copper – plus a trio of acids to help cleanse, soften and gently lift impurities.” 

“The deep cleansing action helps to reduce the appearance of excess oil, helping to balance your skin while removing traces of SPF, makeup and dirt. It can be used in the morning and evening too!”
Jess Maisey
Writer and expert
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Ever since I discovered makeup and tutorials from a young age, I have been completely in love! Makeup, for me, is more than just a look - it’s a feeling. I am obsessed with the process of applying my makeup, bringing a look together and feeling a whole new level of confidence. My makeup routines and looks have been on a transformative journey over the years but now my most favourite go-to look is glowy, natural and sun-kissed. The Iconic London Radiance Booster is the ultimate game-changer and a makeup must-have!