At thirty years old it’s definitely time for me to start investing in some high end products to fight the wrinkles, so I couldn’t wait to try these out. Here are my thoughts on the four products I used.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
This revolutionary Anti-ageing cream uses the Marine extract Padina Pavonica to transform the complexion. It is a lovely, light daily moisturiser that was easy to wear under make up, and which I could feel working all day long. One gripe I did have with it though, was the smell. It was not quite my thing and I would have preferred something that felt a little more pampering.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream
At thirty years old, I fall into the 'Anti-ageing product’ bracket. The thing is though, I still have quite oily skin and many Anti-ageing products really break me out because they can be quite heavy. This rule especially applies to night creams (which are heavy by nature) so I was hesitant when trying the Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream. I was pleasantly surprised at the results though. Whilst rich on application, I woke up each morning with noticeably firmer skin. I really noticed the difference to the texture of my skin too; it genuinely felt plumped up and happy. I didn’t have any problems with extra oiliness during the day either, which was an unforeseen bonus.
Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel
This is a non-granular exfoliator, which claims to smooth, brighten and clarify your complexion. You basically apply it like a face mask, leave it on for fifteen minutes and rinse it off with warm water. As a dedicated user of exfoliator myself, I was interested to try something without granules because my idea of a good exfoliator is one that pretty much takes your face off, much to the dismay of most beauticians.
I wasn’t disappointed though; the Papaya Enzyme Peel really does leave your skin feeling smooth and nourished. It has a soft, fruity scent and feels really creamy on your skin. It doesn’t dry like a facemask, and you can feel it moisturising your face whilst it simultaneously works its invisible exfoliating magic. I think using the word ‘peel’ in the product description is a little misleading, but aside from that I thought it was a great product and would definitely consider buying it again.
Exotic Cream Moisturising Mask
I really put this facemask to the test. I’d been out the night before, had too much gin and far too little sleep when I tried it out. My skin was in dire need of some hydration and was crying out for a bit of TLC. The Mask is light and creamy and feels great when applying to your face. I left it on for ten minutes as suggested by Elemis and when I rinsed it off my skin felt refreshed and hydrated. Because the mask is creamy it doesn’t really set and dry on your skin, which I personally prefer. The mask also has an amazing scent; you could really smell the mandarin which is included in the blend of ingredients. I’d highly recommend using this mask as a treat when your skin needs a real boost of moisture.
All in all, I was impressed with the range of masks and creams from Elemis. My skin definitely responded well to them and looked plumper and firmer. I especially loved the Papaya Enzyme Peel for its magic smoothing effects and fruity scent. If you're looking to try out a new range, then definitely think about trying some of the Elemis products.