Product Type: Elemis body care
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Nothing fishy about this dream cream!
Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream
Member Name: Paint_your_box
Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream
Advantages: Great results and a little goes a long way.
Disadvantages: Quite expensive and perhaps not suitable for deeper lines.
It might be "marine cream" but unfortunately you don't get a hunky man in uniform either....but it's still a miracle worker in my book!
First impressions do count, and the frosted white packaging with silver writing doesn't disappoint. It's one pot that you won't mind showing off on the bathroom shelf!
At 26, my skin has yet to reach the "leather handbag" look, and I'm pretty good with sun cream and water but I do still have some early signs of ageing- most notably on my forehead and my "number 11" at the top of my nose as my mum calls it (thanks mum- I inherited it from you!).
Formulated with Padina Pavonica (a type of marine algae hence the name Pro-collagen Marine Cream), the product claims to improve suppleness, firmness and elasticity.
I began using the product just once daily as a night-cream then later on twice a day as I was so impressed with the results. It has a lovely fresh smell, which is slightly floral without being over-powering. I find that one fingertips worth of cream will cover my entire face. The reason I am so sparing with the product is that it glides on very easily and sinks in quickly, you simply don't need to cover yourself in a very thick layer (just as well given the price!)
I noticed an improvement in my skin immediately- my face didn't have that "tightness" that it often has, but at the same time the cream didn't make my oily T-zone any worse (a major plus point as most anti-agers tend to make me a bit shiny) but this is clearly just a superficial effect.
The real improvement came after about 2 weeks when the fine lines on my face began to look a lot less obvious! I would go as far to say that the lines on my forehead are barely visible now and my make-up no longer "feathers" into them which I think backs up my belief that they are reduced. I can't rave enough about how lovely my skin feels, the texture looks great- so smooth and also a lot brighter than it was.
I haven't noticed any change in the elasticity of my skin, I think mainly because at 26, the sagging effect of ageing hasn't quite occurred yet. I have also read other reviews that state it hasn't worked so well on deep wrinkles which leads me to think that although this cream is marketed as a heavy-duty "anti-ager" it is perhaps better suited as a preventative measure or for younger skins who are just beginning to show signs of ageing. Either way, it works very effectively as a moisturiser- my mum (who has very dry skin) also uses it and loves it as much as I do.
The ONLY disadvantage as far as I am concerned is the price, I would advise anyone considering a purchase of this cream to check out QVC as they very often have the cream in combination with other products at a price far less than you can buy direct from Elemis.
Summary: Nothing fishy about this dream cream.