I have dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin and after adding lots of hydrating steps to my skincare routine my skin looks and feels smoother, plumper and less irritated.
The one thing that I never understood was the use of a separate day and night cream. I always used the same thing or switched up my night time routine with a face oil. Until now!
Elemis Pro-collagen Marine Day cream.
The Pro-collagen Marine Cream is a perfect day cream. I love the gel like creamy texture which glides like silk across my skin and sinks straight in perfect for on the go. It is lightweight but super hydrating! This cream works really well layered on top of other products.
The active ingredients include Mediterranean algae, Padina Pavonica which is blended with Ginkgo Biloba for its anti-aging properties. It also contains Rose and Mimosa extracts, carrot root extract, shea butter and wheat germ oil. All great for smoothing and hydrating the skin.
Pro-collagen Oxygenating Night Cream.
This cream is a rich comforting night cream. It has a beautiful scent. It is more decadent and thick in texture compared to the day cream but vanishes into the skin immediately on application. My skin feels smoother the morning after use, and looks a little better as well. Glowy and well rested!
The ingredients contain more oil rich ingredients such as sesame seed oil, avocado oil, wheat germ oil, jojoba oil, shea butter and rose seed oil making it a more luxurious oil based cream. The active ingredients include red algae and padina pavonica which firms, smoothes and replenishes the skin giving it a radiant glow when you wake up.
The packaging looks elegant and luxurious. It is sturdy and well made and I am glad that the outer packaging is made of plastic as I am clumsy as they come. The jars have a nice weight to them and the colour difference makes it easy to pick out the desired product. They have a nice weight to them and they both come with a plastic removable seal that ensures the cream stays put!
Although the creams have very distinct textures, both the day and night cream sink into the skin easily. The recommended way to apply it is in upward strokes and the spa like smells of these beautiful creams make the process all that much more like a treat. The work well with other serums and oils and are easy to add to your skincare routine.
The Marine Day Cream has a gel like creamy gesture that is both light and moisture rich at the same time.
The Oxygenating Night Cream is more thick and creamy in texture but absorbs easily into the skin.
This is where things get a bit tricky? I am all for investing in my skin and these creams are no doubt amazing with beautiful ingredients but they are up there in price. The Pro-collagen Day Marine cream retails for £85 for 50ml and the Pro-collagen Oxygenating night cream retails for £99 for 50ml.
If you are like me and can’t understand spending that much money on creams or you just don’t have the budget for it then fear not. You can always find a good deal on sales, gift sets and QVC always have amazing bargains on them!
If your budget can squeeze these creams in they are beautiful additions to any skincare routine. I love the textures, ingredients and the results they give. They smell great feel luxurious right down to the packaging.
If I could only afford to buy one however, I would definitely invest in the Pro-collagen Oxygenating night cream because my skin looks amazing in the morning as if I’ve done an overnight mask or had a facial, the texture is rich and full of beautiful oils which is exactly what I look for in all my creams.