Dealing with unflattering wrinkles can become a terror and such a hassle for every woman, am I right? Sometimes it feels like we are going through a never-ending battle since it is impossible to keep the wrinkles away for good.
However, we can always slow down the process of aging, and we should invest a bit more money into high-end luxury skincare items if we want to enjoy a youthful appearance. For me, a miracle worker thus far has been the Elemis face cream which is also going to be the star of this review article!
Is There A Way To Age Gracefully?
I bet I ask myself this question at least once or twice a week. It’s a good idea to start using the best eye creams in your 20s. Unfortunately, there isn’t as much that we, women, can do.
Did you know that people produce 1% less collagen each year as we age?
And that means skin elasticity, aka the what keeps our us looking youthful, fresh, and young? Well, since we can’t magically reverse the process of aging, the only thing we can do is boost our collagen production by using specific beauty creams & gels on top of our skin. Hence the name of my savior – Elemis Marine Cream.
Why Use Elemis & What You Need To Know About Them
Elemis is a well-known and well-loved brand in Europe while being the #1 luxury skincare brand in the UK. A lot of their products are scientifically and dermatologically proven to work, while they are all crafted from natural elements by hand. The company is also located in London and it is a salon that offers high-quality and luxurious treatments.
For the rest of the world and us who don’t live in London, we can still luckily purchase their products online. The brand made sure to produce everything that one can crave. They have products for men, women, body, face, eyes, and all possible skin types. Also, I’ve read claims on the internet which stated that one jar of this day cream is sold every 9 seconds worldwide, which should be an indicator of how well-loved and sold it actually is.
Elemis Moisturiser Specifications
- Anti-aging cream
- Rich consistency
- Contains anti-oxidant properties
- Renews cells and improvements are visible within 14 days
- Can be used on sensitive skin
- Does not contain parabens
- Free from mineral oils
- 90% of women agreed that the product leaves the face feeling a lot firmer
My Thoughts On It
So, I got my very own first wrinkle the moment I celebrated my 32 birthday (shocking, I know)! Most women experience them even sooner, for instance, all my friends got their first fine lines around their 27-29 year. Guess they all drew the short straw and I was the lucky one of the group? Yay me!
Either way, this cream can be used by those who are anywhere between the age of 40-75, which is a large group in my opinion. The cream came out on the market 4 or 5 years ago, after reading a few reviews on MakeupAlley, I decided to try it and I’ve been hooked on it for the last 10 months (spoilers, I already love it!)
How It Performs?
Once you look into its specification and claims online, you will easily stumble on the following:
- 90 % of women believe that their skin feels a lot firmer after using the cream ( I am one of them)
- 83 % of women believe that the beauty cream reduces the appearance of fine lines ( I am one of them x2)
- 80% of women believe that the product reduces fine lines & wrinkles ( I am partially one of them, but only because I have 3-4 eye wrinkles to hide, which is not as much in my opinion, unlike as it is the case with my severe fine lines)
Now, the first thing that a person spots when they use this marine oil is definitely it’s luxurious packaging. It comes in a sturdy & feminine green & silver jar, and it stores 100ml of product, which is exactly how much I need (especially for its hefty price point).
But the thing that shocks me, even more, each time I reach for it is its pleasant fragrance!
Once you remove the lid, you will literally smell and feel luxury! The product is filled with mimosas, rose, and Padina Pavonica, which is Latin for Mediterranean algae.
Mimosa is an anti-inflammatory ingredient that also feels very soothing on the skin. Roses are also calming while feeling very delicate & they smell super pleasant. Padina Pavonica has outstanding anti-aging benefits for mature skin.
Now, even though the claims are quite high, I believe that they are justified. The cream feels soothing, high-end, and it does work since I do feel it firming my skin. A few of my friends tried it out and it seems to work great for African American skin too. However, during the review, I am not too sure if the 14-day mark is true since I didn’t spot my results as fast.
For me, the biggest change was around my second month of using it. But the thing is, I truly believe that you need to be really committed, and you have to use it on a daily (which I accidentally forgot once or twice a week).
Besides this, I would also like to point out its ability to moisturize your face! It is so smooth, dewy, easy to apply, and it leaves you with that ‘glow from within’ type of look, which is a must, especially during the Summer!
Lastly, the 14-day mark claim may be true, but for those who are in their late fifties maybe? The results may be more visible on you if you have more ‘material’ that you wish to cover up and to erase.
How To Use Elemis Marine Cream?
This is a gel-like texture, so don’t be afraid of its thickness when applying it. Use it every morning as your moisturizer and apply it evenly around every part of your face. You should apply the product onto cleansed skin by making tapping motions over the face, neck and decollete area.
Make sure you always use upward stroking motions, (this is very important) if you want to give your skin a youthful appearance. No reason to drag the skin downwards because you are trying to fight the gravity, you know? So remember: upward motions are a must.
- Luxurious and amazing feeling once applied on top
- Mimosa and rose ingredients give a soothing scent
- Can be used on any skin type, even oily skin
- Gives an instant lifting sensation
- Gives your skin elasticity
- Visible results around the second or third week with regular use
- Helps with creases, even around the eye area
- Deeply moisturizes and hydrates the skin
- Can be used by anyone at the age of 40-75
- High-end and expensive for a beauty cream but cheaper as a gift set
- Only for mature skin
- Not for those who are impatient and who need an overnight solution
Is Elemis Worth The Money?
Yes, Elemis is worth the money, in my opinion. Here’s how I see it… If your age group is anywhere from 40-70 and you feel like your skin is slowly becoming wrinkly and visibly older and this is bothering you, why not purchase this cream?
Sure, it is quite expensive and its price point can be so hard to justify, but it truly does work, and you will see the results in 2-3 weeks. Not only that it fights fine lines, but it also deeply hydrates your skin and gives you a youthful and brighter complexion. If your skin is dull & dry, as feeling like it is getting worse every day, then I recommend giving it a purchase! It will boost your collagen production and will give you constant moisture!
Once I apply it I can easily go for 10-12 hours without feeling dried out, or without looking dehydrated. In the end, it is all about someone’s personal preference, but for me, the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is a staple.