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I remember once meeting a couple of brand representatives for ELEMIS skincare and being obsessed with how good their skin looked. I must have looked slightly crazy because I literally couldn’t take my eyes off their skin. They must have been used to it, though, because they just continued answering my questions as I sat staring at their foreheads awkwardly. As a makeup artist, I could tell that it wasn’t a trick with really good makeup or the results of Botox — their skin was just legitimately flawless.
I was like, “your skin is amazing–what do you do??” (The fact that they were literally brand reps for ELEMIS should have clued me in…) They said, “really good skincare is so important.”
ELEMIS: Glowing Skin Without The Makeup
So we chatted for a bit and I walked away with a list of products to try –their Pro-Collagen Marine Cream being at the top. My husband and I later walked by them and I waved, telling Zack to “look at their skin! Look at their skin!” out of the corner of my mouth like a madwoman. (It was really good skin, you guys.)
And guess what? I lost that list and completely forgot about trying that cream. Until recently, when they asked us to try some of their best-selling products including that Pro-Collagen Marine Cream! I couldn’t volunteer fast enough…and that cream? Really is everything I thought it would be…and so are the other products I tried. (My other favorites being the Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask and the Pro-collagen Overnight Matrix.) More on those below!
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (On Sale Now!)
ELEMIS said that this award-winning anti-aging cream is giving people the confidence to go makeup-free, so I decided to try just that. I went makeup-free (aside from lashes and brows–let’s not get crazy here) wearing just this cream and the equally-amazing eye mask below. And guess what? I LOVED it. I’ve literally never felt better in just my own skin. For someone who’s used to wearing foundation pretty much every day, this is a really big deal.
This cream is insanely moisturizing but ultra-light, so it doesn’t feel greasy or heavy on your skin. It doesn’t leave you looking shiny or oily like you skipped the powder. It increases hydration by up to 248% in 1 hour (whaaaa?) and is clinically proven to reduce the look of fine lines, the depth of wrinkles, and to improve skin firmness and hydration in two weeks. I haven’t even been using it that long and have noticed a difference!
So this product is amazing — it totally blew me away. It’s a hydrating serum-infused cream that can be used overnight as an eye mask, under eye makeup as a hydrating eye cream, or over makeup during the day when you need a little pick-me-up around the eyes (and don’t we all!?). It’s a super-light formula that feels cool and soothing when you apply it, and it noticeably reduces puffiness and dark circles around the eyes. I always have darker pigmentation under my eyes and this stuff made such a difference. A little goes a long way (as in smaller than a pea-size amount), and the container is so much bigger than your typical eye cream so you get a lot of product for your money. You will love this stuff.
I made the mistake of having Zack try this right along with me and now he wants to steal it. He kept commenting on how much better his skin looked, both right after he applied it and the morning after. I 100% agreed with him (on his skin and mine) so I’ll be needing to hide this one away. 😂 When they say it dramatically improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful, radiant appearance in the morning, they aren’t kidding. It’s not like I woke up to 20-year-old skin, but I woke up to a noticeable difference–after just one night. The smallest amount went such a long way, too. (The reviews on this one are amazing, so it’s not just me and Zack!)
My favorite thing about these resurfacing pads is that they are so gentle. There’s no tingling or redness (a result of most exfoliating pads I’ve tried) because they use Lactic Acid, which is a more mild acid. It’s effective without being too harsh on your skin — it actually hydrates your skin and gets rid of dead skin cells and rough patches without feeling abrasive. Because of that, I’ve been able to use them morning and night for better results. They really do make your skin feel smoother and are clinically proven to accelerate skin’s natural cell turnover in 28 days.
Their Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is their #1 best-seller and the rave reviews can tell you why. The mineral oil-free formula nourishes as a balm, easily removes makeup as a cleansing oil and hydrates as a cleansing milk. Meaning it’s a deep cleanser that dissolves all dirt, grime, pollution, even long-lasting makeup without stripping your skin of moisture. People love the fact that it deeply cleanses and hydrates at the same time so your skin is left feeling soft and soothed. You can use it as a daily cleanser or as a nourishing facial mask (maybe while soaking in a nice hot bath?).
I use this oil under the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream when my skin is feeling extra dry or dull (hello winter!). It’s lightweight and non-greasy so it absorbs easily without leaving your skin oily. It adds hydration and just kind of gives you that radiant glow everyone wants right now and helps to plump and smooth your skin. One woman said she’s been using it for a month now and has seen a huge difference in her pigmentation and darkness around her eyes. Love that!
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A huge thank you to ELEMIS & ShopStyle for sponsoring this post! These products literally blew me away and I’m so happy to have found them (as is my husband)! Abby, thanks for your awesome photography skills–always such a pleasure to work with you! And readers…you guys are the best. THANK YOU for your continued support–it’s appreciated more than you know!