I am proud to be the first beauty blogger in the Middle East who was sent the SPF version of the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream as soon as it got launched in the Middle East and it is truly amazing! I had been using the non-SPF version earlier and it always slightly bothered me that there hasn’t been a version with UV protection, though – and clearly this has also been exercising the team at Elemis, who’ve now waved a magic wand to answer our skin wishes. The SPF version is every bit as good as the original; same scent, texture, results but with added sun protection of factor 30.
It arrived just in time, before I left for Umrah during Ramadan, to take along with me to Makkah which had continuous sun and 35/40 degree temperatures in June. Just one application of this cream in the morning to my face and décolleté was enough to keep me protected for the day. Admittedly, I did spend part of each day indoors too (to be sensible) but was astounded at the protection it gave even during an afternoon walk in the brightest sun for several hours. Unlike other sun creams for the face that leave you horrendously shiny with stinging eyes.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF30 is an Anti-ageing day cream with SPF 30. Beloved by beauty editors and those in the know about anti-ageing skincare, ELEMIS’ iconic Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is the winner of 29 National Beauty Awards – and it’s not hard to see why! Harnessing the unique powers of Mediterranean algae, Padina Pavonica, as well as a whole host of other skin-friendly ingredients like Ginkgo Biloba and Mimosa Absolutes, this stuff has been clinically proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles and improve skin tone and firmness in just 14 days. This is the ultimate anti-ageing cream.
Consistent exposure to harmful sun rays can cause wrinkling and premature aging. Formulated with a revolutionary encapsulated blend of organic sunscreen it offers superior broad spectrum protection, whilst maintaining the exceptional skin feel in the ultimate anti-ageing cream from ELEMIS.
- Proven to significantly reduce lines and wrinkles
- Improves skin firmness
- Proven to maintain skin hydration all day
- Revolutionary sunscreen technology with broad-spectrum SPF30 UVA & UVB protection
This clinically proven formulation blends a powerful combination of ingredients, including Padina Pavonica and Ginkgo Biloba, shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 14 days. With hydration increased, elasticity and suppleness appear improved and the skin looks firm and toned.
A next generation micronized sunscreen offers a unique encapsulated blend that leaves no white streaks on the face and offers evenly distributed broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection without compromise to the texture of the cream.
This is the ultimate anti-ageing cream from ELEMIS.
It comes in a pot with a spatula. Although I don’t like moisturizers in pots due to hygiene issues and the strength of any cream in a pot reduces every time you open it. It’s hygienic though as you don’t need to stick your finger inside as there is a spatula included in the box.
Ever since I’ve crossed the 30s, I have started using anti ageing products. Even though I don’t have any visible signs of ageing like wrinkles yet. It is advised to use twice a day for best results but since I don’t have any wrinkles so I use it only once in the morning after using my Elemis Pro definition Facial Oil and Elemis Hydra-boost Serum. Always use upward stroking sweeping motions when applying moisturizer to the face.
I also use it as a primer and it acts as the perfect makeup base.
Texture & Smell
It has a lovely, lightweight texture that absorbs quickly and I love its smell. It’s a great pick for those with sensitive skin – It didn’t cause any redness or irritation. Overall, it’s a great pick. It deeply hydrates whilst being light and tackles aging head on. My skin’s texture vastly improves when I am using this daily. It’s the perfect all rounder and works for most skin types too.
- Applies smoothly
- Leaves skin hydrated
- My skin now feels smoother and more supple
- Thick texture that’s actually lightweight when applied
I absolutely love the texture, smell and the way my skin feels after I’ve applied it. I’ve been using it for over 14 days now, and I can genuinely say that my skin feels smoother and more supple. This is the perfect moisturizer for summers as it is with SPF30. Although I’m not sure if it would be hydrating enough for my dehydrated skin in winters when I need something thicker.
I will go so far as to say this is one of the easiest-to-wear day creams I’ve ever applied. It’s super-lightweight, sinks in fast while quenching skin beautifully – and in fact, if you don’t generally wear an SPF30 every day, this really is the product to convert you.
Praise aside, there is one thing we need to discuss; the price. It is priced at a whopping AED 740 for a 50ml pot of the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF30. Now I’m not silly, I know most people don’t just have a spare AED 740 lying around to throw at a moisturizer. However, this product really works, and I always say quality over quantity (if you can afford it). If I had a little extra money at the end of the month, I’d buy it. But then I’m very much a skincare addict, and I believe in investing in skincare products that work rather than makeup.
Elemis products are available at House of Fraser Abu Dhabi and at their partner Salons & Spas as well as at BasharaCare.com