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I’ve been absolutely loving Elemis skincare lately. I was late to the hype I admit, with only trying the brand last year for the first time, but I have been thoroughly impressed with their products, the efficacy and they are all have been a joy to use! Their latest product to launch is an extension of their signature ‘ pro-collagen’ range and is the Elemis Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum. So let’s chat about it!
‘Our Next Generation Retinol Alternative’
The NEW Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum is powered by ‘skin-friendly’, natural Retinol Alternative Extracts of Stevia and Alfalfa to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst improving the feeling of skin firmness. This seems to be a HUGE buzz word at the moment : ‘Retinol alternatives’ and I think the reason brands are introducing these formulas left right and centre is because Retinol is an absolute powerhouse ingredient, but it *can* have reactions and some people simply want a more gentle alternative.
‘Boost your anti-ageing benefits and with this powerful, yet skin-kind rejuvenating treatment. An effective alternative to retinol, this clinically proven* concentrate significantly reduces the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles, whilst hydrating and supporting the skin’s moisture levels.’
Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum is infused with a cutting-edge blend of Padina Pavonica and Red Microalgae, along with Alfalfa and Stevia extracts that deliver retinol-like benefits without the irritation. The advanced formula also minimises the look of discolouration, sun damage and pores for visibly improved skin clarity. Gentle enough for daily use, your complexion will be left looking significantly more youthful, firmer and renewed.
- Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles.*
- Clinically proven to improve the feeling of skin firmness and elasticity.*
- 97% agreed this provided all the anti-ageing benefits of retinol without over drying or irritation.**
- 97% agreed this improved the appearance of sun damaged skin.**
- 97% agreed this product was kind to their skin, but delivered powerful anti-ageing results.**
- 91% agreed this dramatically reduced the look of fine lines, wrinkles and expression lines.**
- 91% agreed they would choose this product over a traditional retinol.**
*Independent Clinical Trials 2020. Results based on 37 people over 4 weeks.
**Independent User Trials 2020. Results based on 37 people over 4 weeks.
Key Ingredients Include:
Retinol Alternative Extracts: A combination of Stevia extract with Galactomannanas from Alfalfa, which have retinol-like benefits to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the feeling of skin firmness.
Red Microalgae : Obtained by cultivating Porphyridium Cruentum, this Red Microalgae has the unique ability to produce a protective coating around itself, which in turn can be harnessed to help protect the skin from moisture loss.
Padina Pavonica: A brown algae found on the Mediterranean coast that is known to support the feeling of hydration.
As expected it’s a really lightweight serum, it absorbs it really quickly and feels weightless on the skin. It can be used both AM and PM under your favourite moisturiser. The products I’m loving it with at the moment is the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, a spritz of my favourite Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Hydro Mist, a few drops of the Elemis Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum and a smothering of a face cream before SPF. Some days I use the Superfood Glow Priming Hydrator when my skin wants something very light.
I think the renewal serum is really good if you are looking to give your skin and real boost and turnaround and a concentrated / intensive treatment for a few weeks. The size *is* smaller than most serums at 15ml so if you are using this both AM/PM realistically this will be just over a month’s worth I think.