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Anti Aging Cream Beauty Review: Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

Before & After. Not exactly clinical, but you get the idea. I'm makeup-free in the After shot (mascara doesn't count, right?)

Before & After. Not exactly clinical, but you get the idea. I'm makeup-free in both (except for mascara)

When my friends used to warn me that my skin would change after I hit 30, I never really believed them. Unfortunately, after a year of relishing the big 3-0, I am beginning to witness what they meant.

Fine lines are creeping across my forehead, deep lines are settling between my eyebrows and overall, I can see the fullness beginning to give way. I realized that it was time for me to get a little more serious about anti aging skin care.

So, I decided to start with the easiest way—an anti-aging moisturizer. I first saw Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream in a beauty magazine. I decided to do more research and was enticed by its clinical claims: Reduces wrinkle depth by 78%! Increases hydration by 45%! Transforms the complexion in two weeks! Needless to say, I was sold.

I have been using the antiwrinkle cream daily for two weeks and I have to admit I like what I see. It hasn’t been long enough yet to notice a dramatic improvement in my facial wrinkles (I’ll write again in a few months for an update on that), but I am seeing some reduction in my fine lines and a definite improvement in my overall skin health.

First, it’s a very good moisturizer. Even with my oily skin, this skin care cream goes on light and absorbs quickly, leaving just enough moistness to keep my skin supple all day long. I credit this to the natural moisturizers shea butter, jojoba seed oil and wheat germ oil.

Second, my skin is looking fuller. It’s almost as if I can feel it plumping. It’s not a tingling or stinging (like some harsher treatments) but a slight sensation that’s just enough for me to notice it’s working. This is probably a result of the ginkgo biloba and chlorella vulgaris (a marine extract), which are known for increasing circulation in the skin.

Third, my complexion looks and feels better. I don’t know how to exactly describe it. My skin actually looks healthier. It’s smoother and clearer. Plus, I feel good knowing this is an antioxidant moisturizer, which means it’s preventing more wrinkles while it’s working on the ones I already have.

To top it all off, it smells good. It has a light fragrance, a sweet floral that doesn’t linger, but is just enough to make it enjoyable when you’re applying it. Oh, and a little goes a long way, which when you’re using a $124 skin cream makes the price tag definitely more bearable.

I’ve only been using this wrinkle treatment once a day, alternating between morning and night, depending on what other products I’m using. I’ve noticed it works either way. It does a good job at providing all day or all night moisture. I’m going to up my usage to twice a day to see if I will see a more noticeable improvement in my wrinkles.

Still, the real key to results will not necessarily be how often I use it, but how long I stick with it. Here’s to making healthy skin a habit!

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8 Comments

  1. maria
    Posted June 19, 2009 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    I used the MADE FROM EARTH “Vitamin Enhanced Moisturizer” along with their”Olive Night Creme”.

    problem:
    I’m a 65 yo female that has always had a ruddy complexion. I wore a cervical neck collar for about 6 years, plus losing about 100 pounds about 2 years ago. My neck was an over abundance of loose saggy skin.

    I used both the moisturizer and night creams from the Made from Earth skin care line. I just wiped it on w/o paying much attention to how I did it.

    RESULT after 1 month:

    Nearly all that saggy neck skin tightened. It unbelievable.
    plus-

    I’ve received comments from three different people who commented, “you look great – what have you done to your face and neck!” THAT SAYS IT ALL….

  2. Jacqueline Cheney
    Posted June 29, 2009 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Maria,
    Thanks for sharing. I’m not familiar with that line, but it sounds like it offers amazing results. I am always happy for hear when people find something that works for their skin. Keep taking care of it. And check out all of the great skin care products DermStore has to offer.

  3. Posted September 15, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    thanks for the tip, that is really a big help for me and for my friends, nice article,very interesting and it caught my attention. thanks again.

  4. Jacqueline Cheney
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Glad you liked it. Keep reading our blog for more product reviews.

  5. Brandi
    Posted August 13, 2010 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    I would really love to be able to go makeup free. I havent found the perfect skin regimen just yet.

  6. name
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    like these posts most of all, practical information that all bloggers can use,

  7. dr Joshua Stevenson
    Posted November 24, 2010 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    I’ve researched a lot of collagen based cream and this one is from the good ones! :)

  8. lifecell
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    Hi there

    Thanks for sharing. I’m not familiar with that line, but it sounds like it offers amazing results. I am always happy for hear when people find something that works for their skin. Keep taking care of it.

    Thanks
    James

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