It was my birthday last week and as I reached my mid-thirties, I felt exactly the same, insert the lol. No revelations here, but my point was going to be that everyone does think I am much younger than I am, is it good genes or good skincare, I’ll say a combination of both.
If you are a regular reader or viewer of my YouTube channel you know I love my skincare. My two concerns are mainly my dehydrated skin and ageing, so when I am trying out new products if they can cover either or both of those then it’s a winner. Recently I’ve noticed more fine lines appearing around my eye area and my expression lines on my forehead bother me, so ELEMIS Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen Serum and Eye Treatment Duo couldn’t have come at a better time to test out.
ELEMIS have two new launches; Ultra Smart Pro Collagen Complex 12 Serum and the Ultra Smart Pro Collagen Eye Treatment Duo, which contains the morning eye balm and a rich evening eye cream as well as an applicator to apply. If you are familiar with the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen range, because who isn’t, then I’d say this is like a step up from that.
The products are definitely an investment, for instance the eye duo comes in at £145, but you do get a morning and night and why do you need two I hear you ask? Well the morning balm is a more lightweight, gel texture and helps to cool and de-puff the eye area as well as tighten and then the evening is a cream which provides intense moisture to the eye area overnight. You also get an applicator with the duo which isn’t just a plastic flimsy little thing, it’s quite like a massage tool and is a game changer. It feels so cooling when applying the eye products.
The serum is a little pricer at £210 but again this product provides results, clinically proven to significantly improve the appearance of deep-set lines and wrinkles, expression lines, improve hydration as well as firmness and elasticity of the skin in as little as 28 days.
ULTRA SMART PRO-COLLAGEN SERUM 12
Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen Serum 12 is a wrinkle smoothing serum formulated with Drone Peptide Technology and takes it name from the 12 specialised algae complex. Algae has proven anti-ageing benefits and the serum has benefits from micro and macro algaes such as Chlorella which helps support the skin with firming and restructuring properties and Padina Pavonica which is rich in water-attracting polysaccharides and fatty acids, this helps to moisturise and leads to firmer and more supple feeling skin. The encapsulated drone peptide cleverly delivers an intense boost of Hyaluronic acid to specific areas of the skin to hydrate and rebalance. Ultimately the serums main job is to firm, smooth and rejuvenate the skin.
The serum is easy to apply, 1-2 pumps onto the face and neck morning and evening before moisturiser. I absolutely love a serum, I like to exfoliate and then apply my serums so they really sink in. This one feels hydrating the minute it touches the skin, smells amazing and in the short time I’ve been trying it out I definitely think my skin looks healthier, brighter and dare I say it less wrinkly. I’m always worried to say the latter because is it even possible, but I think if the skin is hydrated and healthy it really is and this serum does just that.
ULTRA SMART PRO COLLAGEN EYE TREATMENT DUO
Now onto the eyes, this duo is designed to target deep-set lines and wrinkles to rejuvenate, smooth and tighten the eye area. The Morning Eye Balm, helps reduce the appearance of puffiness, targets dark circles and tightens, for a lifted look. The light texture of the balm creates a seal that layers beautifully under make‐up. When I applied this I used the applicator and it is a lovely cooling feeling in the morning if your eyes feel a little puffy or you have dark circles, it instantly makes the skin under my eyes feel tighter and has been a perfect base for my concealer.
The evening eye cream is richer and has a texture more like that of a moisturiser, yet it’s light not heavy under the eyes. It feels hydrating and plumps the appearance of that area, in the morning I looked well rested which is always a plus.
If you fancy picking up the ELEMIS Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen range for yourself then ELEMIS counters at John Lewis and Harvey Nichols are offering complimentary 15 minute facials* with this product for a limited time.
*To receive a complimentary 15-minute Age Defying ULTRA SMART facial quote “ULTRA REWARD” when booking. Offer valid in participating John Lewis and Harvey Nichols stores only, valid until 31st May 2019. Pre-booking is essential. One treatment per customer, not valid in conjunction with any other retail promotions
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