For many of us, the word ‘collagen’ brings to mind images of Pamela Anderson’s over-inflated lips in the mid-nineties after she started on her plastic surgery journey. However, collagen is actually a natural element which is produced in the body and is responsible for keeping our skin looking plumped up and wrinkle-free. Unfortunately, once we reach a certain age, our collagen production slows, which is why Elemis created their Pro-Collagen range, to stimulate the body’s own collagen production and keep skin looking younger for longer. Here are five of our favourite products from the range:
The eyes are one of the most common places for collagen production to slow down first, which means that crows feet and fine lines are visible prematurely. This advanced eye treatment has been developed to target fine lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye area and helps smooth and firm for a more youthful appearance. It has a weightless texture which doesn’t overload the eye area and contains an amino acid blend which improves the skin on a cellular level.
Daily grime and pollutants are often responsible for damaging the skin and ruining its ability to repair itself, which means that you need a cleanser which is capable of efficiently removing all free-radicals. This cleansing balm is infused with elderberry, starflower and optimega oils as well as anti-ageing seaweed which combine to give you a super-clean face as well as stimulating collagen production.
Perhaps the most popular product in the Pro-Collagen range, this marine cream deeply moisturises the skin using marine botanicals and has been proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles, improve skin firmness, tone and hydration in 15 days. Hydration is SO important to ageing skin, especially when trying to maintain good levels of collagen reduction, so even if you only invest in one Pro-Collagen product, we’d recommend that you make it this one.
It’s easy to forget that beauty doesn’t stop at your chin, and in fact another area which often suffers the worst effects of lack of collagen is the neck and decolletage. ‘Jowls’ are enough to make anyone look older, which is why maintaining tightness in the area is really important. This balm is designed specifically to keep the neck and upper chest firm and wrinkle-free, improving the appearance of skin elasticity and smoothness and reducing the appearance of crepiness and skin slackening.
Never ones to forget the fellas, Elemis has produced a Marine Cream just for men, and they’ve even won awards for it! It does all the same things as the regular version of the Marine Cream and is imbued with the same powerful ingredients, but has a slightly more masculine fragrance and packaging, so that he won’t mind using it after a shower at the gym!
Visit the Elemis Pro-Collagen page on Pure Beauty for more products from the range.