First things first: I am not a fan of the original Pro Collagen Marine Cream. I know I’m in the minority but it did absolutely nothing for me. Nowt. Nada. If you love it and it’s the best thing you’ve ever used, marvellous – crack on.
This however, is a completely different ball game. I mean completely different. I love it. I do however, think Elemis have somewhat possibly shot themselves in the foot by calling it ‘Ultra Rich’. That puts thoughts into my head of something really, thick and gloopy and something that doesn’t absorb. This is the exact opposite of that.
It absorbs brilliantly, gives great glow and makes your skin look amazing. I’d have stuck with something like ‘Pro-Collagen Marine Cream – Advanced’ but what do I know?
Digression over – back to the product.
Who is it for?
Well it’s aimed at people who have always used PCMC and who may now need something richer as their skin has aged. That makes perfect sense but I would say it’s perfect for anyone with normal to dry skin OR someone with problematic skin for use maybe overnight to counteract dehydration.
What’s in it?
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polyacrylate-13, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Stearic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Lauryl Laurate, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Polyisobutene, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Potassium Sorbate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Citric Acid, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Tocopherol, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Extract, Acacia Decurrens (Mimosa) Flower Extract, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Citronellol, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Cuminum Cyminum Seed Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Limonene, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal.
What’s good about it?
The genius in this formulation is that Elemis haven’t gone for the bog standard shea butter to give the ‘richness’. The base oil is jojoba – the easiest for all skin types to absorb. The next oil is sunflower – cocoa butter doesn’t make its appearance until way down the inci list. Good news for absorption rates and people prone to breakouts but still in need of something nourishing.
What’s not so good about it?
The name has the potential to put off a large demographic and that is unfortunate because this would be fine for 80% of them.
It’s £80.00 for 50ml. Not cheap but equally aimed at an age group that will spend that on their face before they spend it on a handbag. *waves* (If you would rather spend it on a handbag you crack on, it’s your face love)
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra Rich (Advanced) 🙂 – is £80.00 and available now – more information on the product can be found on timetospa.co.uk