Looking to update your skincare routine with a little more luxury? We’ve got just the brand for you!
ELEMIS uses cutting-edge patented technology to power their award-winning skincare products, and has proven the efficacy of their products through rigorous testing, clinical trials and the ELEMIS spas.
If you like your beauty regime to be eco-friendly, then you’re in luck. ELEMIS was founded in 1989 with the mission to create ‘a skincare range as close to nature as possible’, and it uses responsibly-sourced active plant extracts and bio-engineered nature identicals to avoid stripping the earth of its natural resources.
They also make safety and efficacy their priority when developing products, cutting out over 2000 potentially harmful ingredients (formaldehyde, mineral oil, parabens, phthalates and SLS/SLES, just to name a few) and not bothering with trendy ingredients that might not be the best for your skin just to make a buck.
Need a few more reasons to fall in love with this brand? Besides being super effective, of course, the products are all created with natural fragrances and luxurious textures for a full aromatherapy experience and they develop and manufacture everything in England. Named the Best Premium Skincare Brand by the UK Sunday Times in 2020, this is a top brand to shop to upgrade your beauty routine and make a real difference to your skin.
Browse our round-up of the top ELEMIS collections and best selling products, and find your new skincare must-haves.
We’d say that ELEMIS’ Pro-Collagen range is their shining star, but really, this brand has so many dazzling ranges that we’re practically blinded.
Still, Pro-Collagen is a favourite amongst ELEMIS fans as no matter your skin type or other skin concerns, we’re all ageing and slowly losing the collagen that gives our faces the plumpness of youth. This range is designed to combat this loss with the deeply hydrating power of marine actives.
This award-winning range is chock full of products that smooth fine lines and wrinkles, improve hydration and plumpness, and leave you looking nourished and young.
If you don't pay much attention to your cleansers, thinking they're not that important since they're barely on your skin before getting washed off, the Pro-Collagen cleansing balm will totally change your mind. It gently removes makeup, dirt and oil and purifies your complexion with almond and shea oil, wheat germ, vitamin E and mimosa flower wax, and offers protection from pollutants as it makes your skin glow.
And it also comes in an extra soothing, rose-infused version, the Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm!
As much as we love retinol, it can take awhile to get used to, and no one likes having irritated skin in the meantime. Enter the retinol-alternative from ELEMIS, a serum enriched with padina pavonica, red microalgae, alfalfa and stevia extract. It firms up your skin and reduces fine lines, discolouration and pores for radiant and hydrated skin that looks more youthful. And unlike retinol, it's safe to use during the day too. Sign us right up!
Interested in finding more retinol alternatives? Here's our blog on the best anti-ageing ingredients that don't irritate your skin.
This anti-ageing oil uses seaweed to moisturise and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while white poppy seed extract plumps up your skin. It also forms a protective barrier to maintain your moisture levels and shield you from pollutants, which can cause premature ageing.
Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just 14 days? Yes, please!
This day cream firms and tones your skin and keeps it hydrated with marine ingredients like Mediterranean seaweed and padina pavonica. Perfect for all skin types too!
To combat photoageing from sun exposure, you might also like to try this same cream with added SPF30.
ELEMIS SUPERFOOD RANGE
Another incredibly popular range from ELEMIS is their Superfood line.
Every product in this delicious collection is loaded with prebiotics, fermented plant actives and vitamin-rich superfoods to feed your skin from the inside out and help it to look as fresh and radiant as it can be.
Like you might choose a green juice or supplement to get a nutrient-dense dose of greens for your body, these innovative products pack in a dose of greens for your skin with the likes of kale, wheatgrass and broccoli. Yum, yum!
Here are some ELEMIS Superfood faves you might like to try, or you can shop the entire range here.
Another cleanser that'll change up the game is this revitalising one from the Superfood range. Potent supergreen extracts like avocado, broccoli and pumpkin seed combine with an active prebiotic to rebalance your microbiome whilst wheatgrass, kale and nettle help brighten your skin. Plus, you'll totally love the delicate fragrance of sweet orange, lavender, ylang ylang, vetiver and cedwarwood essential oils.
If you prefer a richer cleanser, then you'll just love this award-winning pumpkin-based cleansing butter from the Superfood line. The exfoliating cleanser glides on like a dream, infusing your skin with natural AHAs, mango butter extract, chia seed oil and fermented rice water. All signs of makeup, clogged pores and irritation is gone, replaced with a natural glow.
Not just a toner, this multi-purpose mist also acts as primer and face mist to keep you hydrated throughout the day. Spritz your skin with kefir tea, coconut water and rooibos tea for a dewy complexion in seconds.
Take your skincare regimen to the next level with this antioxidant-rich oil, packed with broccoli seed oil and flaxseed to nourish the skin and seal in moisturise. Especially great for dry skin, but don't worry - it won't leave any greasy residue.
BEST ELEMIS EYE TREATMENTS
Some eye creams are just a marketing gimmick, repackaging moisturisers into smaller and more expensive tubes—but not these ones! ELEMIS offers cutting-edge eye treatments that are clinically tested to support the delicate skin around your eye.
You can wave good-bye to puffiness, fine lines, dark circles—the whole shebang—and say hello to plump, bright and hydrated skin.
This powerful eye cream reduces puffiness and signs of fatigue with padina pavonica and amino acids, which firm up your skin, smooth out fine lines and plump up dry complexions. It'll also protect your delicate under-eye area from environmental aggressors, which can lead to accelerated ageing.
Whatever your opinion on matcha lattes (we love them!), you're going to love the Matcha Eye Dew, a hydrating gel that wakes tired eyes right up with a cooling and brightening effect. There's also honeydew and kiwi for hydrating your skin, and cocoa seed to act as a primer for makeup.
Another eye cream favourite from ELEMIS, this one offers the hydration of a moisturiser but the intensity of an oil, infusing the skin with the brand's Peptide4 complex to rejuvenate your eyes. There's also hawkweed and daisy extracts for combatting discolouration and dark circles.
BEST ELEMIS NIGHT CREAMS
A high-quality night cream is essential for helping your skin repair itself at its peak regeneration point. ELEMIS ups the ante with their night creams, loading them with more potent actives and making the formulas richer—to ensure your wake up with soft, hydrated skin.
Pop on this night time moisturiser to wake up to smoothed-out wrinkles, velvety-soft skin and a strengthened skin barrier, thanks to the natural algae that's key to the Pro-Collagen lines.
Smooth and refine your complexion overnight as this intelligent formula stimulates your cell renewal cycle to reveal more even, younger looking skin. With patented tri-enzyme technology, rice hull, samphire, white truffle and a blend of amino acids that support your skin's natural microflora and combats the damage of environmental stressors.
You might also like the day cream version with added SPF30.
This cooling night time moisturiser combats the moisture loss that often happens overnight, sealing in hydration with its blend of Peptide4, omega 3-rich star arvensis and antioxidant-rich speedwell extract.
BEST OF ELEMIS BODY CARE
Life is hectic—we get it. But body care can be a great way to slow down and take some time for yourself. Even if you don’t have time to enjoy one of ELEMIS’ luxurious bath products, adding a nourishing shower gel or silky body oil to your body cleansing routine can make a huge difference to getting ready for the day or winding down at night.
Since the brand owns a range of spas, it’s no surprise that their products create a relaxing, spa-like experience with their sensorial aromatics and divine textures.
Treat yourself to one of these best selling body care products:
Frangipani coconut oil and white gardenia flower lightly scent your skin as this oil restores dry and damaged skin and calms your senses. It can also be used on hair and nails, making it a great multi-tasker to keep in your bathroom!
If you do have time for a bath, transform it into a real spa experience with this enriching bath milk. Best for dry skin, this milk boasts a super creamy texture rich in vitamins, amino acids and minerals from its special milk protein base. Your skin also benefits from the softening and smoothing effects of natural plant collagen and oat extract.
If baths aren't your thing or you just don't have the time, don't fret. This energising gel turns a simple shower into a total sensorial experience with its blend of basil, thyme, neroli, orange and lime oils that uplifts the senses as mango-derived cleansing agents condition your skin.
MUST-HAVE ELEMIS GIFT SETS
Whether you’re looking to test some new products in mini-version, save some money on full-size faves or gift your friends or family some goodies, there’s an ELEMIS gift set for everyone.
You'll have to be quick if you want this limited edition set, which boasts three different best selling treatment: the Skin Buff chemical exfoliator with bilberry and chamomile, the Papaya Enzyme Peel that smooths skin with fruit enzymes, and the Herbal Lavender Repair Mask with kaolin, rosemary and thyme for decongesting. Whether you buy this trio for yourself or as a gift, opening it is definitely going to be a thrill.
Worth £78, this set gives you a nice discount on the full-size ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash and Facial Pads. They both utilise the power of the brand's tri-enzyme technology to smooth uneven skin texture, brighten dark spots and reduce the appearance of pores.
In addition to the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Marine Oil and Renewal Serum we already gushed about earlier when we were covering the Pro-Collagen Range, you'll also get the Pro-Collagen Energising Marine Cleanser in this gift set. All full size, these products are some of the best of ELEMIS' anti-ageing tools to give you hydrated and radiant skin.
OTHER ELEMIS BESTSELLERS
As a bonus, here are a few other favourites that didn’t fit into any of our other categories but that we just had to tell you about—as much as we’d like to keep them to ourselves.
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Written by Gabriella Buckner
Gabriella is a junior content writer with a background in creative writing, content marketing and journalism. She’s passionate about all things makeup and skincare, but especially vegan and cruelty-free beauty that is effective and inexpensive.