[REVIEW] Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Moisture Essence

Do you use an essence? Elemis gifted me this Pro-Collagen Marine Moisture Essence and I think this is the first essence I have ever used! I have been using this for about a week now and here are my first impressions. I think it takes more time than what octoly allows to formulate my opinion on certain skincare products so I just wanted to be honest about what I think one week in.

First off there are two things I noticed.
1. the texture – it is absolutely divine; a water-gel hybrid that looks absolutely beautiful on the skin
2. the fragrance – it is noticeable but very pleasant; I am only familiar with the Elemis fragrance from their dynamic resurfacing line and can say that one grew on me quick! I do try to opt for fragrance free skincare but have noticed that when I use products that have fragrance – my skin seems to be completely fine. This is something I am still in the process of learning about myself.

Moving along…

Some key ingredients included:
“Next generation flash filler HA” – I’m not sure what exactly distinguishes this HA from others (potentially misleading); nonetheless I quite like HA and glad it’s included in this product
Minerals including copper, magnesium and zinc
Padina pavonica – a new ingredient to me – this is a brown algae found in the Mediterranean, known to support hydration

I still haven’t determined if it is worth the $90 price point but this is a luxury line with premium ingredients and packaging so if that sounds like your cuppa then this might be a great product to try!