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People Always Ask Me If Elemis Products Are Worth the Hype—These 10 Definitely Are

I have tried a lot of skincare products over the years. As a beauty editor, I am lucky enough to be sent some of the most popular cleansers, toners and moisturisers on the market, and I am always on the lookout for the latest products to recommend to the Who What Wear readers.

From the best luxury buys to the affordable skincare products that I couldn’t be without, I’ve covered pretty much every brand you can think of, but there’s one brand that I get asked about time and time again. If you’re wondering which one I’m talking about, it’s none other than Elemis.

A picture of Elemis skincare products

Elemis products are loved by beauty experts and editors alike thanks to the effective formulas and luxury packaging. However, it goes without saying that the products don’t come cheap. With the popular cleansing balm setting you back almost £50, I totally understand why people want to know if Elemis is actually worth splurging on.

Well, that’s where I come in. As someone who has tried their fair share of Elemis products, I know which ones are worth it (and which ones aren’t). Below, you’ll find ten of the best Elemis products that I would repurchase time and time again…

The Elemis Skincare Products I Really Rate

1. Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Elemis + Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm


Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm



I had to start with a classic. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t fallen in love with this cleansing balm. It removes makeup in no time at all and leaves your skin feeling silky soft. It contains lots of essential oils so you won’t feel as if you are stripping the skin, and the spa-like scent will have you feeling relaxed in no time. I have a full-sized and a travel-sized version of this because I can’t be without it. Just to note, if you have really sensitive skin, I would recommend trying the brand’s fragrance-free version (but more on that below.)

Pros: Removes any traces of makeup and leaves skin hydrated and glowy

Cons: More expensive and might not be best for super sensitive skin

2. Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

Elemis + Pro-Collagen Marine Cream


Pro-Collagen Marine Cream



I want to start by saying that this moisturiser doesn’t come cheap. As a beauty editor, I truly believe that you don’t have to spend a fortune in order to get your hands on an effective formula, so you definitely don’t need this in your routine. That being said, if you want to treat yourself, I couldn’t recommend this moisturiser enough. The formula features marine algae padina pavonica to hydrate and rose to soothe, and trust me when I say that your complexion will look (and feel) amazing afterwards. Think plump and glowy.

Pros: Super hydrating and leaves you with a glowy complexion

Cons: Really expensive

3. Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads

Elemis + Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads


Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads



Something I was a little scared to try from the brand was the Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads. Anything that says “resurfacing” immediately makes my skin feel red and irritated. However, after using them myself, I quickly learnt that there was no reason to worry. The gentle pads feature lactic acid and a probiotic ferment complex to speed up your skin’s natural cell turnover by lifting away dead skin cells and exfoliating the skin. If your complexion is in need of a little boost, then I recommend giving these a go. That being said, if you have really sensitive skin, it might be best to skip this step in your routine.

Pros: Leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth

Cons: Not the best for really sensitive skin

4. Pro-Collagen Energising Marine Cleanser

Elemis + Pro-Collagen Energising Marine Cleanser


Pro-Collagen Energising Marine Cleanser



Looking for a new cleanser? Let me introduce you to the Elemis Pro-Collagen Energising Marine Cleanser. Not only does the gel formula feel super refreshing on the skin, but it lifts away makeup without stripping your complexion.

Pros: Nice consistency and removes makeup without stripping the skin

Cons: Struggling to think of any!

5. Superfood Facial Oil

Elemis + Superfood Facial Oil


Superfood Facial Oil



There’s nothing I love more than a nourishing facial oil. I know this can be a bit of a love/hate product depending on your skin type, but as someone with dry skin that is crying out for some moisture, I lather on an oil formula pretty much every night. With nine superfood oils, this formula will leave your skin plump and glowy, but definitely not greasy.

Pros: Nourishing without being greasy

Cons: Although an oil can be great for oily skin, you might find this to be a little too heavy

6. Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser

Elemis + Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser


Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser



This is one of those products that always earns me compliments. The priming moisturiser is perfect for those of you who like a dewy, radiant makeup look, and I like to think of it as my secret weapon when my skin is looking a little lackluster. The hydrating formula blends in like a dream, with illuminating micro minerals that add a subtle glow. The best bit? It can also double up as a highlighter.

Pros: Illuminates the skin and can be used in lots of different ways

Cons: More expensive than other primers on the market

7. Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm

Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm


Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm



I know I’ve already spoken about the cleansing balm, but I couldn’t not mention this rose version either. This formula features english rose oleo extract to soothe and nourish the skin. Everytime I use it I feel as if I’ve had a luxury facial.

Pros: Soothing and hydrating

Cons: Sensitive skin might prefer the fragrance-free version

8. Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum

Elemis + Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum


Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum



Another product that I love as part of the Pro-Collagen range is the Renewal Serum. Described as an alternative to retinol, it helps to plump and hydrate the skin and is gentle enough for daily use. Of course, it probably won’t be as effective as an actual retinol, but if you want to give an alternative a go, then this is a great option.

Pros: Leaves skin plump and hydrated

Cons: Won’t have the same effect as retinol

9. Pro-Collagen Skin Protection Fluid SPF50

Elemis Pro-Collagen Skin Protection Fluid SPF50


Pro-Collagen Skin Protection Fluid Spf50



New from the brand, this Skin Protection Fluid Spf50 has quickly become a summer staple for me. The facial sunscreen practically melts into the skin and leaves a hydrated, radiant finish.

Pros: Sinks into the skin and adds a subtle glow

Cons: More expensive that other SPFs on the market

10. Pro-Collagen Naked Cleansing Balm

Elemis Pro-Collagen Naked Cleansing Balm


Pro-Collagen Naked Cleansing Balm



As mentioned above, Elemis also do a “naked” version of the popular cleansing balm which is ideal for sensitive skin thanks to the unscented formula. If you’ve been wanting to use the original cleansing balm but are worried it might irritate your skin, then this might be the one for you.

Pros: Fragrance-free formula

Cons: Doesn’t feel as luxurious as the scented version



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