Elemis has recently launched this new Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum. Its key ingredients include Padina Pavonica and Red Microalgae along with Alfalfa and Stevia extracts that deliver retinol-like benefits. Many of you know retinol serum can be irritating, but this retinol alternative facial serum does not cause any irritation even with daily uses.
What’s the texture like? A thin, watery serum that absorbs easily in the skin. Leaves a slightly dewy finish.
I like that it is very lightweight and hydrating. The packaging is also very luxurious. I have been using this for over a week now and my complexion seems better and my skin is definitely more hydrated. It claims to minimize the discoloration from sun damage, so hopefully with longer uses, it would help fade my dark spots. If your skin is too sensitive with retinol, definitely give this Pro-Collage Renewal Serum a try.
Overall, it’s a solid hydrating serum. I like that it’s lightweight but hydrating at the same time. I also saw some skin-softening effect, though not as potent as a full retinol product. But it is very gentle. So it might be a good one for people with very sensitive skin.