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Alternative to Elemis Pro collagen marine cream

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eggyfartpants Wed 08-Jun-16 21:25:58

Can't justify the cost of buying this any more. Can anyone suggest an alternative for spotty 43yr old skin please?

phoolani Wed 08-Jun-16 23:38:19

I'm going to suggest this but I can't personally recommend it cos spots are not my problem, but I've had a couple of things from ole that I've been really impressed with (as in they've helped what they say they'll help) so just putting it out there as a brand more than anything else.
Or this Again not something I use but a brand I'm thinking of trying due to its good reviews.

dogdaydisaster Thu 09-Jun-16 10:36:16

I can't remmber if thats the day or night cream you're referring to, but I like the Superfacialist range at Boots. Their moisturisers have quite a similar feel to the elemis ones imo. They are a little over £10 I think.

dogdaydisaster Thu 09-Jun-16 10:37:39


LaCerbiatta Thu 09-Jun-16 11:58:23

Is there a magazine giving out samples of elemis at the moment? Either marie claire or elle I think. I stocked up a couple of years ago when it was also on some magazine and still have some left, I really don't rate it.... feels so watery to me....

squoosh Thu 09-Jun-16 12:03:16

Yes I think Marie Claire are giving away sample sizes at the mo.

PrimalLass Thu 09-Jun-16 13:12:32

I didn't like the marine cream as it was too light, so this might be no use for you, but it is far cheaper as you get 100ml for £30 and it is excellent.

BakerJ Sun 12-Jun-16 14:23:09

I feel your pain OP, I fell in love with elemis after getting a couple of samples but just can't justify the price tag to buy more!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 13-Jun-16 21:07:46

I've tried Elemis PCMC several times over the years but I don't like the smell and the results aren't enough for me to overllok this.

Ones I've tried:
Philosophy Hope in a Jar (the original and the new one). Nice but ££ (I buy from QVC if they have a special offer but they seem to be concentrating on the Pure perfumes which I don't want)

Aldi- various serums, creams. Work well for a time then make my eyes watery

Same with Superdrug Radience: the 2-in-1 serum is good, the cream stings my eyes.

At the moment, I'm using Bodyshop Vit E (the original and the intense for my neck. Not the aquasorbet, didn't like that)

I see the Superfacialist is on special offer in Boots, I'm planning buying some for DD (not sure which one though)

JaniceJoplin Mon 13-Jun-16 21:14:16

I've been looking for over a year for just this. I've tried the Aldi blue range and it was terrible. I've tried using serums under cheaper creams but not happy with any alternative yet. Last time I bought the biggest tub 100ml and searched for ages to get the best discount. Think I got it for £86 or something but recently haven't found good deals available so my skin is looking terrible. I should just starve for a week to get the next pot.

JaniceJoplin Mon 13-Jun-16 21:16:33

PP - Aldi cream also made my eyes water, sting a bit infact. Infact I even got a huge pink eye episode when using it and although may have been something else it did make me wonder.

goddessofsmallthings Tue 14-Jun-16 04:44:17

Flora Mare Maritime Skincare, available from QVC, is a good alternative to Elemis's Pro-Collagen range and there'll be a FM tsv from midnight tonight which I'll be buying.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 14-Jun-16 20:20:05

Ooh , I might have to watch QVC tonight..I love Axel Ruth (he is like a cross between Daid Walliams and Julian Clary, funny, bit naughty) though I haven;t tried any Flora Mare.

I am his Ideal Client, being a Woman Of Age (50) , I could do a Before/After photo and send it in .

LumpySpacedPrincess Tue 14-Jun-16 20:27:10

What are you doing to address the spots? Maybe try a BHA (beta hydroxy acid) first to clean and clear the skin, then a AHA to gently exfoliate.

A decent Vitamin C serum used correctly will do wonders, but it takes time.

goddessofsmallthings Wed 15-Jun-16 01:14:22

I get the feeling that Axel is could be very naughty off camera, Target grin

QVC's price for Elemis's Pro-Collegen Marine Cream is £80 for 50ml + £5.95 p&p but I prefer Flora Mare Day & Night cream 100ml for £26 + £3.95 p&p which has a thicker consistency and, although it's absorbed very quickly, it leaves my skin feeling fully moisturised for hours. As a little of this cream goes a very long way 100ml lasts for months.

This latest Flora Mare QVC tsv is from the Diamare anti-ageing range for 50+ skin and consists of 50ml each of day cream, night cream, and serum plus 30ml eye cream for £36.50 + £4.95 p&p and, given that you can try it for 30 days and send back without quibble if you're less than impressed or it doesn't suit your skin, I reckon this set is well worth a punt.

Fwiw a duo set of 50ml of the Diamare day cream and 50 ml night cream is currently available for £24.50 + £3.95 p&p and reviews can be seen here

goddessofsmallthings Wed 15-Jun-16 03:13:44

This seems to have been a popular TSV - the initial stock appears to have sold out as QVC's website is showing that orders will be shipped on 11 July.

If anyone is considering buying I suggest they do so sooner rather than later - payments won't be taken from bank accounts/added to credit card until next month which may make it easier for some to take advantage of this offer today.

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