elemis 600editedYou know that feeling. You look in the mirror and everything doesn’t seem to be as tight any more. There are a few more wrinkles, a couple of more lines and bit of saggy skin that seem to have appeared overnight.

If we all had the budget of the celebrities, we could nip and tuck our way into old age but since most of us are mere mortals, we have to think of what the salon brands can do.

And to be honest the prognosis is good as top names like Elemis, Darphin, PRIMAVERA, Dermalogica and Crème de la mer have brilliant products to improve the condition and elasticity of our skin.

When it comes to banking on a tried-and-tested product, you can’t get better than the product that’s stood the test of time. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, £99; www.elemis.com, is the hero product of the Elemis range as It has been around for 10 years, yet it has new admirers all the time as well as a loyal fanbase who just can’t see past it.

So what does it do? It works on penetrating the layers of skin to deeply hydrate and improve elasticity and for most people the results are obvious to see. And of course it’s British – which bodes well for our enduring presence in the world of beauty.

And now Elemis has added a new filly to the stable in the form of Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, £39.50, because cleansing is just as important as moisturising.

Noella Gabriel, Director of Product and Treatment Development Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, said: “Truly, this is a balm for the skin, a balm for the senses – and a balm for the soul… We wanted to recreate that feeling of walking into an Elemis spa: inhaling the distinctive, powerful aromatics that relax you – and your skin.”

It has rich, skin-nurturing oils grown within the UK, this make-up-melting balm is bliss to apply. Simply unscrew the generous jar, and enjoy the signature blend of geranium, lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, ho wood, orange, menthol and clove, blended into the highest-quality wheatgerm and oat, starflower and elderberry oils, perfectly fused with mimosa and heaven-scented rose wax.