Skin care is incredibly important to me. I also have a love of trying new brands, especially ones that are known to be ‘natural’ and have something different to offer. I have been trying Elemental Herbology for the last month, and I am so impressed with it, I wanted to share it with you.
First of all, what makes this different?
Well, what drew me to it in the first place was that Kristy Cimesa, the founder, based this beauty range on the beauty of nature and the power of herbal medicine.
I conceived Elemental Herbology to offer a unique skincare range, founded on the origins of the Five Elements -wood, fire, earth, metal and water. As a student of Oriental Medicine my life philosophy is based on the principle of balance and the importance of harmonising the Five Elements to achieve a perfect state of equilibrium.
It’s also interesting to note that Elemental Herbology is made in England, they support the responsible harvesting and production of all raw materials and ensure our products are 100% free from synthetic fragrance, artificial colour, mineral oils, sulphates, parabens and preservatives. ~Huzzah!
I’ve been testing out three products, so here are my thoughts.
Vital Cleanse, Facial Cleanser : 100ml £29
CellActive® HYDRO combines Seaweed and Apple Pectins to optimise the moisture content of the epidermis and has been clinically proven to quench thirsty skin by helping lock moisture into the skin for up to 12 hours. Recommended for post holiday skin.
I have been using the Vital Cleanse morning and most nights for the past month. You can really smell the ingredients in this one I thought, as you massaged it into you skin, but in a good way! You need to massage the cleanser into damp skin and remove with warm water. I didn’t use a cloth, just my fingertips, and its was easy to do. It’s a gel like consistency, different to any wash off cleanser I have used before. I didn’t know if it was doing anything for the first 5/6 days, as my skin didn’t feel any different post cleanse, but by the 7th day I started to feel much cleaner (my pores) and my skin felt smoother directly afterwards, especially in the areas around my nose and the tops of my cheeks.
Facial Souffle, Overnight Cream : 50 ml £47
Provides instant hydration for dry skin. Helps to replace lost moisture, firms and plumps the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ideal for dry or mature skin, for use during the winter months or for frequent flyers.
This worked brilliantly! I have been flying lots recently, and been in very hot countries, with sand storms and the like, so I needed some extra help, and this was perfection in a jar for soothing my dry and dehydrated skin. I applied it after cleansing before I went to sleep, and in the morning my skin definitely felt plumper and smooth! I think especially as my skin has been so dry after summer, and all of the travelling I noticed the difference straight away, it could also be because I was combining it with the cleanser (above) as part of my facial routine.
Facial Glow, Radiance Peel : 50ml £40
LUMISKIN™ and KOMBUCHKA™ are clinically proven to help enhance the texture and radiance of the skin and help to reduce pigmentation. SEPITONIC™ helps to improve cellular metabolism and increase cell turnover.
I’ve not been using this daily, but once a week, on a day when I’ve had a little more time to spend on some extra maintenance. Sunday evenings with a cuppa, I think works best…ha!
You need to massage into the skin in small circular movements. It seemed to work better for me, if I really spent time doing this, giving myself a bit of a facial I suppose. I popped the kettle on and had a cup of herbal tea, and tried to be more zen like for a while, and not rushing around like I usually am, getting ready for the week ahead. You then leave for 4 minutes before removing with warm water and a muslin cloth. I definitely felt a small difference from the first time I used it, and continued to do so on my next treatments. Definitely one I would recommend!
So that’s three of the Elemental Herbology range tested, I’m off to look at what else I can try now…