Suffering from dull, blemish-ridden skin, after the excesses of Christmas no doubt, I recently switched up my skincare routine and ditched my usual favourites in order to try a more streamlined, cohesive approach to my skincare routine. As I try lots of different products, I wondered if my skin had become ‘confused’ by conflicting formulas and approaches. I was after something gentle and kind, so I turned to Elemental Herbology, which takes a holistic approach to beauty. All the products in the range are made in England and are free from synthetic fragrances, artificial colours, mineral oils, sulphates, paragons and preservatives. Just the thing for a ‘turn the dial down’ approach to skincare – wholesome and pure.
The stand-out hero product in the skin-care range is Cell Food, £45. I’ve been applying this after my morning shower and letting it sink in before moisturising. The radiance booster contains a cocktail of proteins, vitamins and anti-oxidants and so aids skin repair by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. It injects skin with goodness and targets fine lines, dark spots and dullness. My skin has started to look healthy again, glowing and radiant.
Another signature product from the extensive range is the Tree of Life Balm, £22. This multi-tasker is invaluable and can be used to intensively moisturise and soothe dry skin. I’ve been slathering it on my feet – which tend to get cracked and dry in the winter. It instantly smooths and heals and can also be used to erase stretch marks, chapped lips and dry hands. As well as shea butter, sweet almond oil, macadamia oil, to hydrate, and calendula, to sooth, its main ingredient is the Buriti ‘Tree of Life’ Oil – hence its name. This is obtained from the fruit pulp of a palm tree native to central Brazil. Named “Tree-of-Life” because all the elements from the tree are valuable, the ingredient has been used for centuries by indigenous and native inhabitants of the Amazon.
Lastly, I want to sing the praises of Elemental Herbology’s Purify & Soothe Cleanser, £30. This balm – which comes with a muslin cloth – feels wonderfully luxurious and is gentle and soft on the skin. A little goes a long way. Rich in nourishing botanical oils, such as sesame and Argan, it quickly removes dirt and make-up yet leaves skin deeply boosted with hydration. It’s great for dry skins, and your complexion is left toned and super-clean.
Combining the three products has given my skin a new lease of life. Naturally.