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August 20, 2013

Mini Reviews: Elemental Herbology Samples

If you read my post last week about Naturisimo you'll know that in June I picked up a few (five..) sample sized Elemental Herbology products. Now, I don't usually post whole reviews of sample sized products but these samples are very generously sized at 15ml so they've given me enough usage to form an opinion on them. Elemental Herbology isn't exactly a super affordable brand and even I cringe at the prices so this post won't be of interest to everyone, however, before any of you click away it might put your mind at ease to know that I'm not about to sing the praises of all these products. It might interest you to know which of these four products are actually worth the price tag. 

Cell Plumping Facial Hydrator SPF 8 
This is a fancy name for a day cream. First thing you'll note, SPF 8 is a seriously annoying number; enough to reassure those who know nothing about SPF whilst mocking those who do. Secondly, the smell. Dear lord, this stuff is stinky. It smells like herbs? That's a question because guys, I don't even know. It smells how I imagine alien herbs smell. It isn't basil or rosemary, it's stinky alien herbs. However, in its purpose as day cream it is actually pretty dreamy. It doesn't aggravate my sensitive cheeks and gives my entire face enough moisture to visibly brighten it without clogging my pores of setting of the oil slick (a.k.a. my t-zone). Saying all that, it still isn't worth the smell. Sorry Elemental Herbology, lovely product but a seriously acquired scent. RRP £44!

Facial Souffle Overnight Repair Cream
This is a fancy night cream but could possibly be used as a hydrating face mask for those with normal/oily skin. I used this as a night cream and I think it really helped my skin move a little bit further away from it's dehydrated beginnings. It has a hint of the smell I was talking about earlier but it is much less intense and therefore bearable. I think this is a product worth investing in, especially if you have dry or dehydrated skin. I enjoyed using this and will be keeping my eyes peeled for another sample.

Facial Detox Purifying Mask
A fantastic mask for sensitive skin because this doesn't dry up like clay masks and therefore doesn't tighten and tug on your skin. Again, this has the herby aroma that I just can't even describe. I don't feel like this did enough for my skin but I do have very clogged pores and congested skin. If you're after a gentle purifying mask then this might perhaps be for you but I personally think they're are nice face masks out there, and they're probably more affordable too. In conclusion, this is not something I'd say no to but I won't be buying it for myself any time soon.

Facial Glow Radiance Peel
 This is a skin brightening exfoliating peel that I liked so much I dedicated an entire post to it. You can check that out if you want lots of info, but in short this is the knockout product of the bunch. I loved it because it worked so well and made my skin visibly nicer. I can't, however, afford to buy this at the full price so I'm on the hunt for a more affordable dupe!

Some of these samples are still available on Naturisimo for the affordable price of £2.25, a great way of trying them out! Did you find mini reviews helpful?



  1. Ohh I'm tempted to try a sample of the mask or peel as they're so cheap! I can't believe how expensive their products are usually :( xx

  2. I've had my eye on Elemental Herbology for sometime but it's the price that puts me off. Having samples is a great idea though because at least you haven't wasted too much money on the ones you didn't enjoy :)

  3. I usually use the REN masks which are enzyme masks, they are still pricey but a little better than Elemental herbalogy. I like to splurge on my skincare but only when something really wows me so these samples are a great idea and I love Naturisimo.

  4. Did you know that the Radiance Peel mask is on sale on Feel Unique at the moment for £30.00? Bit cheaper if you really have your heart set on it!xx

  5. i Really want to try this range but need to finish my mountain of things lol


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