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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Elemental Herbology Review

Skincare is big business in the beauty industry. Many women (and some men) will pay high prices for skincare if it is effective. My first blog post, then, is a review of some skincare samples that I recently tried from Elemental Herbology. I had requested samples from them via e-mail and they kindly sent me five foil packets. I am reviewing two products here.

Age Support Bio-Cellular Super Cleanse $49 for 4.2 fl oz (125ml)

The instructions specify to start with dry skin, so that was a little unusual. The consistency of the product was somewhere between a cream and a gel, in my opinion. The scent was very fresh and faintly herbal, similar to many of the products made by Juice Beauty, if you are familiar with those. After rinsing, my skin felt very smooth and soft. There was a slight tightening of the skin, but it was not extreme nor uncomfortable. The cleanser did not seem to dry out my skin, but I would still use a moisturizer afterward, as usual.


Facial Glow Radiance Peel $64 for 1.7 fl oz (50ml)

The instructions on the packet for this product also say to start with dry skin, but that is typical for a mask or a peel. On their website it states to start with damp skin. The texture of this is like a very grainy cream. I do not like the scent of this peel, but I cannot put my finger on why exactly. It does smell like fruit; perhaps it's the papaya. It is not a bad smell in itself, but does not suit my preference. I have used peels before that felt like they were burning, even though I don't have particularly sensitive skin. This peel did not burn and did not irritate my skin in the least. I felt that it exfoliated my face quite well.

You can purchase Elemental Herbology products in the U.S. at http://www.elementalherbologyus.com/, or internationally at elementalherbology.com.
They are currently offering free shipping on orders of $40 or more.







4 comments:

  1. Nice to see your first post of the new year! Are these products scented naturally or synthetically? If you know!

    Cathy B

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    1. Cathy B, as far as I see from the ingredients for these two products, the scents are natural. "Fragrance" is not mentioned at all in the ingredients list, but they do mention "essential oil".

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  2. welcome to beauty blogging! samples are a great way to try out expensive products :) would you re-buy these?

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    1. Thanks, Vicky! Yes, sampling is definitely one of the best marketing choices that mid to higher end brands can make. I might purchase the cleanser, if I had a really good coupon code. I would not purchase the peel, due to the scent not agreeing with me.

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