Thursday 25 January 2018

Speed Review: Elemental Herbology Harmonising Cleanse Facial Cleansing Oil

If you've followed Skin Deep for some time then you'll know that using oils is my favourite way to gently yet effectively cleanse and balance my combination skin. I simply can't get enough of them and love trying offerings from different brands, with the latest one being Elemental Herbology Harmonising Cleanse Facial Cleansing Oil.

According to the Company, Elemental Herbology Harmonising Cleanse Facial Cleansing Oil is aimed at those with oily to combination skin and is infused with 100% natural and nourishing plant oils to effectively remove all traces of stubborn makeup, leaving skin clear, clean and supple. It contains Vitamin C to brighten and help reduce pigmentation, Raspberry Seed to help reduce redness and inflammation and Camellia Flower to help nourish, soften and hydrate skin. It also contains Grapefruit and Geranium for an astringent effect, along with Argan, Jojoba and Sweet Almond Oils to help replenish dry & sensitive skin, balance sebum production and nourish & soothe.

I tend to think of Elemental Herbology as a luxurious and indulgent natural brand and have found some of their products to be impressively results driven (especially the Cell Nourish serum, which is a product I come back to time and time again). The packaging of Harmonising Cleanse Facial Cleansing Oil reinforces that message as it's presented in an outer box in the brand's distinctive design. The bottle inside is fairly slimline and aesthetically pleasing in its simplicity. I really liked that the bottle is transparent so it's easy to tell how much product is remaining. It's also functional with a pump dispenser to avoid wastage. What's more, the packaging is travel friendly which is unusual for an oil as I often worry that they will leak, so a real bonus as it means that I don't need to compromise my regime when away. 

The oil itself has an indulgent botanical fragrance. It has a golden colour and the texture is average- it's not as light and silky as say, The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil but nor is it as heavy as something like the Antonia Burrell Natural Glow Cleansing Oil. As tends to be the case with cleansing oils, it lends itself well to facial massage. It rinsed away effortlessly and I felt as though my face had been thoroughly cleaned, although I did need to use a separate eye makeup remover to dissolve stubborn mascara.

I agree with the claims that Elemental Herbology Harmonising Cleanse Facial Cleansing Oil has a balancing effect on skin. My skin didn't feel stripped or tight following use but I did still need to follow with a moisturiser, as I always do.

I needed to use approximately 5-6 pumps to release sufficient product to cleanse my entire face and neck and as such, I felt like I went through the deceptively small 100ml bottle fairly quickly. At £29 for 100ml, it's not cheap but I do feel that Elemental Herbology Harmonising Cleanse Facial Cleansing Oil is a quality product which I enjoyed using and would recommend if you're seeking a cleansing oil with added indulgence factor.

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