Elemental Herbology Moisture Replenish Facial Souffle' review

Elemental Herbology Moisture Replenish Facial Souffle’ is proof that you can use a moisturiser whenever you need it, however you need it.

You can use it in the AM to protect your skin from environmental attacks and harsh temperatures. Or in the evening to replenish the moisture your skin lost during the day. Or as an occasional overnight mask whenever your skin needs the extra burst of moisture.

Here’s how it fares:

What’s In Elemental Herbology Moisture Replenish Facial Souffle?

COCOA BUTTER TO MOISTURIZE SKIN

Cocoa butter is derived from cocoa beans. Duh!

It’s a multitasker that acts as an emollient to keep your skin soft and smooth and as an antioxidant to fight the free radicals that bring premature wrinkles.

There’s only one HUGE flaw with it: it doesn’t make this cream smell like chocolate. Boo!

GLYCERIN TO HYDRATE SKIN

Let’s start with the basics. Glycerin is in pretty much ALL skincare products for a reason.

It’s a wonderful humectant: that’s a fancy way of saying it draws moisture from the air and locks it into your skin. Once there, this extra moisture softens, plumps, and brightens your skin.

That’s the base you want to build the rest of your skincare routine on.

Related:The Complete Guide To Glycerin In Skincare


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MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL TO STRENGTHEN YOUR SKIN’S PROTECTIVE BARRIER

This moisturiser is loaded with oils. I’m covering Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil here because it’s the highest on the ingredient list. Translation: it does the bulk of the work.

This yellow golden oil comes from the Macadamia nut. It’s loaded with fatty acids, such as oleic acid, that deeply moisturise dry skin (but it may clog pores in oily skin).

Fatty acids strengthen your skin’s protective barrier to better withstand the attacks from harsh weather, pollutants, and anything else that tries to harm it. Plus, they deeply moisturise skin, too.

Related: How To Strengthen Your Skin’s Protective Barrier (And Why It Matters)

Texture

Very rich and takes a minutes or so to absorb.

Fragrance

Technically, it’s fragrance-free. But it has a couple of fragranced essential oils that give it a subtle floral scent (and could potentially irritate sensitive skin).

How To Use It

You can use it in three ways:

  • Day moisturiser: Apply it in between serum and sunscreen.
  • Night cream: It’s the last step of your skincare routine.
  • Mask: Apply it as the last step of your routine at night and wash it off in the morning.

Performance & Personal Opinion

I use Elemental Herbology Moisture Replenish Facial Souffle’ as a night moisturizer. I find the rich texture a tad too rich for the morning and I’m not too keen on masks (if it takes an extra step, I’ll like won’t do it).

The cream takes a minute or so to absorb. Once it’s fully sunk in, there’s no greasiness left on the skin.

The cream smoothes out (temporarily) my fine lines, softens my skin and keeps my face moisturized all night long. Basically, everything that I expected from it.

Elemental Herbology Facial Souffle

Who Is This For?

Dry skin.

Who Is This NOT For?

Oily and/or acne-prone skin.

Packaging

A see-through jar. Not the prettiest or most hygienic, but it works for a rich texture like this.

Does Elemental Herbology Moisture Replenish Facial Souffle’ Live Up To Its Claims?

CLAIMTRUE?
An intensely hydrating cream to help firm and plump the skin while replacing lost moisture. It doesn’t firm skin, but it does everything else.
Fine lines and wrinkles appear reduced and skin feels nourished and healthy. True.

Price & Availability

£49.00 at Feel Unique

Do You Need It?

If you need a rich moisturiser for your dry skin, this is a good option to consider.

Dupes & Alternatives

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Glyceryl Stearate,Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3-Esters, Myristyl Myristate, PEG-100 Stearate, Soybean Glycerides, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Panthenol, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Unsaponifiables, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hematite Extract, Xanthan Gum, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Allantoin, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Lecithin, Avena Strigosa Seed Extract, Soluble Collagen, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Sodium Benzoate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Sorbic Acid, Citronellol, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Limonene, Farnesol, Citral, Isoeugenol.