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Elemental Herbology Moisture Milk – Rush Review!

It’s very rare indeed that I review skincare after just a week – normally I like to leave at least a month to allow my skin to get used to a product and make sure that there are no weird longer term effects! It would be terrible if I raved about something prematurely and then it somehow turned my face into a pitted, grotesque minefield.

However, I am exceptionally blown away by this light hydrator from Elemental Herbology. Not a brand that I was familiar with until a couple of weeks ago, but I have tested a few products now and all have been very, very impressive. The Moisture Milk Ultra Light Facial Hydrator caught my eye instantly because it contains AHAs to gently exfoliate the skin – you surely know by now how I feel about AHAs! I’m all over them like a rash. (Unfortunate choice of simile, there.)

Not only does this light gel-cream have exfoliating properties, it’s also rich in anti-oxidants and has antibacterial ingredients to keep skin clear and clean. A bit of a one-step wonder! The reason that I have rushed to review this Hydrator is that it’s perfect for hot and humid weather (now) and also for hormonal skin prone to outbreaks (me, now). It’s working an absolute treat on my skin, and it fills a bit of a hole where my night skincare regime is concerned – I was looking for something gentle-yet-effective that I could use between my Liquid Gold nights.

Yes, you might say that it’s overkill on the Glycolic to be using this on my “off” days, but I haven’t had any adverse reactions so far. I might actually stop my Liquid Gold for a couple of weeks and stick to this little beauty! Just for a change. Whilst the weather is so changeable and my skin is threatening rebellion!

I’ve just noticed that the directions say to use this as a morning moisturiser – oops! When will I ever learn to read the bloody instructions? I suppose that makes sense, what with the antioxidants. If you use it in the morning, make sure that you definitely, definitely use an adequate SPF. That can be a simple SPF15 in the UK, but make sure you apply to all of your face in a proper layer!

Elemental Herbology Moisture Milk is £40 with free worldwide delivery from FeelUnique.com

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  1. Hello, Ruth!
    I think you are introducing this product to your readers at exactly the right time! The eye cream looks promising as well – do you have any thoughts on it?
    I’m not sure about the sunscreen thing though, since the milk contains so many natural ingredients/antioxidants, which should provide some (low level) protection as well… hmm.
    Finally, I have to pay you a compliment for this dead useful website! It does convey a (strangely?) relaxing attitude towards beauty.

    • Thanks Hanni, glad you like it!
      I would use an SPF in my tinted moisturiser or something – you’re right that the antioxidants will provide low-level, but with the glycolic…I’m not sure I’d be happy just relying on the natural protection. xx

  2. oooh I like the sound of this! I’ve always been curious about this brand but never took the plunge..definitely have to get my hands on this particular one though. Exfoliating properties AND antioxidants?? Sold! :P

  3. Hi Ruth, This sounds lovely! Could you recommend a daily moisturiser with spf 15 or so? Something that wouldn’t make my skin shiny and something that would be great under makeup? any ideas? Oh i have combo, dehydrated skin.
    Thanks x

    • Boots No7 do quite a good, basic SPF15 with both UVA and UVB protection – protect and perfect, it’s called. Good matte one but has a weird texture to start is the Murad Mattifier SPF15. You have to get past the glue-like start! The review is on here if you type into the search box! x

  4. Oooo good timing – I received some samples from this brand and used the radiance mask just yesterday and was going to email you about it coz I think you’d love it. Made my skin GLOW and smells lush! I recommend you try it :-)

  5. Ruth pls do share your fav day and night moisturizers!! U talk about your fav cleansers and liquid gold (of course) all the time but don’t seem to mention your moisturizers quite as much! Pls share !! :) pretty plss!

  6. Anti-oxidants do not provide any protection at all from the sun. Why would they? They don’t block the harmful rays of the sun, only a proper SPF does that.

    • Antioxidants naturally help to protect the skin from environmental aggressors including sun damage. Of course they don’t block rays, but good formulas could help to boost natural protection. Eating certain foods can boost natural protection, too, apparently.

      • Yes, it is right that antioxidants don’t equal the manmade SPF, but they do protect from UV-rays, and they protect our cells in general, which is why eating a decent amount of them also has a comprehensive protective effect. I just looked them up again for this comment, they are awesome.

  7. Wow… Sounds like the perfect package! It must be UH MAZING for you to consider taking a break from Liquid Gold!!

  8. Hi Ruth!
    Do you think this would be a good moisturizer for a teenager? Thank you!

  9. This new product as light hydrator from Elemental Herbology looks good for me I found it good from its information given in the article and the positive responses from the users above definitely I am gonna buy this one and suggest my friends as well

  10. I was wondering if you have tried the Illamasque spotlight?

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