Friday, 9 October 2015

NEW: Elemental Herbology Vital Cleanse and Vital Glow Overnight Resurfacing Cream

My first encounter with Elemental Herbology happened some years ago when I asked the manager of Space NK in Solihull to recommend a good face serum. He pointed to Elemental Herbology’s Cell Food and he couldn’t stop himself raving about it!

Cell Food is indeed a lovely radiance-boosting serum. It’s a brand best-seller too and a good place to start by way of introduction to Elemental Herbology, a British brand which uses a lot of naturals in its formulations including plant compounds, herbal extracts and botanical oils.

Cell Food is part of Elemental Herbology’s Radiance and Vitality range, but I’m not here to discuss it today. I’m here instead to talk about two brand new additions to the Radiance & Vitality ranks, Vital Cleanse and Vital Glow Overnight Resurfacing Cream.

Vital Cleanse

The ingredients’ list makes for ‘swoon’ reading if you like your naturals. It includes 10% Manuka honey (with naturally occurring malic acid), vitamin C, organic sea buckthorn, berry oil, apple serum, green tea, grapefruit, mandarin, seaweed and papaya extract. These combine to hydrate, brighten, exfoliate, protect, balance and stimulate the skin.

This cleanser is bright orange in colour (it’s the first orange-coloured cleanser I’ve ever used, I think), and it is quite similar in texture to a serum, ie it’s light. I wet my face and apply – four pumps gives me about the right amount for one cleanse.

You do get a really beautiful creamy lather if you massage the skin lightly as you work this in – hopefully you can see that in the pic above. It feels very soft under the fingers and removes mascara fairly easily if you massage gently over the lashes – don’t be afraid to do that as it doesn’t sting should you get some in your eyes!

Remove the cleanser with warm water (I like to wipe over with a muslin after too) and pat the skin dry. My face definitely feels deeply cleansed after I’ve used this – it tingles slightly but doesn’t feel the least bit tight.

Vital Cleanse can really shift makeup, so it would be perfect to use in the evenings. It also has an uplifting citrus fragrance, so if you’re the sleepy head type in the mornings then it could work well for you then too, though I find the aroma it a bit too zingy for my own liking.

Vital Glow Overnight Resurfacing Cream

This is my favourite of the two launches, primarily because whereas there are many great cleansers out there to choose from; good night creams are thin on the ground. Here ingredients include plant c-stem (I’m not entirely sure what this is – I’m guessing an extract from a plant stem), natural AHAs (from apples, sugar and milk), a non-irritating retinoid, kakadu plym (vit C), as well as sacha inchi and apricot oils. These combine to protect, exfoliate, stimulate, brighten and hydrate – there’s a theme running here!

I love the way this feels on my skin. It’s very rich, smooth and silky. The citrus fragrance is more subtle here, and more to my liking. It’s really quite gorgeous!

Overnight products are a big trend right now and one I welcome. Hey, it appeals to the lazy part of my character - I get to lie back and close my eyes while the work is all being done for me (what’s not to like?!).  And work for me this does. My skin is feeling velvety soft in the mornings just now.

Vital Cleanse costs £29 for 100ml, and Vital Glow Overnight Resurfacing Cream £55 for 50ml. You can buy them both here.

PR Sample 



  1. I love Elemental Herbology. I might have to put these on my Christmas wish list x

    1. I'm rediscovering and loving. I haven't used anything from them for a while. Tx

  2. Will definitely add these to my wishlist because I LOVE the sound of both xx


  3. Hi, dear Tracey! I would love to try the Vital Cleanse, because I thought it was a serum, despite the nae, like you said - that it looks like a serum and it really does.But I like citrus scent, so I would like to try it! I never heard of these products before and I love how you always show us products that are effective and new (to me :) The Vital Glow, well... as I told you, I am not a big fan of creams that are very rich, BUT I must confess that I "learned" that they are quite good on hard winters, during the day. So I could well give a go too, because it looks good and you said it's great :) Thank you for the nice review, and I hope you have a great weekend! Hugs and kisses!

  4. I've never tried or even heard of Elemental Herbology before. The night cream is exactly what I need though, I am lazy and prefer to do the bare minimum when it comes to my face and currently I am on the hunt for a decent night cream so I think this will go on my xmas list! Lovely review!

    1. Lovely xmas pressie, Do let me know how you get on with it. Tx

  5. I have never heard of the brand but reminds with the consistency and colour with clarins and they energising range. I need to try!

    1. Oh yes do give them a try. You could always ask for a small tester pot at Space NK or one of their other High St stockists (Fenwick sells the range too). Tx

  6. I've been reading about the cleanser and it's now on the wishlist! x

    1. It's lovely. Brilliant at removing the daily grime. My wishlist is getting stupidly long as I'm on a spending ban right now :( Tx


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