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Price: This was a sample with another purchase and I cannot find an Australian price for this product. Other items in the Elemental Herbology range are available from Mecca Cosmetica
Product Plus: Oil Free.
Application: Apply during the day.
Thoughts: I do have combination skin, but mine is fairly well-behaved in terms of oiliness. However if I use the wrong product, I definitely get a lot of t-zone oiliness immediately. I was skeptical because this has SPF, and generally SPF=Oil, but was pleasantly surprised at how light the formula feels . I only needed a very small amount, so this tiny 5ml sample lasted me nearly two weeks – cool! It has a creamy-opaque consistency, but smoothes out well. It does give skin a slight sheen, I believe due to the SPF, but this looks more like a healthy glow than shininess. Once absorbed it feels really comfortable and I found after a day of use that I didn’t have any more oil in my t-zone than normal. It has a real herb-like fragrance, and seems legit about being soothing too as my redness didn’t flare up while using this.
Conclusion: Having never tried Elemental Herbology before, I am quite intrigued and would now try more products by this English brand. Although it says ‘Ingredients derived from a 100% Natural Source’ after the ingredients list on the back, I cannot figure out if that means all ingredients are included in this, or simply the ones with an asterisk. The SPF content isn’t a lot by Australian standards but I liked this as it didn’t feel heavy on my skin, and I am hardly in the sun anyway.
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I would love other people’s thoughts on this brand so I can see if their other products would be worth a go!