About Us

About Us

Our Story

Elemental Herbology was founded in 2008, with the purpose to help your skin achieve a state of optimum health and vitality. Using therapeutic levels of plant compounds, herbal extracts, essential fatty acids, botanical oils, vitamins, minerals, pure essential oils and anti-oxidants, we are proud to create natural skincare and body care that brings advanced nutrition to your skin.

Made in England,we base everything we do around the Five Element Theory from Traditional Chinese Medicine; everything in life needs to work in harmony in order to achieve perfect equilibrium. Our products relate to each element, wood, fire, earth, metal and water and we believe that a balance of all the elements is needed depending on your skin type, environmental factors, lifestyle and the seasons.

The skin is our largest organ and reflects any imbalance internally as well as external factors such as stress, the weather and pollution. We believe that working on the inside-out as well as the outside-in are both essential for a happy and healthy life. Exercise and nutrition are just as important as a good skincare regime to improve your overall wellbeing.

Our Commitment

We support the responsible harvesting and production of all raw materials from the world’s most reputable suppliers, working with projects that regenerate the environment and local communities such as Phytotrade Africa. We proud of everything that we put into our products, and proud of what we leave out. Our products are 100% free from synthetic fragrance,artificial color,sulphates,paraben preservatives and mineral oils to ensure your skin is cared for from the inside out.

PhytoTrade Community Project
PhytoTrade Community Project

At Elemental Herbology, we are committed to helping local community projects and ensuring that the raw ingredients we use are fair trade. By sourcing through PhytoTrade Africa at a fair price we help support the community farming projects in Southern Africa that have been established to offer the community a better means of living. PhytoTrade Africa produces the Baobab Oil and Ximenia Oil used in our Bio-Cellular Super Cleanse.

 
Argan Oil
Argan Oil

We import Organic Argan Oil from Morocco from a women-run cooperative in Morocco. The co-op only employs local Berber women who are paid at above market wages and who have the centuries-old knowledge of extracting. The partner cooperative selects only the finest nuts, and they use only the white kernels of the nut, where the purest Argan oil is produced.

Omega Program
Omega Program

Sacha Inchi is a plant of the Peruvian Amazon used since the time of the Incas. Sacha Inchi oil contains the biggest amount of unsaturated fatty acids (94 %) and Omega 3, 6, 9 which are essential to the formation of the skinÕs lipid barrier. The oil quickly penetrates to deliver hydration, and nourishment essential for skin age-support, regeneration, healing, anti-stretch mark and after-sun care. The culture of the Sacha Inchi has been at the heart of the Program Omega development project in Peru which is associated with the re-forestation of the Amazon, the protection of local biodiversity, and which works within the framework of fair trade to guarantee a fair income to farmers and producers and to improve their working and living environments, by ensuring both the respect of environment and the farmersÕ quality of life.

 
Buriti Oil
Buriti Oil

Buriti Oil is cold pressed from the fruit of the Buriti tree from Amazonia region of PARÁ, close to Lake Curuai. Exceptionally rich in essential fatty acids and beta-carotene, Buriti Oil shows remarkable qualities of nourishing, moisturising and repairing the epidermis and improving the elasticity of maturing skin. Our Buriti oil is sourced by the Amazonian Project from local communities and collected from the wild by local people who have knowledge of the traditional techniques of collecting and extracting the oils. Our sourcing is organised within FITOVIDA - a local NGO which seeks to establish a general principal of fair trade to ensure both the buyer and sellers interests are met. This ensures long term, fair prices are established and environmental concerns are observed. Fitovida also works to establish general education in the communities,them about the correct processing and handling procedures to help establish products that can be both used locally and sold on.

The FIVE Eelements

Everyone has different characteristics in their skin and it is important to use the right ingredients and products that will support your needs and lifestyle. Below we explain what each element means and how our skincare collections help each skin type.You may feel that you fall into more than one element or that your needs change throughout the seasons, if this is the case then it is easy to mix and match products from different ranges for best results.

  • Wood

    Aligned to Spring, germination, growth and change. Skin in this element tends to be normal to combination skin. The Balance range will help balance oily areas whilst replenishing moisture levels.

    Wood
  • Fire

    Aligned to Summer, symbolising outward movement, warmth and maximum energy. Skin in this element may be oil-prone and congested, the anti-bacterial formulations in the Oil Control range will help purify and calm skin.

    Fire
  • Earth

    Aligned to late Summer, the element of transformation and harmony. The Radiance & Vitality  range will transform dull skin to reveal a brighter complexion and boost natural radiance. Suitable for all skin types.

    Earth
  • Metal

    Aligned to Autumn, a wonderful time to harvest and boost reserves. Age Support is for those in need of extra nourishment for the skin and to target the physiological signs of ageing.

    Metal
  • Water

    Aligned to Winter, a time to nurture, support, turn inward and be calm. Skin in this element tends to be dry and dehydrated. The Moisture Replenish range will provide extra moisture and nourishment. The Sensitive range will be suitable if you have sensitive skin that needs to be soothed and calmed.

    Water