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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, our philosophy is based on the Five Element Theory in Traditional Chinese Medicine, a belief that everything in life needs to work in harmony in order to achieve perfect equilibrium. Our products relate to each of the five elements, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. 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 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 well-being. Our natural facial skincare ranges, each designed around the five elements, have been expertly developed to provide the ultimate nutrition for your skin and address any areas of concern such as fine lines or breakouts. An abundance of natural actives have been combined with patented technologies to deliver effective, high-performance and indulgent skincare that will deliver everything you need for radiant skin.

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 skin's 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 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 farmers 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

The Five Elements found in Traditional Chinese Medicine each represent characteristics that are in all of us. The elements are affected by many different factors such as lifestyle, diet, stress levels, routine and seasons to name a few. This means that you are not bound to one element. Just as your diet and clothes change with the different seasons, so will your skincare requirements. So it is important to keep checking which element is most aligned to your needs.

 

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. Our Five Element Consultation will help you discover which element you are and find the best products for your needs.

  • Wood

    Even out oily areas and replenish moisture levels while protecting skin against environmental factors. Natural ingredients such as Kakadu Plum, Pearl Extract and Hysilk help control oil production without drying out the skin. Aligned to Spring, germination, growth and change, skin in this element is combo

    Wood
  • Fire

    Contains anti-bacterial botanicals including Tea Tree, Bisabolol and Aloe Vera to purify and soothe oil prone and congested skin. These lighter formulations are great to use during the summer months or when skin is more prone to break-outs. Aligned to the Fire element, for skin that can be inflammed.

    Fire
  • Earth

    Transform dull skin and boost natural radiance, this collection is suitable for all skin types. Natural actives including Kombuchka™, Green Tea and natural AHAs reveal a brighter and healthier complexion. Aligned to the Earth element which symbolizes transformation and harmony.

    Earth
  • Metal

    Specially developed to provide the ultimate defense for your skin as it matures, helping to increase brightness and radiance, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, plump, hydrate and protect. Aligned to Autumn, a time to harvest and boost reserves, for those who’s skin needs extra nourishment.

    Metal
  • Water

    Provide extra hydration and nourishment to dry and dehydrated complexions. Natural botanicals including Inca Inci, Argan Oil and Collagen give deep down moisture that lasts all day. Aligned to Winter, a time to nurture, support, turn inward and be calm. Skin in this element tends to be dry and dehydrated.

    Water