Natural Beauty with Elemental Herbology

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This morning, while shooting an upcoming project, I got to think about the two things I shoot the most – Skincare & Food. It's not as silly as it sounds. And it is not nearly as easy at it looks (I'm sure all you blogger/photographer can relate). In that sense, the makings of any visual series are wholly in your understandings of the brand. I'm a skincare junkie, so I love working any sorts of creative work around them. I splurged so much on skincare products, but only stuck with one make-up routine. And after years of testing and trying, I still stand by natural products. Products like Elemental Herbology. So today, I'd like to share with you a few products from my latest discovery. I hope you'll enjoy it. 

有時候在進行拍攝工作的時候,發現一年多下來,自己最常接觸保養和美食這兩個類別。不管是產品還是食物,做起來都沒有想像中簡單。其實,所有的拍攝工作,都必須先從瞭解一個品牌的形象開始。我一直都對保養品很有興趣,每隔一段時間也會隨著膚況和天氣做更換。試來試去,其實還是天然的護膚成分最讓人放心,就如同來自英國的 Elemental Herbology 一樣,能夠放心的愛用 (笑)一起來看看吧。

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Cool & Clear: Facial Cleanser

This foaming facial cleanser is a life saver. I love this product because it has a hint of green tea for anti-bacterial effects, and lavender oil is for calmness. The smell is absolutely amazing since it comes with apple extract, which by the way, also hydrates your skin. Because of summer, my skin has been slightly oilier than before, and this cleanser really soothes my T-zone and leaving it clean and fresh.

遇到悶熱的天氣,臉部除了黏膩不舒服外,T字部有時還容易出油,今天就先來分享適合夏天的蘋果多醣控油潔顏凝膠。擠出來的凝膠質地,加點水在臉部推開按摩,就會有綿密的泡沫。裏頭富含綠茶和薰衣草成分,同時有著抗老和鎮定的效用。尤其喜歡蘋果萃取的淡香,讓整個洗臉的過程更清新舒爽。

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Harmonising Cleanse: Facial Cleanser Oil

At the end of the day, I rely on oils to remove my makeup. I swear by face oils, because only oil-based products can thoroughly yet gently cleanse all your makeup. Infused with plants oil (raspberry seed, camellia, and avocado), this product is also really great at balancing your skin. And don't worry! It doesn't clog your pores.

白天喜歡用潔膚凝膠,晚上回家則是選擇利用天竺葵茶花平衡潔膚油。好的臉部清潔油,不會造成肌膚的負擔,更不會冒痘及阻塞毛孔。百分之百的植物油,除了卸妝,酪梨和天竺葵能有效減少多於的油酯分泌;另外,茶花則會在雙頰等通常較乾燥部分加強保濕,達到平衡。

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Bio-Cellular Matrix: Facial Serum 

I didn't start using anti-aging products until earlier this year. Mainly because I feel like taking care of your skin shouldn't be something you do after a particular age mark, it's more of maintenance. Anyways, serums are now my new favourites, because they have all the benefits packed in a few drop. This Bio-Cellular Matrix Facial Serum is a recent crush. It contains green tea and guarana that help improve skin texture. And also rose oil is an amazing ingredient for hydration. I use this once every two nights, waking up with the best skin tone I've ever had. 

一直到今年年初才開始使用精華液和抗老類的產品。在一篇關於保養的文章中看到,『所謂的抗老不應該是到達一定年紀後才做的事,而是將護膚當成種習慣,早早養成顧好健康的習慣』,頓時點頭如搗蒜,說得好有道理。一直都認為精華液是很特別的東西,小小一滴就能在全臉發會作用。維他命3D抗老精華,富含珍珠粉和天然咖啡因,改善因為常敖夜而暗沈的肌膚。延續品牌本身善用植物油的技術,這瓶精華也有玫瑰油,提亮之餘,也能進行保濕。幾個星期下來,隔夜使用,肌膚的觸感好上許多呢!

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Elemental Herbology is a British brand founded by Kristy Cimesa. Their spirit is to pursue good health, nutrition, and wellness, helping customers discover their natural beauty. I personally love the fact that they work around the Five Element Theory (earth, water, metal, fire, and wood) from Traditional Chinese Medicine. Which means, taking care of our skin is not only based on our skin type, but also the environmental factors, lifestyle and season. Read more about it here. :)

As I mentioned before, I know far more about skincare than I do about putting makeup on my face – I'll admit, I can barely get my blush right. On a larger scale, perhaps I'm just more into sustainable beauty. So when 10/10 hope introduced me to Elemental Herbology, you can imagine how happy I am. Cheers. x

Elemental Herbology 是來自英國的芳療品牌,由擁有草藥學背景的 Kristy Cimesa 創立。將保養結合生活,讓客人能輕鬆擁有自然的美麗。特別的是,跳脫西方護膚的框架,他們也對中醫的五行理念(金、木、水、火、土)做了研究,將肌膚美學融入周遭;也就是說,選擇保養品的系列,不單單只取決於個人膚質,跟生活習慣、氣候甚至會所屬的環境都有著許多關聯。想瞭解更多,歡迎閱讀品牌官網上的文章

真心覺得,比起高超的化妝技巧,保養肌膚是提升自信最直接的方式。打好底,出門上點淡妝即可,是種自在的美。所以當透過 10/10 Hope 而認識  Elemental Herbology 時,自己再做了點功課,心裡更加踏實滿足,又是個天然的好品牌呀。

shot on Nikon DF with 50mm lens./ in collaboration with 10/10 hope