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Being in vet school is no easy deal, and I often stay up all night revising or otherwise tire myself out working, being in the sun on field trips, worrying about results, revising, et cetera. So despite being in my early twenties my face was looking very run down and tired and if I am honest I was starting to look like my mother rather than myself. In an ebay haul I got a few Elemental Herbology items that worked out around £25 each, including this and 2 others. Elemental Herbology is a brand recommended to me by a friend but I hadn't heard of it before this. It's a brand that strives to be natural, and is founded by Kristy Cimesa, an Acupuncturist and Holistic Therapist, and tries to use natural and high quality ingredients. Because of this, they tend to be quite expensive as skin care goes. The recommended retail price of this item is £45! It's a very slick kind of serum, not quite an oil or a moisturiser, that promises to revitalise tired skin and reduce the signs of ageing. Where have I heard that before? You only use a small amount of the serum at a time, which makes it quite economical really. I used mine over the course of 3 months. After this my skin felt firmer, looked brighter and I looked more like myself again. However, at £25 I would buy again, but at £45 on a students budget I think is too rich for my taste, even if it does last 3 months.
WHAT IS IT?
A skin repair serum from Elemental Herbology. It contains antioxidants, proteins, nutrients and vitamins and these stimulate your natural collagen and elastin to make your skin look younger and fresh.
HOW DO YOU APPLY IT?
Use 2 or 3 drops and apply it to the skin on your face and neck. You should cleanse first and rinse thoroughly then apply the serum moving up your face towards your hairline.
WHAT I THINK
I like Cell Food very much because it is a very nice serum but it does not do enough for my skin for me to buy again now I have nearly run out. It feels like silk to apply because it is so smooth but it's a bit oily and I do not like that about the texture. It absorbs very quickly into my skin and does not make my face look oily or shiny so that is better than the feel of it while I am applying it.
It says it helps to repair wrinkles and make your skin look younger and brighter and I think that is true because one of my older clients who has used Cell Food for 4 months has seen a large improvement in the depth of her wrinkles and her age spots are also very much lighter in appearance. I started to use it in June after I gave birth because my skin had suffered during my pregnancy. It had gone very dull because I was tired and a bit ill after I had my baby and Cell Food was recommended to me.
The serum made my skin look brighter after I had used it only 3 times and it also made my skin look a lot fresher. I got a bit of eczema on my jawbone but I think it was because of how run down I was because after I used Cell Food I could stop using the cream my doctor had given me because it was getting better. It also nourished my skin very much and this happened quickly, you apply it before your moisturiser and that helps seal the serum in so that it penetrates right into your skin.
Cell Food costs £42 for a 30ml bottle. That is not very expensive because you only need to use a tiny amount so 30ml will last for a long time. It has got very effective ingredients in it and that is why it is expensive including Lecithin to make it very suitable for dry skin.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
Ingredients: Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Aqua, Glycerin,Ceteareth-6 Olivate, Squalane, Punica Granatum Oil, Saccharomyces/Xylinium Black Tea Ferment, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Ubiquinone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydroxyethylcellulose, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool / Ingredients derived from 100% natural source / Helps boost, protect and repair undernourished skin / This anti-ageing 'power house' of proteins, vitamins and anti-oxidants is an essential addition to any skincare regime / An intensive dose of antioxidants and reparative nutrients helps stimulate collagen and elastin production to restore vitality and radiance and helps reduce the prevalence of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles / Elemental Herbology Cell Food Protection and Repair Facial Serum is ideal to help counter the effects of air travel, central heating, pollution, cold winter winds and excessive summer sun / Essential Actives: Vitamin A, C and E, Co-Enzyme Q10 and Green Tea protect against free radical damage and fight against wrinkles and loose skin to tone, nourish and repair / Pomegranate with its excellent moisturising properties it is great for mature and dry, cracked or sunburnt skin / While it will also help even skin tone / Kombuchka helps improve the skins texture, while visibly reducing pigmentation and promoting radiance / Olive Squalane a botanical lipid similar in structure to human lipids which helps support the barrier layer of the skin / Lecithin is found in nearly every living cell / High in B Vitamins and anti-oxidants it has advanced moisturising, softening and film forming properties making it perfect for dry and dehydrated skin / Aloe Vera and Rose Damask Water helps soothe, calm and restore balance / Directions for use: Please shake before use / Apply a few drops of Elemental Herbology Cell Food Protection and Repair Facial Serum in upwards movements to the decollete and face / Use twice per day – before your facial hydrator in the morning and after cleansing in the evening /