Since the launch in 2008, British brand Elemental Herbology have based all of their products around the Five Element Theory from Traditional Chinese Medicine. They believe that everything in life needs to work in harmony in order to achieve the perfect equilibrium, which sounds good to us! Each product they create relates to this theory and one of the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. They believe that a balance of all the elements is needed depending on your skin type, environmental factors, lifestyle and season.
Many of us would have found our skin routine through trial and error, or there may still be many people out there who are still searching for their ideal skincare products, so how about trying something a little different - find your element below and if you are already a fan of Elemental Herbology, see if you match to the suggested products.
Find your element
Read the questions in the chart below and note down all the answers and which element they come under. Once you are finished, add up the answers and which ever element has the highest total will be the best one for your needs.
What does your element mean?
Now that you know which element you are, you can now find out what that means for you and match yourself to the right product that will suit your skin.
What does it mean to be a Fire element?
If you scored fire, you are aligned to Summer and this symbolises outward movement, warmth and maximum energy. A fire character has the capacity for joy and enthusiasm. You have the ability to fulfil your goals. Those of you in this element are drawn to the colour red and love comes easily to you.
Based on your element your skin needs: Oil Control range for anti-bacterial formulations to purify oil-prone and congested skin.
Your Elemental Herbology Product: Cool & Clear, Facial Detox & Moisture Milk.
What does it mean to be an Earth element?
Earth elements are aligned to late Summer, the element of transformation and harmony. An earth element is nurturing and compassionate with mother earth tendencies. You are very thoughtful of other people's needs and try to help wherever you can. If you are an earth element, you tend to be at your best in the morning.
Based on your element your skin needs: Radiance & Vitality range to brighten dull skin, boosting the skin's natural radiance.
Your Elemental Herbology Products: Vital Cleanse, Cell Nourish and Vital Glow.
What does it mean to be a Metal element?
Metals are aligned to Autumn, a wonderful time to harvest and boost reserves. A metal element character has substance, strength and structure. Your best time of the day is early morning and those in the mental category are hopeful and may be drawn to the colour white.
Based on your element your skin needs: Age Support range to target the physiological signs of ageing.
Your Elemental Herbology Products: Bio-Cellular Super Cleanse, Bio-Cellular Matrix, Eye Elixir and Cell Active Rejuvenation.
What does it mean to be a Wood element?
You are aligned to the Spring, germination, growth and change. Your character is like a tree, firm and sure but flexible when needed. You may be drawn to the colour green and you tend to be at your best later in the evening. If you are in the wood element you are known for your kindness.
Based on your element your skin needs: Balance range to balance normal to combination skin.
Your Elemental Herbology Products: Perfect Balance Moisturiser SPF12.
What does it mean to be a Water element?
You are aligned to Winter, a time to nurture, support, turn inwards and be calm. A water element character is full of strength. You tend to be tired in the mornings, but at your best in the afternoon. If you are a water element, you may be drawn to bright colours.
Based on your element your skin needs: Moisture Replenish range to moisturise and nourish for your skin.
Your Elemental Herbology Products: Purify & Soothe, Cell Plumping & Facial Soufflé.
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.
Which element are you? Let us know on Twitter @Naturisimo_UK.
Shop the full range here: Elemental Herbology