As a fickle beauty girl whose bathroom cabinets and drawers overflow with all kinds of product, my beauty regimens are never matching sets. I've never used coordinating shampoo and conditioner or even toothpaste and mouthwash, so my skincare routine is certainly a hodge-podge of different brands.
Product and brand marketing will tell you that their products are meant to be used together, but I've long declared that a nonsense gimmick to get you to buy more of their range. I haven't really questioned this philosophy of mine, until my Elemental Herbology Moisture Replenish Kit arrived in the mail yesterday.
*I bought it from ASOS for $37.33, but annoyingly it's no longer available so if you want the kit, you'll have to buy it elsewhere for the full $60.
I typically use travel kits separately to replenish whatever miniature cleanser or moisturizer I've run out of, but something about this set convinced me to use it together. That might have something to do with it being the first fully furnished (cleanser, exfoliant, day and night creams) kit I've bought in a long time. Plus, by virtue of being packaged together, these products should be meant to work together to replenish my skin's moisture, right?
The obvious disadvantage is that using all these new products together means it won't be as easy to distinguish which ones really work, but I'm excited to try a new approach to product testing and possibly find out if a one brand routine is more effective.
The Moisture Replenish is a basic kit that comes with the Purity and Smooth Cleansing Balm, Cell Plumping Facial Hydrator with SPF 8, Facial Glow Radiance Peel and Facial Souffle Overnight Repair Cream. They throw in a muslin cloth as well, but that's hardly worth photographing =). I'm particularly excited to use the repair cream, as that's supposed to be an Elemental Herbology must-have.
Here's how it'll work: starting tonight, I'll use nothing on my skin but this regimen (with the exception of a high factor sunscreen when I go outside), for as long as these miniature tubes last. When I've finished up the kit, I'll hopefully have a verdict on how these products work and maybe even gain some insight as to whether matching skincare works better.
I'll keep you posted!