Elemental Herbology Moisture Replenish Cell Plumping Facial Moisturizer

What do you look for in a moisturizer?
A. A moisture boost.
B. A plumping action that makes fine lines and wrinkles look smaller.
C. Protection from the harsh hot and cold temperatures.
Elemental Herbology Moisture Replenish Cell Plumping Facial Moisturizer promises to do all this and more. Is it too good to be true or does it actually have what it takes to deliver on its promises? You know sceptical me. I had to put it to the test to find out. Here’s all you need to know about this moisturizer to find out if it’s a good fit for your skincare routine:

Key Ingredients In Elemental Herbology Moisture Replenish Cell Plumping Facial Moisturizer: What Makes It Work?

Cocoa butter is derived from cocoa beans. Duh! It’s a multitasker that acts as an emollient to keep your skin soft and smooth and as an antioxidant to fight the free radicals that bring premature wrinkles. There’s only one HUGE flaw with it: it doesn’t make this cream smell like chocolate. Boo!

Argan oil is in there, too. Derived from the kernels of the argan tree, this oil is chockfull of fatty acids, like linoleic and oleic. Fatty acids are literally the building blocks of your skin’s protective barrier. They patch up any holes in it, strengthen its defences, and make skin softer and smoother. Plus, Argan oil is rich in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent wrinkles.
P.S. Argan oil isn’t the only oil in here. But it’s the one that does the bulk of the work.

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Dimethicone is a heavy silicone. No, it doesn’t suffocate skin or clog pores. What it does is make wrinkles look smaller. Dimethicone fills every nook and cranny in your skin, a trick that blurs out pores and makes fine lines look less obvious – for a while. As soon as you wash it off, they’re still there. While it’s at it, Dimethicone also gives slip to a product and makes the texture silky smooth.
Related: Are Silicones Bad For Skin?
The Rest Of The Formula & Ingredients

NOTE: The colours indicate the effectiveness of an ingredient. It is ILLEGAL to put toxic and harmful ingredients in skincare products.

Green: It’s effective, proven to work, and helps the product do the best possible job for your skin.
Yellow: There’s not much proof it works (at least, yet).
Red: What is this doing here?!