Can Elemental Herbology Cell Plumping Moisturiser Protect, Plump, and Moisturise Skin?

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

A. A moisture boost.

B. A plumping action that makes fine lines and wrinkles look smaller.

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C. Protection from the harsh hot and cold temperatures.

Elemental Herbology Moisture Replenish Cell Plumping Facial Moisturizer promises to do all this and more. Does it deliver?

Let’s find out:

What’s In Elemental Herbology Moisture Replenish Cell Plumping Facial Moisturizer?


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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!


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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.

How To Use It

In the morning, in between serum and sunscreen. You can also use it at night as the last step of your skincare routine.

Performance & Personal Opion

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I use Elemental Herbology Moisture Replenish Cell Plumping Facial Moisturizer in the mornings only. No particular reason. I try lots of different products and have only one face… You do the math.

But you can use it at night, too. It sinks into my skin fast, leaves no greasy residue behind and leaves my skin soft and moisturized for most of the day.

Bonus point: it makes my fine lines look smaller (but the effect is temporary).


A simple, see-through jar. It’s not the prettiest and it doesn’t keep the antioxidants inside too safe from the light and air that may spoil them overtime.

Do You Need It?

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If you’ve got dry skin, it’s a good option to consider.


Dupes & Alternatives


Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Aqua, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-6 Olivate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Plukenetia Volubilis (Sacha Inchi) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Panthenol, Soluble Collagen, Pearl Powder, Ubiquinone, Royal Jelly, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Avena Strigosa Seed Extract, Paniceum Milliaceum (Millet) Seed Extract, Malpighia Glabra (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Lecithin, Retinyl Palmitate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Oryzanol, Arginine, Maris Sal, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Maltodextrin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tannic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

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