Wishtrend has a new brand called elmt! There are 4 essences (solutions) are available right now: Activating, Illuminating, Calming and Exfoliating. If you take a look at the ingredient lists, they all look very promising and gentle, so I’ve had high expecations.
Honestly, I’m interested in all of them because I love antioxidants, skin soothing ingredients and exfoliants as well. These are all very useful for my acne prone skin. I got to try out 2 of the 4 essences as you can see in the pictures: the Skin Illuminating Solution and the Skin Activating Solution.
The Skin Activating Solution contains green tea and Chinese skullcap. Both of these plant extracts are great antioxidants, have soothing properties and protect the skin against damage caused by UV radiation. Chinese skullcap is one of the 50 fundamental Chinese herbs, it’s been used for centuries! The essence is a light, watery liquid which absorbs quickly and moisturizes the skin. It’s more like a toner or a first essence. It’s gentle to the skin, I love using it in the morning before applying my sunscreen. Antioxidants like these are very useful during the day: sunscreens can’t do much against free radicals, only antioxidants can fight them by neutralizing them. Besides antioxidants, there are moisturizing, soothing, anti-inflammatory and fermented ingredients too in the INCI! It’s alcohol, paraben and fragrance free, perfect for all skin types!
The Skin Illuminating Solution is really special in my opinion. It’s a bit thicker than the activating solution, I can easily apply it without a cotton pad using my fingers or my palm. It’s more moisturizing but the most important thing is: it makes your skin GLOW! Everytime I use it I get beautiful, glowy skin but it looks very natural. Usually I go for a totally matte look because my T-zone is very oily but the glow this essence leaves behind is just too pretty and I don’t mind it at all! I usually use it in the evening right after cleansing my face. It contains 10% niacinamide, grape and pomegranate extracts. Niacinamide is beneficial on its own but it can be combined with retinoids as well for better results. That’s why it’s part of my evening skincare routine now. The INCI is short but there are many antioxidants among the ingredients. It is alcohol, paraben and fragrance free!
I was very excitied to try out both of them, I’m a big fan of antioxidants, fermented ingredients, niacinamide and plants extract used in Chinese medicine. The Activating solution is simple, gentle and perfect for anyone. The Illuminating solution is great if you love to have healthy looking, glowy skin and you like using vitamin B3.
elmt Skin Activating Solution
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Propanediol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Trehalose, Lactobacillus/ Pear Juice Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/ Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/ Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/ Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate, Camellia Sinensis Seed Extract, Panthenol
elmt Skin Illuminating Solution
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Water, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Trehalose, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Panthenol, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin, Resveratrol, Cyanocobalamin