Elemental Herbology: Which Element Will You Choose?

Just as our skin has cycles, our elements that our skin needs can change. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are five elements: water, wood, fire, earth and metal. Each corresponds with different seasons, emotions, biological functions and energy. It’s believed that each element can influence all of these things, including our skin health and what our skin is needing. So, what is it you’re looking for?


Purity Facial Oil £60 Elementalherbology.com

The fire element rules summer; it represents power and transformation, a time for activity and high energy. Fire energy is most active at midday. This lightweight treatment oil is designed specifically for hormonal and blemish-prone skin. The vegan formulation contains salicylic acid to proactively target blocked pores and break-outs, while visibility reducing inflammation, for clear, flawless skin.


EARTH Facial Glow AHA Radiance Polish £40 Elementalherbology.com

The earth element rules late summer; it represents stability and continuity – a time for transition and harmony. Earth energy is at its most active in the afternoon. The dual-action exfoliator uses gentle chemical exfoliators to remove dead skin cells for softer, smoother, luminous skin. Use weekly to encourage cell renewal and achieve instantly softer and smoother skin.


WATER Hyaluronic Booster Serum £60 Elementalherbology.com

The water element rules winter; it represents tranquillity and creativity – a time for rest and repair. Water energy is at its most active at night. The award-winning antidote for thirsty skin. This easily-absorbed serum uses naturally active ingredients to combat a dull, dry complexion, while protecting against moisture-loss, plumping fine lines & wrinkles, and providing all-day hydration.


Perfect Balance Probiotic Balancing Serum £60 Elementalherbology.com

The wood element rules spring; it represents new beginnings and growth – a time for awakening and development. Wood energy is most active in the morning. The biome-balancing vegan probiotic complex is formulated with skin-friendly bacteria to soothe inflammation, strengthen the skin, and balance moisture levels.


Cell Active Moisturiser £66 Elementalherbology.com

The metal element rules autumn; it represents refinement and elimination, a time for detoxification and boosting reserves. Metal energy is at its most active in the evening. 

Natural botanicals and active ingredients work together to noticeably reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helping to strengthen skin cell structure while plumping and firming the skin to reveal a radiant complexion.

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.