Herbivore Botanicals Facial Elixir with Rosehip, Argan, & Jojoba Oils

Serums are kind of my thing. You get a good one and your skin is taken care of with, more or less, minimal effort. Also they usually come in apothecary jars and let’s be honest, it makes me feel a bit like a mad scientist in a good way.

Herbivore Botanicals Nourish Facial Elixir as a pleasant surprise. It says for best results to use in the morning and night, about 3-5 drops, and I ended up using it as an overnight treatment. I’ll be honest, I’m really not a fan of how this smells. The rosehip is a bit too strong for me, and while it definitely doesn’t smell “bad” it’s just not what I want on my face first thing in the morning. But, the thing with all-natural products is that’s just kind of how it rolls out — the scent isn’t manufactured in any way, and I can deal with it since it still smells “natural.”

That said, I used this as an overnight treatment, and thought it worked wonderfully. I awoke to fresher, brighter looking skin, which is saying something, since my apartment is practically Sub-Saharan with old radiators that suck the moisture out of everything.

After cleansing my face like I normally do, I used a few drops and let it soak into my skin. Use the dropper to put it on your finger tips, rub a little bit across your other fingertips to help with application, and apply to your face. Super easy.

Like I said, I’m not a fan of the scent so I didn’t end up using it throughout the day, as is recommended, but I thought it was a great option if you wanted to do something for the night, when you’re obviously not really going to be noticing the scent.

Special thanks to Herbivore Botanicals for sending over a sample to review. Image c/o brand.

Jeff Smith

Jeff started in photography and short format video, and he's been at the forefront of the web tv movement. He’s worked on haute couture shoots in Paris, shot street style in Milan, and is currently developing a steady roster of beauty, fashion, and digital clients in NYC.