[REVIEW] elmt Skin Activating Solution and Skin Illuminating Solution

Wishtrend recently launched a new brand called elmt! It’s supposed to be a “Skincare Unframed” brand. The brand is more formula driven and so their packaging is a lot more simple and minimalistic. I’m quite surprised that the packaging looks the way it does for this product. It’s pretty cool to see Wishtrend finally launch another brand – it’s been a while since they have done this. If you’re interested in seeing what these products are like, keep reading!

Disclaimer: I am not a beauty guru nor expert, and all sorts that fall under that category. These products were provided to me for review purposes. My review, photos, impressions and thoughts are all my own, unless stated otherwise. While this product may or may not have worked for my skin, it may or may not work for yours – remember, your mileage may vary (YMMV)! 
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Specs

Brand
elmt elmt
ProductSkin Activating SolutionSkin Illuminating Solution
Size/weight
150 mL 150 mL
Lifespan when opened
1 year1 year
Consistency
Toner/EssenceToner/Essence
Fragrance
MildMild
Received from
WishtrendWishtrend

Price

💲💲

All prices are in CAD, unless stated otherwise

$20 USD for 150 mL

Quickie

The Good

Skin Activating Solution & Skin Illuminating Solution
  • Lightweight and easy to apply
  • You can apply in multiple different ways
  • No fragrance
  • Hydrating

The Bad

Skin Activating Solution & Skin Illuminating Solution
  • Need to apply after cleansing to get the best results (I found that when I used it after a toner or essence, it doesn’t do as much)

Will I buy this?

I don’t think I would purchase this! I think it’s a great lightweight product. Overall I did prefer the Skin Activating Solution over the Skin Illuminating Solution.

Evaluation

Skin Activating Solution

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Skin Illuminating Solution

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Scores by category (each one is based on a scale from 1 (why you do me like that) to 5 (excellent):

Skin Activating SolutionSkin Illuminating Solution
Packaging
55
Application
52
Texture
52
Effectiveness
43
Price
55

Claims/Description

Skin Activating Solution
  • Fast-absorbing watery solution
  • Reduces inflammation and irritation
  • Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
Skin Illuminating Solution
  • Quick-absorbing watery solution
  • Brighten skin
  • Reduce acne and strengthen skin barrier
  • Improves skin tone

Packaging

The packaging is the same for both products. It’s in a glass bottle, with a label to identify what product it is. It’s quite simple and minimalistic, which is what I think they were trying to go for.

Ingredients

Skin Activating Solution

Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Wax, Ficus carica (fig) Fruit Extract, Peg-10 Isostearate, Peg-20 Glyceryl TriiCamellia 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

Wishtrend
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

Wishtrend

Texture

The texture for both products are also quite similar (it’s almost the same, but with different effects). It feels like a watery essence. So it’s watery, but still has a slight gel-like texture to it. It’s quite refreshing when you first apply it on the skin.

Application

There isn’t much to show in terms of the application, because it applies quite similarly to a watery toner/essence. It applies easily by gently patting onto skin. You can also use a cotton pad to apply this product, but I feel like I get more out of the product when I use my hands.

Effectiveness

Skin Activating Solution

I actually quite enjoyed this product and found it to be more hydrating compared to toners that I typically use. Especially when I use this after the shower, it’s quite noticeable that my skin doesn’t feel as dry if I didn’t finish my skin care routine right away. Yes – I’ve gotten a bit lazy with my skincare routine lately.. But! It’s been quite helpful in keeping my skin hydrated until I finish my routine before bed time.

Skin Illuminating Solution

While this product is also hydrating, I didn’t see as much of a difference in my skin in terms of being much brighter. I always find that it’s quite hard for brightening products to prove that they can brighten our skins. However, as a moisturizing toner, it’s not too bad. Plus, at this price point for the amount of product you get it’s quite a good deal since good toners can sometimes go for a lot more than this product!

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