Sweetassgal here! .very excited to bring you a review of a product line that has been a month in coming due to research and extensive testing at the Institute of Beauty here in Roseville, California (otherwise known as my master bath). White lab coat replaced with my favorite robe and a sampling of skin care goodies spread before me in little mini-petri dish looking containers set the stage for an experience that was an education in advanced organics while simultaneously maintaining a luxurious spa-like quality.
Eminence Organic Skin Care was introduced to me by a friend who shares similar skin woes as mine including redness and oily skin breakouts. Her sister very generously treated her to a day of beauty at Sierra Cosmetic Laser Spa in Truckee, California (an absolutely darling town if you're ever visiting the Sierra's) where they carry the Eminence Organic line. She soon became a devotee of the brands natural benefits and decided I HAD to review it. An ample selection of the cleanser, facial masque, moisturizer and body lotion was gifted to me and started my quest to learn more about these fascinating products. Eminence Organics was founded in Hungary over 40 years ago and maintains a commitment to all natural organic and environmentally friendly practices that include sustainable farming and 100% solar and wind power energy. All of their products are manual labor farmed, hand made and packaged in recycled materials using European certified premium quality herbs, fruits, and flower buds, and are proudly free of Parabens, Mineral Oils, Petroleum and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.
Checking online I soon discovered that Eminence Organics has a vast selection of products to address any and all skin care needs. I was happy to try out products that specifically tackled my rosacea and oil proned skin with the use of calming and soothing rose petals, rose oil, lemon juice and Biocomplex™: an antioxidant booster of Vitamins A, Ester-C, E, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid. With each application I found less is more as the ingredients are effective and product waste is minimal.
Sweet Red Rose Cleanser - This creamy and sweet smelling cleanser (the scent is not Nana's lotion kind of rosey) glides over your skin and cleanses with very little product necessary. Emulsify the cleanser with a little water and massage into the skin removing with a soft warm cloth. My skin was soft, supple and clean without any harsh ingredients to irritate red skin.
Pear & Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher - Pair this with the cleanser twice a week and your skin is truly polished and revitalized. The seeds give an effective but gentle scrub to the skin without over stimulating. This is important when your skin is prone to redness and can be easily "angered".
Rosehip and Maize Exfoliating Masque - This product looked a little strange at first but being all natural and organic it just needed a little stirring to blend the ingredients back together. Just five minutes on the skin layered very thin and covered with a wet cotton cloth gives your skin plenty of time to soak in the Salicylic Acid, lemon juice and Zinc Oxide that smoothes and protects the skin. Skin is toned and prepped for absorption of additional products.
Drum roll please......Rosehip Whip Moisturizer - This stuff is BRILLIANT and I am absolutely in love with it! The scent is completely yummy. Sort of a very, very light citrusey/sweet smell that I fear I could actually eat if it's a particularly bad diet day. The moisturizer has been whipped into light and airy perfection. Just glide your finger across the top and pat gently around your face. It is instantly absorbed without a trace of heaviness or grease left behind. My skin feels lightly refreshed, mattified and moisturized and oil production is noticeably reduced. I'm typically a T-zone oil slick by 10:00 a.m. but not when I use this. Rosehip contains Vitamin C to brighten, tone, and tighten the skin. Lemon Juice tones and tightens the pores, reducing excess oil. Pectin nourishes and moisturizes the skin. Together it just works and I wish I could afford to buy samples for all of my oily skinned friends to try! It is sheer brilliance and I could not recommend it any more highly. It's a permanent beauty staple in my already overflowing train case from now on.
Eminence Organics skin care can be found online at Skincare Rx or check them out directly at Eminenceorganics to see if there is a spa nearby that can introduce you to the products and the practices that work best for your skin type. Like I said...there are simply scads of yummy food sounding products to try that will address your specific skin troubles and leave you organically glowing! I'm looking forward to trying the Pear and Green Apple Sugar scrub as well as their "Beyond Organic Bio-Dynamic" line debuting in Spring 2009. This is where the advanced organic education kicked in but that's a subject for a later review and subsequent degree in Bio-dynamic farming!
If anyone else has heard of this line or tried a treatment at a spa let me know...I'm dying to talk Eminence Organics with other users! GLAM ON!!!!!
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