I was recently sent a few products from Eminence Organic Skin Care, available here. They have an extensive range of products and these four are a preview of the delectable collection of products they offer. Upon doing further research into the company and what other products they have - I noticed a common theme in everything - FRUIT! Pear and green apple sugar scrub, lemon cleanser, cranberry pomegranate sugar scrub, raspberry pore refining mask and so forth... actually, after trying these four products out, I am interested in trying out more items.
What I was sent is actually an entire skin regiment, a cleanser, exfoliator, hydrating mist and serum.
Step 1: Purify and Tone with Firm Skin Acai Cleanser ($38) 8.4 fluid ounces
This cleanser contains antioxidant-rich acai berries that are perfect for revitalizing your skin's texture. The cream cleanser is filled with vitamins and antioxidants to improve your skin tone. It also includes hyaluronic acid (my favorite) to deeply hydrate and seabuckthorn oil to help make your skin more smooth and supple.
Thoughts: I really liked this product. While it wasn't immediately effective in removing eyeliner and mascara from my face (that can be easily remedied with a micellar water or make-up wipe), I really liked how hydrated my skin felt after use. It did feel plumped and moisturized and the faint smell of berries is a bonus!
Step 2: Exfoliate and Smooth your skin with the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant ($48) 4.2 ounces
I was really hoping that this would literally smell like Strawberry and Rhubarb, however, it didn't :( It had a very very faint scent of something sweet but I can't really pinpoint what. If you love coarser exfoliators, then this is not for you. This is a very mild exfoliator as it is made with natural ingredients. It contains rice powder and chickpea flour to absorb oil, tighten pores and gently buff your skin and rid the dead skin cells. It also contains salicylic acid sourced from strawberries to assist in the above mentioned items.
Thoughts: I must say I wasn't too big of a fan of this, I enjoy a coarser exoliator and I just felt like this didn't really do anything for me. In addition, It was very hard to get a perfect balance of the paste texture as if it was too watery, it wouldn't work and if it's too thick it just ... still wasn't coarse enough. This would be a pass for me.
Step 3: Tighten and Regenerate with Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist ($38) 4.2 fluid ounces.
This collagen boosting toner contains Natural Retinol Alternative Complex that tightens skin to give a more lifted appearance. Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells rejuvenate and maintain the look of skin's elasticity, regenerating and strengthening cells. Neroli Oil serves as a fragrant antiseptic that refreshes and hydrates your skin. Finally, an added boost from coconut milk provides extra hydration while balancing the pH levels.
Thoughts: I LOVE this! While I cannot smell all the separate notes mentioned above, i.e. the green apple, coconut milk etc - this was still a fantastic product. My face simply glowed afterwards and was plump and hydrated. This is my favorite item out of the four.
Lastly, Step 4: Moisturize and protect with the Stone Crop Hydrating Gel ($59) 1.2 fluid ounces.
This hydrating gel deeply penetrates your skin to soothe and heal your skin, especially if you have a dry complexion. This serum is packed with vitamins and nutrients, there is also cactus juice to deliver instant moisture and leaves your skin with a smooth matte finish. Antioxidant-rich green tea and bearberry extract reduces the signs of aging and sun spots, while also protecting you against cell damage.
Thoughts: Again, I really liked this product - it absorbed so quickly into my skin and left it very smooth. I was able to apply primer on right after and then foundation. It kept my oil at bay and I saw it really work its magic after a few weeks of use.
Until next time, XO - M.