Skin Care

5 Daily Steps For Healthy, Beautiful Skin

toner-906142_960_720Who knew that radiant, glowing skin could be so easy to achieve? By incorporating these five super simple steps into your daily skin care routine, you will be on your way to healthy, beautiful skin in no time!

1. Cleansing: Cleansing is the most basic and essential step in your daily skin care routine, it involves cleaning the skin’s surface of dirt, debris, and natural oil that will clog pores and lead to blemishes and acne. Cleansing gives your skin a “fresh slate,” allowing products applied afterwards to penetrate deeper and be more effective overall. But remember, all cleansers are NOT created equal. It’s important to choose a cleanser that is right for YOUR skin type. Have oily, acne-prone skin? You will want to try a lighter cleanser such as our popular Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser. Do you suffer from dry or dehydrated skin? You will want to try a more creamy cleanser, such as our Eminence Coconut Milk Cleanser. There are even cleansers that target specific skin concerns, such as anti-aging. Our Eminence Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser is a perfect example of this. Estheticians recommend incorporating a cleanser into your skin care routine 1-2x daily. Cleansers are designed to be applied using your fingertips. Simply massage a small amount of the cleansing concentrate onto the skin with a few drops of water for one minute. Rinse off with water or remove with a damp face cloth.

2. Tonique: This is a step in the skin care routine that is often overlooked, but so important! A toner is used to give you an even deeper clean. It can remove small traces of dirt, debris, and natural oil that the cleanser might have missed. Toners are also excellent at removing traces of makeup or other heavy products like sunscreens. Having removed those traces of oil from your skin’s surface, the toner can actually give the appearance of smaller pores. During cleansing, the pH balance in your skin is often disturbed due to the harsh, alkaline nature of soap. A toner can quickly help to restore that natural pH balance to the skin. Our collection of Eminence Toniques are designed to be used 1-3x daily and are misted onto the skin’s surface immediately following cleansing. You can also use them as a touch-up, anytime the skin needs to be refreshed.

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Eminence Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum

3. Serum: Estheticians everywhere swear by the use of serums, but what’s the big deal? Serums are a whole lot of good in a little package! They are light, fast-absorbing liquids that leave out occlusive moisturizing ingredients like mineral oil and petrolatum. Serums also don’t contain “filler products” and thickening agents such as nut or seed oils. Instead, serums tend to be water-based and packed with high concentrations of nutrient-rich active ingredients like antioxidants, peptides, and skin brighteners – all of which are excellent for their anti-aging benefits. You should be incorporating a serum into your skin care routine at least 1-2x daily. You can apply a thin layer of serum, booster-serum, concentrate or oil over the entire face after cleansing, masque or exfoliation. Apply moisturizer over top and leave on skin. Two to three drops of booster-serum can also be added to a masque or moisturizer to enhance results. The Eminence Cornflower Recovery Serum or Eminence Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum are excellent choices that benefit all skin types.

4. Eye Care: You have probably noticed that the skin around your eyes is thin and fragile. Because of this, eyes will often show the first signs of aging. It is important to take extra steps to protect the skin from these signs like wrinkles, crow’s feet, and dark circles. Contrary to popular belief, eye creams are NOT just moisturizers. Eye creams contain higher levels of oils and more concentrated solutions of active ingredients aimed to address specific problems associated with the eyes. Our Eminence Wild Plum Eye Cream is a great eye care product for all skin types. It works to restore hydration to dry, dehydrated skin around the eyes and minimizes the appearance of dark circles.

5. Moisturizer: great moisturizer is one of the most important elements in your skin care routine. A moisturizer works by holding water in the outer layer of the skin’s surface and increasing the overall appearance of skin. Moisturizers can be targeted to address specific skin concerns such as dry or cracked skin and eczema. Some moisturizers, such as our Eminence Persimmon & Cantaloupe Day Cream SPF 32 also have an SPF factor for added protection in the sun. You shoskin-care-1122664_960_720uld apply a thin layer of moisturizer as a final step in your skin care routine 1-2x daily.

**Bonus**: Exfoliant: We talked about this a bit in our previous post, but we just can’t stress enough the importance of exfoliation. Through exfoliating, you are removing dirt, debris and dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. When these dead skin cells are removed, it makes room for new, fresh skin cells which will leave the skin looking smoother and healthier overall. Exfoliation should NOT be done every day. Exfoliating too often can cause the skin to become dry, cracked, and irritated – especially for those who already struggle with sensitive skin issues. Check out our Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant.

Skin Care

In The Spotlight: Eminence Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer

coconutagecorrective“This luxurious and hydrating moisturizer contains Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells and Natural Retinol Alternative to instantly firm skin and reveal a more youthful appearance.”

In the spotlight this week we have our Eminence Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer. We have been receiving a lot of phone calls and e-mails about this product and wanted to take the time to introduce it to those of you who may not know about it!

This moisturizer is an excellent choice for clients with normal to dry skin types. If you have combination skin and/or are trying to combat two different concerns, you can use a different moisturizer in the morning followed by this one in the evening. Or, this product can be used twice daily. If you decide you want to use two different moisturizers, we would recommend using this one as your nightly moisturizer as it is a rich product. One of the many wonderful things about Eminence Organic Skin Care products is that all of the products can be used in conjunction with one another with no adverse reactions.

The Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer is also very popular for its’ collagen boosting properties. You can expect to experience up to a 25% increase in collagen production in just 6 days of use! This moisturizer is great for mature skin types, allowing you to nourish and hydrate aging skin with coconut, shea butter, and grape seed oil for a truly luxurious experience. The skin feels instantly tightened and lifted with Natural Retinol Alternative, while Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells offer lasting age correction. 533114

“The Eminence Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer is amazing! I tend to have dry yet oily skin, so my skin is normally rough in some areas and oily in others. After using this cream for a week, my skin was no longer rough and the oil production had greatly decreased. Some fine lines have also started to disappear… I’m a big fan!”
-Natasha A.

This product is great for mature skin types too. This moisturizer allows you to nourish and hydrate aging skin with coconut, shea butter, and grape seed oil for a truly luxurious experience. The skin feels instantly tightened and lifted with Natural Retinol Alternative, while Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells offer lasting age correction.

Eminence Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer is currently packaged in a 60ml/2fl oz. jar and is available for purchase here. Still have questions about the product? Chat with us! We would be happy to help you determine if this is the right moisturizer for you!

Be sure to check in with us every Friday morning to see what the featured product of the week will be!

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Why You Should Consider Incorporating An Exfoliant Into Your Skin Care Routine

What is exfoliation? Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. When you exfoliate, you are also clearing away dirt and debris that can build up and clog pores. An exfoliant is the most important component of your skin care routine. 5c0c8a_5ee17abc142942158305eff764bbe9c8mv2

When most people think about exfoliation, they think of washes with abrasive beads being rubbed into the skin. However, there are actually a couple different types of exfoliants. One of these is a chemical exfoliant. These are acid-based products that are applied and left on the skin for a specified period of time. These exfoliants include ingredients like Glycolic Acid, AHAs and BHA, and enzymes such as Pumpkin, Papaya, and Pineapple. These key ingredients work together to physical dissolve the dead cells on the skin’s surface. Check out our Eminence Almond & Mineral Treatment for an example of one of our most popular chemical exfoliant products. The Almond & Mineral Treatment actually contains paprika, which creates a highly stimulating effect on application. The Eminence Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5% is another popular chemical exfoliant that we offer.

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Eminence Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5%

The more well-known type of exfoliant is known as a physical exfoliant. This is the one that probably comes to mind when you picture exfoliation. These are facial scrubs that are typically applied using a brush, sponge, or your fingertips. Some products may contain small beads that have a mildly abrasive surface. Our Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant is an extremely popular physical exfoliant that smells absolutely delicious! Our Eminence Citrus Exfoliating Wash is also quite popular, as it allows you to cleanse and exfoliate in one step!

You can alternate using chemical and physical exfoliants in your routine to increase results. Here at EminenStore.com, we do recommend that you exfoliate no more than 1-3 times per week, to avoid over stimulation and irritation. Since your skin renews and regenerates itself every night, exfoliation in the morning is preferred. Make sure you remove all makeup and cleanse your skin well before exfoliation, in order to see the best results.

I understand how to exfoliate, but why is it so beneficial? Why does it matter? Up until age 25, our skin is shedding and regenerating itself every 30 days. With each cycle, our skin is left looking health, revitalized, and radiant. As we age, this process of cell regeneration is slowed down. We are not shedding skin cells and generating new ones as quickly anymore. When old skin cells, dirt, and debris pile up on the surface of the skin, it can leave the skin looking dull, rough, and dry. The build-up of dead skin cells can also result in excess oil and clogged pores, which will lead to blemishes and acne.1-1232147469qp3q

You should be working hand-in-hand with your esthetician to create a skin care routine that is right for you. By incorporating an exfoliant, you will be well on your way to fresh and healthy skin! When you exfoliate, you are sloughing away the dead skin cells that are clogging the skin and making room for fresh new skin cells underneath. This also makes the skin more receptive to moisturizers applied after exfoliation, allowing them to penetrate deeper and making them more effective overall.

Remember, order is just as important as the products in your skin care routine: Cleanser, Toner, Exfoliant, Serum, Moisturizer! We will touch more on this in the next blog post.