Dealing with wrinkles? Maybe wrinkles, breakouts or problem skin? The right mask is more than an indulgence. Some masks decongest clogged pores, while others hydrate, balance or improve the look of uneven skin texture. Although seeking a spa treatment is always the first step to resolving skin concerns, at-home face mask routines will maintain those beautiful spa results between visits. Keep reading to learn how to use recommended facial products in step-by-step skin care routines, designed by the Eminence Organics Product Support Team. Enjoy!
As we age, it’s only natural that our skin and bodies naturally start to age too. This process is called intrinsic aging. Over time, our complexion loses its supple and youthful look because collagen and elastin are depleting. Some signs of aging include wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots. Thankfully, you can reduce the visible signs of aging with topical skin care that restores moisture, delivers antioxidant-rich ingredients and encourages tightened-looking skin.
To combat the visible signs of aging, our Product Support Team recommends cleansing daily with the Firm Skin Acai Cleanser containing antioxidant-rich acai berries. This cream cleanser also contains hyaluronic acid and seabuckthorn oil to improve the look of elasticity to the skin.
Next, apply the Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist which offers a Natural Retinol Alternative and Swiss Green Apple, making it especially perfect for mature skin. A few sprays daily will give the appearance of tighter-looking skin. The Firm Skin Acai Exfoliating Peel contains Vitamin C, acai berry and grapefruit, ingredients that contain antioxidants to tighten the look of the skin. Lactic acid and glycolic acid gently exfoliate the skin to reveal a youthful-looking glow.
Follow up with the Bamboo Age Corrective Masque for ultimate relaxation. It contains stone crop juice, lavender and jasmine to increase the skin’s hydration level and help the appearance of irritated skin, which is important for improving skin texture. Next, the Marine Flower Peptide Serum contains a Smart Collagen+ Complex, an ingredient made from natural plant peptides and sustainably sourced freshwater and saltwater algae. This serum improves the appearance of firmness and provides long-last hydration, both of which help with the look of wrinkles.
To improve the look of the eye area, apply the Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream to your delicate under eye area. This cream contains botanical hyaluronic acid which provides the skin with hydration, to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. And as a final moisturizing step, use the Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer to hydrate dry, mature skin. Blueberry juice, raspberry juice and shea butter help to moisturize skin with triglycerides and fatty acids.
Something as tiny as a small pimple or as prominent as a stubborn dark spot both contribute to making skin tone appear uneven. To help address all these factors, our Stone Crop Hydrating Mist is formulated to balance the look of the skin. It contains stone crop juice, lavender and jasmine to increase the skin’s hydration level and calm irritated skin, which is important for improving skin texture.
The Bright Skin Licorice Root Exfoliating Peel is a gentle exfoliating product that can smooth out the appearance of uneven skin. It contains lactic acid which accelerates the removal of dead skin cells.
After exfoliating, you can mask up with the delicious smelling Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque, which harnesses Vitamin C and E with leafy greens to hydrate and protect your skin. Once you’ve enjoyed a mask, apply a few drops of the Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum. This is a deeply hydrating serum that supports the effects of the mask by keeping skin plump to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
To even out your under eye area, the Bearberry Eye Repair Cream is designed to brighten and rejuvenate dark circles. Containing ingredients like meadow eyebright, hop and bearberry extract, it both hydrates and brightens the appearance of dark circles for a more awake appearance. Lastly, apply a moisturizer like the Stone Crop Whip Moisturizer for balanced and even-looking skin. The key ingredient, stone crop, deeply hydrates and helps the appearance of uneven skin tones.
Breakouts are a result of a buildup of underlying oil, bacteria or dirt that are clogging up the pores. You might also notice increased purging takes place around the oily T-zone or nose, chin or forehead which can be a sign of hormonal fluctuations.
To combat breakouts, the Stone Crop Gel Wash helps tackle problem skin. Thanks to stone crop and shea butter, this gel cleanser provides hydration and cleanses skin without drying out the skin. Follow up with a spritz of the Lime Refresh Tonique. Lime juice acts as an astringent and helps minimize the appearance of pores which may be enlarged by acne, while lemon and grapefruit oils help to tone and refresh the skin.
Exfoliation can really help breakouts by turning over dead skin cells and stopping the blockage of dirt and sebum buildup. Try the Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel that calms the look of the skin and exfoliates with lactic and azelaic acids.
To tone the skin around your eyes, you can use the Cucumber Eye Gel, which improves the appearance of puffiness around the eyes. It also reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The last step to help your complexion appear toned and smooth is by moisturizing with the Stone Crop Hydrating Gel. This gel contains a BioComplex, a booster of antioxidants, coenzyme Q10 and alpha lipoic acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the appearance of the skin.
You can also apply the Clear Skin Probiotic Masque to calm the look of problem skin. It contains yogurt, a source of lactic acid, to moisturize the skin and provide a cooling effect. This mask has been hailed by actress Laura Dern, who says: “I love Eminence. They are also protective of the planet. Their [Clear Skin] Probiotic Masque is amazing. I love the concept of it: We’re so focused on using probiotics internally for digestion, and we know their value, but I never thought about using probiotics topically until this product.”
If you’re concerned with spots or blemishes, the Clear Skin Targeted Treatment is designed to spot treat problem skin thanks to tea tree oil and salicylic acid (sourced from willow bark), which cleanses pores while brightening the appearance of your skin.
Is your main concern skin that looks dull and lacks radiance? If your glow looks like it’s lapsed into hibernation, the Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser will bring it back to life by gently resurfacing and deep cleaning pores. The Mangosteen Revitalizing Mist is formulated with red clover flower extract and mangosteen, ingredients that promote natural radiance and refine and rejuvenate the complexion.
For a healthy-looking glow, you can also use the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. This exfoliator has rice powder that absorbs oil plus lactic and salicylic acids to buff away dull, dead skin cells. Follow up with the Strawberry Rhubarb Masque to moisturize the skin. Shea butter is high in triglycerides and fatty acids, making it an excellent emollient that revitalizes and repairs the skin’s appearance.
The Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Concentrate has a lactic acid complex which gently resurfaces skin and minimizes pores. By removing dead skin cells, this concentrate clears away the buildup. The Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream has a blend of four antioxidant-rich plants and a Peptide Illuminating Complex to help your skin appear more luminous, smooth and calm.
To give your eye area a more lifted appearance, you can apply the Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream. This cream increases elasticity and moisture around the eye area to keep skin hydrated and supple.
Have you used any of these products for a particular skin issue? Let us know your results in the comments or on social media.