Are you ready to build an Eminence Organics skin care routine but aren’t sure where to start? To help, we’ve rounded up the best of the best: tried and true products that licensed estheticians and skin care enthusiasts (like you!) swear by. Keep scrolling for a day and night skin care routine, suitable for all skin types and using only our best selling products.
Day Skin Care Routine
Your morning skin care routine is all about prep and protection: getting your skin into the right shape to face the day ahead. Here are five daily skin care steps to follow.
A thorough cleanse sets up your skin to absorb the ingredients in the rest of your routine. Eminence Organics Lead Skin Care Trainer Natalie Pergar advises: “You always want to begin with a cleanser. You can use a gel or milk depending on how dry your skin is, and you want to do this AM and PM. Very simple.”
Product Recommendation: Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser
This milky gel cleanser uses lactic acid to gently dissolve dead surface cells and reveal the young, healthy cells underneath. The result: a fresh, glowing complexion.
Application Tip: Test your water temperature
Hot water has the potential to irritate and dry your skin; instead, cool things down with lukewarm water that will keep your moisture barrier intact.
Many of us skip this step in our skin care routines. Why? We tend to associate toners with stripping, alcohol-based astringents; however, today’s formulas have evolved to deliver moisture and nutrients that balance and prep the skin. Natalie says: “Think of your cleanser and toner as the shampoo and conditioner for your skin … Remember to do both of them daily.”
Think of your cleanser and toner as the shampoo and conditioner for your skin … Remember to do both of them daily.
Application Tip: Apply to damp skin
According to Health Magazine, “moist skin is 10 times more permeable than dry skin.” Apply a few spritzes of toner or facial mist while your skin is still damp to soak in all the benefits.
Natalie tells us: “After you’ve prepped the skin, it’s time for all the finishing products. We always like to do what we call a “treatment” to your skin, and this helps if you have something that you want to minimize or reduce the appearance of.” Serums, concentrates and facial oils deliver active ingredients deep into the skin, helping to correct concerns and protect skin from damage caused by oxidative stress
Product Recommendation: Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Concentrate
This resurfacing concentrate includes a Lactic Acid Complex and antioxidant-rich mangosteen to resurface skin, refine pores and provide protection from environmental stressors.
Application Tip: Less is more
Serums, concentrates and facial oils are incredibly concentrated. You only need to apply three drops (oils and serums) or two pumps (concentrates) to experience their full benefits.
4. Apply Eye Cream
Eye creams aren’t just for your nighttime routine. The right formula can work wonders by waking up tired eyes and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Eye creams are best applied after serums and you only need a small amount for them to be effective, so try not to overuse them.
Product Recommendation: Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream
This best selling Advanced Instant Lift fX eye treatment rapidly de-puffs tired eyes, minimizes the look of dark under-eye circles and smooths wrinkles - in less than two minutes.
Application Tip: Keep it cool
Leave Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream in the fridge to boost the cooling effect of its stainless steel rollerball. This will add an extra chill to your eye cream application.
All skin types need a moisturizer (yes, even if your skin is oily or acne-prone!). Moisturizing is a crucial step to keeping your protective moisture barrier intact, helping it keep hydration in and environmental stressors out. For daytime, Natalie encourages using an SPF moisturizer that provides additional UV protection.
Application Tip: Add water
For a lighter application, emulsify a small amount of moisturizer in your hand with a few drops of water.
Night Skin Care Routine
When your head hits the pillow, your skin goes into overdrive, repairing, restoring and regenerating as you sleep. For this reason, your night skin care routine is all about targeted treatments that tackle vexing skin concerns and conditions.
Even if you’ve gone makeup-free for the day, it’s important to wash your face morning and night. Washing at night helps remove impurities that have accumulated during the day and have the potential to clog pores, leading to dry, irritated skin and even breakouts. One of the best ways to get rid of buildup is to double cleanse with a cleansing oil or balm followed by your favorite cleanser.
Product Recommendation: Stone Crop Cleansing Oil + Stone Crop Gel Wash
Infused with hydrating stone crop, this oil and gel cleanser wash away impurities without compromising your skin’s moisture barrier.
Application Tip: Double cleanse
First, dissolve makeup with a cleansing oil or balm. Then, use an additional cleanser to sweep away dirt, dead skin and grime. With this two-step process, you remove both types of impurities from your complexion.
In addition to your regular cleanse, you should exfoliate a few times a week to encourage healthy skin cell turnover and renewal. Daily exposure to environmental stressors can cause buildup on the skin’s surface, making it appear dull, rough and uneven. Regular exfoliation clears buildup that can clog pores and trigger the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
Application Tip: Add a powder exfoliant to your cleanser
To save time, double up on your double cleanse. Add Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant to Stone Crop Gel Wash to add physical and chemical exfoliation to your cleansing routine.
Masking a few times a week is one of the best ways to see visible changes in your skin, fast. Face masks deliver concentrated amounts of vitamins and nutrients to hydrate the skin and treat a variety of skin concerns and conditions, from fine lines and wrinkles to breakouts and large pores. The treatment you choose will depend on your skin type as well as the conditions you hope to tackle.
Product Recommendation: Eight Greens Phyto Masque - Hot
This stimulating treatment brings both heat and hydration. Paprika stimulates circulation to produce a rosy glow, and honey moisturizes for a smooth, youthful looking complexion.
Application Tip: Double mask
Pair Eight Greens Phyto Masque - Hot with the soothing sensation of Calm Skin Arnica Masque. Apply Calm Skin Arnica Masque immediately after the first mask to deeply moisturize skin and calm redness due to dryness.
The best time to treat your skin to results-oriented actives and deeply nourishing ingredients is at night.
The best time to treat your skin to results-oriented actives and deeply nourishing ingredients is at night. Whether you choose an oil, serum or concentrate, ingredients like our Natural Hydroquinone Alternative, Natural Retinol Alternative and Smart Collagen+ Complex can benefit from the hard work skin does overnight.
Product Recommendation: Facial Recovery Oil
Let your skin soak in the goodness of Facial Recovery Oil’s Biodynamic® ingredients. A step up from organic, biodynamic methods enhance quality, delivering pure and potent actives that are even higher in vitamins, nutrients and active compounds.
Application Tip: Let it absorb
Natalie recommends letting your chosen treatment absorb fully (usually around five minutes) before moving on to the next step in your routine.
5. Eye Cream
Because the delicate skin around your eye area has a different structure than the skin elsewhere on your face, applying your regular night cream won’t do. Eye creams are not only formulated for this fragile area but also contain actives to target the specific issues it is prone to, including dark circles, crow’s feet and puffiness. At night, choose a rich formula that will deeply hydrate and plump your skin while you sleep.
Product Recommendation: Lavender Age Corrective Night Eye Cream
This rich eye cream is formulated for nighttime renewal. In addition to lavender and evening primrose oil, it contains an Argan Stem Cell Complex that firms skin and smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Application Tip: Be gentle
The skin around your eye area is extremely fragile. Instead of rubbing in your eye cream, use your ring finger to gently tap it into the skin.
6. Night Cream
It may be tempting to use your daytime moisturizer at night, but their formulas are quite different. Night moisturizers are much richer and are designed to be absorbed while you sleep. Additionally, they aim to fix any damage done to the skin during the day; they replenish moisture, repair skin’s moisture barrier and target specific concerns, like dark spots and the visible signs of aging.
Product Recommendation: Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream For Face & Neck
This luxurious night cream is infused with monoi, argan, evening primrose, jojoba and grape seed oils to deeply hydrate skin and replenish moisture. Like Lavender Age Corrective Night Eye Cream, it includes an Argan Stem Cell Complex that leaves skin looking firm and youthful.
Application Tip: Include your neck
Similar to the eye area, the neck has thinner and more fragile skin than the face, making it more vulnerable to the signs of aging. When applying your night cream, be sure to include your neck: Starting from the collarbone, work your way up to your jawline using fluid, upward motions.
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This article was originally written by Alisha Whitley in January 2019.