My soft skin and the skin care line that has changed everything
Last year was a rather poor year for my skin- I was constantly breaking out, I was using a range of swag face freebies (all good products, mind you- but the right ones for me? not sure) and essentially failed to get into a stable skin care regimen that kept the pores hydrated, cleansed, and downright radiant.
Now I confess that experiencing radiance is somewhat elusive- what does it even mean? Are you really glowing? glossy? sparkling? Do you have to receive compliments on your skin to be officially radiant? Or is a state of mind, as in, I’ll do this face masque for radiant complexion and then I will be radiant-?
Well, I have to tell you folks that I have for the first time in recent years experienced radiant skin- over and over again. It’s all thanks to Eminence Handmade Organic Skin Care.
I have also experienced the softest skin I’ve ever felt on myself, and can only imagine was as soft when I did have a baby’s bottom. I’ve never been so taken by a line of product that I openly declare that I’m obsessed with the eye cream. The eye cream!!
So if you are where I was a mere 9 months ago as the New Year rang in, and I thought, this year, this 2012- I am taking control of my skin. I’m going to start over with a new commitment and new products- all from the same line- and I will turn around my face issues. I don’t care what it costs- I’m going to go all out, spend some cash, do the routine, stick to it and then be radiant! And I’m going organic and that’s that. It’s my face, dammit.
But then I started to look at organic skin care lines and nothing really made me excited- I’d used some organic face stuff before but I either didn’t like the feel, the results, the scent, ugh. And in the case of other companies offering organic skin care, some products were only 90% organic. Well-? My plan was a full-on commitment, so 90% just wasn’t gonna do.
So I took the leap.
I had purchased a spa day extravaganza for two at Chi Spa for my friend Marina and I and so in the torrent of February snow, we went for our treatments- she had a massage, I had a facial. But not just any facial- I had an Eminence Handmade Organic Skin Care facial. And that’s when my face revolution happened.
I experienced the most luscious products- a probiotic face cucumber and yogurt masque that eats away the gunk in your pores but feels cool and hot at the same time; a quince and ice wine masque full of antioxidants and wrinkle-fighting power; a pear and poppy seed microderm exfoliant; the addictive eye cream with St. John’s Wort, corn germ oil, bioflavonoids, vitamins and marigold; the persimmon and cantaloupe day cream with broad spectrum SPF 32.
Well, let’s just say that I had never experienced face bliss like this before. So I bought a few things, and I’ve since tried a few more. And getting into this seriously, I’ve been really interested in learning more about Eminence as a company and the extensive collection of products they create.
I’m fascinated by the Hungarian company’s commitment (like my own) to go all the way: the company has been around since 1958 in a small town where herbs, fruit and plants were used for generations as natural remedies. Even today the ingredients are hand picked and hand mixed together in small batches with the addition of thermal hot spring water for which the country is famous. I’m lucky that I have visited Hungary- Budapest and the nation’s beautiful countryside, and I know a few Hungarians, and so I really appreciate the culture and the old world ways of doing things back home.
And you will too if you’re thinking about adopting a new line of face/body products. I haven’t even tried the body stuff yet- so that’s still exciting stuff to come. Eminence also offers cosmetics, too.
I also want to let you know that Chi Spa was really awesome at supplying me with samples to try a variety of masques at home and the unbelievably amazing strawberry rhubarb dermafoliant- it’s a powder that you apply to damp skin and it stays finely gritty, allowing you to get more even rub than a solution with gritty particles at top:
So now that I’m an Eminence fanatic and constantly thinking about how much more I will invest in Eminence goodness, I’m wondering if you’re going to give it a try. At Chi Spa I was hooked up with really awesome samples of the masques, dermafoliant, moisturizers – you name it. I’m super pumped to go back and pick up new goods and my favourites so far.
Images courtesy of me and Eminence.