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: these are the 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.
Your morning skin care routine is all about prep and protection: getting your skin into the right conditions 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 in the morning and at night. Very simple.”
To get your morning routine started off right, we suggest the Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser. This milky gel cleanser uses lactic acid to gently dissolve dead surface cells and reveal the young, healthy cells underneath. This results in a fresh, glowing complexion without over-stripping. The skin feels fresh and perfectly cleansed. Surface buildup, impurities and blockages are removed, and the complexion looks clear, smooth and radiant.
Alternatively, you can begin your day with the Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser. This is a clarifying cream-gel cleanser that treats oily and problem skin with cucumber and tea tree oil. Sweet almond milk and yogurt reduce the visible signs of problem skin and breakouts without stripping the skin of moisture.
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 skin tone 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.”
Try the Stone Crop Hydrating Mist — ideal for all skin types. This refreshing facial mist is infused with stone crop to boost hydration and leave skin looking smooth and revitalized. This toner is particularly helpful for uneven skin types as it makes the skin appear perfectly clear, fresh and vibrant with a brightened glow.
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 skin care 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.
The Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles with Vitamin C, leafy greens and botanical ferulic acid. The potent Vitamin C in this serum is stabilized by botanically-derived ferulic acid. This serum delivers antioxidants to help brighten skin and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
The Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum contains strawberry and salicylic acid that gently exfoliates and brightens the look of the skin, while boosting hydration. The Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Concentrate includes a Lactic Acid Complex and antioxidant-rich mangosteen to resurface the skin, refine the look of pores and provide protection from environmental stressors.
Application Tip: Less is more
Serums, concentrates and facial oils are incredibly potent. You only need to apply three drops (oils and serums) or two pumps (concentrates) to experience their full benefits.
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 and environmental stressors out. For daytime, use an SPF moisturizer that provides additional UV protection from sun exposure.
For a balance of hydration and SPF protection, we recommend the Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 40. Apply this two-in-one moisturizer to protect your skin from the sun’s rays while also minimizing the appearance of dark spots.
Application Tip: Apply SPF liberally every 2 hours.
For maximum protection, apply sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure and then reapply it at least every 2 hours.
5. Apply Eye Cream
Eye creams aren’t just for your nighttime routine. The right formula can work wonders by waking up tired eyes, protecting this delicate area, 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.
Our recommendations for a wide-awake look? Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream and Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum. The best selling Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream rapidly improves the appearance of puffy, tired eyes, minimizes the look of dark undereye circles and quickly smooths the look of wrinkles.
The Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum targets the look of undereye wrinkles and crow’s feet. A blend of coconut water and green apple hydrates and moisturizes the delicate skin near the eye.
Application Tip: Keep it cool
Leave the Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream in the fridge to boost the soothing and cooling effect of its stainless steel rollerball. This will add an extra chill to your eye cream application.
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 on your face is to double cleanse, beginning with a cleansing oil or balm and then following up with a second cleanser of your choosing.
One ideal combination that we love is the Stone Crop Cleansing Oil and Stone Crop Gel Wash. Infused with hydrating stone crop, the Stone Crop Cleansing Oil gently washes away impurities without compromising your skin’s moisture barrier. The Stone Crop Gel Wash is ideal for even the most sensitive skin as it cleanses impurities and surface buildup without drying out the skin. We also love the Stone Crop Gel Wash for its ability to deeply cleanse pores without irritation, leaving the skin looking bright and feeling soft and clean.
Application Tip: Double cleanse
First, dissolve makeup with a cleansing oil. 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 this buildup, preventing clogged pores and the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
Refine your skin with the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. Achieve a bright and radiant-looking complexion with our Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. Rice powder absorbs oil while lactic and salicylic acids remove dead skin cells. Just add water and watch this powder exfoliant transform into a luxurious paste that removes impurities, refines the appearance of pores and smooths the look of the skin.
Application Tip: Add a powder exfoliant to your cleanser
To save time, double up on your double cleanse. Add Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant to the 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.
However, all skin types can benefit from the Eight Greens Phyto Masque – Hot. This stimulating treatment brings both heat and hydration. Paprika produces a rosy and glowing complexion, while 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 to help optimize your skin’s natural repair process. Whether you choose an oil, serum or concentrate, ingredients like our Natural Hydroquinone Alternative, Natural Retinol Alternative and Smart Collagen+ Complex can help restore the appearance of the skin overnight.
A few great treatment options include the Facial Recovery Oil or the Bamboo Firming Fluid. 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.
Bamboo Firming Fluid is a skin-plumping concentrate that will give you tighter-looking skin. Bamboo and coconut deeply hydrate and improve the appearance of elasticity in the skin.
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. 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.
In the evening, it’s vital to replenish your skin with night cream like our Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream For Face & Neck and Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer. The luxurious Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream is infused with monoi, argan, evening primrose, jojoba and grapeseed oils to deeply hydrate skin and replenish moisture. It includes an Argan Stem Cell Complex that leaves the skin looking firm and youthful.
The Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer has a firming and plumping effect on the skin. With each application, you’ll feel your skin instantly tighten and lift. Coconut, shea butter and grape seed oil combine to smooth the appearance of the skin.
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 for a natural facelift.
6. 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.
At night, we suggest a soothing cream designed specifically for the eye area, like our 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.
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This article was originally written in January 2019.