Natural and organic skin care products don’t get a lot of credit when it comes to addressing more serious skin concerns. But according to Attila Koronczay, co-owner and general manager of Eminence Organic Skin Care, products made with only the freshest, 100% organically grown ingredients can be just as potent as their lab-based counterparts, if not more.
“Some consumers have been misinformed that organic products aren’t results-oriented,” says Koronczay. “Nature is one of the most powerful forces in the world. By incorporating the most innovative methods of harnessing the power of natural, organic and Biodynamic® ingredients, the results are very much real, proven with studies and can even be life-changing.”
And because organically grown plants pack more skin-enhancing benefits—up to 30% more antioxidants and up to 47% more vitamin C—than their conventionally grown counterparts, Koronczay stressed that products with these ingredients work harder and deliver results faster. But perhaps the best thing about using naturally derived ingredients and minimally processed formulas? They’re usually more easily tolerated by compromised and easily irritated skin.
The Right Eminence Products for Your Concerns
If you’re new to Eminence or have never tried any natural and organic skin care line before, building a skin care regimen can be challenging, especially if you’re struggling with wrinkles, acne, rosacea, dry skin or hyperpigmentation. Here, the experts at Eminence chatted with us to help us understand what our skin goes through—plus the right Eminence products to address it.
If You Have Fine Lines and Wrinkles
What happens to your skin: “Fine lines and wrinkles are caused by a lack of collagen and elastin in the skin. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and cannot replace what is being lost quickly enough. Other factors may contribute to the loss of collagen and elastin such as smoking, diet and environmental stressors.”
What Eminence products to use: “Eminence Organics has formulated specific key ingredients to target aging skin using clean ingredients, and to offer organic alternatives to popular anti-aging products on the market today. Ingredients such as our Natural Retinol Alternative Complex and Anti-Aging Stem Cell Complex offer many benefits for mature skin by smoothing wrinkles and improving the visible signs of aging. Our Age Corrective Collection is focused on reducing the visible signs of aging in our skin. It offers immediate and lasting visible results with two revolutionary, natural and clinically proven ingredients: Natural Retinol Alternative Complex and PhytoCellTec™ Swiss Green Apple stem cell technology. Both combat the look of aging so skin feels firmer and tighter, and the appearance of elasticity is improved.”
Tips and tricks on how to use this line for best results: “Consistency is key! Using an SPF moisturizer during the day is very important as well as ensuring your skin is clean and hydrated at the end of the day.”
If You Have Acne
What happens to your skin: “Acne occurs when pores become clogged with dead skin cells and oil, which create a medium for Propionibacterium acnes bacteria to grow. This often coincides with hormonal fluctuations which can cause an increase in the number of oil-producing sebaceous glands and the amount of sebum they produce.”
What Eminence products to use: “Effectively addressing acne and all of the associated concerns requires addressing the root cause while also minimizing the symptoms. Removing dead skin cells through exfoliation and unclogging blocked pores with ingredients such as willow bark is a critical first step. Eminence Organics has formulated a range of collections to address acne based on severity. For example, our Acne Advanced Treatment System targets moderate-to-severe acne while our Clear Skin Probiotic Collection is formulated for clients experiencing mild-to-moderate problem skin. Each collection contains key ingredients to effectively purify the skin while also eliminating oil on the skin and preventing future breakouts. It is up to the esthetician to recommend the appropriate collection, based on the needs of the client.”
Tips and tricks on how to use this line for best results: “As mentioned, removing dead skin cells and unclogging blocked pores is a critical first step as well as removing excess sebum to ensure there is no food for acne bacteria to thrive on. Exfoliating with a product that contains salicylic acid or willow bark will ensure surface impurities are removed and congested pores are cleared.
Additionally, it’s important to hydrate the skin after using these ingredients to balance and protect the skin. Drinking enough water to keep the body hydrated will have a positive effect on overall skin health. It’s also very important to try not to pick or squeeze acne lesions as this often creates further blemishes, a longer healing time and post-inflammatory pigmentation.”
If You Struggle With Redness/Rosacea
What happens to your skin: “Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that affects many people. While there is no known cure, there are products and ingredients that can assist with calming the redness and irritation that are present in rosacea-prone skin types.”
What Eminence products to use: “Chamomile is a unique calming and balancing ingredient that is ideal for soothing irritation and reducing associated redness. Other ingredients such as arnica, rosemary and English ivy have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that assist with reducing swelling and help to soothe and rejuvenate sensitive skin. Our Calm Skin products are formulated to ease the appearance of red, dry skin and ensure that the skin looks and feels calm.”
Tips and tricks on how to use this line for best results: “It’s critical to keep the skin hydrated and balanced; one of the best ways to maintain a healthy lipid barrier is to moisturize with the Calm Skin Chamomile Moisturizer day and night. This effective moisturizer will replenish skin’s outer layer and prevent water loss, helping to prevent penetration by potential irritants.
Rosacea is usually a genetic condition, but certain factors are known to aggravate it. Avoiding hot liquids, alcohol, the sun and extreme temperatures, plus using products designed to help calm skin will help to clear irritations and control redness.”
If You Have Dull, Dry or Dehydrated Skin
What happens to your skin: “Dehydrated skin is a skin condition that can be caused by external elements that can deplete the skin’s water content (the weather, lack of water consumption or too much caffeine or alcohol).”
What Eminence products to use: “Hyaluronic acid is a key ingredient. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally and keeps it smooth and looking ‘plump’ through its ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Our Firm Skin Collection will help to increase the hydration of the skin, while also improving the look elasticity and firmness. This collection includes our botanically sourced hyaluronic acid from the marshmallow plant which ensures the skin looks firm and plump.”
Tips and tricks on how to use this line for best results: “Being consistent with our water intake and skin care routine will replenish levels in not only the body, but the skin as well. Dehydration affects your skin’s ability to perform essential functions like cell turnover. Without adequate hydration, your skin does not shed its outer layer frequently enough, and dead cells accumulate on its surface. This contributes to clogged pores, congestion and a lackluster complexion. Keeping skin hydrated from the inside out, including drinking eight glasses of water a day, choosing fruits and veggies that are high in water content like watermelon and cucumber, and using your skincare products, of course.”
If You Have Dark Spots
What happens to your skin: “Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of an area of the skin caused by an increase in melanin production triggered by a variety of factors including environmental damage, aging, and most of all, inflammation.”
What Eminence products to use: “With hyperpigmentation, hydroquinone has traditionally been an ingredient that was very popular for treating hyperpigmentation. However, with use, the skin can experience many side effects, such as skin irritation, redness and inflammation. Eminence Organics has a Natural Hydroquinone Alternative, made with African potato extract and tara tree, which will provide the same results without any side effects or downtime. Our Bright Skin Collection helps to prevent and minimize the appearance of dark spots. The Bright Skin product range includes a collaboration of nature’s finest ingredients, like our Natural Hydroquinone Alternative, to fight uneven skin tone caused by a variety of factors.”
Tips and tricks on how to use this line for best results: “Uneven skin tone can be tricky to treat, so be patient with the reduction of dark spots and be consistent with the application of products. If dark spots have been on the skin for a long period of time, the longer it will take to reduce them, so be sure to include all your steps for best results! Also, SPF! Sun damage is one of the leading causes of uneven skin tone, so protecting our skin with a broad spectrum SPF will prevent future damage and keep the complexion even.”