Words by Nicole Thomsen
March 12th, 2018
In the midst of the wellness movement that’s currently sweeping the globe, the call for organic beauty has gotten louder. No longer content with slathering on any old product, the ingredients label has come under scrutiny as we question exactly what goes into our favourite lotions and potions.
But what does it mean when a beauty product is ‘organic’?
It all comes down to the farming method. For something to be certified as organic, the product must contain a high percentage of ingredients that have been organically farmed i.e. grown without synthetic fertilisers or pesticides. Surprisingly simple, it comes as a shock to many to know that such chemicals are used in the first place and begs the question, what other potentially harmful ingredients can be found in the beauty cupboard?
While organic beauty has often been thought of as less effective and ‘namby-pamby’, Éminence Organic Skin Care has shown that this is far from the truth. Loved by Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Biel, this Hungarian brand boasts a long list of celebrity fans and for good reason. Free of parabens, mineral oil, animal by-products and all the other hidden nasties you definitely don’t want in your skincare, Éminence uses only the best, results-driven natural and organic ingredients to create this award-winning line.
Whether your complexion is plagued by dehydration – whose isn’t? – or you’re looking for something to combat signs of ageing, there’s a product for everything. For those with dry skin, the nourishing Facial Recovery Oil is a must-have (loved by Cameron Diaz, no less). A hero product, it not only replenishes the skin’s moisture levels, it also helps to improve the look of uneven skin tone and eradicate those tiny bumps of hard skin often found on the backs of the arm commonly known as “chicken skin” or keratosis pilaris. Meanwhile, the Citrus & Kale Potent C + E Serum is a treat for anyone suffering from inflammation; it’s concentrated with Vitamin C sourced from lemon and grapefruit which helps to calm redness in the skin.
Drawing on the much-talked-about power of coconuts, the Age Corrective Moisturizer provides a natural alternative to retinol to target visible signs of ageing. The combination of coconut oil, shea butter, grapeseed oil and award-winning green apple stem cell technology boosts collagen production and elastin, leaving skin looking tighter and lifted. The Bamboo Firming Fluid is also a winner in the anti-ageing category. Using the natural attributes of bamboo, elasticity is improved and skin looks smoother. When used over time it mimics the properties of pharmaceutical retinol but without any of the possible harmful effects associated with it. If your skin is looking a little dull after the cold weather, the Firm Skin Exfoliating Acai Peel combines antioxidants with lactic and glycolic acids to revitalise your skin and leave you with a glowing, A-list approved complexion.
When it comes to the wellbeing of your skin, it’s worth investing in a brand that not only cares about the ingredients they use but also the environment. More than just a believer in organic ingredients, Éminence also takes an organic approach to business. The brand is environmentally friendly and uses wind and solar power energy in the manufacturing of its products, all the while planting one tree for every one of these products that is sold, resulting in a remarkable 9 million trees being planted in developing countries so far. The packagaing, which is luxurious and high-end, is made from wood, cardboard and glass, keeping plastic to a minimum. Did we mention they’re cruelty-free too?
Below, we’ve rounded up these game-changing products so you can see for yourself the effects organic skincare can have. Thank us for that glowing complexion later.
Éminence Organic Skin Care is available to buy at eminence.ie and at the Anne McDevitt Clinic in Dublin.
Éminence Age Corrective Starter Kit Worth €95.00
Cleanse, treat, revitalise and moisturise to correct the appearance of ageing with powerful ingredients formulated to create an ageless look with the complete Éminence Age Corrective routine. A luscious combination of bamboo, monoi, coconut and neroli infuse the skin with nourishing properties while Natural Retinol Alternative and Swiss Green Apple Stem Cell Technology repair the signs of ageing.
Starter Set Includes:
Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser (1oz / 30 ml tube)
Bamboo Age Corrective Masque (0.5 oz / 15 ml jar)
Bamboo Firming Fluid (0.33 oz / 10 ml pump)
Coconut Age Corrective Moisturiser (0.5 oz / 15 ml tube)
Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum (0.27 oz / 8 ml pump)
One sophisticated fabric cosmetic bag with elegant bamboo design accents
*Sponsored by Éminence Organic Skin Care.
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