3 Worst Offenders For 50s Plus Skin

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Raise your hand if you’ve hit (or passed) your 50s and keep your hand up if you’re enjoying your decades with pride! This is an essential time to embrace the changes in your skin and refocus your skin care routine for a complexion that continues to radiate health and beauty. However, like all life stages, the 50s bring new culprits that hold you back from experiencing your best skin. Here’s a quick guide to the three worst offenders for 50s plus skin and how to conquer them:

DRY SKIN
Today.com
recently named our Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer as one of the best products for skin care over 50, especially in combating dry skin.  As the article explains, “Dry skin issues tend to happen as we age because the skin barrier becomes weaker and can’t repair as easily. This leads to further damage and, eventually, wrinkles.” The answer, of course, is to moisturize and there is no better source of hydrating mature skin than the Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer. Rich in shea butter and skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, our Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer virtually erases signs of aging with its delivery of intense hydration.

SLACK SKIN
With age comes a decline of estrogen which affects collagen and elastin production. Without these proteins to give strength and elasticity, skin starts to slacken and hang more loosely (Real Simple). One solution is adding Bamboo Firming Fluid to your over 50 skin care routine. Formulated with strengthening agents like bamboo and coconut, this effective serum also includes Natural Retinol Alternative to smooth the appearance of wrinkles, and Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells which reduce the signs of aging. These key ingredients work together to visibly tighten the look of skin and ensure you look younger and fresher.

UNEVEN SKIN TONE
As sun exposure accumulates over the years, age spots tend to appear on mature skin on the cheeks, neck, hands, shoulders and arms. One easy remedy is our new Bright Skin Targeted Treatment which uses licorice root extract, punarnava and turmeric to reduce the look of dark spots. By dotting this powerful treatment on individual spots, you can diminish the visible signs of age spots and reduce the look of specific problem areas. Overall, you’ll find your complexion looking brighter and more even in skin tone.

This post was written by Karen Young Chester from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

How To Spring Clean Your Beauty Routine

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Spring has sprung and with the cold, dry winter months behind you, it’s time to press the reset button and breathe new life into your complexion. During the spring, the average person’s skin is recovering from a dry, dull complexion brought on by months of cold weather and lack of humidity. During seasonal transitions, even oilier skin types can experience dehydration as well as uncharacteristic redness and flaky patches.

As the weather warms up, our Lead Skin Care Trainer Natalie recommends readjusting and reorganizing your home care routine to balance the new changes you may be experiencing in your complexion.

One of the greatest ways to get your skin ready for a new season is to bump up your exfoliation at home,” comments Natalie, “You want to introduce different types of treatments or ingredients that will help your skin during this transition phase.”

An Éminence-Approved Spring Skin Care Routine:

Step 1 – Cleanse
Cleansing is an essential step to prepare the skin for exfoliation, and the first step towards a glowing springtime complexion. Wash your face with your favorite Éminence cleanser, or cleanse, tone and remove make-up in one step with our Rice Milk 3 in 1 Cleansing Water.

Step 2 – Exfoliate
Once you’ve removed excess makeup and oil from your face, it’s time to exfoliate. Natalie recommends a gentle exfoliant, as most skin types tend to experience increased sensitivities as the seasons change. She also suggests our Calm Skin Chamomile Exfoliating Peel which uses soothing chamomile, calendula and arnica flower to moisturize and soothe the look of redness and reduce the appearance of inflammation.

Step 3 – Treat
Facial oils are an extremely effective way to balance moisture levels and restore your skin’s natural radiance. Natalie is a huge fan of our Facial Recovery Oil. This Éminence cult favorite tones and hydrates the skin with precious herbs and nourishing oils made with Biodynamic® ingredients.

Step 4 – Moisturize + Protect
We recommend wearing SPF all year long but as temperatures rise and sun rays increase in intensity, SPF protection becomes more important than ever. For moisture and sun protection all-in-one, try one of our SPF moisturizers.

This post was written by Christie Pike from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

Do You Have These First Signs Of Aging?

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Don’t you wish that your skin could stay as young and perfect as it looks today? Well, unless you’ve been dipped in wax or cryogenically frozen, your skin is probably already showing signs of aging or will be soon. Here are the first signs of aging to look for and how to look your best, aging gracefully:

1. CROW’S FEET
With age, collagen and elastin production slows down so skin loses the ability to bounce back to its original shape. Lines also appear around the eye area because the skin around the eyes is especially delicate. After a lifetime of squinting and everyday eye movements, crow’s feet are usually one of the first signs of aging skin.

How to look your best:
Our new Firm Skin Targeted Treatment delivers an intense dose of actives to specific areas like the eye area. Our Natural Retinol Alternative ingredient firms and smooths the skin while the Botanical Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and plumps, reducing the appearance of fine lines like crow’s feet.

2. DARK CIRCLES
When you grow older, your skin starts to thin and become more translucent (Good Housekeeping). This change in texture results in darker circles under the eye – another initial sign of aging skin.

How to look your best:
Try our Wild Plum Eye Cream which contains wild plum juice – an iron-rich ingredient that brightens the look of skin under the eye. Other key ingredients include shea butter and grape oil for hydration as well as our Biocomplex™ and antioxidant-rich green tea.

3. AGE SPOTS
Maybe your age spots are a faint sprinkling on your cheeks or summer freckles that are no longer fading in the fall. Examine your cheeks, chest area and hands for these first signs of aging that are caused by a lifetime of sun exposure.

How to look your best:
Our Bright Skin Targeted Treatment controls the look of dark spots using licorice root extract, punarnava and turmeric. The formula includes our Gigawhite™ proprietary blend which reduces the look of uneven skin with skin-brightening alpine plant ingredients.

You can also prevent further age spots by protecting your skin from the sun. Our Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF32 is a fan favorite that hydrates and protects from UVA / UVB / UVC rays.

4. LAUGH LINES
Like crow’s feet, lines around the mouth are caused by all of our facial expressions and reduced elasticity in our aging, sagging skin (Derm Review). With older skin which is dryer and less elastic, lines and wrinkles in this area are much more obvious the older we get.

How to look your best:
The Firm Skin Targeted Treatment is perfect for tackling lines and wrinkles around your smile as well. Its formulation tightens the skin quickly and delivers intense hydration, making laugh lines much less obvious.

This post was written by Karen Young Chester from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

Solve Your Biggest Skin Concerns With These Green Ingredients

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Your mom always told you to eat your greens – well, she was right. Green fruits and vegetables contain concentrated amounts of nutrients and vitamins that offer a myriad of disease-fighting health perks and skin benefits. Despite the fact that greens are good for us, less than 10 percent of Americans eat their recommended amount of fruits and veggies, according to a 2009 study (everydayhealth.com). Why not challenge yourself to add more green plants to your diet and your skin care routine? To get you off to the right start, here are 3 leafy Éminence ingredients and how they can benefit your overall health and beauty.

1. Kale

This powerhouse cruciferous is loaded with cancer-fighting and immune-boosting vitamins (A, B, C, K) and even anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. When applied to the skin in products like our Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum and Masque, this leafy green helps fight signs of aging, irritation and sun damage.

In The Press Product Pick: Recently named Best Vitamin C Serum in Dermascope Aestheticians’ Choice Awards, our Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum has also been hailed a top serum (and magic beauty elixir) by Men’s Health Magazine:

“Stabilized vitamin C and extracts from leafy greens deliver strong antioxidants to reduce redness and soothe irritation.”

2. Hops

Still thinking about that green beer? Although we can’t recommend alcohol mixed with green food coloring, we are giving two thumbs up to the beauty benefits received from a certain “hoppy” ingredient. Yes, you heard it right – when used in skin care, hops can have positive effects on your complexion and play a very important role as a feature ingredient in our Eight Greens products. When applied to the skin, hops reduce the look of inflammation, assist in forming collagen and help with the repair and restructuring of soft tissue.

3. Stone Crop

From healing burns and eczema to a common remedy for coughs and mouth ulcers, stone crop  has been used for centuries because of its endless number of medicinal, health and beauty benefits (WebMd). Although you may not be snacking on this succulent plant anytime soon, you can still take advantage of the healing, anti-aging, and skin brightening benefits of this hearty succulent in a variety of Éminence products (including our Stone Crop Masque, Stone Crop Whip Moisturizer and a variety of our Bright Skin products).

This post was written by Christie Pike from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here