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5 No-Fail Wedding Beauty Tips

eminence weddingBlue skies, warm breezes and the scent of flowers in full bloom . . . These three things can only mean one thing: summer is on its way. Summer is also an indication that another kind of season is quickly approaching … wedding season!

If you’re a blushing bride-to-be, a member of the bridal party or an eager wedding guest – you all deserve to look your best on that special day of matrimonial bliss.

To help your skin transition beautifully into the season ahead, we have 5 wedding beauty tips to keep your skin looking “happily ever after”:


Nobody wants an unwanted guest on their wedding day, especially one that pops up on your face.

To keep your skin clear, radiant and blemish-free, The Knot recommends our Clear Skin Willow Bark Booster-Serum: “You want a treatment that calms inflammation and heals the skin quickly,” says Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon.


The best way to truly enjoy wedding festivities is to keep calm – easier said than done, right? Anxiety and tension can show on your face and have a negative effect on the look of your skin, especially for more sensitive and reactive skin types.

Inflammation is the cause of many skin conditions and disorders, so keeping the skin cool and calm is fundamental in reducing red, blotchy patches as well as the effects of aging,Inflammation is the cause of many skin conditions and disorders, so keeping the skin cool and calm is fundamental in reducing red, blotchy patches as well as the effects of aging,” says celebrity facialist Cherry Woods in an interview withWedding Ideas Magazine. To keep your skin looking calm, Cherry suggests ourSoothing Chamomile Tonique. The herbs in this tonique will restore balance to your skin as well as your state of mind. The delicate scent of chamomile, after all, is a known herbal remedy for calming anxiety.

To help bring your body and mind into a deeper state of pre-wedding zen, Wedding Ideas Magazine also suggests making “lifestlye changes to reduce inflammation, starting with reducing your caffeine and alcohol intake.”


Even after a few nights of missed sleep, your skin will start to look sallow with increased puffiness around the eye areaWe know this is cliché – but “beauty sleep” is vital when it comes to looking your best. Even after a few nights of missed sleep, your skin will start to look sallow with increased puffiness around the eye area. Over time, chronic sleep loss can lead to lackluster skin, fine lines and dark circles under the eyes (WebMd).

To combat the look of tired, puffy eyes, we recommend our Cucumber Eye Gel. This eye treatment contains refreshing cucumber and active herbal ingredients that help soothe the delicate skin around your eye area and reduce the look of puffiness.


When it comes to summer weddings – there’s no escape from harmful UV rays. Even on a cloudy day – ultraviolet light can still do damage to your skin. Most unprotected skin types can burn in minutes, especially when the UV Index Scale is high (HowStuffWorks).

For bronzing, foundation and SPF protection all-in-one, Madelyn Chung, Style Editor for Huffington Post Canadarecommends our Sun Defense Minerals:

“This natural mineral powder is a great way for touch-ups throughout the day, especially if you’re wearing makeup. It’s hypoallergenic, non-pore clogging and works well to calm red or blotchy skin. Bonus: It also doubles as a bronzer”.


And last but not least, what about that perfect wedding day pucker? For the brides out there – you want your first kiss as a married couple to be a memorable one.

For soft, supple lips, The Fabulous Report recommends our Citrus Lip Balm with its “touch of peppermint oil that produces an ever so slight tingly sensation when applied. Sunflower seed oil, which is rich in vitamins, promotes a supple look and feel on the pout.”

For extra hydration and a pop of color, our Organic Kiss Lip Gloss can do the trick. This antioxidant-rich lip gloss is available in three different colors (Strawberry KissPlum Kiss & Spice Kiss) and can be layered on top of our Citrus Lip Balm for extra-soft, extra-kissable lips!

Do you have any wedding day beauty tips to share with us? Tell us in the comments below.

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MAY 20, 2015

Written By: 

Christie Pike



The beach can be a place of solace and serenity, which is why most people run to it every Summer. To silence our thoughts in deep meditation while hearing crashing waves by the shore, to stretch our body in yoga poses underneath the natural light of the sun, or to read a good book on a beach blanket without interruption, are amongst the few reasons our bare feet anticipate our arrival amidst the soft sand.

But even if you’re one of those people who prefer to hide beneath shade because of the power of the scorching Sun, there’s a new organic sun care line called COOLA, that will protect and prevent you from receiving sunburns, age spots, and skin wrinkling. What’s even better is that some of the COOLA products exude sweet, tropical fragrances in Coconut, Pina Colada, Citrus Mimosa, and Fresh Mango scents – to name a few.


Although we love the glowing beauty of a suntan, we all know that mother nature is nothing to fool with.

To get the most out of your Summer, choose either a spray bottle or lotion for your face, lip and body (containing an SPF 20, 30, 35 or 50) so that you can comfortably relax during these extended Summer days.

When visiting the Green Spa, make sure to inquire our staff about the various options we carry. Summer takes too long to come and leaves sooner than we want. So reap the benefits of this Season and allow the warmth, beauty and vitality of the sunshine to give you a boost of natural joy!


3 Celebrities Who Are Incredible Dads

eminence dadsIn addition to being successful actors, philanthropists and all around handsome heartthrobs – what else do Channing TatumMark Ruffalo and Hugh Jackman have in common? They’re all great dads. From watching their children’s soccer games to attending parent-teacher meetings, these three celeb dads share the same responsibilities as many other fathers around the world. And, like all great fathers, they do their very best to be positive role models so that they can raise happy, healthy and well-behaved kids.

In celebration of all of the superstar dads out there (not just the famous ones) we thought we’d share how Channing, Mark and Hugh balance their careers, personal life and fatherhood – and still keep looking better with age.


As a famous actor, dancer and the Sexiest Man Alive (according to People Magazine 2012) – it sounds like Channing Tatum has a lot going on. However, if we had the opportunity to ask him what his greatest accomplishment in life would be – we have no doubt that it would be being a father to his daughter Everly (born May 31, 2013).

What makes him a great role model? 

Channing is continually active with his charity work, supporting cancer and AIDS & HIV research as well as advocating for the environment. In 2012, Channing and his wife Jenna were nominated as a “Do Something Couple of the Year” by Do Something, a nonprofit that encourages young people to give back to their communities (Huffington Post).

What makes him a superstar dad?

Even as a new dad – Channing is already shaping up to be a pretty amazing one. In a number of interviews, he reinforces the fact that he has high hopes for his baby daughter and will continue to encourage her to follow her dreams and become the person she wants to be.

I don’t want to be a controlling father,” said Channing Tatum in an interview with Independent UK “You have to let them live, you have to let them grow…I want her to have a grounded, beautiful life.”I don’t want to be a controlling father,” said Channing Tatum in an interview with Independent UK “You have to let them live, you have to let them grow…I want her to have a grounded, beautiful life.”

What’s his secret to looking so good?

We can’t take credit for his genetics, muscular frame or athletic physique – but we’d like to think we can take some credit for his great skin. Channing recently received a facial from our President,Boldijarre Koronczaywhere he enjoyed a variety of our products including our Stone Crop line (Stone Crop Body LotionStone Crop Gel Wash & Stone Crop Hydrating Mist) our Blueberry Detox Firming PeelBamboo Firming FluidFacial Recovery OilMonoi Age Corrective Night Cream for Face and Neck, and our Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant.


I’m a husband, father, actor, director, and a climate change advocate with an eye on a better, brighter, cleaner, more hopeful future for all of us.Most recently known for his return role as Bruce Banner (The Incredible Hulk) in Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, this famous dad (and Academy Award nominee) doesn’t simply identify himself as a successful actor. According to Mark’s Twitter profile -“ I’m a husband, father, actor, director, and a climate change advocate with an eye on a better, brighter, cleaner, more hopeful future for all of us.

What makes him a great role model? 

Mark is a huge environmental activist and puts a lot of his passion and resources towards advocating for clean, sustainable and renewable energy solutions. To add to his earth-friendly resume, Mark recently launched Water Defense, a nonprofit that takes on fracking and other extreme or unconventional methods of energy extraction (

What makes him a superstar dad? 

As a father of three children, Mark and his wife (actress Sunrise Coigney) recently moved their family from hectic L.A to a remote area of upstate New York in order to give their children a more laid back and private life (Men’s Journal). His children are also his biggest fans. In an interview with ET, Mark commented that his teen son has been dealing with “major Hulk fandom”: “My son’s hair is dyed green right now,” Ruffalo explained. “His clothes are green, his hair is green. I’d like to think it was because of me.”

What’s his secret to looking so good?

So what do Mark Ruffalo and Éminence have in common? Green values (yes, pun intended for the Hulk actor). As a nature-lover and environmental activist, Mark chooses our products including our Stone Crop line (Stone Crop Gel WashStone Crop Moisturizer) which keeps his skin bright, hydrated, and revitalized after long hours of filming and parenting.



Most of you know him from his long-running role as the lethal “Wolverine” in the X-Men films, but Australian-born actor, producer, and singer Hugh Jackman also chooses roles that show his gentler side. For those of you that have seen Hugh as the courageous and protective father-figure, Jean Valjean in Les Misérables – it’s easy to see how this real-life father has a natural parental instinct on- and off-set.

What makes him a great role model: 

In addition to his successful acting career, Hugh supports a number of charities and is also co-founder of Laughing Man Worldwide – a not-for-profit organization which helps entrepreneurs in developing countries around the world start their own businesses. 100% of Laughing Man Worldwide’s revenue goes back to education, community development and new business development.

What makes him a superstar dad:

This down-to-earth dad knows how to embrace the simple things in life. When it comes to vacationing with the kids, Hugh opts for camping trips. For him, simply spending time with his family is the “best thing in the world.” (

The things that I really cherish are the everyday moments, like sitting around cooking pancakes together on Sunday morning, or getting home after a tough day and my kids come up and give me a hug and remind me what’s really importantAccording to Hugh – “The things that I really cherish are the everyday moments, like sitting around cooking pancakes together on Sunday morning, or getting home after a tough day and my kids come up and give me a hug and remind me what’s really important” (IMDb).

What’s his secret to looking so good?

Chosen as one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” for 5 years in a row ,(2000-2004), we’re honored to know that another one of the world’s most beautiful people uses Éminence. While on the set of X-Men – Hugh treated himself to some of our products.

For dads like Hugh who comes from a sunny climate like Australia’s, the SPF factor is extra important. Having been treated three times for skin cancer – Hugh is a big advocate for sun protection. Click here to learn more about our sun care products.

Now that you have the run-through of what makes these three celeb dads tick, we’d love to hear what makes the man in your life a superstar dad. Tell us more in the comments below.

Want the special man in your life to be treated like a SUPERSTAR DAD?  Send him over the Green Spa & Wellness Center for an Eminence Facial!  View all facial treatments here.

MAY 25, 2015

Elle’s guide to perfect summer skin

Let’s face it, while slathering on sunscreen is a must, it can also be a bit of a chore. So what’s the solution to making sunscreen application less frustrating? Answer: Our Tropical Vanilla Body SPF“Smells like a Girl Guide cookie and blends easily” says Elle Canada.

After-sun care is also a must but it’s not always something we make a priority. For “instantly gratifying results”, Elle Canada suggests our Coconut Firming Body Lotion“This body lotion smells ridiculously good but in the most non-clogging coconut-y way ever, and surprisingly, the tightening effect is the real deal. Also, my skin looks way better the next day when I sloppily apply it the night before” says Elle Canada’s health & beauty editor, Katherine Flemming.

Click here to see the rest of our Sun Care products.

Our Summer Beauty Award goes to the Red Currant Rapid Infusion Mask!

We are loving the NEW Red Currant Rapid Infusion Mask from Eminence!  Our guests and Skincare Experts are raving about the effects of this mask in 2 Minutes or LESS!!!  This potent masque is perfect for people on the go as it promotes the look of elasticity and reveals a radiant glow.  AHA cocktail derived from a blend of pineapple, lemon, passion fruit and grape exfoliates the surface of skin leaving you with a perfectly even and smooth skin tone.  Our Summer Beauty Award Winner is a must have this season!!!


Self Magazine tried and tested thousands of beauty products in search of their 2014 Healthy Beauty Award winners. And, we’re excited to announce, our Red Currant Rapid Infusion Masque has won in the “Mask” category!

“Made of a combination of natural alpha hydroxy acids to exfoliate—lemon, passion fruit, grape, pineapple—plus honey to nourish, it sounds like a smoothie but performs like a facial (just faster)” says Self Magazine’s April Franzino.

One of Self Magazine’s readers raved that our Red Currant Rapid Infusion Masque ”felt like a spa treatment at home, but only took two or three minutes to work” and she loved that her face “felt refreshed and rejuvenated, and appeared hydrated with more elasticity”.

Thanks Self!

The Benefits of Probiotics for your Skin

“The key to healthier skin may lie in the microorganisms we most often associate with disease and grime: bacteria.” says Erika Stalder of Refinery 29.

It may sound surprising but good bacteria is incredibly good for our skin. And, probiotics can deliver this good bacteria, and can help keep you blemish free.

Our Clear Skin products are packed full of healthy probiotics and are a great first step in a healthy skin care routine. And, our Clear Skin line has been featured all over the place lately!

Who: Refinery 29 
Product: Clear Skin Starter Set
They say: “The cleanser, mask, and moisturizer in this kit are all powered with probiotic-packed yogurt, an ingredient Sivamani cites as antibacterial.

Who: Beauty RSVP
Product: Clear Skin Probiotic Masque
They say: “This organic masque uses cucumber and yogurt to instantly calm your skin while instantly reducing redness and irritation. Formulated with shea butter, Kaolin Clay, Stone Crop and Tea Tree Oil, the treatment helps nourish your skin while flushing out impurities.”



Who: Toronto Beauty Reviews
Product: Clear Skin Probiotic Masque
They say: “It’s honestly been a miracle worker! I wake up and my skin is plump and so soft.”

Who: SELF Magazine

They say: “Lactic acid in this rich cream unplug any dead skin cells, while the probiotics blast acne and prevent future breakouts.”

Renew and Rejuvenate with Red Currant

Our Skincare ROCKS!

KISS Band Members Using Éminence!

Eminence President and Founder, Boldijarre Koronczay, met the band members of KISS on their recent tour, and gifted them several products!

The rockstars are now using the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant, Bamboo Firming Fluid and of course, the Herbal Eye Makeup Remover.

We hope these will help them rock and roll all night…and party every day!  Rock on with Eminence Skincare!

R E F L E C T Summer Collection

Slow Matters

Living life fast is catching up with us. We have been obsessed with the destination and have lost the art of savoring the journey. Technology has made everything we do faster and our physical and emotional health is paying the price. Society has rewarded fast for too long. We cannot keep this pace and keep our health. The effects of our overscheduled, overworked lifestyles are causing us to take a deep look at what we value most. Protests are bountiful.

Clarity has set us in motion; we are the change agents, we are the ones we have been waiting for to promote and contemplate what true sustainability is on all levels of our existence. Incorporating a rightness of pace to our work and our relaxation—we are envisioning a new world; rediscovering the simple pleasures of home and hospitality; gardens and fresh food; health and beauty…laughter.

The Slow Movement is here in everything from cities to sex, all we have to do is welcome it to our lives. We are returning to the gracefulness of simple treasures and pleasures by taking care. Finding a closer connection to ourselves and each other through the earth and through process.

SpaRitual. Slow Beauty® for a fast world.

Slow matters… Welcome to the new utopia, where nature and technology merge to craft a more conscious way of living. A society both unplugged and carefully interconnected. Where living off the grid is purposeful, not an escape from reality. A place to reflect on ourselves. And be mindful of how our actions affect others and the world around us.

Bask in the warmth of our Summer 2013 Collection, REFLECT. Catch the radiant jewel-tones of late afternoon and the last shimmers of water and sky at sunset. All SpaRitual Lacquers are vegan, and free of DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Resin. Each nail lacquer includes our sleek patented Plum Cap® allowing effortless opening of the bottle and a non-slip grip while applying lacquer.

Vegan Nail Lacquers available at the Green Spa & Wellness Center.  Try them during your next Wellness Manicure.  Reserve your space now!