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What Are The Skin & Health Benefits Of Mangosteen?

Discovering the new Eminence Organics Mangosteen Lactic Collection can be a delight for the senses: Antioxidant-rich mangosteen infuses the creamy textures with pretty peach tints and a delicious, tangy scent. One hit of the exotic superfruit is a heady experience and there’s no coincidence that this superior key ingredient is called “The Queen Of Fruits.” Prized for its complex flavors and scents, the mangosteen also grants amazing health benefits and protects the skin. Here are all the reasons why you need to know more about this exquisite fruit:

HISTORY OF MANGOSTEEN

Although it sounds similar to the mango, the mangosteen is not, in fact, related at all. The size of a small apple, the mangosteen is covered in a purple, leathery rind which protects the sweet, white fruit inside. Discovered in South East Asia by 19th century European colonists, the mangosteen won its title of “The Queen Of Fruits” from Queen Victoria. Rumor has it that the Queen heard about this precious fruit, which was a delicious mix of “lychee, peach, strawberry and pineapple flavors” and declared that she would grant a knighthood to anyone who brought her one (National Geographic).

SKIN & HEALTH BENEFITS OF MANGOSTEEN

Not only can the mangosteen boast a royal connection, the fruit is also valued for its high antioxidant concentrations. Mangosteen juice is all the rage, and the much-touted health benefits of the fruit stem from  the type of antioxidant found in the fruit, especially in its rind. These antioxidants are categorized as rich and biologically active xanthones (Men’s Health). Recommended in multiple studies – including a study from the University of Illinois – xanthones are a focus for cancer treatment and prevention (Dr. Axe). Xanthones also protect against heart attacks and bolster the immune system. Besides its antioxidant value, mangosteen’s nutritional profile also provides additional health benefits by helping control blood sugar levels and aiding the digestive system.

For the skin, the mangosteen has traditionally been used for a number of conditions, including eczema. The all-important xanthones protect the skin in multiple ways with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. By capturing free radical compounds, they prevent environmental damage to the skin while anti-inflammatory benefits further protect skin cells from destruction. Besides using xanthones to defend the skin, the fruit also promotes microcirculation which improves the appearance of skin vitality and radiance.

EMINENCE ORGANICS MANGOSTEEN LACTIC COLLECTION

Harnessing the benefits of mangosteen, we are proud to launch the Mangosteen Lactic Collection this season. Formulated to address the root causes of dull and tired looking skin, the collection combines the superfruit with our proprietary Lactic Acid Complex. Together, Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing ConcentrateMangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser and our professional use only Mangosteen Lactic Pro Peel 10% refine pores, gently exfoliate and treat the skin, unveiling a naturally luminous complexion.

Have you heard about the benefits of mangosteen? Let us know the comments below or tell us on social media

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

Skin Fitness: Strong & Healthy Skin For Spring

Spring is a time of renewal. As winter fades, there’s no better time to rethink your skin care routine and enhance your skin’s health. Getting your skin into its best shape for the months ahead should be priority number one. Improve your skin’s fitness with our spring essentials, chosen by Eminence Organics experts to energize and revitalize your complexion.

STONE CROP OXYGENATING FIZZOFOLIANT

Bring dull, dehydrated skin back to life with Eminence Organics Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant™. Infused with nutrient-rich microgreensand hydrating stone crop, this powder-to-foam exfoliant targets the drying effects of pollution on the skin. Its light, fizzing action deep cleans poresand removes impurities, revealing a bright and youthful looking complexion.

LIME STIMULATING MASQUE

Still feeling sluggish? Re-energize your complexion with Eminence Organics Lime Stimulating Masque. Like your favorite workout, this spicy treatment brings the heat. Key ingredients like nettle and paprika improve your skin’s fitness by stimulating its surface, giving it a rosy, healthy looking glow.

CITRUS & KALE POTENT C+E SERUM

Give your skin’s health an additional boost with Eminence Organics Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum. Packed with Vitamin C from lemon and grapefruit, Vitamin E from avocado and antioxidants from leafy greens, this powerful serum protects the skin’s appearance and improves the visible signs of aging.

Discover our custom selection of spring skin care products and experience them at an Eminence Organics partner spa near you.

How do you keep your skin in its best shape? We’d love to hear which Eminence Organics products enhance your skin’s health. Share your product picks with us in the comments below and join the conversation

This post was written by Alisha Whitley from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

doTERRA Recipes: Blackberry Lavender Cream Pies

Lavender’s aromatic flavor blends well blackberries, which are naturally floral in taste to begin with. This recipe focuses on that flavor combination, but if you want to add some citrus flavor to this floral dessert (another great combination) try adding a few drops of Lemon oil to the cream filling.

Ingredients
Doubled pie dough recipe of your choosing
1 egg, beaten for wash

Berry Filling
1 pound blackberries
⅓ cup raw sugar (or honey, if preferred)
4 teaspoons lemon juice
¼ cup cold water
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Cream Filling
4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
⅓ cup raw sugar (or honey, if preferred)
1 large egg yolk
2–3 drops Lavender oil

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add blackberries, ⅓ cup raw sugar, and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer, stirring often to avoid scorching.
  2. In a jar or cup, mix together ¼ cup cold water and the cornstarch. As the berry mixture begins to simmer, slowly whisk the cornstarch mixture in.
  3. Reduce heat to low. Continue cooking the mixture, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes. The berries should begin to break down, the mixed-in cornstarch turn clear, and the mixture as a whole begin to gel.
  4. Using a hand mixer, blend together cream cheese, ⅓ cup raw sugar, and egg yolk in a medium bowl. If using raw sugar, you may need to allow 5–10 minutes for sugar to dissolve, and then stir again.
  5. Add two drops of Lavender oil to the cream cheese mixture and stir. Add more to taste.
  6. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  7. Roll out pie dough and cut with biscuit or cookie cutters in desired shapes.
  8. Cut slits in half of the dough slices for a vent. These will be the lids of the hand pies.
  9. Spoon equal parts cream cheese and blackberry mixture onto the center of half of the cutout dough. Top with lids and crimp edges with a fork.
  10. Brush beaten egg lightly over the tops of the pies. If desired, sprinkle lightly with raw sugar for a rustic look.
  11. Bake for 15–20 minutes, or until crust starts to golden.

Tip: For a dairy-free recipe, omit the cream filling all together, doubling the blackberry half of the recipe and stirring the Lavender oil directly into the berry mixture once it has been removed from the stovetop.

 

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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3 Eminence Organics Solutions For Your Itchy, Dry Skin

Winter weather can take a toll on your body, leaving you with itchy, dry skin. When the temperature drops, the cold strips your skin of the essential moisture it needs to stay supple throughout the season. If flaky skin is cramping your style, smooth things over day-to-night with these Eminence Organics solutions.

Eminence Organics Coconut Sugar Scrub

DAY: COCONUT SUGAR SCRUB

Exfoliate dry skin with Eminence Organics Coconut Sugar Scrub. Raw sugar cane granules buff your skin to perfection, while virgin coconut oildeeply hydrates and prevents damage caused by drying. Along with Blueberry Soy Sugar Scrub and Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Scrub, Coconut Sugar Scrub and full-body exfoliation is the first step to soothing your itchy, dry skin.

EVENING: BLUEBERRY SHIMMER BODY LOTION

After removing that rough layer of dead skin cells, give your newly polished skin a subtle sparkle with Eminence Organics Blueberry Shimmer Body Lotion. Formulated with antioxidant-rich blueberry juice, this body lotion helps soothe by sinking moisture into the skin with rich shea butter.

Eminence Organics Monoi Age Corrective Night Body Cream

NIGHT:  MONOI AGE CORRECTIVE NIGHT BODY CREAM

To combat itchy skin at night, smooth on Eminence Organics Monoi Age Corrective Night Body Cream. This ultra-rich body lotion locks in moisture to reveal firm, velvety looking skin by morning. Lightly fragranced with monoi – a Tahitian oil that also replenishes and firms the skin – this body cream helps alleviate itchiness due to dry skin.

Find Eminence Organics body moisturizers and sugar scrubs – now in a convenient new package design – at an authorized spa near you.

Which Eminence Organics sugar scrub is your favorite – Coconut, Blueberry Soy or Cranberry Pomegranate? We’d love to hear from you! Share your thoughts in the comments and join us on Social Media

This post was written by Alisha Whitley from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

3 Reasons To Add Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant To Your Skin Care Routine

With countless fans, rave reviews and awards, Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant has earned its status as a skin care staple. Here are three reasons to add this beauty editor, celebrity and makeup artist favorite to your skin care routine.

1. BEAUTY EDITOR, CELEBRITY & MAKEUP ARTIST FANS

Beauty experts agree that Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant is the key to beautiful skin. Refinery29’s beauty editors call it the perfect pick to keep skin in tip top shape between spa visitsWestworld star Thandie Newtonswears by it, saying: “Completely natural and organic, smells divine and is gentle enough (but properly effective) to use morning and night.” Celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff includes Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant in her skin care arsenal, revealing to NewBeauty that it is a must-have for her A-list clients.

2. NEWBEAUTY BEAUTY CHOICE AWARD-WINNER 2017

Industry insiders and spa aficionados voted Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant the Best Farm-To-Table Skin Care Product in NewBeauty’s Beauty Choice Awards 2017. To be chosen from 2,000 product submissions and nearly 800 beauty brands is no small feat and we’re thrilled to have been honored by the trusted magazine’s six million readers. NewBeauty says: “Chock-full of strawberries and rhubarb, just add water or cleanser to this nature-inspired, finely grained exfoliant for one of the most relaxing cleansing experiences.

3. MADE WITH NATURAL & ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

This popular exfoliant is infused with natural, organic and Biodynamic® ingredients that work together to cleanse and polish the skin. Organic strawberries containing salicylic acid gently exfoliate and remove impurities to brighten the skin and shrink the appearance of pores. An excellent source of asorbic acid and vitamins, organic rhubarb helps minimize the visible signs of aging for a youthful looking complexion.

With the addition of water, Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant transforms into a creamy paste that sloughs away dead cells and buffs the skin’s texture, revealing a smooth, flawless looking finish. It’s no surprise that it’s one of Eminence Organics best selling products.

Try this Eminence Organics mixology that blends the natural, organic ingredients in Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant and Blueberry Soy Exfoliating Cleanser to deep clean your skin:

Is Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant part of your skin care routine? We’d love to hear what you love about it! Share your thoughts with us in the comments below and join the conversation

This post was written by Alisha Whitley from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

doTERRA Recipes: Honey Lime Chicken Wings

Ingredients:
Zest of 2 limes
1 lime, juiced
2–3 drops doTERRA Lime essential oil
¼ cup honey
4 cloves of garlic; smashed, skins removed
2 tablespoons soy sauce
¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
4 pounds (about 24) chicken wings; washed and patted dry
Coarse salt
 
Directions:
  1. Combine lime zest, lime juice, doTERRA Lime essential oil, honey, garlic, soy sauce, and Tabasco sauce in a large bowl.
  2. Add chicken wings and toss to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, for at least 3 and up to 8 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil, then place racks on baking sheets.
  4. Remove wings from marinade and place on racks, reserving marinade. Brush wings with marinade and sprinkle with salt.
  5. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Baste both sides with reserved marinade. Return to oven and roast until cooked through (20 to 25 minutes).

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

Eminence Organics Winter Skin Care Tips

Eminence Organics Winter Skin Care Tips

While a winter wonderland draws feelings of cozy comfort, it has the potential to wreak havoc on your skin. Icy temperatures and blustery winds have dreaded side effects, depleting your skin’s moisture and leaving it dry and dull. This year, combat the cold with a selection of Eminence Organics products hand-picked to soothe and repair even the driest winter skin.

EMINENCE ORGANICS FACIAL RECOVERY OIL

Hydrate and heal dry skin with the precious herbs and nourishing oils in Eminence Organics award-winning Facial Recovery Oil. This luxurious facial oil is infused with clary sage oil, olive oil, sage leaf extract and ylang ylang to soothe and renew a dry complexion. Cameron Diaz is one of its many fans, saying: “A drop goes a long way to relieve any dryness in your skin… A drop on each cheek after your shower will do wonders.” Referred to as “liquid gold,” this precious oil is the key to keeping dry skin soft and supple during cold winter months.

EMINENCE ORGANICS ROSEHIP & LEMONGRASS REPAIR BALM

Eminence Organics Winter Selections

If you suffer from dry skin in winter, give your skin an additional dose of moisture with the “solid gold” that is Eminence Organics Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm. This revolutionary super balm harnesses the power of a Natural Repair Complex derived from rosehip and rosemary to replenish skin’s moisture and protect it from the effects of environmental stress. Use it as a spot treatment for pesky areas like knees and elbows, or as an ultra-rich face cream to repair and soothe dry winter skin.

EMINENCE ORGANICS ROSEHIP & LEMONGRASS SOOTHING HYDRATOR FOR FACE & BODY

If your skin is still feeling parched, add Eminence Organics Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator to your winter skin care routine. This lightweight face and body moisturizer can be layered underneath Eminence Organics Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm to lock in moisture and repair dry winter skin. The cooling properties of camphor and menthol provide a refreshing sensation to rejuvenate skin that has been exposed to the elements.

Discover more winter skin care at an Eminence Organics authorized spa near you.

What are your winter skin care tips? We’d love to hear how you help your skin cope with cold weather!

This post was written by Alisha Whitley from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

3 Fall Beauty Trends to Wear this Season

This fall is all about celebrating your natural beauty in the most glamorous ways possible. There are a lot of fun fall beauty trends to try this year, but if we had to choose one, it would be “the one-feature rule.” What’s the one-feature rule? It’s when you pick one aspect of your face that you love, and create a look that brings all the focus to that area.

The trend is simple to follow, and with our Naturally Glam collection, we have everything you need to practice it all season long. If you want some inspiration, here are three makeup looks inspired by fall 2017 runway shows. Make sure to watch the videos to see how to achieve each one.

The Naturally Glam Look

This is our favorite look for fall, and we wish we could wear it every day. We all know how useful it is to have an eye shadow palette full of your favorite natural shades. This fall, we took that concept and added some dazzle to create the Naturally Glam Eye Shadow Kit.

With these five, high-performance shades, you can glam up your no-makeup makeup look like a pro!

The Ombré “Popsicle” Pout

Do you remember the way your lips would stain when eating a popsicle? That is the exact ombré look seen all over the fall runways. It may even be one of the biggest beauty trends of 2017. Luckily, you don’t have to risk brainfreeze to get an ombré lip. All you need is our Paris Just Kissed Lip Plumper, and a couple of our favorite pencils: Naughty PlayOn Lip Crayon and Berry Lip Pencil.

Since you’re playing up your lips in this look, keep your eye makeup simple with a touch of shimmery shadow. And add a rosy glow using Clearly Pink PurePressed Blush.
Look at Me Lips

Red lipstick is classic, so we won’t call it a beauty trend, but the makeup you pair with your bold lip can be as high-fashion as the other two looks. The trick to taking your red lipstick from everyday to right-off-the-runway is creating the illusion of a makeup-free face.

Wear barely-there eye shadow and add a hint of highlighter for a natural glow. To get the perfect apple red lips, try Gwen PureMoist Lipstick.

Practice Makes Perfect!

Whether you want to emphasize your eyes or let your lips do all of the talking, we want to see how you show-off your favorite feature! Share pictures with us on Instagram by tagging @janeiredale and #BeautyWithBriliance and @TheGreenSpa #GreenSpaCares.

Shop the Looks at The Green Spa & Wellness Center

This post was written by Chelsea Simmons from the Jane Iredale Makeup Blog

You can find their blog here

doTERRA DIY: Festive Fall Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate and soften your skin and can easily be customized using different types of sugar, salt, oil, and essential oil. This festive fall sugar scrub is gentle on your skin and has a delicious spicy fall aroma. This scrub is naturally white in color but can be glammed-up with some natural, skin-safe, food coloring. The options are endless!
Ingredients:
3/4 cup white sugar
Tip: You can use brown sugar or sea salt in place of white sugar and almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil in place of Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Directions:
  1. Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.
  2. Add essential oils.
  3. Stir until the mixture is the consistency of a slushy. You may need to add more sugar or Fractionated Coconut Oil for desired consistency.
  4. For separate colors, divide scrub into bowls separate bowls and add color then carefully pour each layer.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

How to Shape and Define Your Brows Like a Pro

Eyebrows have come center stage in the world of makeup; a full, defined brow is in demand more than ever. Perfectly groomed brows frame the face, and if done correctly, can act as an instant eye-lift. They set up your eye area making any eye shadow, liner and or mascara pop and ensuring your eyes become the focal point. To achieve your perfect eye brows, follow these quick steps.

First things first, put down and step away from the tweezers. Over tweezing leads to overly thin and misshapen brows, which require more work on your end to make them full and beautiful again. If any tweezing will take place it should occur at the end of grooming your brows to clean up excess hair.  Remember, we tweeze our brows, we do not pluck them.

How to Shape Your Eyebrows

Brow shape is unique to everyone’s face. Eyebrows are not a one size fits all situation; what looks stunning on your best friend or favorite celebrity, may not be the best shape for you. Here are three steps to help you find the most perfect brow shape for your face:

  1. To find out where your brow should begin (point A), align the flat edge of a straight makeup brush to the outside of your nose/inner corner of your eye.
  2. Your true arch (point B) is found by taking your brush and laying it diagonally from your nostril to the outside edge of your iris.
  3. Determine where your brow should end (point C) by using your brush to create a line from the outside corner of your nose diagonally to the outside corner of your eye.

The Perfect Brow for your Face Shape

  • For a Round Face: To minimize the curve of a round face, direct the outer third of your brow towards the top of the ear.
  • For a Square Face: If the face is square, direct the outer third of your brow toward the middle of the ear. This helps balance the face.
  • For a Long Face: If the face is long, keep the brow more straight across, directing the outer third above the ear.
  • For an Oval Face: An oval face already looks balanced, but to enhance this harmony, you can direct the outer third towards the ear lobe.

The Perfect Brow for your Eye Shape

  • For Wide Set Eyes: Make sure the inner corner of your brows are closer together.  First, mark where your brow should begin by using the Eye Pencil in Taupe to make a small line towards the center of your nostril. Then, use all your other angles to determine where the brow should arch and end.
  • For Close Set Eyes: Try not to make the mistake of over tweezing the area between your eyes; this will throw off they symmetry of your face. All you need to do is use the Retractable Brow Pencil to extend the true arch point out further, to give the eyes more of a wide set appearance.
  • For Hooded Eye Lids: Your ideal brow is thinner. This will open up the eye area and it appear larger and wider. Try to avoid a large, heavy brow because it will create the illusion that the eye is being pulled down further.
  • For Deep Set Eyes: Your goal is to offset any of the shadows seen around the whole eye area. Too dark eye brows will make your eyes appear deeper set than they really are. So, try working with a lighter brow shade, and keep your brow shape more angular. If the brows are too round in shape, they can actually accentuate dark circles.
  • For More Mature Eyes: The trick is to not drag the end tail of your eyebrow down; no need to assist gravity. First, find your true arch. Then, slightly lift the tail of the eyebrow as you create the end point. This will create an illusion of a more youthful eye.

How to Define Your Eyebrows

  1. Once the eyebrow shape is determined, brush the hairs up using a little bit of Clear PureBrow Brow Fix Gel to show you what is going on with your brows, where you need to fill, and so on.
  2. Fill in any gaps and define your brows with the GreatShape Eyebrow Kit. Use small upwards strokes with the angle brow brush included in the eyebrow makeup kit to create lift and the illusion of natural hair.
  3. Seal your work with eyebrow gel to keep everything in place.
  4. Once your perfectly groomed eyebrows are filled in, you can tweeze away whatever is left over. This way you don’t risk over tweezing!

Share your beautiful brow looks with us on Instagram! Tag @janeiredale #BeautyWithBrilliance @thegreenspa #GreenSpaCares

This post was written by Chelsea Simmons from the Jane Iredale Makeup Blog

You can find their blog here