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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

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

Back To School: Eminence Organic Skin Care Tips For Students & Moms

Whether you’re a student or parent, back to school season is a hectic time of fresh starts and new timetables. While you reorganize your fall schedule, why not refresh your Eminence Organics skin care routine as well? For students, we’ve put together a routine that you can pick and choose from to kick off your school year right. For moms, we have a couple of back to school skin care tips for busy parents. Make this season a successful start to the school year with re-inspired skin care for the whole family.

BACK TO SCHOOL SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR STUDENTS

After a long summer break, you want to return to school looking your best and making sure your complexion absolutely glows. That means protecting the youthful look of your skin, balancing oily areas and stopping school-stress breakouts! Here are our suggestions for Eminence Organics products to introduce to your skin care routine:

1. CLEANSER – Eminence Organics Red Currant Exfoliating Cleanser

Formulated with our exclusive Youth Shield Complex, Red Currant Exfoliating Cleanser both hydrates and invigorates the skin. This two-in-one step for both cleansing and exfoliating purifies easily congested youthful skin and helps speed up busy school mornings.

2. TONER – Eminence Organics Stone Crop Hydrating Mist

Balance your skin with this revitalizing and hydrating toner infused with nourishing stone crop. If your complexion tends towards a shiny look, Stone Crop Hydrating Mist leaves your skin appearing fresh and matte.

3. MASK – Eminence Organics Balancing Masque Duo

The Charcoal T-Zone Purifier draws out oil, dirt and bacteria and leaves a smooth and matte appearance to the complexion.Deep clean and refine pores with our Balancing Masque Duo, especially formulated for combination, oily and problem skin.

4. MOISTURIZE – Eminence Organics Red Currant Protective Moisturizer SPF 30

Our Red Currant Protective Moisturizer from the Youth Shield Collection refreshes the complexion with sustained release tea tree oil, reducing the visible signs of problem skin. SPF 30 protects against the aging effects of broad spectrum UV rays, keeping your skin looking youthful.

5. TREAT – Eminence Organics Clear Skin Targeted Treatment

School = stress, which often reflects poorly on your skin. When stress-related breakouts pop up during back to school season, you’ll need Clear Skin Targeted Treatment to control problem areas for fast and effective results.

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS FOR MOMS

Reorganizing the fall schedule can be frantic for moms, as well as for students. If you’re a mom who needs a skin care reset during this busy time, our Lead Skin Care Trainer, Natalie, has the perfect mixology for you:


 

 

 

 

 

MIXOLOGY – Eminence Organics Blueberry Soy Exfoliating Cleanser + Lime Stimulating Masque

Eminence Organics Blueberry Soy Exfoliating Cleanser removes impurities and tightens pores for a luminous, youthful glow while our Lime Stimulating Masque brightens and revitalizes your complexion. Together, the combination gives your skin a rosy and rejuvenated appearance. A delightful back to school treat for moms, this mixology will re-energize your skin during a hectic season.

Looking for even more “me time”? With the kids finally back to school, now’s the time to book that facial at your favorite authorized Eminence Organics spa.

We have both students and moms here at Eminence and we’d love to ask you – how do you feel about going back to school or sending your kids off? Do you find the change in routine stressful – and how does that affect your skin? Tell us in the comments below or join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

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

How To Exfoliate: Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant Vs. Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant™

With countless fans who are celebrities, make-up artists and beauty editors, our award-winning Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant has quickly become a cult classic. If this coveted exfoliant is already part of your beauty arsenal, our new Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant™ will take your skin care routine to the next level. But don’t swap out your beloved Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant just yet. Here’s why this classic favorite and popular newcomer are better together.

LARGE VS. SMALL PARTICLES

If you’re after the smoothing action of a physical exfoliant, the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant is probably one of your go-to products. The particles in this best seller gently slough dead cells from the skin’s surface, for a perfectly buffed complexion. The particles in the Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant™ are finer, giving them the ability to zero in on hard to reach spots and reveal a clean and refreshed complexion.

POWDER-TO-PASTE VS. POWDER-TO-FOAM

Adding water to the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant creates a creamy paste that gently exfoliates to smooth your skin’s texture. The Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant is a powder-to-foam product that generates a light, fizzing action to release oxygen onto your skin’s surface, invigorating your complexion and bringing it back to life.

POLISHING VS. DEEP CLEANING

The Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant cares for the surface of your skin, sloughing away dead cells and buffing its texture for a smooth, flawless looking finish. The Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant™ is your anti pollution solution – it de-gunks clogged pores by softening impurities that have accumulated throughout the day and harnesses the power of potent microgreens to protect against the aging effects of environmental stressors.

HOW TO USE THEM TOGETHER

To experience the benefits of both exfoliants, we recommend using the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant in the morning to smooth and prep your skin and the Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant™ at night to remove dirt and grime that collects during the day.

Is exfoliation part of your skin care routine? Tell us in the comments below.

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

5 Spring Color Trends to Try by Jane Iredale

We could name a thousand things we love about beauty, but one of our favorite things are the trends. In fashion, we often feel like the best trend is no trend at all, but in beauty, experimentation is part of the fun. Sometimes, trying new trends is less about purchasing the newest product formula and more about trying new color combinations. So, let’s talk about five of the coolest color trends for spring 2017.

Spring 2017 Beauty Color Trends

Color Trend #1: Brown

spring 2017 color trends, brown lipstick

How to Wear It: On your lips! It may sound very 90s, but brown lips are back and it looks amazing on every single skin tone. From chocolate to pinky nudes, brown is every where you turn. Our trick to wearing this trend without going overboard is to choose a shade that is slightly darker than your natural lip color.

Try this: Lisa PureMoist Lipstick; add a subtle pink to the lipstick by layering Pink Lip Pencil or Forever Pink Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain underneath it.

Photo: fashionfademagazine.co.uk

Color Trend #2: Peach

spring 2017 color trends, monochromatic peach makeup

How to Wear It: Peach is one of our favorite colors for spring because you can wear it all over your face in both matte and shimmery textures. If you want to try this monochromatic look, we recommend creating a subtle gradient peach eye makeup look and then keep your cheeks and lips natural with just a hint of color.

Try this: Peaches & Cream Bronzer; mix and match the four peachy shades to create different eye makeup and blush looks.

Photo: Robin Black via allure.com

Color Trend #3: Mauve

spring 2017 color trends, mauve eye shadow

How to Wear It:  We like to give our complexion and overall glowy effect by creating a smokey mauve eye makeup look. Create this simple look by applying a light mauve shade to the lid, then adding drama with a darker wine tone or even a deep brown. You can also use a mauve nail polish for the perfect transitional manicure for spring.

Try this: Soft Kiss PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple; this eye shadow trio has all the necessary shades required to create the perfect mauve smokey eye look.

Color Trend #4: Blue

spring 2017 color trends, blue eye liner under eye

How to Wear It: We’ve said it before, but blue eye makeup is the IT trend this spring, and we promise it can be chic and completely work appropriate. Our favorite way to add a little blue to our look is to line our bottom lash line with blue eyeliner.

Try this: Midnight Blue Eye Pencil; read this blog post to find out how real women wear blue eye makeup.

Photo: @PorsceFabulous via Refinery29.com

Color Trend #5: Pink

spring 2017 color trends, draping, blush explosion

How to Wear It: Can you say blush explosion? No, we aren’t talking about the woeful moment when you accidentally drop your blush while multi-tasking in the morning. This is a playful way of describing our favorite spring trend, draping. What is draping? It’s a technique that uses blush instead of bronzer to contour.

Try this: Susan PureMoist Lipstick and Pink Quartz PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple; go all out by pairing your rosy cheeks with a touch of pink to the eye and lips.

 

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

You can find their blog here

Jane Iredale: Introducing the Spring 2017 Collection

Spring is coming, and we can’t wait! The air is getting warmer in the Berkshires (at least, on some days), and days are getting longer. Before we know it, beautiful tulips will pop up all around the jane iredale headquarters building. Though the official first day of spring is not until March 20th, we’re celebrating the freshest of seasons a little early. On March 13th, we introduce the new spring makeup collection.

Introducing New Spring Makeup

We know you get as excited about new products as we do, so here is a sneak peak of the Spring Color collection. It brings the peachy, rosy radiance of the season to some perennial favorites. Get ready because the radiant look of bare skin just got better!

Susan and Lisa PureMoist Lipstick

The vivid pigments in Susan and Lisa PureMoist Lipstick blend with nourishing natural oils and fruit extracts for petal-soft lips that feel, look and taste amazing. (That’s right, Susan has returned!)

Pro Tip: Sheer out your favorite PureMoist Lipstick shade by lightly applying LipDrink SPF 15 Lip Balm as a base. It will also give your lips water-resistant sun protection for up to 40 minutes!

Peaches & Cream Bronzer

Want a sunny glow? Look no further than Peaches & Cream Bronzer. It contains four hues that can be mixed and matched for an all-over sun-kissed look.

Pro Tip: Use a White Fan Brush to apply the lighter two shades to your cheek bones for a luminous glow.

Soft Kiss & Pink Quartz PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple

From elegant to edgy, these silky, richly-pigmented, long-lasting and easily blended PurePressed Eye Shadow Triples can create any look. Available in two new shades: Soft Kiss (left) and Pink Quartz (right).

Pro Tip: Wet your brush with D2O Hydration Spray before picking up the eye shadow color for a more dramatic eye makeup look.

Candid In Touch Blush

Candid, our new In Touch Cream Blush shadeis the perfect solution if you want a soft, dewy and completely natural looking radiance.

Pro Tip: Try the all-over-rose look in a subtle, natural way by using this cream-to-powder blush on your cheeks, eyes and lips!

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

You can find their blog here

 

 

Alicia Keys Adds Another Éminence Product To Her Coveted Skin Care Routine

With fifteen GRAMMY wins under her belt, a recurring spot on TV’s hottest talent show and a trending #NoMakeup movement, Alicia Keys is at the top of her game. We were thrilled to discover Éminence is the key to keeping Alicia’s skin sparkling – and even more excited to hear she has added another one of our results-driven products to her coveted skin care routine.

When Alicia first revealed her fresh-faced complexion, we weren’t alone in clamoring for her skin care secrets. Into The Gloss, ELLE, W Magazine, PopSugar and SELF are just a few high profile publications that have featured the natural beauty’s favorite products. Most recently, Allure got the scoop on what Alicia’s makeup artist, Dotti, uses to give the star her radiant glow, saying “They make us soft. They make us glow. They promise beauty, and boy, do they deliver. But what our favorite products (or, in this case, Keys’) do best: They make us smile.”

After cleansing Alicia’s skin and applying a mask (our refining Clear Skin Probiotic Masque is one of The Voice judge’s favorites), Dotti applies our Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm to “up the dewiness of Keys’s skin” (Allure). This ultra-rich balm is infused with rosehip oil to improve the skin’s moisture, tone and texture, as well as lemongrass (a natural astringent) to minimize the appearance of pores, revealing a picture perfect complexion. To complete Alicia’s look, Dotti turns her attention to the star’s lip area, dabbing on a clear balm to keep her pucker perfectly moisturized. She tells Into The Gloss that our three-step Lip Trio Kit does wonders for Alicia’s lips, keeping them deeply hydrated and camera-ready.

Alicia says of embracing her barefaced complexion: “One thing I’ve heard more than ever is this glow that people refer to that I have. I kind of recognize that glow because I’ve begun to listen to myself inside. And I think there’s something really powerful that happens when you start to listen to yourself. It makes you feel more aware. In touch. More confident. …And that’s taken a little minute to arrive at that place. But there’s definitely something powerful about the way your inner feels that reflects on the outer, on your skin. That, to me, is real beauty.” We couldn’t agree more.

We are incredibly proud that Alicia uses Éminence to celebrate her natural beauty. Which Éminence products are part of your makeup-free routine? Tell us in the comments below.

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

Bridal Beauty Tips: How to Ace Your Wedding Makeup Trial

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Your wedding day beauty look may be the most important makeup of your life, and many brides don’t know where to start when searching for the right makeup artist. So, we turned to our team of Global Makeup Educators for help. Keep reading for their tips on what to ask, what to bring, and what things you should always remember.

6-12 Months before Your Wedding

Collect images of bridal makeup you love.

Pictures models and celebrities are often retouched, but they are to use as inspiration and will help guide your initial makeup artist interview.

Find three images of yourself that you absolutely love.

Bring these images with you, as well, and be sure to explain what you love about the pictures (e.g. I love how the eye shadow brings out the color of my eyes).

Schedule preliminary interviews with multiple makeup artists.

Show them the inspiration photos of models, celebrities and yourself, and ask the below questions:

  • How long have you been doing bridal makeup?
  • What do you love about doing bridal makeup?
  • Can I see your portfolio or images of makeup you’ve done? (Look at their images and ask yourself if this is how you want to look.)
  • How do you go about choosing your look for each bride?
  • What brands of makeup do you use? (Check a brand if you’re not familiar with it to make sure it’s something you want to use.)
  • Do you have a capability of doing my entire wedding party?
  • Do you do off-site weddings? If I hire you, will you stay all day? How much will this cost me?
  • Can I see your brushes? (If their brushes are gross, chances are your skin will be too.)

3-5 Months before Your Wedding

Schedule your bridal makeup test.

After you decide on a makeup artist, schedule your makeup test 3-5 months prior to your wedding. At the appointment, our educators recommend:

  • Testing multiple beauty looks (one for the ceremony and one for the reception). If your makeup artist cannot stay all day for your wedding, ask what you will need to complete your reception look without him/her.
  • Arriving with your bridal hair done or with an idea of what your wedding day hairstyle will look like.
  • Wearing a white top or one that is the same shade as your wedding dress so you can see how your makeup will appear when paired with your dress color.
  • Taking pictures with a camera that has a bright flash. This will help you determine what your makeup will look like under a professional camera flash, which tends to wash you out.

3 Things to Remember

Bridal makeup should be timeless. 20 years from now you should be able to look back at the pictures and still feel like your look is beautiful and classic.

Groom the groom. Often, the groom gets overlooked during the makeup preparations, but he wants to look good in pictures too. Ask your makeup artist to even his complexion or tone down the shine so he looks and feels great in your pictures.

Ask for what you want. Your wedding day is considered one of the most important days of your life, so don’t hesitate to ask your makeup artist for the exact look you want, and if you don’t like part of the look, make sure to speak up.

Tell us about your bridal makeup tips and share pictures of your wedding look with us on Instagram, tagging @janeiredale , @thegreenspa and #bridalbeauty .

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

You can find their blog here

The Luxe Line: 2017 Winter Makeup Collection

The Luxe Line has finally arrived! Keep reading for more details on your next beauty must-haves.

Winter Makeup Essential: Mystikol Eyeliners

winter makeup collection, mystikol cream to powder eyeliner

We know, “next beauty must-have” is a bold claim, but Mystikol eyeliners are our latest obsession. Below are five reasons to lust over this winter makeup essential:

  1. Mystikol eyeliners are available in four long-wearing, intense shades: Onyx (jet black), Dark Topaz (metallic chocolate brown), Amethyst (royal purple) and Smoky Quartz (smoky grey).
  2. Two words— water resistant. With these eyeliners, you don’t have to worry about smears.
  3. The brush is built into the cap. Let me repeat that… THE BRUSH IS BUILT INTO THE CAP! This handy feature makes it a total breeze to create the perfect rich line at home or on-the-go.
  4. Coco glycerides in the formula help it go on smooth across your lids and lash line.
  5. Last, but certainly not least, Mystikol eyeliners have the staying power of a liquid, but are completely blendable like a powder or pencil. Check out how to transform your eyeliner look from clean to smudged to smokey in seconds:

But , wait…there’s more!

When sporting a sultry, smokey eye, we suggest keeping the rest of your look clean and natural. With our Pure & Simple Kits, it’s never been easier to do so. This all-inclusive palette contains two shades of PurePressed Base, two shades of PurePressed Eye Shadow, one PurePressed Blush and a Just Kissed Cheek and Lip Stain. What else does a girl need for an effortless no-makeup makeup look?

winter makeup collection, Pure & Simple Kit mineral makeup palette


Practice Makes Perfect

We want to see your luxe looks! Show us how you use our Mystikol eyeliners and Pure & Simple Kits for a chance to be featured on our Instagram page. Make sure to tag @janeiredale and #GreenSpaCares #LuxeUpYourLook.

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

You can find their blog here