Huge Eminence Organics Review

May 07, 2018

*pr samples provided for reviewing purposes.
Eminence is a natural skincare company based out of Canada/Hungary. They use certified organic plant ingredients farmed at their certified organic farm in Hungary - purportedly. I'm not sure what percentage of the ingredients are from their organic farm specifically. 70% and up to 95% of the ingredients are indicated to be organic per product ingredient list. I didn't see a shelf life indicator on any products so I looked it up and they answered: ''Eminence uses a system of natural preservatives that are best suited for each product and synergistically optimize the antioxidants of the fruits, vegetables and herbs. The shelf life of the average Eminence product is 12 months''.

Eminence has a huge range of products, about 164 skincare items and a few mineral powders and lip glosses. I've been a busy girl testing a good range of their products! It's been over 2 month of using these products so I feel I have a good gauge on them. All the products mentioned create a routine that targets skin dullness and dark spots. It looks like Eminence doesn't sell these products on their own website, but you can purchase them at Eminence spas and online at Dermastore.

Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum - $110 USD
This is a ''nutrient-rich, fruit and veggie facial serum''. It's full of vitamin, antioxidants and plant extracts. The main 'bulk' ingredients are Vegetable Glycerin, Vitamin C, Avocado Fruit Extract, Lotus Root Water, Mannitol, Vitamin E, Broccoli Sprout Extract, Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Vitamin B3, Zinc Sulfate and Kale Leaf Extract. Like in every Eminence product there is a phyronutrient blend full of a lot of products i'm not familiar with. Some great ingredients I noticed that I am familiar with (that are lowest on the ingredient list) are Hyaluronic Acid, BiotinFerulic Acid, Biotin, Alpha Lipoic Acid and Coenzyme Q10.

I've found myself really liking this Vitamin C serum. It's as thin as water which I like because it's lightweight and absorbs into skin fast. Unlike other vitamin c serums i've used, this one doesn't smell like alcohol at all. It smells like a tropical drink. I think it's made my skin the slightest bit brighter. I enjoy using it.


Bright Skin Licorice Root Serum - $56 USD
I think my skin has been responding well to this serum as well. It hasn't done anything drastic to fade my PIH yet. It's so hard to tell if it is with the amount of products I use but I think using them altogether over time helps. I alternate using this serum and the Eminence Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum. At first I split use to different sides of my face, but I eventually started layering them!

I do really like this serum. I've you've ever put aloe gel on your face, this serum feels like that on the skin. I cut down on moisturizer use to prevent acne, opting for the lightweight moisturizing abilities of serums. This serum is glycerin based which is a good enough moisturizer for my skin. This serum smells just like black licorice which somehow helps me feel it's potent :)


Calm Skin Chamomile Moisturizer - $58 USD
This is a very thick moisturizer than can be diluted with a few drops of water (in your hand). I find that a full strength coating of this warms into skin to feel slightly emollient/oily feeling but then sets down to a fairly dry feel. If you have found a lot of moisturizers flake off when applying foundation on top, this moisturizer doesn't do that which I love as that is a huge pet peeve of mine. I need to take care to evenly rub it in though as it does streak. The scent of this moistuizer is an natural, faintly chamomile smell. It's not overwhelming. I initially loved this moisturizer applied thickly but I started to dilute it with water for everyday use and applying it 'full strength' for when my skin actually needs it.


Bright Skin Masque - $54 USD
This masque was selected for me as it's intended to aid in fading dark spots and evens out complexion. It contains a natural hydroquinone alternative and Gigawhite. From what i've read, Hydroquinine is very effective for fading dark spots but it's not really safe. I've always opted for natural hydroquinone alternatives which have always been slow and subtle working but my preference. This is a subtle masque that I think would work best when used regularly over time as well. It's not your typical feeling mask that dries down. It's more like a moisturizer. When I use it I feel a cooling tingle when it's on my face. When rinsed off, it leaves a lot of a moisture residue.

Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5% - $46 USD
The Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel is a lightly exfoliating peel. Exfoliation helps fade post inflammatory acne marks. This peel smells like October because it's a puree of organic yam and pumpkin pulp (organic baby food? ahah). It's infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Amino Acids, Panthenol, Coenzyme Q10,Essential Oils, Vitamin E, Glycolic Acid. I definitely feel a tingle when using this mask. My face is always a little red afterwards. I've been using this twice a moth as a way to give my skin an exfoliation boost.


Soothing Chamomile Tonique - $38 USD
I use this tonique after using the Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel as suggested. That peel contains 5% glycolic acid which is of course acidic. This tonique helps to rebalance your skin. Out of curiosity when reading this tonique contains Sodium Bicarbonate, I tested the ph of it and it was high (basic). I think the theory is that the higher ph is suppost to neutralize the low ph your skin becomes when using an acid. The ph of skin is 5.5 and this tonique is around an 8 so I won't use it on it's own, only after using acid products. This tonique also contains a host of other soothing ingredients like chamomile, aloe vera, allantoin, licorice and lots of oils.


Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 32 - $68 USD
If you have dark spots you are fading, sun protection is very important as everyone keeps telling me. This cream was recommended to me for my Eminence routine! The really provided me a whole regime! This sunscreen does like a white/blue cast and streaks but in a few minutes it fades so my skin looks on the pale side. I can live with that. It does have a pleasant tropical smell though I did expect it to smell different more like real sugar, coconut and vanilla.

Shea Butter: moisturizer and emollient
Zinc Oxide: provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection
Vanilla: soothing and moisturizing
Ethylhexl Methoxycinnamate: a clear liquid compound that absorbs UVB light


Stone Crop Hydrating Mist - $38 USD
This hydrating mist works ''as a revitalizing and healing toner for all skin types, particularly uneven skin types''. I hated the smell of this mist. It doesn't smell like something fit to put on my face. It's smells like perfume or a nail salon or a  professional grade hairspray. I read the ingredients and can't figure out what's responsible for the smell. I didn't use it.



Bright Skin Cleanser - $38 USD
I really like this cleanser. The first few times I used it I didn't like it because it felt like I was washing my face with a face cream. As far as a cleanser to remove makeup and oily, this is on the weaker side. I use multiple cleansers at once though. A lot of my powerful cleansers that are great at cleaning, strip by skin. So i'll use this cleanser afterwards to reintroduce moisture into my skin. On the days that I don't wear makeup, this cleanser is good enough on it's own to provide some cleansing power and the lightest touch of moisture. I love that it's not a cleanser the disturbs and upsets my skin.

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