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Self Magazine names our Red Currant Rapid Infusion Masque a Healthy Beauty Award Winner!

April 22, 2014

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!

Get prom perfect skin!

April 10, 2014

The weather is warming up and prom season is just around the corner!  For a rundown on how to get that “prom perfect” skin, Teen Vogue consulted A-List facialist Joanna Vargas. According to Vargas, if you want “a pristine complexion, you'll need to plan accordingly!” because “good skin doesn't happen overnight”. Here's a couple of great suggestions from Joanna on how to prep your skin for prom.

Four weeks before:

This is the time you should start to be “more diligent with your beauty routine”. "It's important to be exfoliating at least twice week" Vargus says. Her favorite scrub for teens is our Citrus Exfoliating Face Wash.

One Week Before:  

"This is the perfect time for a full body exfoliation to really get glowing". She recommends our Coconut Sugar Scrub.

Even if prom isn't your thing - it’s important to remember that a good skincare routine is vital for a healthy, glowing complexion. In the words of Joanna Vargas - “your skin is a reflection of both your mental and physical health as well as the products that you're putting on and taking off of it on a daily basis”. Now that’s great skin advice!

Find your youthful glow with red currant

April 08, 2014

When it comes to youthful looking skin, there’s plenty of buzz around the amazing antioxidant benefits of red currant!  

In article called “Anti-aging: 11 best serums”, Elle Canada shared their “shopping guide to the best anti-aging serums in the world” and our Red Currant Balancing Concentrate made the cut! The delicious aromas of “red currant, elderflower and magnolia bark are infused in a formula to focus on anti-aging with the addition of tea tree to target anti-acne” says Elle Canada’s Renee Tse.

To take the benefits of antioxidant-rich red currants to the next level, Day Spa suggests our Red Currant Rapid Infusion Masque. This masque's "intoxicating scent belies its no-nonsense exfoliating, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action” says Day Spa’s Executive Editor, Linda Kossoff. 

Youthful looking skin and sun protection go hand and hand, so if you’re looking for the combined benefits of a moisturizer and sun protection, Dermascope recommends our Red Currant Protective Moisturizer with SPF 30. According to Demascope's Bella Scheider, PME, “a high-quality sunscreen must be used in conjunctions with a balanced lifestyle to truly have the desired effect of a youthful and healthy skin”.

Concentrate, masque or moisturizer, whatever your potion may be, let the antioxidant powers of red currant take you on a journey to more youthful looking skin!

The Benefits of Probiotics for your Skin

April 07, 2014

"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."

Stay kind to your skin and to the planet!

April 04, 2014

In preparation for Earth Day 2014Los Angeles Magazine is getting natural this month!  

“It’s April already, and with Earth Day approaching, I have an excuse to rethink my current product rotation and start exploring some uniquely sourced natural ingredients” says Los Angeles Magazine’s Navdeep Mundi.

When it comes to naturally sourced, we’re happy to say that our Red Currant Exfoliating Cleanser made Los Angeles Magazine’s list of “eco-awesome beauty products”.  This delicious smelling cleanser allows you to be kind to your skin, while staying kind to the environment. “Red currant is a good source of Vitamin C and promotes collagen. My skin was brighter and softer right after the first wash” raves Navdeep. 

Now that’s eco-awesome beauty!

Bring a little sugar plum into your life this Spring!

March 31, 2014

Spring is in the air and changes in temperature can mean changes in your skin. Refinery 29 named our Sugar Plum Oil-Free Revitalizer as one of their essentials to “prep your skin for spring”. According to Refinery 29, “This is a great product for spring because as the temperature rises, so does the production of sebum (oil) in the skin. So, this product will refresh and tone the skin to a matte, velvety finish".

Sensitive skin types are especially affected by the changes in temperature from one season to the next. Sugar plum comes to the rescue again, this time in the form of a masque! According to Fluff and Fripperies, our Sugar Plum Revitalizing Masque is “a great pick for more sensitive or easily irritated skin”. This masque smells so delicious - you won’t want to take it off! In the words of Fluff and Fripperies’ Emma Henderson,“it smells like it should be spread on a scone, and instantly inhaled”. Yum.

Simply Wife Life loves Éminence!

March 28, 2014


Simply Wife Life is raving about our product line! She says, “I discovered Eminence about 2 years ago and have been in love with it ever since. I have tried A LOT of different skincare products and haven’t found one like this."  

Not only does Simply Wife Life love that our products are “packed with antioxidants and nutrients” she also boasts that our skincare “feels, smells and looks amazing”.  The added bonus is that our “products are 100% handmade and cruelty-free” and “you can actually read and know what every ingredient is on the label”. 

Check out what Simply Wife Life is saying about a selection of her skincare favorites:

Lemon Cleanser: “My absolute favorite cleanser. Period. I am a sucker for anything and everything LEMON. The smell is so refreshing and clean!”

Mimosa Champagne Tonique: “I am never one to say no to Mimosa Champagne! This is the only toner I have found that doesn’t dry out my skin. It smells and feels fantastic!”

Blueberry Soy Night Recovery Cream: “This is my absolute favorite, couldn’t live without product!”

Cucumber Eye Gel: “This product is incredible for dark circles, bags and any puffiness.”

Clear Skin Probiotic Masque: “I love, love, love this product! I typically use this product when I have a breakout but sometimes I use it just because.”

For a full breakdown of Simply Wife Life’s beauty routine, check out the full blog post here.

Our Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant is the talk of the town!

March 27, 2014

It’s no secret that our Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant is a crowd favorite!  Check out what everyone is saying about the multi-functional powers of this antioxidant packed exfoliant!

Refinery 29: In an article called, Powder Cleanser: The Best New Way to Wash Your Face Refinery 29 recommends our Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. They say: “This multitasking cleanser employs chickpea flour to absorb excess oil, oats to soothe, strawberries to cleanse, and lactic acid to slough off dead skin cells. And, we liked that the super-fine powder didn’t cake in our hands after adding water.”

Teen Vogue: “To get gorgeous, luminous” skin, Teen Vogue suggests our Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. They love that our gentle, rice based exfoliant allows you to “perfect your canvas” before applying your foundation of choice. 

You Magazine: Picked our Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant, as one of their “top tried-and-tested natural products” that will help you “say goodbye to winter blues with a beauty spring clean” that's sure to “help you greet the world with a renewed sparkle”. 

Safe for your skin. Safe for the environment

March 25, 2014


Dermascope gives us a quick history lesson in an article called, Cosmetics-A Look into the Past, Present and Future. According to Dermascope’s Lauren Balukonis, “it is important to understand the history of makeup to really be able to understand and appreciate industry trends of today and the outlook for future trends”.

One very important trend that we are proud to be a part of is the movement towards creating “earthy makeup lines” that are “completely free from any synthetic constituents and contain only pure healthy forms of ingredients”. When it comes to natural cosmetics, Dermascope recommends our Antioxidant Mineral Foundation. This all-natural, chemical-free mineral powder offers build-able coverage and comes in an environmentally friendly bamboo compact - what better way to treat your skin to a flawless complexion while being kind to the environment!

Must have products for your next vacation!

March 25, 2014
Whether a vacation or “staycation” is in your future, products with SPF are a must for keeping your skin looking healthy and nourished! 

“Overexposure to the sun can cause uneven pigmentation, dark spots and premature aging” says Shine Beauty Beacon. For a daytime sun protection fix, they recommend our Red Currant Protective Moisturizer SPF 30. This ultra-light replenishing moisturizer is packed full of potent antioxidants, zinc oxide, elderflower and vitamin E that help “prevent sunburn and early skin aging”.

Sun protection doesn’t have to end with an SPF moisturizer.“To set the overall look (and for extra sun protection)", Joana Miranda Studio recommends our Sun Defense Minerals -Translucent, SPF 30.  

On the flip side, if you’re going for a more of a “sun-kissed look”, Island Sisters recommends “bronzing it up” with our Sun Defense Minerals - Cinnamon Bronzer. Not only is this a “great bronzer that adds SPF 30 sun protection”, it's also water-resistant and comes with a built in brush applicator which makes for “perfect packaging for on-the-go and traveling”. 

Rosehip Tonique: A simple skin savior!

March 22, 2014

Looking to keep your skin care routine simple, yet effective?  

Look no more! New Beauty has taken the liberty of giving us a list of their favorite products that “take the guesswork out of hard-to-pronounce ingredient labels to deliver skin-loving, simple solutions all with five ingredients or less”. With a few simple ingredients-our Rosehip Tonique made the list!

What it has: Rosehip juice, spring water and salicylic acid

What it does: Packed with high levels of vitamin C, this calming toner purifies and soothes oily and sensitive skin types to calm skin while it tackles breakouts.

Spa treatments tailored made for male clients

March 21, 2014

A common misconception is that the typical spa-goer is female, but according to industry magazine, Pulse, that’s not always the case. “While spas report varying percentages of male guests, one thing is certain: The numbers are growing”.

“Men are becoming more and more aware of the benefits of spa services an enhancement to healthy living. Commercialism of the male ‘beauty’ has helped this along” says Jana Powers, Spa Director at OH! Spa at Ocean House.

To coincide with this “manly” spa trend, Pulse magazine came up with a list of male-friendly products "specifically designed for their skin and health needs” and we’re happy to say that our Stone Crop Hydrating Gel made the cut!  This hydrating and nourishing gel is packed with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, which is sure to create the lasting results that male clients are looking for.

Get a warm, healthy glow with our Hungarian Herbal Mud Treatment

March 19, 2014


American Spa and Daily Makeover give us “the dirt” on all of the amazing benefits of mud treatments. According to American Spa’s Katarina Kovacevic, “when dug up from the right source, this gritty ingredient is perfect for detoxifying and relaxing and can even be used to address a bevy of skincare concerns”.

Mud treatments have been around for thousands of years and continue to lure spa goers to the treatment room.  Spa Django at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa (Austin, TX), uses our Hungarian Herbal Mud Treatment in their Detox Facial.  “Hungarian thermal mud has high amounts of mineral trace elements and sulfur, which improve acne conditions and nourish the skin,” says spa director Heidi Smith. “With regular use, the mud reduces sebum production and improves skin’s texture, tone, and vitality”. 

Daily Makeover also loves our Hungarian Herbal Mud Treatment. “This mud mask naturally detoxifies the skin by unclogging pores, removing impurities and increasing circulation. Organic extracts like cinnamon and paprika also create a warming sensation on the skin,” says Joel Schlessinger MD, FAAD, FAACS, Board Certified Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon and founder of LovelySkin.com.  

Who would have thought that “playing in the mud” could be so great for your skin? In the words of American Spa’s Katarina Kovacevic: “It’s the perfect excuse to get down and dirty” while giving your skin that healthy glow!

Our products help prep Santigold for the stage and for Motherhood!

March 13, 2014

Musical diva Santigold recently sat down for a candid interview with Vogue where she revealed what keeps her skin looking fabulous.  This beautiful mom-to-be is expecting her first child in late March, and we’re proud to say that our products have helped shape her pregnancy beauty routine. “I’ve always been a pretty natural person. I use Eminence Organic because it’s really yummy smelling” says Santigold.

In an interview with Lucky Magazine Santigold revealed that not only does she keep her beauty routine natural, she keeps it simple. “Most days I don't wear any face makeup, just some eye color or a lip. Hydration and rest is huge because I travel so much. On my skin I use Eminence Organic's Lemon Cleanser”.

*UPDATE: With Santigold’s busy schedule, she spends plenty of time travelling from one destination to another.  In an interview with The Cut, she tells us a bit about her travel beauty routine - “traveling on airplanes is the worst thing for your skin. I use a light cleanser from Eminence that I love, it’s a really light lemon cleanser that’s really moisturizing, almost like washing with a light lemon oil. I also use Eminence moisturizers”.

Get Radiant Skin with our Stone Crop Hydrating Mist

March 13, 2014

On her blog, So You Agree, San Francisco-based beauty enthusiast and fashionista, Donna, talks about the importance of keeping your skin hydrated.  “I learned that even though I drink 8 glasses of water a day (or at least try very hard to) that my skin was really dehydrated” she says.

So what’s Donna’s solution to dehydrated skin?  

Answer: our Stone Crop Hydrating Mist. In her words, it “smells amazing, my skin looks more radiant and I can use it to refresh my skin for that dewy look anytime”.

The couple that relaxes together stays together

March 12, 2014

Life gets busy, and sometimes it’s difficult to make quality time with the one you love. 

According to Beauty Heaven, “taking time out to relax is invaluable when it comes to any relationship” and what better way to relax than with a couples massage!  A massage at your favorite spa may be just the R&R that you and your partner are longing for-but if this isn’t in your budget, Beauty Heaven suggests creating your own oasis at home. 

“Block out at an hour and set up your own ‘massage salon’ at home, complete with a pampering massage oil and a soothing soundtrack” says Beauty Heaven’s Olivia Mackinnon. “We recommend using Eminence Organic Skin Care Mimosa Champagne Massage Oil”.  This soothing and moisturizing body oil “contains a cocktail of skin-loving, nourishing ingredients such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, white grape seed oil and tokay ice wine grapes”. 

Don’t you feel relaxed just thinking about it?

Everyone's Talking about our New Arctic Berry Illuminating Collection!

March 12, 2014


Our new Arctic Berry Illuminating Collection has people talking!

Here's some of the exciting coverage the collection has received so far:

Skin Inc. Magazine (March)

Article -  Inspiration: Great Retail Items
What they say - "[This system] helps restore radiance, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce dark spots and improve dullness."

American Spa Magazine (March)

Article - Spotlight
What they say - "[The system] brings out the skin's inner beauty."

LNE & Spa Magazine (March)

Article
- Organic & Wellness News
What they say - "The Arctic Berry Illuminating Collection...contains all the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion treatment using natural and organic skin care [ingredients]."

Beauty Tidbits

Article - Éminence Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream
What they say - [It] has a silky, lightweight texture that just slips on the skin. It soaks in quickly providing instant hydration and smoothness without being greasy".

More Oscars Coverage!

March 11, 2014

Not only was the Oscars a huge success for our #Tweet4Trees campaign (planting over 1,000 trees!) - the event was also packed full of stars who love our products!

Here are a few noteworthy encounters:

Great Gatsby

We helped the cast look their best by sending them several of our products during filming. We're so happy the film took the Oscar for Best Production Design and Best Costume Design at this year's event.

U2

We received a signed guitar from the band, who just so happened to perform at the Oscars this year! We loved their showstopping performance of "Ordinary Love".

Paula Patton

Paula looked gorgeous as she danced the night away at the Oscars' after party - and we'd love to take some of the credit! She recently stopped by our Vancouver office for a little pampering.

More Love from Dita Von Teese!

March 10, 2014

Dita Von Teese burlesque performer, glamour model, and actress extraordinaire is singing our praises once again!  This time she shared her love for our products in an interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Dita recently appeared in Jean Paul Gaultier’s butterfly corset at his Spring Summer 2014 Haute Couture show and we’re happy to say that we play a part in making Dita’s skin look runway ready! When Cosmopolitan’s Hayden Ng asked how she prepped her skin for the show, this is what she said:

"First, cleanse. I’m really into natural skincare now and I’ve been using a lot of Eminence products. I’ve tried (and loved!) many fancy, expensive creams and serums, but I’m getting great results from the natural Eminence line. It makes me feel good to be using fewer (possibly toxic) products!"

Get the blushing bride glow with our Youth Shield Collection!

March 07, 2014


Town and Country Weddings have made a bride’s quest for beautiful skin easier by creating a list of new skincare products that are “as well suited to a bride as a meticulously tailored gown” – and we’re delighted that our Red Currant Mattifying Mist made the cut!  In fact, they love our whole Youth Shield Collection which “boasts antioxidants, in the form of red currant, and counters excess sebum with tea tree oil”.

Our Youth Shield Collection isn't only for blushing brides-to-be, according to Town and Country Weddings’ Katheryn Erickson, “when it comes to skincare “start sooner rather than later, because preventing skin issues is much easier than correcting them”.

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