You want me to let you in on a little secret? I have never had a facial before! I know you are probably wondering what rock I live under! So when I was offered the opportunity to try out Charles Penzone’s new organic skin care line Éminence, I was so excited! Éminence’s products are all paraben free and don’t contain any of the harsh chemicals found in most beauty products today. I visited the Charles Penzone Grand Salon in Gahanna and had the lovely Katrina Yepson doing my facial that day. Prior to my spa treatment, Katrina talked to me about my skin and what types of products I was currently using, which gave her a better idea of the type of Éminence products that would be best for my skin type. We decided to do the Brightening Facial during my appointment which involved ingredients such as
- Strawberry Rhubarb
1.) Cleanse: (2X’s)
Katrina was so great about explaining the process and various products she was using. She started off with cleansing my face twice which also included using a heavenly Clarisonic (Wish List!) and the Bright Skin Cleanser and Stone Crop gel wash. The gel wash was delicate enough to extract any impurities yet still provide hydration to my skin.
TONE: Stone Crop & Chamomile Toner used throughout the process
2.) Exfoliate: (2X’s)
Next, she exfoliated my skin using the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant (my personal favorite), which might I add smells amazing! Katrina did also mention that many of the Éminence products are very concentrated and need a little water to activate the ingredients such as the rice powder in the Dermafoliant. The strawberries are rich in antioxidants and the rhubarb is excellent for tightening pores! The Maize and Rosehip Exfoliating Mask deliver vitamin C and honey to dry skin. After removing the mask, Katrina covered my eyes and brought the bright lights on my face to see if there were any blemishes/blackheads that needed to be extracted. Luckily not many!
TONE: Stone Crop & Chamomile Toner
Katrina chose the Hibiscus Calendula Mask which is a cooling yet hydrating mask that left my skin feeling soft and supple. It is a great mask to use once or twice a week to provide just a bit of extra hydration (especially in the winter).
TONE: Stone Crop & Chamomile Toner
Since my skin does get a bit sensitive, Katrina used the Calm Skin Arnica Booster Serum which is great for calming any irritation. The Bamboo Firming Fluid that she used after is a dream in a bottle! It is a collagen boosting concentrate that contains retinol to instantly tighten & lift.
The Éminence Bright Skin Moisturizer with SPF30 was the perfect choice for my brightening facial. It lightens with natural hydroquinone and protects against future sun damage.
6.) Eye Care:
Let’s be honest, everyone gets dark under eye circles, but thankfully there are products like the Cucumber Eye Gel to treat these bags! It provides a cooling relief for those stressed and puffy eyes. Unfortunately being a busy gal=puffy stressed eyes.
Lastly, Katrina applied a Citrus Lip Balm to my lips after the facial was complete. It was so smooth and smelled great! Best of all it’s a petroleum free product, and the shea butter was a great moisturizer for my lips. Since I knew I would be in the hot California sun the next day, I decided to purchase it. It was with me wherever I went and constantly provided moisture and shine.
The last picture is an “After” shot of me 4 days after my facial. My skin was still glowing!
I hope my post provided a little window into what it is like getting a facial (for all of you spa treatment newbies). It was an incredibly relaxing experience. I definitely look forward to scheduling my next facial treatment in the near future.
Thank you to Charles Penzone for allowing me to try out Éminence’s organic skin care line. Want to try it out for yourself? Visit www.charlespenzone.com or call 614-418-5350