I will admit, you can easily catch me harking back to the 90’s when my adventurous soul craved all the information I could get on health and wellness. Cooking from the Enchanted Broccoli Forest, growing wheat grass, living in a tipi, making clay masks and kombucha… it was all fair game. So when over 20 years later Eminence Organics (our top selling skin care line) came out with their first algae products, you better believe I am almost bathing in in day and night. The first photosynthetic, oxygen producing organism on earth, which is 3.5 billion years old? Of course I’m sold! Algae regenerates the skin; so consider it an alternative to a skin thinning retinoid. It’s rich in vitamins and amino acids so it replenishes as well. The algae in the Eminence Organics Marine Flower Peptide Serum and Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream come from 5 different pure sources around the globe.
The products also contain the Smart Collagen + Complex to increase dermal thickness (unlike the thinning effects of retinoids). Collagen density is critical to lifting and firming the surface of the skin. Loss of density occurs both intrinsically and extrinsically. Stress and hormones play a huge roll in the intrinsic loss of density, while UV exposure and environmental pollutants (see the Eminence Organics Detoxifying Microgreens Complex) have a drastic extrinsic effect. The Smart Collagen + Complex is made from rice, bulbine leaf, and algae. So, no animal ingredients here.
Since the Marine Flower Peptide Serum is water based, it should be used on clean, dry skin. A lipid based serum would be layered next, followed by a moisturizer. The Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream, however, is in a beautiful lipid rich emulsion that includes avocado oil, rosehip seed oil, sunflower oil, and shea butter. It also contains the water soluble and ever popular (rightly so) Hyaluronic Acid from rice sugars to plump the skin.
Organic skin care has come a long way since the 90’s! Though I reminisce my unbound exploration, I am thrilled to find myself a business woman in my 40’s who can still choose health and work to support the wellness of other women in my community. And though I am now tied -or rooted- by work and family I delight in knowing that, because I chose to be part of this great community, a spirulina smoothie is just a short walk away.