If you haven’t heard about this succulent wonder plant, be prepared to fall in love. Stone crop is the featured ingredient found in several of our award-winning products, like Eminence Organics Stone Crop Gel Wash, Stone Crop Masque, Stone Crop Hydrating Mist, Stone Crop Hydrating Gel, and Stone Crop Serum.
So, what is so amazing about this plant? We were hoping you’d ask!
On a recent invitational tour of our Eminence Certified Organic Farm in Hungary, company President Boldijarre Koronczay shared some insights to the power of organic stone crop with DAYSPA’s Executive Editor, Lesley McCave:
Not only does stone crop help reduce pigmentation and lighten the complexion, it also assists in regeneration, firming stressed skin, toning the epidermis, moisturizing, helping reduce signs of aging and calming sensitive skin.
As if that weren’t enough, here are 3 added benefits of stone crop which might just surprise you:
Stone crop is Great For The Environment!
Stone crop plants are often used on environmentally-friendly green roofs because the sturdy succulents rarely have any pest problems, are unbothered by disease, or weather conditions. They are quite easy to plant and thrive, don’t have a deep root system and can be buried shallowly in soil.
On a hot summer day, an urban flat roof can reach temperatures in excess of 150 degrees, a major contributor to the heat island effect in cities. Green roofs stay cool, close to the temperature of the outside air. They absorb rainwater so it doesn’t become stormwater, decreasing erosion and pollution. Green roofs are a beautiful way to take care of the earth.
Stone Crop Provides Food for Bees & Butterflies
The flowers of stone crop perennials are rich with sweet nectar and attract bees, moths and butterflies. The colors range, but are usually in the pastel family of hues. Flowers can remain on the plants well into early winter, adding dimension and interest to the succulents even as they dry. Having stone crop in your garden is a wonderful way to nurture bees and butterflies for most of the year!
Bonus DIY: Transform your Eminence Organics product jars into a cute container to grow your own stone crop!
Stone Crop Can Remove Makeup and Unclog Pores
Want a easy and effective way to remove makeup and unclog pores? In this Mixology video below, our Lead Skin Care Trainer, Natalie, uses a technique called “gommage” by combining Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant with our Stone Crop Masque. The gentle rolling, exfoliating action helps remove makeup build-up and dead skin cells, revealing new, glowing skin underneath. By unclogging pores, the technique of gommage helps reduce the look of problem skin, leaving you with a clear, silky-smooth looking finish.
Award-Winning Products Featuring Stone Crop
Eminence Organics Stone Crop Masque: Our Stone Crop Masque excels in increasing the moisture content and health of all skin types – it will leave your skin looking radiant and youthful. Stone Crop soothes and nourishes the skin, providing nourishment and rejuvenation.
Eminence Organic Skin Care Stone Crop Gel Wash For those with even the most sensitive skin, our Stone Crop Gel Wash washes away impurities without drying out the skin. The oil-free extracts help even skin tone and minimize the appearance of blemishes to leave a healthy complexion. Cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, animal by-products, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan.
Winner of Best Cleanser, Associated Skin Care Professionals’ & Skin Deep Readers’ Choice Awards, 2017
Winner of Best Cleanser, Beauty with a Conscience Awards, 2016
Eminence Organics Stone Crop Hydrating Mist A revitalizing and healing toner for all skin types, particularly uneven skin types (and a favorite of Grammy-award winning singer, Alanis Morissette!). For use with Sun Defense Minerals to increase your skin’s hydration level and to leave it looking smooth and moisturized. Cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, animal by-products, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan. Says Alanis, “I never leave home without my hydrating mist. It’s made by the Hungarian skincare line, Eminence. My mom is Hungarian, so I feel like I’m being loyal to her.”
Winner of Best Toner, Associated Skin Care Professionals’ & Skin Deep Readers’ Choice Awards, 2017
Eminence Organic Skin Care Stone Crop Hydrating Gel The powerful cactus juice of stone crop gives the skin instant, deep-penetrating moisture that leaves skin with a smooth, matte finish. This hydrating gel will soothe, heal and even skin tone to minimize the appearance of fine lines and pigmentation.
With so many uses and benefits, it’s no wonder stone crop has found its way into so many of our products, and into our hearts. Do you agree? What’s your favorite way to use stone crop? Share with us in comments below or join the conversation here: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | G+