When you open a jar of moisturizer, you may wonder how its contents travelled from source to bathroom shelf. Are there natural ingredients in there? What if harmful chemicals are mixed in too? How was this processed? You’re not the only one asking these questions. More and more people want to know about skin care ingredients, where they come from and how products are manufactured.
Farm to face skin care is the result of this growing trend – a movement to discover the story behind the products that nourish our skin. Here are the facts about Eminence Organic Skin Care, and how we bring our natural, organic and Biodynamic® skin care products to you, straight from farm to face.
Farm To Face Beauty
A rising trend in the beauty industry, farm to face beauty originally found its roots in the celebrated farm to table concept. After decades of processed foods, mass production and urban living, food culture pushed back with a movement to reconnect the people with the land. Based on the same philosophy, the farm to face trend grew in popularity in the skin care space. Today, this trend is rebuilding awareness around the origins of skin care products, placing importance on pure, honest ingredients that spring from the soil.
Farm to face skin care usually involves a few criteria, including:
- Natural or organic origins
- Home grown ingredients
- Small batch processing
- Environmentally-friendly production
For Eminence Organic Skin Care, by reconnecting people with the farmland and integrating the product journey from the field to the consumer, we make sure we deliver the purest and freshest products possible.
Organic Skin Care
We are proud to provide the best natural, organic and Biodynamic® skin care with premium ingredients grown at the Certified Organic Farm, organic farms in Hungary and sources worldwide. In fact, one of our staff at the farm, Matyas Nemes, won Hungary’s Organic Farmer Of The Year by the Biokultura Association. Each one of our organic products carries organic certification by Biokontroll in Hungary, our US-made products by USDA and our Biodynamic® products by Demeter International. Our passion for organic means that we opt out of all parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates and propylene glycol. Not only do we work with the purest natural, organic and Biodynamic® ingredients at Eminence Organics, we also make sure we avoid any harsh and harmful chemicals.
Home Grown Ingredients
Look closely at an Eminence Organics mask and you might find fresh pulp, seeds and even bits of peel. Depending on the harvest, products can occasionally vary from batch to batch, reflecting the raw, natural state of the ingredients. And because the products are hand crafted from just-picked raw plants, fruit, flowers and vegetables, it isn’t unusual to see a slight change in their color and consistency.
Knowing the importance of the provenance of our ingredients in Hungary, we make sure we guide the process from harvest to product. Home grown ingredients sourced at the Certified Organic Farm and other organic farms are picked at peak ripeness for super-charged nutrient value then blended into our skin care products. The results: Highly concentrated products straight from nature.
Small Batch Skin Care
Another key quality of farm to face skin care is small batch production for optimal freshness. You won’t find mass production at Eminence Organics. For our products created in Hungary, all ingredients arrive at the laboratory where they are carefully processed by hand. We avoid heat and hydrogenation, ensuring that the products preserve their maximum nutritional content. After processing, each jar is painstakingly filled, sealed and packaged by hand.
Farm to face philosophy also means skin care products that are good for the planet as well as good for the skin. We choose ingredients that our sustainably grown and harvested, minimizing environmental impact. Powered by solar and wind energy, our ingredient farms use eco friendly methods of production, creating skin care products that reflect our commitment to being a Certified B Corporation®.
Take the journey from farm to face with a few of the skin care ingredients grown and harvested at the Certified Organic Farm, then hand blended and poured into finished products:
Stone crop is one of the most popular, signature ingredients at Eminence Organics. Known for its unique growing environment, which is extremely drought-tolerant, this plant flourishes on small stones or even green roofs, with minimal soil needed. Its water-rich leaves can benefit the skin in brightening, rejuvenating and even healing. Often used for uneven skin tones, the stone crop ingredient can help with hyperpigmentation and give skin a smoother appearance. It also contains powerful antioxidants to fight off aging free radicals and refresh the skin.
How we use this ingredient: At Eminence Organics, we take full advantage of this plant’s ability to retain moisture and hydrate the skin beautifully. You’ll find this sturdy plant in the popular Stone Crop Gel Wash, as well as the Stone Crop Masque. Imagining the source of these gentle, soothing products brings a sense of well-being and cultivates an appreciation for their natural origins. Our Stone Crop Masque excels in increasing the moisture content of all skin types – it will leave your skin looking radiant and youthful.
A powerful rehydrator for dry skin, we grow rhubarb at the Certified Organic Farm for products like Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum, designed to give your skin a youthful looking glow. This stalky plant also contains Vitamin C and other antioxidants to fight the look of wrinkles. A skin care secret used for hundreds of years in Europe, rhubarb soothes all types of skin ailments including bruises, redness and swelling.
How we use this ingredient: Rhubarb is a key ingredient for some of our most popular products. Not only does rhubarb feature in the best-selling Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum, it’s also an essential part of our award-winning Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. Rich in antioxidants, this popular exfoliant fights the look of aging and also helps you achieve bright and radiant looking skin.
Harvested at the Certified Organic Farm, pumpkins are always a fall favorite for skin care. Pumpkin pulp purée is rich in vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, alpha hydroxy acid and antioxidants, making it a powerhouse ingredient that fights the appearance of aging. With benefits from boosting moisture levels to brightening skin tone, pumpkin is a home grown ingredient essential for the complexion.
How we use this ingredient: You’ll find delicious organic pumpkin in our Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel. Accelerate the exfoliation process with this enzyme peel that removes dead skin cells and reduces the appearance of dark spots and fine lines. This delicious purée of yam and pumpkin leaves skin looking firm and radiant.
Comfrey has long been recognized by organic farmers for its soothing properties and ability to comfort the skin. This leafy herb produces hanging bell-shaped purple flowers and has a black, turnip-like root that grows best in damp, grassy places – like near the lily pond at the Eminence Certified Organic Farm.
How we use this ingredient: You’ll find organic comfrey in Hawthorn Tonique, a toner for dehydrated, irritated and sensitive skin. Use the soothing power of hawthorn, chamomile and marjoram to calm down the look of dryness and discomfort. Your skin will be left looking toned and balanced.