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August 8,2017

Our Newest Eminence Organics Products

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Have you tried the new MicroGreens collection from Eminence?  I haven’t been this excited about a product collection probably since the Strawberry Rhubarb products.  I very rarely bring home an entire new collection of products, but I am such a fan of these!  Let me start out by saying that unless you have extreme cystic acne, you can definitely use the Cleansing Oil.  Some days I like to use it as a first cleanse.  Other days, if my skin feels dry or dehydrated, and I get to take a long, luxurious bath and give myself a facial, I’ll use it as my only cleanser, and go ahead and layer some Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant over top of it and let the steam from the bath steam up my skin and my pores.  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Stone Crop Cleansing Oil

Infused with moisturizing sunflower and jojoba oils, brightening stone crop and supercharged microgreens, this light and luxurious formula gently removes makeup and deeply cleanses to deliver dewier, softer looking skin after every use. … Wet face to emulsify oil, if desired, and rinse thoroughly.  I cannot tell you enough how good this feels on the skin and how good it smells.

Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant

This powder-to-foam exfoliant employs microgreens, stone crop and rice flour with adzuki powder to infuse skin with a youthful looking glow. With its light fizzing action, this revitalizing formula gently invigorates the skin and removes impurities to reveal a beautiful, brighter looking complexion.  When you add just a few drops of water to the fizzofoliant powder, it immediately starts to fizz. The gentle grit of this product feels amazing on the skin!  And, it really brings up oxygen to the skin, helps get rid of oil and dirt in pores, and is perfect to use 2-3 times a week!

Lotus Overnight Detoxifying Treatment

Wake up to revitalized and radiant looking skin. Infused with hydrating lotus, potent microgreens and moisturizing melt-in jojoba oil beads, this lightweight gel cream prevents transepidermal water loss, supercharges the skin and defends against drying environmental stressors overnight.  Suitable for all skin types, this luxurious treatment seals in moisture to reveal a perfectly dewy complexion by morning.  This is a light formula and can be worn day and night, and is perfect for dehydrated skin.  Can be used as a treatment under another moisturizer if you are more on the dry side.  I now have the large professional size of this at home and use as my day and night moisturizer.  It absorbs quickly, and helps my skin so much because I sweat a lot during hot yoga, so I feel like I need the perfect light hydrators, and this is amazing!  This is highly recommended for all skin types!

NEW!!  Bright Skin Overnight Correcting Cream

A night cream for hyperpigmentation is here!!  Brighten skin with this ultra-rich moisturizer formulated to address the look of hyperpigmentation while you sleep. It delivers potent actives that visibly reduce the look of age and dark spots for a luminous complexion. In combination with a Natural Hydroquinone Alternative, these actives create our most powerful skin brightening botanical blend to date.  The Bright Skin Collection is complete!  We now have cleanser, two targeted treatments, day cream, night cream, and masque.  If you are concerned with hyperpigmentation, the Bright Skin Collection is for you!

Rosehip & Lemongrass Lip Balm SPF 15

My clients have been asking for this for years!  Eminence lip balm in a convenient tube!  And this one has SPF!  Don’t forget about your lips when you’re out in the sun all day.  Toss the oxybenzones and petroleum products, and make sure you’re using organic and all-natural products, and a zinc oxide or titanium dioxide physical sunscreen.  It’s 2017 – time to kick the chemicals to the curb!

This Eminence Organic lip balm draws its moisturizing properties from ingredients like rosehip oil and organic extra virgin olive oil rather than petroleum, wax or lanolin. Formulated to smooth and hydrate dry lips, it’s enriched with rosehip oil packed with EFAs, vitamins C and E and betacarotene, and olive oil containing vitamins A and E for dry skin. These oils mimic the sebum naturally produced by our bodies, resulting in long-term hydration for the lips.

Organic skin care makes me happy!  I’m of the philosophy that less is more.  By less, I mean less clutter in my bathroom.  Not less when it comes to performance and active ingredients.  I do collect  Eminence skincare products, but I budget and plan to purchase 2-3 new products every quarter.  I choose my new products based on what my skin is like for that season.  Then I enjoy my skin care ritual every day, and a full at-home facial on Sundays.
Let us help you with customized organic products just for your skin!  And then enjoy your ritual at home as part of your self-care regiment.
xo Allison

March 6,2017

Seasonal Transition Skin Care

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So, we’re at that time of year, in between seasons, when the weather is confused and so is our skin.  I want to highlight a few products that are sure to keep your skin fresh and clear, and ready to transition into the season.

Pear & Poppyseed Microderm Polisher

This is a pretty amazing, somewhat aggressive exfoliant.  This is Eminence’s answer to microdermabrasion.  In fact, they compare the results of two swipes of a microderm machine with a manual exfoliation (at home) for 5-10 minutes.  Éminence Pear and Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher exfoliates and smoothes while protecting the complexion from damaging free radicals that cause premature aging. Its skin brightening formula polishes dull, dry skin for a rejuvenated appearance. All that’s left is a soft, supple complexion.

Ideal for most skin types, this microdermabrasion scrub is formulated with natural ingredients to polish the complexion. Poppy seeds and fine walnut gently exfoliate, apricot kernel oil softens and soothes skin, alfalfa extract nourishes and green tea, pear and apple extracts offer antioxidant protection from free radicals.

When your skin seems confused, or just blah, this is the product for you.  Slough away dead skin, and brighten things back up.  Ideal use is once a week.

Hungarian Herbal Mud Treatment

I am loving Hungarian Herbal Mud right now.  I just feel like my skin needs stimulated, but I also need some mud to help detoxify, and draw out impurities, oil, and toxins from my skin.  This spicy hot treatment is exactly what I need when my skin is confused, dull, and I have some stray blemishes here and there.

World-famous Hungarian thermal mud benefits all skin types by naturally detoxifying the skin, opening pores, eliminating toxins and increasing circulation. Cinnamon gives antibacterial properties, ivy is high in vitamin C, sage tones and heals, and paprika gives stimulation and natural antioxidants. Skin will be left soft, supple and glowing from within.

Lime Stimulating Masque

If blemishes aren’t your problem, but aging and hormonal skin are, this is the treatment for you.  Everyone can benefit from this stimulating, hormone-balancing treatment, but it’s especially beneficial if you want firmer, lifted skin and that rosy glow that comes from a great facial with some heat stimulation.

Revitalize and brighten your complexion with our Lime Stimulating Masque. The natural phytohormones and vitamins will leave your skin appearing rosy with increased circulation. Note that this active masque will leave a normal redness for up to two hours after treatment.

Strawberry Rhubarb Masque

My all-time favorite masque, and a favorite to sleep in as an overnight treatment.  This masque very gently exfoliates the skin with lactic acid, but also will plump up fine lines with hyaluronic acid.  I wake up and my skin is as smooth as a baby’s bottom….seriously.  This masque is beautiful for all skin types, as nearly everyone’s skin is dehydrated.

This rich and moisturizing mask revives the skin for a truly replenishing treatment. Strawberry extract exfoliates and penetrates pores to remove dirt and impurities and reveal new skin cells, while rhubarb tones and heals. The antioxidant-rich mask helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and hydrate the skin for a truly fresh face.

Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil

The Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil is an effective facial treatment comprised of a blend of results-oriented actives and ingredients that provide intense hydration and protection. Designed as a complementary product to the Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum, this facial oil fights the signs of aging, smooths wrinkles and hydrates deeply. For use with all skin types.

Increase collagen production and soothe skin with Eminence Rosehip Triple C + E Firming Oil. With its multiple botanical forms of vitamins C and E, including rosehip, jojoba and seabuckthorn oils, this non-greasy facial oil provides intense hydration while protecting skin against environmental stressors. The nourishing formula also helps to fight glycation and improve the appearance of redness and inflammation, making it ideal for sensitive skin. With regular use, you can diminish fine lines and wrinkles and achieve a healthy, youthful complexion.

Enjoy all these seasonal & transitional favorites.  These are all amazing to add to your Eminence collection.  You can request the use of any and all of these products when you come in for a customized Eminence facial at Riversong Spa.

xo Allison

March 1,2017

March Class & Workshop Schedule

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We are proud to publish our March Schedule.  As always, we have lots of yoga & Pilates classes to choose from.  We are also offering several group sound healing sessions, and we have Gus, our acupuncturist, two weekends – the weekend of March 4-5 and also March 18-19.  In fact, we are having quite the hullaballoo the weekend of the 18-19, and we hope you’ll plan to attend.  We’ll have guest speakers, seminars, classes, special yoga classes and workshops, and Hannah Maguire – a local community herbalist who will also be offering private consultations.  More details for the Health & Wellness Weekend to come, but in the meantime, we are scheduling appointments for private acupuncture sessions with Gus, and private herbal consultations with Hannah.

Enjoy!

xo Allison

February 26,2017

Eco-Beauty & Makeup Lessons

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The staff at Riversong Spa has grown, and we are settling down so nicely in our new space.  Our attention has been all of the place in the last few months, but now as things are settling down, we’re ready to re-focus on one of our favorite things…Jane Iredale Makeup!  We have been taking for granted how much we love this line of eco-beauty makeup.  We all have it, use it, and love it, and we want to make sure that all of our friends and clients share our enthusiasm and get to fall in love with such a healthy, clean, eco- brand.  We are now ready to offer makeup lessons, so that you can get one-on-one time with an experienced beauty professional, trained in the Jane Iredale line.  We know how to mix and match her products, and with a thorough, personalized consultation, can help you with your concerns and needs, at all ages of life.  We can help tweens and teens with breakouts clear skin up, and conceal blemishes in a healthy way.  We can help you transition through changes in your skin (ahem…dark circles and fine lines).  We can help you with a barely there, sheer look.  We can help you with a very dramatic, lots of makeup look.  We can do it all!

Jane uses a high percentage of organic ingredients, and some of her products are fully certified organic, she is a CRUELTY-FREE brand, which means NO ANIMAL TESTING, and there are no fillers and chemical preservatives in her products.  Her entire business, all products, and her belief system are for her entire line to be healthy, organic, and good for your entire body and skin.  This is why carrying her products is such an obvious fit for us!  We are committed to education, and so is she!  We also want our clients to only use the most healthy products possible on your skin – for your health and wellness.  Skin is your largest organ and absorbs everything you put on it.  It’s our mission to share our knowledge with you, and to provide a place where you know anything you purchase for your skin will be healthy for your entire body.

Schedule your makeup lesson with an eco-beauty expert Today!

And here’s a sneak peek of the spring line, released 3/13/17…

 

September 8,2016

Age Corrective Ultra // Advanced Instant Lift fX

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Eminence Organic Skin Care has launched a new collection that is formulated to instantly lift, firm, tighten, and dramatically improve the appearance of puffy, tired eyes, sagging skin, and even the deepest expression lines.

Featuring firming and lifting hibiscus, botanical peptides, and a unique ice wine active, these products deliver results in minutes, and show long-lasting improvements over time.

This premium eye treatment has the most immediate and visible results for under-eye bags, dark circles and tired-looking eyes.  Use the cooling stainless steel rollerball applicator to massage elastin-preserving hibiscus into the areas around the eye, and watch  as an ice wine active instantly lifts and tightens.  Designed to visibly smooth wrinkles and reduce swelling, the natural peptides and caffeine combine forces to de-puff and minimize dark under eye circles.  Layer a hydrating eye cream over top to transform tired-looking eyes in a flash.

Instant firming and lifting for the neck an décolletage.  It’s one of the most tell-tale areas to show signs of aging, yet one of the most difficult to treat.  Rejuvenate and tighten the delicate neck and décolletage area with this blend of hibiscus and botanical hyaluronic acid to keep skin firm and rich in moisture.  The all-natural active ingredients in this potent neck cream give sagging skin a stimulating boost from paprika, and the tightening properties of edelweiss ensure the neck is smooth and instantly lifted.

As a natural alternative to lipofilling, Voluformworks on multiple layers of the skin to instantly fill lines from the inside out while stevia extract minimizes the stress-induced muscle reactions that cause wrinkles to form.  The innovative curved tip applicator helps this potent treatment to work like Mother Nature’s line eraser, plumping the skin with botanical peptides and delaying further formation and deepening of fine lines with camel oleacera extract.  Expect both immediate and long-lasting, more youthful results.

And here’s the adorable, limited edition Gift With Purchase…you get deluxe, age corrective travel sizes of Bamboo Firming Fluid AND Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum.

Stop in today, and also schedule one of our customized Anti-Aging Signature Facials, which will feature these products!

xo Allison