Are you ready to build a skin care routine but not sure where to start? Enter: The Eminence Organic Skin Care Best Sellers List! These are the tried and true products that licensed estheticians and skin care enthusiasts (like you!) swear by. Keep scrolling to find out how to incorporate these best-selling favorites into your skin care routine for day and night.
Skin Care Routine For Day
Your morning skin care routine is all about prep and protection to get your skin ready to face the day ahead. Here are six daily skin care steps to follow:
A thorough cleanse sets up your skin to absorb the ingredients in the rest of your routine. Eminence Organics Lead Skin Care Trainer Natalie Pergar advises: “You always want to begin with a cleanser. You can use a gel or milk, depending on how dry your skin is, and you want to do this in the morning and at night. Very simple.”
To get your morning routine started off right, we suggest the Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser. This milky gel cleanser uses lactic acid to gently dissolve dead surface cells and reveal the glowing skin underneath. The face feels fresh and perfectly cleansed, not over-stripped. Surface buildup, impurities and blockages are removed, leaving the complexion looking clear, smooth and radiant.
Another option is to begin your day with the Stone Crop Gel Wash. A great choice for even the most sensitive skin, this gel cleanser contains stone crop, which hydrates and nourishes, plus revitalizing chamomile and restorative shea butter. The result is skin that appears clear, smooth and bright.
Application Tip: Cleanse with tepid water
Hot water has the potential to irritate and dry out your skin. Instead, cool things down with lukewarm water to help keep your moisture barrier intact.
Many of us skip this step in our skin care routines. Why? We tend to associate toners with stripping, alcohol-based astringents. However, today’s formulas have evolved to deliver moisture and nutrients that balance skin tone and prep the skin. Natalie says: “Think of your cleanser and toner as the shampoo and conditioner for your skin … Remember to use both of them daily.”
Try the Stone Crop Hydrating Mist (best selling product of 2023/2024). Ideal for all skin types, this refreshing facial mist is infused with stone crop to boost hydration and leave skin looking smooth and revitalized. This toner is particularly helpful for uneven skin types as it makes the skin appear clear, fresh and vibrant.
Application Tip: Apply to damp skin
According to Health Magazine, “Moist skin is 10 times more permeable than dry skin.” Apply a few spritzes of toner or facial mist while your skin is still damp to soak in all the skin care benefits.
Natalie tells us: “After you’ve prepped the skin, it’s time for all the finishing products. We always like to do what we call a “treatment” to your skin, and this helps if you have something that you want to minimize or reduce the appearance of.” Serums, concentrates and facial oils deliver active ingredients deep into the skin, helping to correct concerns and protect skin from damage caused by oxidative stress.
The Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The potent Vitamin C in this serum is stabilized by botanically-derived ferulic acid and full of antioxidant-rich leafy greens to help improve the appearance of skin elasticity and hydration, while brightening the skin and improving the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
The Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum contains salicylic acid that gently exfoliates and brightens the look of the skin while boosting hydration. The Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Concentrate includes a Lactic Acid Complex and antioxidant-rich mangosteen to resurface the skin, refine the look of pores and provide protection from environmental stressors.
Application Tip: Less is More
Serums, concentrates and facial oils are incredibly potent. You only need to apply three drops (oils and serums) or two pumps (concentrates) to experience their full benefits.
All skin types need a moisturizer (yes, even if your skin is oily or acne-prone). Moisturizing is a crucial step toward keeping your protective moisture barrier intact and environmental stressors out.
If you’re dealing with mature skin, our Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer is a great option. As well as moisturizing coconut oil and coconut water, it contains our Natural Retinol Alternative to help skin appear lifted and tightened and PhytoCellTec™ Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells that promote elasticity and delay visible signs of aging.
If you prefer something lightweight, try the Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Hydrator. This gel-cream delivers intense hydration and improves texture and luminosity, leaving skin feeling plumped and refreshed.
Application Tip: Don’t stop at your chin
The skin on your neck and chest needs love too. Apply your moisturizer all the way down to ensure the area stays hydrated and reaps the other benefits of the formula you choose.
5. Apply Eye Cream
Eye creams aren’t just for your nighttime skin care routine. The right formula can work wonders by waking up tired eyes, protecting this delicate area and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Eye creams are best applied after serums and you only need a small amount for them to be effective.
Our recommendations for a wide-awake look? Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream and Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum. The best-selling Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream rapidly improves the appearance of puffy eyes, minimizes the look of dark undereye circles and quickly smooths the look of wrinkles.
The Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum targets the look of undereye wrinkles and crow’s feet. A blend of coconut water and green apple hydrates and moisturizes the delicate skin near the eye.
Application Tip: Keep it cool
Leave the Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream in the fridge to boost the soothing and cooling effect of its stainless steel rollerball. This will add an extra de-puffing chill to your eye cream application.
6. SPF Protection
It goes without saying but we’ll say it anyway: You need to wear SPF every single day. If you’re looking for a product that does double duty, our Radiant Protection SPF Fluid is a great option. This all-mineral sunscreen offers a hydrating and nourishing feel with a dewy finish. It also contains bakuchiol, a retinol alternative that helps to smooth the skin’s texture and minimize the visible signs of aging.
Application Tip: Apply SPF liberally every 2 hours
For maximum protection, apply sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure and then reapply it at least every 2 hours.
Skin Care Routine For Night
When your head hits the pillow, your skin goes into overdrive, repairing, restoring and regenerating as you sleep. For this reason, your night skin care routine is all about targeted treatments that tackle your skin concerns and conditions.
Even if you’ve gone makeup-free for the day, it’s important to wash your face morning and night. Washing at night helps remove impurities that have accumulated during the day and have the potential to clog pores, leading to dry, irritated skin and even breakouts. One of the best ways to get rid of buildup on your face is to start with a makeup remover. Our Herbal Eye Makeup Remover uses cucumber, calendula, lavender and chamomile to gently cleanse the eye area without leaving behind an oily residue.
Follow that up with the Stone Crop Gel Wash. Infused with hydrating stone crop, this wash is ideal for all skin types as it cleanses impurities and surface buildup without drying out the skin. We also love this best seller for its ability to deeply cleanse pores without irritation, leaving the skin looking bright and feeling soft and clean.
The Mangosteen Resurfacing Cleanser is another beloved face wash that works for day and night. A customer named Sophie gave it five stars on our website, saying in her review: “This product is by far the best I've tried for my skin … leaves it clean and refreshed … the amazing scent adds to the beauty of the product!”
Application Tip: Be gentle
A gentle massage with your fingertips is all it takes to cleanse the skin. Rub the product in using circular motions and then rinse thoroughly with a soft cloth.
Not just for your morning routine, a toner can revitalize your skin as part of your nighttime ritual. If you’re already using it in the morning, why not try the Stone Crop Hydrating Mist before bed too? A few spritzes before your serum will boost hydration and leave skin looking smooth and refreshed.
Application Tip: Try a cotton pad
If you usually spritz on a toner or mist, try spraying it onto a reusable pad and wiping your face down. Not only will it deliver all of the benefits of the ingredients, you’ll get to say goodbye to any remnants of makeup or mask that may have been left behind post-cleanse.
In addition to your regular cleanse, you should exfoliate a few times a week to encourage healthy skin cell turnover and renewal. Daily exposure to environmental stressors can cause buildup on the skin’s surface, making it appear dull, rough and uneven. Regular exfoliation clears this buildup, preventing clogged pores and the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
Refine your skin and achieve a bright and radiant-looking complexion with the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. Made with flour from rice, chickpea and oats, this product gently exfoliates and buffs skin's texture, and also features lactic and salicylic acids to remove dead skin cells. Just add water and watch this powder exfoliant transform into a luxurious paste that removes impurities, refines the appearance of pores and smooths the look of the skin.
Application Tip: Add a powder exfoliant to your cleanser
To save time, double up on your double cleanse. Add Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant to the Stone Crop Gel Wash to add physical and chemical exfoliation to your cleansing routine.
Masking a few times a week is one of the best ways to see visible changes in your skin, fast. Face masks deliver concentrated amounts of vitamins and nutrients to hydrate the skin and treat a variety of skin concerns and conditions — from fine lines and wrinkles to breakouts and large pores. The treatment you choose will depend on your skin type and on the conditions you hope to tackle.
All skin types can benefit from the Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque. This cream-gel mask delivers a boost of vitamins to improve the appearance of skin hydration, leaving it looking bright, firm, youthful and smooth.
Application Tip: Double Mask
If one mask is good, then two is better, right? Many Eminence Organics masks pair well, and using two or more masks in one session allows you to personalize a formula that will work for your specific needs and give you the results you’re looking for. Try the Strawberry Rhubarb Masque and the Bamboo Age Corrective Masque. If your goal is skin that appears lifted and firm, this mask combo is for you.
The best time to treat your skin to results-oriented actives and deeply nourishing ingredients is at night to help optimize your skin’s natural repair process. Whether you choose an oil, a serum or a concentrate, ingredients like our Natural Hydroquinone Alternative, Natural Retinol Alternative and Smart Collagen+ Complex can help restore the appearance of the skin overnight.
A few great treatment options include the Facial Recovery Oil or the Bamboo Firming Fluid. Let your skin soak in the goodness of Facial Recovery Oil’s Biodynamic® ingredients. A step up from organic, Biodynamic® methods enhance quality, delivering pure and potent actives that are even higher in vitamins, nutrients and active compounds.
The Bamboo Firming Fluid is a skin-plumping concentrate that will give you tighter-looking skin. Bamboo and coconut deeply hydrate and improve the appearance of elasticity in the skin.
Application Tip: Let it absorb
Natalie recommends letting your chosen treatment absorb fully (usually around five minutes) before moving on to the next step in your routine.
6. Night Cream
It may be tempting to use your daytime moisturizer at night, but their formulas are quite different. Night moisturizers are much richer in texture and are designed to be absorbed while you sleep. Additionally, they aim to fix any damage done to the skin during the day; they replenish moisture, help repair skin’s moisture barrier and target specific concerns like dark spots and the visible signs of aging.
In the evening, it’s vital to replenish your skin with night cream like our Marine Flower Peptide Night Cream or our Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream For Face & Neck. The luxurious Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream is infused with monoi, argan, evening primrose, jojoba and grapeseed oils to deeply hydrate skin and replenish moisture. It also includes an Argan Stem Cell Complex that leaves the skin looking firm and youthful.
The Marine Flower Peptide Night Cream is a rich, velvety overnight essential. Full of botanical peptides, it locks in moisture and minimizes the look of fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep!
Application Tip: Include your neck
Similar to the eye area, the neck has thinner and more fragile skin than the face, making it more vulnerable to the signs of aging. When applying your night cream, be sure to include your neck: Starting from the collarbone, work your way up to your jawline using fluid, upward motions for a natural lift.
7. Eye Cream
Because the delicate skin around your eye area has a different structure than the skin elsewhere on your face, applying your regular night cream won’t be as effective. Eye creams are not only formulated for this fragile area but also contain actives to target the specific issues your eye area is prone to, including dark circles, crow’s feet and puffiness.
At night, choose a rich formula that will deeply hydrate and plump your skin while you sleep. The Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream is that cream. Not only does it contain naturally derived plant peptides and innovative algae extracts to reduce the visible signs of aging, this versatile eye cream provides long-lasting hydration and visibly improves the appearance of wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. You’ll wake up to an eye area that is radiant and revitalized.
Application Tip: Be gentle
The skin around your eye area is extremely fragile. Instead of rubbing in your eye cream, use your ring finger to gently tap it into the skin.
Watch Natalie demonstrate how to build a skin care routine that seamlessly incorporates some of these these best-selling products.
Written by: Alisha Whitley
Updated by: Libby Wright