An Eminence Intervention
If Joanna Vargas told me to rub marshmallow Fluff all over my face to revitalize my skin, I would do it—and why wouldn’t I? Every facial treatment or bit of skincare advice I’ve ever gotten from the naturally minded, New York-based facialist has been pure gold. So when Vargas first introduced me to Eminence Organics, the green skincare line from Hungary that has been around since 1958, I quickly got hooked on products like its Tomato Sun Cream, Strawberry Rhubarb Exfoliant, and Probiotic Masque. As of this month, there are two new items in its already massive cache for me, er, you to enjoy. Both are centered around recovery and rejuvenation, which is fitting considering many of us are struggling with the drying winter weather (and the maleffects of post-holiday indulgence): The Herbal Recovery Oil is a rich, hydrating concoction of ylang ylang, clary sage, and olive oils that I’ve been slathering on at night for renewing effects in the morning, and the Cornflower Recovery Serum, which is bolstered by sea buckthorn and chamomile extracts, is soothing, nourishing, moisturizing, and lightweight enough for everyday wear. I’ve been using them in tandem with the hope that together, they will help me ride out the rest of winter 2012 and its fluctuating temperatures. So far, so good.
Eminence Organic Herbal Recovery Oil, $76, and Cornflower Recovery Serum, $58, www.eminenceorganics.com.—Fiorella Valdesolo
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