If you’re like me, you probably struggle with acne – despite your best efforts to take good care of your skin. And you’ve also probably tried a wide variety of skincare products in order to target these concerns. Some work well, others fall short of their promises. In this Eminence Organics Clear Skin review, I want to share why this popular-in-spas brand should be on your radar – despite not being an Insta-famous skincare line.
What is Eminence Organics?
Eminence Organics began in 1958. Since then, they have grown into a successful skincare brand with a number of ranges that target different skincare concerns. What I really appreciate about Eminence is that instead of trying to make one set of products that will work for everyone, they instead developed a number of lines within their brand to address whatever issues you may be facing.
Eminence Organics Clear Skin Review
In today’s review, I’ll be talking about the line I have used the most and found the most beneficial for my skin: their Clear Skin products. This range of products utilizes ingredients such as willow bark (where salicyclic acid is derived from) and yoghurt to heal inflammation and reduce breakouts. The most interesting part of these products, however, is that unlike most acne-fighting skincare they do not try to dry out the skin.
What It Is: A purifying cleanser that washes away impurities without stripping essential moisture for a clearer, more radiant complexion. Made with tea-tree oil, willow bark, lactic acid, COQ-10, vitamin E and cucumber juice.
What It Does: Neutralizes bacteria to prevent breakouts, controls oil production, exfoliates gently, tones, shrinks pore size, and reduces the visible signs of aging.
How to Use: Dispense one to two pumps and emulsify with a few drops of water to cleanse face, neck and décolleté.
Best For: Acne-prone or oily skin, or those suffering from acne, large pores, blackheads and whiteheads.
My Thoughts: I am now on my second bottle and think it is the best acne-fighting cleanser to have in my arsenal. It isn’t drying, which is the key part to a cleanser for me – especially when so many acne-targeting face washes are too stripping. I find incorporating this into my routine 2-3 nights a week helps treat active breakouts and also prevent new ones from forming. While it is pricey, it has in my experience been the most effective and by only using a few times each week, one bottle lasts a very long time.
What It Is: An acne-fighting face masque made with yogurt, cucumber, shea butter, marigold, kaolin clay, stone crop, tea tree oil and their signature Biocomplex.
What It Does: Soothes inflamed skin and clears breakouts.
How to Use: Emulsify a small amount of the masque in your hand with a few drops of water. Apply evenly over the entire face. Allow the masque to dry for 5-10 minutes. Use a cloth in a circular motion to gently scrub off the masque. Rinse thoroughly with clear water.
Best For: treating free radical damage, acne, large pores, whiteheads and blackheads. Would also recommend for anyone with sensitive skin who struggles with normal acne-fighting masks.
My Thoughts: This is my favorite part of the line, and the acne-fighting mask I reach for the most consistently. I immediately see a reduction in redness and inflammation after washing off. With long-term use, I notice less blackheads and papules, and see existing acne reduced. If your skin is sensitive, this is a great option as it is unlikely to be irritating.
What It Is: A daily serum made with willow bark, horsetail,
What It Does: Purifies, clears, and helps prevent breakouts. Tea tree and anise oils calm and heal inflamed skin, while lactic acid refines pores. Horsetail extract revitalizes and provides a healthy glow.
How to Use: Use 2-3 drops daily in the am or pm or both. Add booster-serum into weekly masque. Apply booster-serum directly on skin daily prior to serums and/or Moisturizer.
My Thoughts: This is the product from the line I have used for the least amount of time, so I can’t speak to long-term results. From a few weeks of use, I notice that while being gentle, this serum is effective at reducing redness and treating active breakouts.
What It Is: An intensive clarifying acne treatment.
What It Does: Removes impurities, brightens skin, alleviates redness and unclogs pores to fight active breakouts.
How to Use: Cleanse skin, and then apply a small amount to blemishes once or twice daily. Leave on.
My Thoughts: I have a number of spot treatments I like, but this stands out as being just effective enough without being overly harsh. When used on papules or pustules, I see a reduction in size overnight. I don’t find this to work well for blackheads or cystic acne, and would recommend other spot treatments for those types of acne.
What It Is: An acne-fighting moisturizer.
What It Does: Banishes blemish-causing bacteria to give you a clear, smooth complexion free of bumps and shine.
How to Use: Apply a layer of moisturizer over the entire face and neck area and leave on. For a lighter application, emulsify a small amount of moisturizer in your hand with a few drops of water. For extra hydration, apply a thicker layer in dry areas.
My Thoughts: I would not use this moisturizer everyday, but it definitely can be! Instead, I prefer to use it 2-3 nights a week to target acne and inflammation. I enjoy the cooling effect it has (similar to the masque) and see good results when I incorporate it regularly.
Who would I recommend this to?
Anyone who has similar skin to mine – if you suffer from acne and irritation, particularly blackheads and congestion, but your skin gets sensitive and dry from too many acne-fighting products, this would be a good line for you to try. Very dry skin or those that don’t get more than the occasional pimple would not see the same results with this line – another Eminence Organics range would probably be a better choice.
What else can you use to target acne?
This range is a staple in my acne-fighting routine, but they are not the only products I turn to. I use a range of other face masks, reviewed in this roundup, as well as the Rosen Earth Cleanser reviewed in this brand feature. In addition to skincare, I also utilize the Zitsticka Killa Kit, microdart patches that target deep cystic spots (you can read my review here). Lastly, I also ensure I am changing my washcloths and pillowcases (I use Silvon antimicrobial pillowcases, which are definitely worth it in my experience).
Is Eminence Organics worth it?
Yes, Eminence Organics and particularly the clear skin line is definitely worth it. They are spa-quality products that are accessible to at-home skincare enthusiasts, and the results are what you can expect from a line with that quality. I would especially consider it worth it if you are too busy, or don’t have the budget for, regular facials.
Final Thoughts: Eminence Organics Clear Skin Line Review
I haven’t seen Eminence Organics get the attention in the skincare community that I think they deserve – oftentimes more flashy products get more hype, despite not being as effective. With this review, I hope to have introduced you to a brand that you’ll enjoy and see results with.
So tell me: does Eminence Organics intrigue you? What’s your go to product for treating acne, if that is one of your skincare concerns?