28 July 2016


I have previously declared my love for the Hungarian organic skincare brand, Eminence, so today I'd like to share with you the Must Have Minis Starter Set.

This Must Have Starter Set includes travel sizes some of Eminence's best selling products, including cleanser, exfoliant, moisturizer, facial concentrate and eye serum along with a convenient zippered pouch that’s perfect for traveling. The products include;
  • Stone Crop Gel Wash, 30 ml tube
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant, 30 ml bottle
  • Bamboo Firming Fluid , 10 ml pump
  • Stone Crop Whip Moisturizer, 15 ml tube
  • Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum, 8 ml pump
  • Zippered pouch in beige faux suede

Let's start with the Stone Crop Gel wash, which is a cleanser intended for those with sensitive skin. The cleanser is oil-free extracts help even skin tone and minimize the appearance of blemishes to leave a healthy complexion, and without drying the skin out or stripping it of essential oils. But it leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft. Because it is so gentle, I do find that it is struggling a little removing my long-wearing makeup at night, and I find that more intense cleanser is required, but I do enjoy using it as my second cleanser to clean deep down every pore.

Next is the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant, which contains Rice powder absorbs oil while lactic and salicylic acids remove dead skin cells. The strawberries and rhubarb infuse the skin with antioxidants. With strawberry and rhubarb I had kind of expected this to have a red or pink tinge, but rather it is actually green! The dermafoliant is very gentle and mild, and because they are chemical and only physical in the form of the superfine rice powder, the exfoliating properties activates when combined with water. The Dermafoliant is similar in style to a Dermalogica's Microfoliant, in that it is a powder formula that you need to "mix it up' yourself, and while I am huge fan of Dermalogica's version, I do find this is slightly superior in performance. And I do like that I can use it daily, preferring to use it in the morning, to give help keep my skin clear and make it look more radiant.

Then there's the Bamboo Firming Fluid, which contains strengthening agents of bamboo and coconut deeply hydrates, with the help of a Natural Retinol Alternative and Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells.This Fluid is to be use twice daily, after cleansing and before applying moisturiser. It promises to make the skin look tighter, and more lifted, while also increasing the collagen production in the skin by 25% in just 6 days. This is naturally difficult to measure, but I did quickly notice how the light serum , quickly made my skin feel and look healthy and glowing, while immediately also making it feel soft and dewy. Also worth mentioning is that it smells absolutely incredible.

The Stone Crop Whip Moisturiser is a regenerating and lightening moisturiser for normal to mature, dehydrated skin, helping calm and hydrate the skin while treating hyperpigmentation. I do have combination skin, but still found this moisturiser suitable for my skin, - probably because it is winter and my skin a tad drier than it is during the warmer summer months - so that said, I am not sure it if would then also mean that it will be too heavy come the warmer months and my skin again getting a little greasier, time will tell. Considering the moisturiser is for mature skin types, it is surprisingly light and absorbs fairly quickly into the skin, and I can feel that it is thoroughly hydrating my skin. I am yet to see any difference in pigmentation, but I have also only sampled a smaller tube, so I will no doubt need to use for a while longer to see clear results.

The final skincare product in the pack is the Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum, which contains Neroli oil, coconut water and green apple stem cell technology fight the visible signs of aging, including the appearance of crow’s feet and fine lines. This Eye Serum is to be used twice a day, and as the name suggests, it is a serum, and hence is also very light, which I really like as it also means that it absorbs super quickly into the skin, without any greasiness, which also makes it particularly great for use under makeup. Yet, it is still quite moisturising, although, especially for use at night, I do feel I see a benefit from using a richer eye cream on top for extra nourishment.

The products come packaged in a zippered pouch in beige faux suede, that is so gorgeous and perfect for a night out, or it can of course also be used as a small makeup bag to hold a few essentials.

Overall, I am yet again very impressed with the products from this Eminence Must-Have Starter Kit. The products are small, yet large enough to use for several weeks to get a full feel for how your skin responds to them, and again, it is the perfect way to experience several products from a range, without having to purchase full sized products. I thoroughly enjoyed all the products, but for me the absolute standout product was without a doubt the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant and the Bamboo Firming Fluid, both of which I can see myself purchasing again again, but I also I also really liked the Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum, especially for use during the day.

Eminence Must Have Starter Set - RRP: $98

Available from Eminence Organics

* Some products may have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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