By Alexa Santory
If you’re new to serums and what they do, all you need to know is that they’re concentrated, light moisturizers that penetrate the skin much deeper to fix specific skin ailments. Serums have active ingredients and their light texture allows them to really sink into the skin and get to work, rather than just sitting on top. They can seem a bit intimidating because of their highly concentrated ingredients, but their purpose is always much more specific and targeted, making it easier to choose the right one for your skin, rather than say choosing a skin cleanser or moisturizer. Since the goal and purpose of this kit is bright, glowing skin, Eden is the perfect non-toxic serum for dull, blemish-prone skin. Keep reading to get an in-depth look at all of Eden’s amazing benefits. This one is a doozy, it's got so so many amazing ingredients. Bear with us!
Chamomile + Rose = a match made in skincare heaven
I am a strong advocate for rose in skincare. The pH of our skin is often disrupted by hard water, environmental stressors, or even the cleansers we use. A spike in pH can lead to bacteria growth and breakouts. Our skin’s pH sits comfortably between a 4.5 and a 6.2, and if you paid attention in chemistry (I didn’t :( ), this would indicate slight acidity. Rose, however, is a super effective balancer because of its 5.5 pH level. It’s also a great redness reducer and can help those with eczema. Chamomile has some amazing antioxidant, healing, cleansing, and moisturizing benefits. It contains a naturally occurring alcohol called bisabolol, which helps enhance penetration and allows other nutrients to be absorbed. It’s the base for this non-toxic all natural serum. Eden also contains:
Everyone started going crazy for coconut oil a few years back and with good reason. It’s antibacterial and antifungal and makes for a great skin moisturizer. Some people find that, on it’s own, it can clog the pores, especially on the face. So proceed with caution if you’re putting it on your face and you know your pores clog easily. Otherwise, it’s what gives Eden it’s awesome moisturizing abilities.
Not just a cooking oil, olive oil has a ton of vitamin E which is super moisturizing and slows down aging. Olives and olive oil are naturally high in fat -- olive oil has even been referred to as the healthiest fat in the world because it's so heart and body healthy. It’s mostly made of oleic acid, a fatty acid that breaks down damage from free radicals. Olive oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which is great for dealing with acne and other skin issue. Olive oil is also a natural antibacterial. You can also use it in your hair as a pre-poo treatment!
Aloe Vera Oil
We learned about this miracle plant when we talked summer beauty care. It’s used globally as a sort of cure-all for issues from sunburn to asthma. Aloe Vera gel (the gooey stuff on the inside) is a pretty incredible anti-inflammatory. It’s full of vitamins and minerals that are essential to our everyday and it's a great option for healing everyday skin irritations. Aloe vera is another amazing moisturizer, with a ton of antioxidants. It helps treat acne and reduce redness. It’s been used across cultures for centuries because it has amazing medicinal properties for the skin. It’s also the only sunburn treatment you need.
We get this oil from pressing the seeds of grapes, and while it doesn't have quite as many antioxidants as grapes, this oil is full of beneficial linolenic and linoleic fatty acid, which are deeply moisturizing. It also has a ton of vitamin E, even more than olive oil, which acts as a free radical blocker. This oil is super soothing and light enough to use as a gentle moisturizer. It helps fade scars and prevent breakouts, while also working to balance the skin. It’s a great face oil for people with oily skin.
Antioxidants, fatty acids, and tons of vitamins and minerals. Avocados are really popular right now because they’re so good for you. In Eden, we use it to deeply moisturize and soften the skin. Avocado oil packs a serious punch in terms of benefits for the skin. It’s super rich in linoleic and oleic acids, which both speed up healing the skin. It also has vitamins A and E, which soften and moisturize the skin. The vitamin D content creates a natural sunblock to protect against damaging UV rays, as well as boosting collagen. Avocado oil was a necessary choice for our Eden serum because of it's amazing skin healing (and boosting!) benefits.
What's infused in the Oils
A great moisturizing oil that comes from the calendula flower, this oil can be used as a disinfectant and helps heal dry, cracked skin. It also helps brighten skin and prevents breakouts. These plants are in the same family as marigolds and has been used for centuries for medicinal reasons. It’s known as one of the strongest antiviral herbs that’s been used to help everything from skin inflammation to cramps. Calendula is full of flavonoids, which are plant based antioxidants that fight off free radicals. It’s antimicrobial and antiviral and can fight off viral and fungal infections and bacterias.
Use it to flavor sauces and soups and...clear your breakouts! It’s a great skin de-stressor. These dried leaves come from the bay tree. It also has amazing healing properties and is an anti-bacterial than can help clear skin infections. It’s packed with nutrients like magnesium and calcium, as well as vitamins A and C, which are awesome skin health supporters. Bay leaves reduce inflammation internally and externally because of a nutrient they contain called parthenolide, which acts to reduce inflammation when it’s applied topically. They help detoxify the body when used in food and can also help slow down aging.
This mega popular herb is another Ayurvedic remedy that’s been used for centuries--and has the highest amount of antioxidant protection in the world. It contains a few medicinal properties like cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, and cinnamate, all of which harbor healthy skin and bodies. It’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-diabetic, and an amazing immune booster. Cinnamon helps improve fine lines and makes skin look more plump. It’s also a great acne treatment because it dries out pimples and unclogs the pores.
This flower spice is amazing for improving overall skin health because of its antiseptic properties. It’s also a great antibacterial that prevents bad bacteria from flourishing on the skin, and it’s packed with antioxidants.
This oil is an omega-6 fatty acid that works wonders on acne prone skin. Safflower oil prevents moisture from leaving the skin, making it soft and glowy from the inside. Safflower is rich in fatty acids and improves the skin’s texture. It has linoleic acid, a fatty acid that keeps skin soft and even textured. It also helps unclog pores and deep clean the sebum that causes acne.
Rice Bran Oil, Mango Seed Oil, Eucalyptus, Burdock Root, Sage, Lemongrass, Orange Peel and Hibiscus
So many oils, so many benefits, so little time! Eden can also be used as a makeup remover, toner, and moisturizer. It’s an amazing starter serum for people who know nothing about serums and want to add one to their routine. It has lots of ingredients that are acne friendly and may even help prevent future breakouts. Be sure to check out our Instagram to follow Jeanette on her #GLOWBABYGLOW journey.
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"First week my skin is more supple and the visibility of my pores on my nose has decreased a lot. I'm actually shocked by this because I've tried many products for that and haven't gotten the same result."