Balances & Detoxifies • Anti-Aging • Activates Circulation • Promotes Elasticity
Originally formulated for professional treatments, this one step treatment will cleanse, tone, and exfoliate. As Step 1 in our 5-Step Facial Regimen, our unsurpassed formula will not only cleanse the skin's upper surface, but will help to eliminate toxins without stripping all of the natural oils. Best for Most skin types.
The synergy of essential oils and nutritional botanicals aides circulation when applied in conjunction with the Benedetta’s own OMR massage-in technique. This cleanser purifies the skin as it rehydrates and exfoliates, bringing into balance to pH of the skin. Our rosacea customers have reported less redness with a smoother skin surface.
Rich in therapeutic-grade nourishing oils and antioxidants, this revolutionary cleanser will do a beautiful job, whether you have normal, dry, or oily skin. When applied regularly, this simple, time-proven procedure will promote elasticity, leaving the skin supple and hydrated.
Day & Night: Use morning and night in accordance with the Benedetta Facial Regimen. Follow with Steps 2 through 5.
Apply a quarter size of product to dry skin. Massage over entire face and neck in a circular fashion until créme has disappeared and an oily film remains. Pay attention to areas of congestion and bumpy skin, massaging these areas longer. Leave on 1-3 minutes for a therapeutic treatment. Rinse with a wet wash cloth or leave on a minimum 10 minutes for a gentle exfoliation treatment.
May be used as a spot treatment at night for blemishes that have not broken through the skin (such as fatty deposits and blackheads) and to help lighten age spots over time.
There is no need to use a separate toner as the cleansing and toning process is complete after use of this product.
OMR: This technique is used to inhibit stretching and pulling of the skin. This simple yet effective procedure should be practiced whenever applying product below the eyebrows.
Open mouth to a comfortable position while pressing lips over teeth. The wider the mouth is opened, the more resistance will be felt. Do not overdo this or open to a point of discomfort. Massage is done using firm, continuous pressure.
This authentic formula is based on my experience of creating customized aromatherapeutic treatments for my clients. The common protocol for the first stage of the facial treatment was the same for most. The goal was to stimulate circulation, move the lymph, and allow purification at deeper layers while moving waste through the skin and back into the blood stream. This relatively simple procedure using fatty oils and essentials — no soap or surface cleansers — now needed to be a relatively universal treatment. The challenge was to design a preparation that was capable of creating similar, if not better, results for home use, and get it stabilized in a bottle without a large percentage of petrochemicals and adulterants.
Taking 3 years to perfect, the Rosemary & Geranium Purifying/Massage-in Crème Cleanser is the foundation to the Benedetta Facial Regimen. Used by professional estheticians in the first and crucial step to performing the Benedetta Holistic Facial, sometimes massaged into the skin for as long as 40 minutes.
The Rosemary & Geranium Crème Cleanser has surpassed what I set out to accomplish in a cleanser. After more than 20 years in the marketplace, this remarkable, authentic preparation has far surpassed expectations.
Domestic Harvest - 82%
Local Harvest - 1%
Global Harvest- 17%
Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis • Rose Rosa damascena Hydrosol Aqua • Plant Oils: High Oleic Safflower Carthamus tinctorius, Apricot Prunus armeniaca, Foraha Calophyllum inophyllum, Olive Squalane Olea europaea, Avocado Persea americana • Vegetable Glycerin Glycerin • Co2 Extracts: Calendula Calendula officinalis, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis • Vitamin E Tocopherol [Sunflower-Source] • Green Clay • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils • Bee Propolis • Coconut Sodium cocoate • Grape Vitis vinifera Alcohol • Vegetable Cellulose
Our ”Eye Crème” (Step 2 in our 5-Step Facial Regimen) helps diminish dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles. This bioavailable, 99% Certified Organic, preparation has a 100% botanical delivery system the body recognizes; transforming dull, lifeless skin around the eyes as it assists your body’s defense against aging. Best eye cream as our thousands of customers have testified over the past 25 years.
We make our own green tea [tonifying] and amalaki [bioavailable vit c] extracts using biodynamic grape that is cured for 2 months. Alfalfa extract [rich in vitamin K] is macerated in carefully chosen hydrosols and aloe vera. Sea buckthorn and rose hips are added for their antioxidant efficacy, noted in "The" Eye Crème’s rich, orangey color. The essential oils in this formula are specifically chosen to aid circulation and help stagnation. All joined authentically together in a synergy of Certified Organic & Biodynamic ingredients to deliver excellent results that are corrective, preventative, and continued!
A little goes a long way as the botanicals in this formula absorb into the skin easily and effortlessly. This bioavailable preparation may also impart a cool feeling around the eyes, a sign of the active ingredients doing their job.
*Limit 1 per person during sale
After cleansing with Rosemary & Geranium Créme Cleanser, apply 1/2 pump of "The" Eye Crème to middle and index fingers. Pat around boney ridge of eyes from inside corner above eyes to inside corner below eyes. Use daily as a preventative. Avoid getting product directly in eyes.
If your eye area has a yellow tinge after using "The" Eye Crème, apply less. A little goes a long way!
"The" Eye Crème was not part of the original 9 Benedetta preparations launched February 1, 1996. I felt the key need for eye crémes were to prevent and rid the skin of fine wrinkles. With that in mind, I saw no reason to cause further expense to my clients and customers when the existing regimen addressed this need.
However, the demand piqued my interest and I started my own research asking the questions: 1. What is the primary reason people want an eye crème? 2. What don’t they want?
It was no surprise to hear wrinkle reduction was the primary reason and the secondary was dark circles and puffiness. I was surprised, however, to find that many felt they could not use most eye creams due to the irritating oil content of the product, as most are wax or oil based. I set out to first develop an essential oil blend that moved stagnation without stripping the delicate eye area. As with all of Benedetta botanical preparations, no one ingredient stands alone without a synergy to support it.
The next steps were to complete the synergy with bioavailable non-oily plant materials that addressed the issues discussed along with protection and long lasting correction. It took about 2 years before completion, as one of the raw materials had to be developed. Once in place, I launched with confidence that this non-oily, highly active, antioxidant rich formula would be a success. I am proud to offer this authentic handcrafted, small batched "The" Eye Crème. Developed for the delicate eye area, this exquisite preparation is designed to work holistically to rejuvenate, correct, and protect, leaving no oily residue or drag on the skin.
Hydrosols Aqua: Rose Rosa damascena, Immortelle Helichrysum italicum • Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis • Plant Oils: Jojoba Simmondsia chinensis, Pumpkin Seed Cucurbita pepo convarietas citrullinina, Borage Borago officinalis • Vitamin E Tocopherol [Sunflower-Source] • Co2 Extracts: Rosehips Rosa canina, Carrot Daucus carota, Sea Buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis, Schizandra Schisandra sphenanthera • Green Tea Camellia sinensis • Amalaki Phyllanthus emblica • Alfalfa Medicago sativa • Grape Vitis vinifera Alcohol • Rose Rosa damascena Wax, Cassia Cassia angustifolia Wax • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils • Vegetable Cellulose
Renews Hydration • Balances Complexion • Facilitates Healthy Cell Regeneration
The Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixirs, Step 3 in our 5-Step Facial Regimen, are developed as treatments to help hydrate, balance, and rejuvenate the skin. These original nourishing water-based products were developed in 1986 to reestablish water hydration.
The hydrating nature of our elixirs include a complex botanical synergy specific to each skin type, along with an energetic gem elixir, chosen for its specific mineral qualities, all to assist water saturation.
For use both day and night, these elixirs will assist in renewing hydration deeper into the epidermis before oil-based products during the day, and alone at night to regulate while you sleep, without the use of serums, or night creams. Also perfect for travel to keep from dehydrating, especially on planes.
Unlike other types of rosemary, rosemary verbenone contains no camphor and is found to be very regenerative. Combined with helichrysum and other vibrant essential oils, this elixir is for most skin types and helps improve circulation.
Shake and spray 3-4 pumps over face and neck. Keep bottle approximately 10-12 inches from face.
Day: After cleansing with Créme Cleanser, spray face and neck with Crystal Radiance, before applying Precious & Nourishing Facial Oil and Visibly Radiant Moisturizer.
Night: After cleansing, apply Nighttime Repair Serum, then spray face and neck with Crystal Radiance.
By Julia Faller, Founder/formulator
The Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixir series are authentic formulas based on water integration, saturation and balance. Created in 1986, these little sweeties would become the impetus for creating the Benedetta facial regimen launched 10 years later.
My intention for the Crystal Radiance Elixirs was to aid the relief of dehydration, plaguing the majority of individuals and my clients. The key was to introduce cell hydration during sleep to regain balance when waking.
Our biological clock and *circadian rhythms in the skin affect the biology of appearance and also have a profound effect on the absorption of products where hydration is a key factor. A recent study reveals the importance of the biological clock in the regeneration of skin stem cells. When this system is disrupted it results in premature tissue aging. When skin cells divide, in a process called proliferation, this process takes place during the day at various times, but is at least 30 times more rapid at night than during the day. The rate of water loss is 20% to 30% higher at night than during the day. Therefore, the skin’s regulation with regard to water loss and skin hydration, as well as skin ph and skin temperature, are controlled during sleeping hours.
Enter… Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixirs
Crystal Radiance is comprised of activated, bioavailable waters, to encourage the skin’s natural cell division, repair, and regeneration through hydration. The Crystal Radiance Elixirs where created with this biological clock reference in mind. Use during the DAY under Precious & Nourishing Antioxidant Oils to secure cell saturation and revitalization.
Use alone at NIGHT after cleansing the skin with one of our Massage-In Crème Cleansers. Using no other facial products allows the skin to “breath” while securing much needed moisturizing hydration. After 29 years I can attest to the fact that those of us that refrain from night time cream based products, retain hydration at greater levels, and ultimately have gained a youthful glow and supple feel upon waking.
*Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, responding primarily to light and darkness in an organism's environment. They are found in most living things, including animals, plants and many tiny microbes. The study of circadian rhythms is called chronobiology.
Circadian rhythms and the skin - References
Peggy Janich, Gloria Pascual, Anna Merlos-Suárez, Eduard Batlle, Jürgen Ripperger, Urs Albrecht, Karl Obrietan, Luciano Di Croce, Salvador Aznar Benitah. The circadian molecular clock creates epidermal stem cell heterogeneity. nature, 2011; Doi: 10.1038/nature10649
Crystal Radiance Neroli
Domestic Harvest Organic - 20%
Local Harvest Biodynamic- 5%
Global Harvest 75 % Organic- 40% Biodynamic 35%
Crystal Radiance Rosemary Verbenone
Domestic Harvest Organic - 11%
Local Harvest Biodynamic- 4% Sustainable 25%
Global Harvest Organic- 60%
Crystal Radiance Ylang Ylang
Domestic Harvest Organic - 20%
Local Harvest Biodynamic- 5%
Global Harvest Organic - 75%
Hydrosols Aqua: Rose Rosa damascena, Rosemary Verbenone Rosmarinus officinalis verbenone, Lavender Lavandula angustifolia, Geranium Pelargonium graveolens roseum • Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis • Gem Elixir Aqua • Vegetable Glycerin Glycerin • Grape Vitis vinifera Alcohol • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils • Aventurine Mineral
Now with Amalaki Oil!
Rich in antioxidants, these intensive oil treatments aid the skin's ability to protect against UV rays and fight free radical damage as Step 4 in our 5-Step Facial Regimen. Antioxidants are known as free radical scavenging substances, helping to protect the skin from oxidation, and therefore improving its resistance to environmental damage. Easily transported into the epidermis, these nutritious cellular regenerators can often have a greater effect than a moisturizer alone.
Our Geranium Oil was developed for oily or congested skin. Why use a facial oil on oily skin? Most often oil-free or oil-reducing products confuse the sebaceous glands into producing more oil, creating a never-ending cycle. The combination of plant oils and essential oils in our blends is highly antiseptic and can help to balance oil production.
Apply 4-6 drops Antioxidant Facial Oil immediately after spraying with Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixir. Massage into the skin evenly with fingertips.
If the oil becomes solid, run the bottle under hot water to liquefy.
Customers tell us a .5 oz bottle lasts 4-6 months, depending on usage.
The Precious & Nourishing Antioxidant Facial Oils: Palmarosa and Geranium, were developed to address environmental harm associated with depleted, unhealthy skin and aging.
Antioxidants have long been reputed to fight free radical damage, with regards to targeting cell oxidation. It was therefore my inclination to create a formula that focused on protection through delivering nutrients further into the dermis of the skin to address free radical elimination.
With this in mind the quest was to find nutrients in the botanical world that have antioxidant protection and anti-oxidizing effects often caused by the atmosphere, including but not limited to UVA and UVB rays.
Protection then is described as something that assists the skin’s ability to receive and utilize nutrients that further its longevity and survival level, as opposed to conventional protection, meaning to a cover the skin with a mineral or chemical block. Such products blanket the skin with a barrier to keep the sunrays from penetrating and are commonly known as a Sun Protection Factor.
Instead, the Precious & Nourishing Antioxidant Oils deliver a synergy of botanical nutrients that enhances our immunity and skin strength to combat degradation at the cellular wall. Otherwise, we are only preventing burning and not considering what lies beneath.
Evidence has shown that these chemicals can be dehydrating to the skin’s early and rapid aging process, hence contributing to the breakdown of the skin’s longevity, strength and endurance. All of which are renewed with specifically formulated nutrient-rich synergies, with the addition of bioavailable antioxidants.
It is important to note that although we do not incorporate SPFs, evidence has shown that with the use of our Precious & Nourishing Oils, the sun is less able to burn the skin and cause redness. This is due in part to their natural antioxidant filtering effect.
For prolonged outdoor exposure use our Defense & Repair Elixir, Defense & Repair Oil and Defense & Repair Crème from the Ombra Del Sole Series of Benedetta preparations.
Plant Oils: Hazelnut Corylus americana, Macadamia Macadamia integrifolia, Amalaki Phyllanthus emblica, Foraha Calophyllum inophyllum, Borage Borago officinalis • Vitamin E Tocopherol [Sunflower-Source] • Co2 Extracts: Rosehips Rosa canina, Sea Buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides, Carrot Daucus carota, Calendula Calendula officinalis, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils
I like the simplicity of my regime. Is the nighttime repair serum meant to be used with the crystal radiance hydrating elixer?
Hello! Yes, the Nighttime Repair Serum is used together with the Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixir. After cleansing your face at night, apply about 4 pumps of the Nighttime Repair Serum, then spray your face with your Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixir.
So this would be an oil free serum as it is for night
Yes, that's correct! There are no oils in this product.
Nighttime Repair Serum works excellent alongside a nightly cleanse and exfoliation. I actually dilute it just a tad and rub it in until my face feels full and hydrated. After it dries I moisturize with Defense & Repair Creme. I have never felt so hydrated without feeling oily.
I truly do not go a single night without applying the Nighttime Repair Serum. Not only does it feel instantly hydrating, but no matter what I was doing during the day or how dry my skin was (sun exposure, sweating, etc) after I cleanse, apply this serum and moisturize before bed, I wake up in the morning feeling fully hydrated.
I feel as if I’m doing all that I can to support my skin.
I’m absolutely hooked! I thought I’d miss the heavier cream type products I used to use but NO!! This repair serum is the bomb! It doesn’t weigh my skin down and feels like my face refreshes and repairs while I sleep.
It is divine to spread this heavenly smelling elixir on my face at night!