Balances & Detoxifies • Anti-Aging • Activates Circulation • Promotes Elasticity
Originally formulated for professional treatments, this one-step treatment will purify, tone, and exfoliate at deep levels. 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 aids circulation when applied in conjunction with Benedetta’s own OMR massage-in technique. This cleanser purifies the skin as it rehydrates and exfoliates, bringing balance to the 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 cleanser to dry skin. Massage over the 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 for 1-3 minutes for therapeutic treatment. Rinse with a wet washcloth or leave on for a minimum of 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 the use of this product.
OMR: This technique is used to inhibit the 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 bloodstream. 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
This carefully crafted Facial Regimen Set is for those with Oilier skin and offers our 5-Step Daytime Facial Regimen and 3-Step Nighttime Regimen. These rejuvenating botanicals synergistically aid hydration and fight the effects of aging, while also nourishing and strengthening the skin.
This set includes:
The Cleanser works to leave the skin renewed and nurtured with a soft, radiant glow. "The" Eye Crème helps diminish dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles. The Nighttime Repair Serum aids hydration and fights free radical damage. The Crystal Radiance Elixir hydrates, balances and rejuvenates the skin. The Precious & Nourishing Oil works to gently stimulate and build immunity, with botanicals aiding in wrinkle prevention and cellular renewal. The Visibly Radiant Moisturizer assists in the strengthening of the skin, helping to minimize visible signs of wrinkles and regulate the skin’s delicate balance.
The Facial Regimen Starter Sets are designed to allow a new user 1 month to adjust to this special regimen. Also perfect for existing Benedetta users to self-care on the go!
Day Treatment: Apply 4-6 pumps of Crème Cleanser to dry skin. Massage over entire face and neck in a circular fashion until crème 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.
Apply 1/2 scoop 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.
Shake and spray 3-4 pumps of Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixir over face and neck. Keep bottle approximately 10-12 inches from face. Massage Precious & Nourishing Facial Oil and Visibly Radiant Moisturizer into the skin evenly with fingertips.Night Treatment: After cleansing with Crème Cleanser, apply 2-3 scoops of Nighttime Repair Serum, then use Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixir--no heavy night crèmes.
Crème Cleanser Rosemary & Geranium: 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
Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixir Ylang Ylang: Hydrosols Aqua: Rose Rosa damascena, 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
Precious and Nourishing Facial Oil Geranium: Plant Oils: Hazelnut Corylus americana, Macadamia Macadamia integrifolia, 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
Visibly Radiant Moisturizer Ylang Ylang: Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis • Plant Oils: Hazelnut Corylus americana, Macadamia Macadamia integrifolia, Foraha Calophyllum inophyllum, Avocado Persea americana, Borage Borago officinalis, Vitamin E Tocopherol [Sunflower-source] • CO2 Extracts: Rosehips Rosa canina, Sea Buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides, Carrot Daucus carota, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis • Amalaki Phyllanthus emblica • Neroli Citrus aurantium 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.
This astringent elixir has a deep floral, exotic scent. It will help slow oil production and calm overactive skin, while reestablishing proper moisture balance.
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.
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, 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
Revitalize your skin using nutrient-rich, organic botanicals with an abundance of antioxidants. The Visibly Radiant series of daytime moisturizers, holistically formulated to protect the skin from environmental damage, will leave your skin smooth and supple as Step 5 in our 5-Step Facial Regimen. All 3 preparations are formulated to purify, balance and rejuvenate, helping to strengthen the epidermis and minimize the visible signs of wrinkles.
Ylang Ylang is suitable for oilier skin conditions and formulated to complment the Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixirs. This formula helps to inhibit excessive oil production while regulating the skin’s delicate balance, keeping it soft, moist and supple.
Day: Spray daily with Crystal Radiance of choice, then apply approximately 2-3 pumps of Visibly Radiant Moisturizer to face and neck. For excess oil, use Benedetta Control Créme before applying.
Customers tell us the 1.0oz. bottle lasts them 3-4 months, depending on usage.
The Visibly Radiant Moisturizers were developed to be loaded with antioxidants that make it a powerful product fighting against free radical damage. it utilizes the locked in hydration, along with lipid or oil protection, to keep the skin moisturized and youthful.
This is not your ordinary moisturizer. Back some 25 years ago, and even now, most moisturizers were created with a predominance of water, usually an inert and deionized, along with a chemical polymer or resin to engulf and thicken, leaving the viable ingredients questionable.
The aim of Benedetta's Visible Radiant Moisturizer was to enliven, nourish, and incorporate healthy hydration and antioxidant protection for the skin. Along with non-chemical or pharmaceutical ingredients, less than viable raw materials, my anti-aging factors are extracts produced in-house to assure and protect the upmost quality and effects.
Domestic Harvest - 30%
Local Harvest - 24%
Global Harvest - 46%
Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis • Plant Oils: Hazelnut Corylus americana, Macadamia Macadamia integrifolia, Foraha Calophyllum inophyllum, Avocado Persea americana, Borage Borago officinalis, Vitamin E Tocopherol [Sunflower-source] • CO2 Extracts: Rosehips Rosa canina, Sea Buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides, Carrot Daucus carota, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis • Amalaki Phyllanthus emblica • Neroli Citrus aurantium Wax • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils • Vegetable Cellulose
What are the other ingredients in your products, not listed or pour organic EOs?
Hi! What we have listed on the "Ingredients" tab of the page is our full ingredient list for each product. They do contain propriety blends of essential oils, which we do not disclose. You can contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-665-3904 if you have a specific ingredient question or concern. We'd be happy to help!
I liked how my skin respondedsmooth makeup removal, retaining moisture, helped with blemish control for my pre-teen son
This cleanser is wonderful massaged into skin before waxing or extractions. Cleans and hydrates the skin. My go to to prepare skin for exfoliating!
A friend gifted me this cleanser, and initially I did not care for it…I was not using it correctly! Once I began leaving it on for several minutes, then rinsing and following with day or night regime, I found it to be a magic elixir that makes a noticeable difference in the look and feel of my skin.
I love Benedetta products but I am completely sold on the Creme Cleanser. I am in my mid forties and would still get the occasional acne breakout and shiny oily face...but no more. I realized the oil-free, low moisture cleansers, etc. would only allow my skin to dry out and thus cause my skin to make more oil. This creamy naturally anti-bacterial cleanser works well to prevent acne as well as cleanse, moisturize, and leave my skin positively glowy. When I first switched to this 4-5 years ago, I got asked all the time what I used on my skin. People thought it was a moisturizer or a make up, but it was just the use of this great cleanser. My fine line eye wrinkles are much less apparent when I use this. It's a wonderful facial regime. I also use it on my lips - wonderful for chapped lips - and it's great on cuticles, as well. On a particularly dry period, skin on my fingers cracked a little. I used this to moisturize the dry, cracked area and to prevent infection. (The oils in this formula are very healing and naturally anti-bacterial.) HANDS DOWN my most cherished "beauty product".
I have been buying your products for a number of years. The greatest compliments are people telling me my skin looks so beautiful for my age. That right there says it all.