Stimulates Lifeless Skin • Anti-Aging • Highly Absorbent • Antioxidant-Rich
“The” 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.
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.
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
Controls Oil • Diminishes Breakouts • Helps Scarring • Great For Bug Bites
The Control Crème was developed to work as a highly effective antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral treatment to reduce blemishes. Our preparation holistically treats and prevents, and will not dry out the skin for a temporary fix. This remedy helps to regenerate the skin and may even prevent scarring with consistent use. The Control Crème has been renowned for over 20 years in its ability to help aid the relief of many minor blemishes. Customers say it even relieves the itch of a bug bite! Safe to use at any age.
Day: Apply frequently throughout the day to affected area.
The Control Crème was inspired by the use of straight essential oils applied directly on the skin to curb sebum production and the bacteria that lives in that environment, often causing acne.
In the essential oil or aromatherapy world most aspiring aromatherapists are taught that the strong essential oils, like oregano, savory, thyme, and the like, are the ones that will target the bacteria. Though effective to some measure, they are hot and could cause irritation to the skin and mucous membrane. Even applying near the eyes could cause a reaction.
I wanted an alternative to conventional chemicals like Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, and Retin-A to rid the skin of minor to severe blemishes. These popular OTC remedies for blemishes, although providing temporary relief, dry out the skin and often create more of a sebaceous gland issue by producing more sebum. This, in turn, stimulates more bacterial growth, ultimately giving way to the endless cycle.
The holistic view of regeneration and balance became the goal for renewed skin tissue.
Not too hot · Not too mild · But just right
The combination of supportive cellular activity with sebum control allows the aggressive, antibacterial, and antiviral properties of the formula to take root and become evident. The Control Crème is the best synergistic daily application to control oil and blemishes, holistically diminishing further breakouts.
98% Certified Organic Ingredients (1% Certified Biodynamic)
82% Domestic Harvest
1% Local Harvest
Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis • Foraha Calophyllum inophyllum • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils • Bee Propolis • Vegetable Cellulose
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
Soothes • 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 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.
The Anti-Inflammatory Elixir is a very gentle option for those with sensitivities or redness. The botanicals high in chamazulene and red marine algae soothe inflammation.
Please note: Our Artemisia line has been renamed to Anti-Inflammatory. Don't worry, they're still the same amazing formulas.
Shake and spray 3-4 pumps over face and neck. Keep bottle approximately 10-12 inches from face.
Day: After cleansing with Anti-Inflammatory Créme Cleanser, spray face and neck with Anti-Inflammatory Crystal Radiance, before applying Anti-Inflammatory Precious & Nourishing Facial Oil.
Night: After cleansing, apply Nighttime Repair Serum, then spray face and neck with Crystal Radiance.
*For those with crisis skin and hypersensitivities, we do not recommend using the Nighttime Repair Serum.
By Julia Faller, Founder/Formulator
Massage-In Crème Cleanser • Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixir • Precious & Nourishing Facial Oil
The Anti-Inflammatory Series was originally created for hyper-sensitive, auto-immune or atopic skin inflammations such as eczema, seborrhea dermatitis, psoriasis, and other reactionary skin conditions.
Over many years of creating active botanical preparations, we have encountered many that rash up at the mere smell of an essential oil. My daughter Taylor was the impetus of the Anti-Inflammatory Series, after a severe bout with impetigo caused by an infected mosquito bite at 12. Her legs would rash up if she sat on a friend’s lawn, using lip balm with essentials oils or makeup would instantly cause a reaction.
I myself have suffered with such auto-immune skin responses. My personal journey is one that does not prescribe to conventional wisdom when it comes to my health. Our skin is a visible indicator of other systemic issues, so once those are addressed, and a solution adhered to, the skin will heal. Diet, stress, and overall mindful lifestyle is key.
The standard recommendation of dermatologists is steroids and the elimination of perfumed products. Why not guide them holistically and prescribe an anti-inflammatory diet along with nutritional supplementation and lifestyle awareness, among other things?
Crisis Skin Only
It is because of the aforementioned, as well as each individual’s medical disposition, that we have changed our message of use. Because these types of auto-immune response skin conditions are becoming such an epidemic, we feel it is beyond our scope of care with simply a topical product. In other words, these conditions require systemic and holistic attention along with a lifestyle change.
In addition, almost everyone thinks they are sensitive. I disagree, the original line is conducive and corrective for the majority of people and can give greater attention to the skin’s purity, hydration, and overall health than the anti-inflammatory is able to.
Here are the categories and some of the key dispositions for using the Anti-Inflammatory Series and why everyone should have it on hand:
• Sunburn • Windburn • Laser or other facial rejuvenation with redness and inflammation • Inflamed Rosacea • Micro-needling • Inflamed acne • Hot inflamed skin • Hives • After microdermabrasion or caustic peels • Alternate with Rosemary & Geranium Crème Cleanser [if Rosemary & Geranium is too strong for daily use]
Hydrosols Aqua: Artemisia Artemisia arborescens, Neroli Citrus aurantium • Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis • Grape Vitis vinifera Alcohol • Gem Elixir Aqua • Red Marine Algae Chondrus crispus Extract • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils • Aventurine Mineral
If you are sensitive and turn red easily, do you suggest rotating the anti inflammatory cleanser with the rosemary cleanser! Summer is around the corner and high heat and humidity along the mis Atlantic coast. Help!
Great question! Your skin's hydration and seasonal needs may change throughout the year, so alternating product as needed is a great way to find the correct balance for your skin. You can use the Anti Inflammatory Cleanser when your skin is "in crisis," and alternate with the Rosemary Cleanser when your skin is calm.