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
Calms Skin • For Hypersensitive Skin • Reduces Redness • Relieves Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis
The Anti-Inflammatory Crème Cleanser, Step 1 in our 5-Step Facial Regimen, is designed to soothe and calm the skin as it purifies. Crafted to care for those prone to redness or *problematic inflammation and skin sensitivities.
High in Chamazulene, known to reduce redness, along with the cleansing and softening effects of our Marine Algae, harvested once a year from the rocks along the Brittany Coast of France, this formula gently cleanses as it soothes.
Due to the soothing properties in the ingredients of this cleanser, we recommend using it to calm the skin after sunburn, windburn, laser treatments, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
*Please note: Sensitive skin may be caused by many medical conditions and should always be diagnosed by a professional Health Care Practitioner. See also Disclaimer in footer.
Apply 4-6 pumps to dry skin. Massage over entire face and neck in a circular fashion until créme has disappeared, remove with wet wash cloth. For *inflamed skin you may leave on an extra 5-10 minutes before gently removing with wet wash cloth.
*Acne • Rosacea • Sunburn • Redness due to medical treatments, i.e., lasers, dermabrasion, windburn, micro-needling, etc.
Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis • Neroli Citrus aurantium Hydrosol Aqua • Plant Oils: Coconut Cocos nucifera, Jojoba Simmondsia chinensis, Avocado Persea americana, Red Palm Elaeis guineensis, Foraha Calophyllum inophyllum, Olive Squalane Olea europaea • Red Marine Algae Chondrus Crispus • Co2 Extracts: Amaranth Amaranthus caudatus, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis • Vitamin E Tocopherol [Sunflower-Source] • Vegetable Glycerin Glycerin • Coconut Sodium cocoate • Grape Vitis vinifera Alcohol • Vegetable Cellulose • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils
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 Extract • 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.
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: 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