So, last summer I was lucky enough to win TheFacialRoom‘s Instagram contest and I got to choose a full skincare routine of Eminence Organics products. I loveloveloveloooove Eminence (especially their moisturizers) so I was veryyyyy excited about this. I chose the Eight Greens Whip cream as I had been wanting to try it for a long time.
I have been using the cream for quite a while now…approximately 9-10 months? Something like that.
What you should know about Eminence moisturizers:
- They are “emollient” creams i.e. very thicc (excluding any “gel” moisturizers from this one…)
- Excellent for dry skin
- All “natural”
- Used worldwide in spas
To be clear, an “emollient cream” is a moisturizer (or face oil) that is generally very thick and packed with oils/fats to keep the skin soft (read about the distinction between moisturizers here). This is one reason why I love Eminence moisturizers. Creams like this are best suited to dry and flaky skin that needs extra help staying soft and hydrated through the day. I have eczema, which means dry patches and flaky skin. The only moisturizers that are really useful and effective in my experience are these ones. I avoid stuff like gel moisturizers. The thiccer she be, the better.
Eight Greens Whip Moisturizer (60ml || $64 CAD)
Initially, I wasn’t too impressed with the Eight Greens Whip moisturizer because I kept comparing it to the Eminence Apricot Whip Moisturizer that I bought before. If you haven’t already read my review on that, I love the Apricot Whip cream because it helps to heal my dry patches almost immediately; it’s one of the most impressive moisturizers I’ve ever had the pleasure of slathering on.
So the Eight Greens Whip wasn’t immediately knocking out my flaky spots, but what I noticed after months of regular use was that it makes a better everyday moisturizer. I think the Apricot Whip might be better suited to dry skin emergencies or nighttime, whereas the Eight Greens Whip is suited to dry and normal skin and can be used any time. It’s a little less intense in my experience, so that makes it an appropriate “any time” kind of product.
With continued use in the day time and occasionally the night time, my skin generally (not always) remained soft and supple. My skin definitely looks good when I use this stuff. I’m prone to breakouts and had no issues on that front. The cream also sits well under makeup.
It, like other Eminence moisturizers, is gorgeously creamy and thick…it’s everything that you dream a moisturizer to be when you suffer from eczema. (If you find it too thick, you can emulsify some with water)
Beware of the smell; it is quite, well, “green.” I got used it, but I really didn’t enjoy it at first.
The Eight Greens Whip is a good “starter” moisturizer if someone with normal skin to dry skin is looking to try Eminence out. It’s a great all-day, everyday cream.
Thanks for reading ❤