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Eminence Stone Crop Serum

Is a Solution for:
Age Spots, Face Care for Men
January 2, 2011 Reviewed by admin 8 Comments
For more than a year, I had used Theraneem's Botanical Fading Cream  for those pesky age spots on my face. I stopped using the product for a few months and somehow the dark spots managed to come back, or maybe it was a whole new crop of age spots. Annoying. But I wanted to try something different so I went to another all-organic beauty brand, one of my favorites, Eminence. One of their newer series is the Stone Crop line, and the Stone Crop Serum ($32.13) was highly praised for pigmentation, moisturizing and any other discoloration. After three weeks of using it daily, I'll have to admit it's not a let down.

First, let's talk about stone crop, the primary ingredient in Eminence Stone Crop Serum. Stone crop (sedum) is found in Hungary and is a succulent like cactus or agave. It's super hardy, so it can essentially grow in several other climates outside of Hungary, and retain moisture well. It's generally used topically for pigmented sensitive skins and the benefits are incredibly vast. Not only does stone crop help reduce pigmentation and lighten the complexion, it assists in regeneration, firming stressed skin, tones the epidermis, moisturizes heavily and helps reduce signs of aging. So it's baffling to me as to why other skincare brands haven't joined this stone crop bandwagon.

Eminence Stone Crop Serum also has bearberry extract, another solid lightening agent. Needless to say, that's two powerhouses working for you. Oh, it gets better. The added green tea extract, which is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants, help protect cell damage (we are not happy with free radicals, so this is a bonus). There's also the Biocomplex, which is essentially more antioxidants chockfull of vitamin A, ester-C, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10 and alpha lipoic acid. Think of it as a super healthy smoothie for your skin (at least I do, however weird that sounds).

I think the best part about Eminence Stone Crop Serum is the fact it's a no frills product, with no added BS (but then again, would you expect anything less from Eminence?)

It absorbs rapidly when applied. They suggest you use it as a stimulating treatment, between treatments or as a finishing product. My skin has been more drier lately due to all the flying and hotel stays, so I use once during the day and once at night before my night cream. Like most legit skincare products like this, Eminence Stone Crop Serum is not magic and I didn't expect overnight results. With that said, and no miracle expectations, I definitely see improvement in three weeks. The fading is gradual and thankfully noticeable. And the serum doesn't have the scent of something that came out of a science lab. I'm looking forward to another few weeks to see results.

Ingredients

Stone Crop Juice, Bearberry Extract, Stone Crop Pulp, Green Tea extract, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Glyercine (plant source), Natural Moisturizing Factor, Lavender Extract, Glycine Derivative, Xanthan Gum, Biocomplex, (Vitamins A-C-E, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid), Lavender Oil, Chlorophyl.
  • September 7, 2012

    by Tania

    I use the stone crop serum in the mornig after washing with the stone crop gel wash and I do the same before I go to bed. These two products are the only ones I use on my face and they have greatly improved my sensitive acne prone skin. I have spent a fortune on trying to find products that would work for me and I am so glad that I have finally found them. The stone crop gel wash cleanses thoroughly while leaving the skin soft and not dry. The stone crop serum has helped get rid of discoloration from sun damange and acne scars as well as gives the perfect amount of moisture without being too heavy. At 41, my skin now looks and feels great :)

  • March 29, 2012

    by Maggie

    All hyperpigmentation will return if you do not continue to use the product regularly and if you do not use sunscreen. There's is no point in using the serum, or any other product for hyperpigmentation, if you don't use sunscreen.

  • May 19, 2011

    by Jennifer

    I've got sedum plants all over my yard! i wonder if you can use it like aloe plants, where you cut open a small piece & apply it directly to the skin?

  • February 24, 2011

    by jimmy

    hi susan,
    i actually let a friend borrow it for some time, who raves about it as much as me. i did use it for a little over a month and did see very subtle improvement. but it varies with skin type. my pigmentation is not so bad but if i don't take care of it for months, they will return. so it's something you'll have to commit to if that's how your skin is!
    hope that helps!

  • February 24, 2011

    by Oksana

    used 2 full bottles - no change. love eminence strawberry HA serum.

  • February 23, 2011

    by Tamme

    Where can i get the stone crop serum for 32xx ?

  • February 16, 2011

    by JustD

    I'm also curious if your results have increased with the additional time and usage of this product. I'd like to try it on my chin and see if it'll help me with the pigmentation that occurs there from facial hair due to the effects of menopause. Thanks for your review.

  • February 6, 2011

    by Susan

    Jimmy,

    Have you had any more changes from using this product? I'm thinking I'd like to try it on my hands.

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