For most of us, taking a trip means paring down our makeup bags in a big way. With just enough room for the essentials, such as foundation, mascara, and under-eye concealer, it’s our at-home skincare regimen that often gets left out in the cold. There’s one serum that’s so good, however, that Jessica Biel makes sure to always make room for it in her carry-on bag each and every time she travels: Éminence Eight Greens youth serum ($48, Dermstore).
“Constant flying dries out my skin, so I make sure I moisturize everything,” she said in a blog post for the celeb-beloved skincare brand (Cameron Diaz has been known to use the Facial Recovery oil, $86.89, while Alanis Morissette favors the Stone Crop hydrating mist, $38). “I always have Éminence Eight Greens Youth Serum in my carry-on.”
Clearly, something’s working: The Sinner actress has flawless skin if we’ve ever seen it. More than merely hydrating, her secret serum weapon works to treat visible signs of aging thanks to a powerful combination of phytoestrogens (plant-derived compounds) including yucca, chasteberry, and flax seed extract. It’s also got paprika to invigorate, and lavender to calm redness and irritation.
The result? Tightened, brightened skin with a lessened appearance of wrinkles.
As if that wasn’t reason enough to grab a bottle, it also just so happens to be a natural, certified-organic product that’s free of parabens, sulfates, gluten, and phthalates.
To use, the brand recommends applying a thin layer to the entire face or areas you’d like to treat one to three times per day, as needed.
Reviewers can’t stop singing its praises, touting it for everything from hormonal acne (“This serum is a miracle worker”) to skin conditions such as rosacea (“This product is extremely soothing to my itchy, adult acne, and rosacea face. It has helped my redness go away and calms [my skin]”).
Wrote one reviewer in her mid-40s, “I have used multiple anti-aging serums including really expensive ones from department stores. But, I always return to Eminence … For some reason 8 Greens is the best for me.”
With another hailing it as “the best way to keep wrinkles at bay,” we’re officially sold.
Where to buy: $48, Dermstore
See more of our best product recommendations.
We write about products we think our readers will like. If you buy them, we get a small share of the revenue from the supplier.