Real Skin

Cassandra Garcia-Hooks

  • Age 42
  • Skin Type Oily
  • Concerns Aging & Breakouts

Casey has normal to oily skin that is prone to hormonal and stress-related breakouts. Casey is focused on treating "years of neglecting to incorporate sunscreen" with products focused on aging gracefully.

About Casey

Casey was born and raised outside of Chicago and recently relocated to Des Moines with her husband and 9-year old twins. As the youngest of five kids, Casey had to find her voice early and she uses it often to advocate for others. In addition to being a power-house working mom of twins, Casey is a Purple sash in Shaolin Kung Fu, Brownie Girl Scout troop leader, and sidewalk chalker extraordinaire.

Casey's favorite products

For oily skin & breakouts

Skin Perfecting Essence

Skin Perfecting Essence

The Cream 30ml

The Cream 30ml

Vital Skin Foundation Stick - Atelier IV

Vital Skin Foundation Stick - Atelier IV

More Real Skin Stories

Supervising Librarian, Retired

Nikki, 43 & Norma Hayter, 70

  • Skin Type Sensitive, combination & porous
  • Concern Moisture & aging gracefully

Nikki likes her facial care routine to be simple, effective, and easy to maintain. Norma's major skin concerns are maintaining moisture, minimizing the appearance of sun spots, pores, signs of aging, and puffiness around the eyes.


Malique Miller, 23

  • Skin Type Combination
  • Concern Eczema

Malique has combination skin and his nose tends to get the oiliest throughout the day. In the wintertime, Malique gets bad eczema breakouts on his eyelids which become very dry and can peel. Malique tends to experience dark spots when he gets a breakout and due to hyperpigmentation from sun exposure on a pimple that is healing.

Co-Owner & Chef, Lucky Lotus

Souriyno Chen, 31

  • Skin Type Combination
  • Concern Acne

Souriyno has truly combination skin with bouts of dryness and bouts of oiliness. With some occasional acne, Souriyno mostly attributes breakouts to stress, major shifts in diet, or changes to his skincare routine (his skin is sensitive to new products).

Co-Owner, Greatful Chef

John Cornish, 50

  • Skin type Combination
  • Concern Sun Damage & Sensitive Skin

John has combination skin that gets fairly dry in the winter months. With an Irish/Nordic heritage, John's skin burns easily in the sun and he has experiences come sun damage over the years that led to having some minor basel cells removed.

Artists & Business Owners

Amy Putney Koenig, 51 & Dan Koenig, 53

  • Skin Type Dry
  • Concern Rosacea & Hydration

Amy has been diagnosed with rosacea and cystic acne in the past but hasn't had any flair ups with either in quite some time. These two perfectly represent the skincare needs of someone who wants simple, easy and effective - less is more.

Product Manager, Kemin Industries

Tatiana Giacinti, 36

  • Skin Type Normal to Oily
  • Concerns Dark Spots

Tatiana describes her skin as sensitive and oily to normal. Having had bouts of acne for many years,Tatiana's skin has some dark spots on her cheeks and a bit of scarring and open pores in other areas.

Sex Therapist & Full Time Toddler

Laura Federico & Goldie Federico-Rubin

  • Skin Type Dry, Combination
  • Concern Eczema, Shiny Skin

Goldie has had sensitive skin since she was a baby, with eczema and dry skin pretty common during the winter months. Laura has pretty classic combination skin and she runs HOT - always searching for products that work with oily, sweaty moments without overdrying and flaking.


Real Skin Stories

We selected a diverse group of Eden customers to share their skincare stories and what products they count on to help keep their skin healthy. Our hope is that these real skin stories from real people feel more relatable than the air-brushed perfection we see all too often in the beauty industry.  Remember there is always the Skincare Consultation form if you'd like our thoughts on what products may be right for your real skin.