Real Skin

Cassandra Garcia-Hooks

  • Age 44
  • 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 1-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

Serum C

Serum C

The Eye Cream

The Eye Cream

The Better B Niacinamide Serum

The Better B Niacinamide Serum

Black Baccara Hair Multiplying Mask

Black Baccara Hair Multiplying Mask

More Real Skin Stories

Owner, Eden

Hannah, 36

  • Skin Type Dry & easily Irritated
  • Concern hydration, Fine lines, & Sun damage

Hannah has very dry skin that is easily irritated. She is starting to invest in skincare for aging as she notices that her skin is starting to change a bit in texture, and with fine lines, dark spots.

Shop Manager, Director of Education & Content Management, Eden

Emma, 26

  • Skin Type Oily/Combo
  • Concern Hormonal Breakouts

Emma deals with breakouts mostly around the chin and cheek area. When curating a routine for herself, reducing and healing breakouts while evening out pigmentation is her target.

Brand Director & Asst. Buyer, Eden

Torri, 32

  • Skin Type Normal & Easily Irritated
  • Concern Preventative Care

Gentle cleansers and richer moisturizers are Torri's go-to. As her Eden Team encourages, she's started using chemical exfoliants in the past year, and gentle ones at that, sparingly - great to combat dullness. She's consistent with sun protection and at home facials with skincare devices to lift, sculpt, and allow for a deeper absorbtion of hydrating products.

About us

Real People, Real Skin

We love to share our skincare stories and the products we count on to help keep our skin healthy. We hope you find these real skin stories from real people 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.