Real Skin

John & Andrea

  • Ages 52 & 49
  • Skin type Combination
  • Concern Sun Damage & Aging Gracefully

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 experienced some sun damage over the years that led to having minor basel cells removed. John has scarring from the basel cell removal, and his sensitive skin gets razor burn fairly easily.

About John & Andrea

Andrea and John found love in the middle of a pandemic, marrying in beautiful Barcelona.
They call Waveland Park home, and have three grown kids and two cats between them. Dedicated to living their love as a verb, they spend theirtime cooking together at home while enjoying a fun cocktail, going for neighborhood strolls, and traveling and making memories as much as theircareers will allow.

They both are also members of the Des Moines Rowing
Club and spend the nicer Midwestern months rowing the local waterways. John is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Licensed Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor. At Eden, half of our meals in the shop come from John's beautiful business, The Grateful Chef, and we are so grateful for the passion and energy he pours into making wellness
accessible to our local community in Des Moines.

Their favorite products

For sun damage & sensitive skin

Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

Hyaluronic Sea Serum

Hyaluronic Sea Serum

Serum C

Serum C

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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.