Real Skin

Nikki & Norma Hayter

  • Age 43 & 70
  • Skin Type Sensitive, Porus
  • Concern Moisture, Aging Gracefully

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

About Nikki & Norma

This mother/daughter duo has been a part of Eden since the very beginning and they have entrusted us with their skincare for nearly 18 years. They represent true family for this shop and community. Norma has two children and four grandchildren that are the center of her universe in her retired life. She loves fragrance and always has two candles burning at once in her home. Nikki is a wife, mother - Zora (12), Beatrice (8), and Judith (5) - and the Supervising Librarian at a large branch here in Des Moines. She is the most well-read woman we know and owns the best sneaker collection in Des Moines. Nikki has a great love of family time, baking, travel, and routine self-indulgences (she comes to Eden every single Saturday to buy goodies for herself).

Nikki & Norma's Favorites

For moisture & Aging Gracefully

The Cream Cleansing Gel

The Cream Cleansing Gel

MatteScreen SPF 40

MatteScreen SPF 40

Lip Moisturizer

Lip Moisturizer

Skin Perfecting Essence

Skin Perfecting Essence

Binchotan Charcoal Face Scrub Towel

Binchotan Charcoal Face Scrub Towel

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.