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 Graceully

The Cream Cleansing Gel

The Cream Cleansing Gel

Binchotan Charcoal Face Scrub Towel

Binchotan Charcoal Face Scrub Towel

Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Serum

Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Serum

Sebium H20 Micellar Water

Sebium H20 Micellar Water

Skin Perfecting Essence

Skin Perfecting Essence

Lip Moisturizer

Lip Moisturizer

MatteScreen SPF 40

MatteScreen SPF 40

Prism Exfoliating Glow Facial Mask

Prism Exfoliating Glow Facial Mask

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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.

Entrepreneur

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).

Biotechnology Sales Executive

Cassandra Garcia-Hooks, 42

  • Skin Type Oily
  • Concern Aging & Breakouts

Casey has normal to oily skin that is prone to hormonal and stress-related breakouts. Casey has some beautiful signs of aging that she chalks up to "years of neglecting to incorporate sunscreen".

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.

About

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.