Growing up I always thought clear skin was a gift from the heavens endowed upon a lucky few, leaving the rest of us to envy them furtively. As I got older and much wiser, I realized clear skin, just like beauty, comes from within. There was no more reason for envy, when I finally understood that youthful glowing skin is a luxury attainable by anyone willing to look within and truly listen to his or her body’s needs. It’s always refreshing to discover skincare lines that have realized this as well and integrates this philosophy into their brand.

Benedetta is a line developed with a systemic view of what the skin truly needs to be nourished. The brand is unique in that it doesn’t follow the skin care trends, but instead focuses on the science behind how the skin works, and what ingredients will optimize its functioning while minimizing environmental related damage. These ingredients are certified organic and biodynamic, with most sourced from family owned farms and never altered in a laboratory. Benedetta prides itself on using the most trusted distributors of organic ingredients that are required to have certificates of organic status, gas chromatograph testing and date of harvest and process. Nevertheless, Benedetta understands that it’s not only about having clean ingredients. The key is to create a synergistic formula that cares for the skin holistically.

Julia Faller, the founder of the revolutionary brand, has applied her expertise in a plethora of scientific fields and her intuitive knowing of the body to create truly natural formulations from plants that “purify, correct, protect and nourish” our most divine organ, the skin.

Benedetta’s 5-step regimen begins with a créme cleanser, that includes pure ingredients such as rosemary and geranium. The cleanser is followed by “The” eye créme, a hydrating elixir, oils and a moisturizer. The steps interlace water, then oil and then water again for optimal hydration. The brand’s belief is that water is the most significant substance when it comes to skin health. Their crystal radiance series of hydrating elixirs applies this theory by removing the need for cremes at night and allowing the skin to breathe with the use of activated bioavailable waters. The elixirs’ three main ingredients: Rosemary Verbenone, Neroli and Ylang Ylang are strategically mixed keeping in mind the skin cells’ cycle of division and regeneration during our hours of slumber.

Organic, quality products are truly a blessing, however they do not come cheap. Benedetta’s 3.4 ounce bottle of cleanser alone, will cost you $65.00 and that’s only the first step in a 5-step regimen. What can I say? You pay for a certain level of excellence and peace of mind. Hopefully I wasn’t too naughty this year and can add some of these products to my Christmas list!