HOT PAPRIKA! The sizzling facial to make winter skin glow.

Hungarians love paprika. They put it in practically every dish. Yesterday I got the inside track on a new Hungarian paprika secret and it’s good.

Hot Paprika Eminence Facial from Anne McDevitt

This one comes from the award winning Hungarian skincare range Eminence, which had been around since 1958 and uses sustainable farming and green practices to create natural, organic  and Biodynamic products.

As my face began to sizzle, I asked Aoife in Anne McDevitt Laser and Beauty Clinic on Dublin’s Wicklow Street if I should be worried? She had just lathered this Paprika Herbal Treatment on my skin and the heat was becoming intense. She told me not to fret, Paprika works wonders on uneven or problem skin and helps break down all those dead skin cells, activating the Holy Grail of healthy looking skin: Collagen. The mask uses other active ingredients including St. John’s Wort, sage lavender and honey. The results were super and there was I thinking I was a lost cause due to years of broken sleep. Of course I wanted to bring the product home but this pot is only for experts I’m afraid and can only be used by a therapist.

Eminence is a pretty special band. All products are free of parabens, animal by-products, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, harmful colorants and fragrance, mineral oils, petroleum, and other harsh cosmetic chemicals. You’d imagine that makes them boring, but Sweet Mother of Divine! The aromas emanating from these products would lift your spirits. And after Donald Trump’s shock presidential win yesterday, I needed a lift. I was and am, horrified!


Thankfully Aoife worked on my furrowed brow and eased away the tension with a glorious combination of masks, oils, and creams. It was rather wonderful. I was in a good place. Eminence products are handmade without any severe heating or hydrogenating processes that can affect the nutritional content and potency content and potency of powers that only nature can produce.

The Eminence Prescription Facial will set you back €100 at Anne McDevitt on Dublin’s Wicklow Street. I know that is a lot of money but if you have a special occasion coming up and want to look your best, I thoroughly recommend.

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