Talking skincare with berlin skin
It's taken me 25 years of age to truly care AND take care of my skin. Skincare products always intimidated me with all of the "how to's" and "how often's." Applying sunscreen, moisturizing, experimenting with products all seemed daunting up until recently. I now find so much joy in finding products that are a fit for my skin type and ones that will prevent aging and help hide or remedy skin damage I already have at a young age.
I have ultra sensitive skin, meaning I can't use any face or body products containing fragrance / parabens that could potentially leave me with hives or looking swollen. It's been a struggle to find products that won't flare up my skin. I also find I don't have the patience to read lengthy product labels so I tend to give up and hope for the best. Well, not anymore, folks!
I recently discovered berlin skin, a skincare brand that embraces minimalism in every way. And we're talking EVERY way. From the packaging (sleek, beautiful and easy to read what you are using and what ingredients are in which products you are using) all the way to the products themselves. So what's the story behind berlin skin? Berlin skin believes a skin care routine should be a relaxing, comforting experience where we nurture our skin and allow it to do what it naturally knows how to do: thrive. UM YES.
Less is more always tends to be my motto when it comes to skincare products so finding a skincare brand whose mantra is just this, is beyond refreshing.
Here's a breakdown of how all berlin skin products are made:
- never tested on animals + 100% cruelty-free.
- made in small batches.
- sustainable raw materials and practices.
- formulas made in the USA with 100% renewable energy.
- recyclable miron glass jars and bottles from germany which block all sources of visible light-protecting the active ingredients.
- recyclable box packaging + labels made in the USA.
- shelf-life tested for quality assurance and safety.
- highly concentrated wildcrafted, organic, and plant-based ingredients.
- no parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, or other harmful ingredients.
After trying out a few of the berlin skin products for the past couple of weeks, I'm convinced my skin feels and looks healthier. People have even complimented my "glow" so I guess that's a thing now. Here are my product highlights:
Cocoa Eye Butter - this treatment is deeply hydrating and packed full of cocoa butter, vitamin c, carrot seed oil, and other healing plant-based ingredients. the powerful formula works to soften fine lines, reduce inflammation, and brighten dark spots.
*My tip: I put this on every morning and notice it really helps with under eye bags and helps brighten up my face. I also have started to put a little bit on at night to help hydrate the skin around my eyes.
Sandalwood Cream - a luxurious, lightweight facial cream that clears, evens, firms-and won't clog your pores. full of antioxidants, this formula works to combat both breakouts and fine lines. the blend of three different types of sandalwood are extremely anti-aging and moisturizing.
*My tip: The smell is to die for so it's hard to resist over-using this stuff. But it's GREAT for moisturizing dry skin especially hands, elbows, knees and ankles! I use it to keep my faux tan looking fresh.
Geranium + rose toner - this calming antibacterial and anti-inflammatory mist works to refresh, regenerate, and soothe the skin.
*My tip: I received the travel size and I loved using it while on a staycation this past weekend - it's a great way to wake you up in the morning and the scent is amazing!
Coconut + aloe cleanser - a silky, gentle and deeply hydrating cleanser that removes makeup and refines pores without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
*My tip: Also travel size and ideal for using as a makeup remover instead of hauling around bulky and often fragrance-filled facial wipes that are out on the market. This is a natural and skin-safe go-to.