Verena's World of Skincare
Discover Verena Eckstein's blog, a wellspring of skin wisdom. Enlightening articles empower you to understand and nurture your skin with expert insights and valuable knowledge.
Some of my earliest and dearest memories are my regular trips to Germany to visit my grandparents, Dr. Richard and Linde Eckstein. The family stories and anecdotes were entertaining, but the highlight of these trips were my visits to our company headquarters. As I walked through the facilities, I was mesmerized by the world of colorful containers and aromatic fragrances, and enchanted by the creams, pastes, gels and oils that awaited my “expert” evaluation.
It’s helpful to understand that Doctor Eckstein is literally a family business of proximity; my grandparents’ former home, and the lab that still produces our products today, are located a mere stone’s throw from each other.
How important I felt as a child holding my dad’s hand as we entered that pristine space, him in full gear – white coat, hair net, overshoes – to observe the lab scientists as they developed new formulations. My dad was head of research, development and production. When time allowed in his busy day, he would take me and my older brother Michael on a walkthrough – him, the proud papa, us the curious, mini-explorers on an exciting discovery tour.
My brother and I grew up as children of two worlds: one world in Germany, the place of our family roots, and the other in California, where we spent our childhood and still live today. Our identity is equal parts of both.
Though our family is steeped in a long business history, our parents encouraged my brother and me to pursue a career of our own choosing, to find out for ourselves where our interests lie. But early on, it became clear to both of us that we wanted to continue the family tradition, to preserve the deep knowledge of skin and its healthy functioning, and to continue providing for its care.
Today, enriched with a doctorate in natural medicine, I am excited to contribute my own knowledge and experience to the family business. Several years ago, after my father passed away, my brother and I joined our mother Iris Eckstein to continue the family story in his footsteps. And in keeping with the original mission of our pharmacist grandparents, we strive to support and strengthen the individual expression of internal and external beauty.
With this blog, I wish to share with you those nuggets of knowledge acquired over generations about healthy skin and beauty. Join me as I take you into the wonderful world of creams, pastes, gels and oils and share valuable tips on living your beauty™ through effective, biocompatible skincare, and beyond.
Why Antioxidants Are Amazing
Antioxidants are almost like celebrities: everyone knows them or at least has heard of them....Read More
How to have Healthy-Looking, Stunning Nails
You and I have it in our hands how comfortable our nails feel with us....Read More
Help! What is this? Why do I have blemished skin?
Many people make an unpleasant acquaintance with skin impurities throughout their lives. When we talk...Read More
The Women of Doctor Eckstein®
International Women's Day. Reason for me to think about women in general, but especially about...Read More
Is your winter skin sensitive?
Winter is here, and your skin isn't happy about it? What was not an issue in...Read More
Capture That Summer Ease
Here in California, we are spoiled by the sun. San Diego, my home, can look...Read More
The Guardians of the Skincare Culture
Skin culture - a nice term, don't you think? It goes back to the German...Read More
The Skin In Sauna Mode
Due to current corona measures, going to the sauna is not an option. I miss...Read More
Relax (Your Skin)!
An unusual and demanding year lies behind us. The ongoing corona pandemic determines many parts...Read More
Why use plant stem cell extracts made in a lab?
A few years ago, a friend told me that she isolated and propagated stem cells...Read More
“Help! My skin is irritated under my protective mask and I’m breaking out.”
The past weeks our Team has been getting a lot of questions like this one,...Read More
Discipline instead of magic: how to treat impure skin well
There is no magical ingredient and no standard solution that works for everyone when it...Read More
Beta Carotene: Natural Protection From The Outside
What is Beta Carotene? Beta carotene is an orange pigment from plants that is an antioxidant...Read More
Beta-Glucan in Skincare
Do you like to eat Asian food? Then you may also appreciate the shiitake mushroom,...Read More
What We Learn: Woman To Woman
The behavior that we are shown as children in our families has a formative influence...Read More
Let The Sun Be Your Friend
When my mother was little, sun protection was not a priority. A typical picture from...Read More
Skin Care: Serums & Creams
My last blog talked about the importance of proper cleansing and toning. Today we’re going...Read More
Skin Care: Cleansing & Exfoliating
Proper cleansing sets the tone for good skin. But too often this step is woefully...Read More
Winter care for skin and soul Not long and winter is just around the corner....Read More
Skin Aging & Anthocyanins
Did you know that over 20 billion cell divisions occur continuously in our body in...Read More