Why We Formulated Each LINNÉ Product

ACTIVATE EXFOLIATING BODY WASH 

In developing our first body cleanser, I aimed to create something uniquely transformative. Designed for all skin types, this product addresses everything from stubborn acne, to keratosis pilaris, and chronic dryness. ACTIVATE is infused with invigorating ingredients to awaken the senses, promoting healthy blood flow, alertness, and respiratory ease. Apply ACTIVATE to dry skin before showering to enhance its effectiveness and simulate a forest-bathing experience. We hope this grounding ritual helps you reconnect with the natural world.

BEST PAIRED WITH: SMOOTH FACE & BODY BALM 

 

PURIFY FACE WASH & MASK 

Early in LINNÉ's development, my father tasked me with creating PURIFY. As a surgeon who wore a PPE mask daily for 30 years, he frequently experienced closed comedones (whiteheads). PURIFY was designed to prevent excess sebum production, gently exfoliate, and draw out impurities. Initially our sole cleanser, I enriched it with toning, nourishing, and regenerative ingredients to suit a broader range of skin types. Whether used as a daily cleanser or weekly detox mask, I recommend applying PURIFY to dry skin and applying it generously when used as a mask. 

BEST PAIRED WITH: REFRESH MINERAL MIST

 

CLEANSE FACE & BODY WASH 

In preparation for my child's birth, I created CLEANSE. To complement PURIFY, I aimed to craft a gentle cleanser suitable for delicate skin of all ages. Instead of a gel wash, I packed CLEANSE with nourishing ingredients to produce a rich, creamy texture. After multiple iterations, I perfected a product that applies like a luxurious lotion, rinsing off effortlessly. CLEANSE leaves the skin soft and soothed. For best results, apply generously to dry skin and indulgently massage before rinsing.

BEST PAIRED WITH: REPLENISH EVERYWHERE OIL 

 

LATHER ARTISANAL SOAP 

When creating a bar soap, a product often seen as mundane, I aimed to craft something truly exceptional. To achieve this, I selected ultra-rich oils to make our bar extra emollient and infused it with a collection of natural fragrance oils historically used in sacred rituals. Designed to ground your senses and connect you to a historical lineage of venerated ceremony, LATHER is far from ordinary.

BEST PAIRED WITH: REPLENISH EVERYWHERE OIL 

 

SCRUB FACE MASK

Truly toned skin relies on healthy levels of elastin and collagen. Over-exfoliation, often promoted in mainstream skincare, can actually degrade these vital proteins, leaving your face tight, swollen, and unnaturally shiny. With SCRUB, I aimed to offer a solution for gentle exfoliation that supports healthy cell turnover and collagen production without compromising the skin’s barrier. SCRUB soothes and fortifies the skin while providing effective exfoliation, resulting in smooth, radiant, and plump skin.

BEST PAIRED WITH: RENEW FACE SERUM

 

REFRESH MINERAL MIST

Our bodies depend on minerals for numerous cellular functions. Magnesium, for instance, is crucial for over 300 enzymatic processes, including ATP formation—the cell's energy source. REFRESH was created to deliver essential minerals to the body. Alongside providing the skin with a daily multivitamin, I designed REFRESH to enhance the effectiveness of other treatment products by including humectants and penetration enhancers. I recommend using REFRESH before serums, oils, and balms, or anytime you need a quick pick-me-up during the day

BEST PAIRED WITH: RENEW FACE SERUM or REVIVE EYE EMULSION

 

RENEW FACE SERUM

RENEW was created as a replacement for the luxury cosmeceutical skincare my mother used before LINNÉ. My goal was to develop an all-in-one serum that addresses and prevents signs of aging without overwhelming the skin. This serum showcases the power of natural ingredients to rival synthetic isolates. Instead of a traditional cream with emulsifiers and stabilizers, I designed a potent serum to serve as a cornerstone in the LINNÉ routine. Formulated alongside REPAIR oil, it provides complete skin nutrition for mature skin. RENEW is also suitable for blemish-prone skin and complements BALANCE and REPLENISH oils equally well. For my personal routine, I love to mix two pumps of RENEW with one pump of REPAIR in my hand before applying together.

BEST PAIRED WITH: BALACE or REPAIR FACE OIL 

 

REVIVE EYE EMULSION

Consistent feedback from our loyal clientele inspired the launch of REVIVE. Consulting with esthetician partners, we learned there was a need for a lightweight alternative to the heavy, greasy creams so ubiquitously available . We thus crafted a nourishing and active emulsion that is nevertheless lightweight and suitable for the entire face. Personally tested during sleep-deprived new motherhood, REVIVE proved its depuffing, lifting, and brightening properties. Safe for the entire eye area, I also recommend using it on the glabella, nasolabial folds, and around the lips.

BEST PAIRED WITH: RENEW FACE SERUM 

 

REPAIR FACE OIL 

After perfecting BALANCE face oil for my sister's acne-prone skin, I developed REPAIR, a face oil tailored to my mother's skincare needs: prevention, preservation, and renewal. Extensive research led me to select the most nutritive and regenerative ingredients, combining various seed, flower, and root oils until the desired harmony of emollience, performance, and fragrance was achieved. My preferred method for using REPAIR is in combination with RENEW. While they can be applied separately, I love mixing two pumps of RENEW with one pump of REPAIR in my hand. Applied together, this emulsion provides excellent slip for facial massage.

BEST PAIRED WITH: RENEW FACE SERUM 

 

BALANCE FACE OIL

Although I had been creating skincare from natural ingredients since the age of ten, the development of BALANCE truly laid the foundation for the LINNÉ collection. This product was formulated for my younger sister, who once struggled with painful cystic acne. I was deeply motivated to alleviate her discomfort and restore balance to her skin.  With her feedback, I developed our first product - a face oil - a format that initially made her anxious due to misconceptions about oils in acne care. I am delighted to share that my sister now enjoys clear, radiant skin, as do countless LINNÉ loyalists who have placed their trust in BALANCE. True to its name, this product brings the skin back into harmony. Its performance and fresh, herbaceous scent are sure to delight you.

BEST PAIRED WITH: PURIFY FACE WASH & MASK

 

REPLENISH EVERYWHERE OIL 

The concept behind REPLENISH oil was to develop a versatile product suitable for use from head to toe. Formulated during pregnancy, the goal was to create something that could support both a mother's stretching skin and a child's delicate skin. With just four carefully selected ingredients, the aim was to create a gentle yet effective emollient. These chosen ingredients are truly remarkable, as they provide nourishment for the skin, cuticles, and hair. Despite the modesty of the ingredient list, REPLENISH delivers as a comprehensive all-in-one solution.

BEST PAIRED WITH: CLEANSE FACE & BODY WASH

 

SMOOTH FACE & BODY BALM 

I have always struggled with dry, even itchy skin, and during my college years I endured psoriasis plaques on my abdomen and legs. Dermatologists often prescribed topical steroids and UV beds, but I longed for an alternative. To soothe my dry, chapped, and itchy psoriasis-prone skin, I created SMOOTH. It's been years since I've had a plaque, and I'm proud to say we've helped numerous others resolve issues like eczema, rashes, burns, and abrasions. This blend of ingredients has truly saved my skin, and I hope it can do the same for you.

BEST PAIRED WITH: SCRUB FACE MASK 

 

NURTURE FACE & BODY BALM 

During my pregnancy, I began thinking about the products I would use on my child and self post-partum. While all LINNÉ products are considered pregnancy-safe, I wanted to create something specifically restorative and protective for delicate baby skin. However gentle, this balm isn't just for babies and new mothers. We invite anyone seeking an effective emollient balm to experience NURTURE from head to toe. Incorporate it as the final step in your evening routine, applying generously to 'slug' as desired.

PAIRED BEST WITH: CLEANSE FACE & BODY WASH 

 

PROTECT MINERAL SUNSCREEN 

For years, our customers asked us to create a LINNÉ sunscreen. We began this journey in 2019 and spent 4.5 years perfecting PROTECT to meet my exacting standards. During this time, I sent samples to over 300 customers and estheticians, who provided crucial feedback at various stages of development. Creating a transparent, stable, high-performance sunscreen with the luxurious texture and wearability of a cream was no easy task. However, thanks to our unwavering determination, we have now developed a game-changing sunscreen. It has exceeded our initial expectations and we are thrilled to share it with you!

BEST PAIRED WITH: REPAIR FACE OIL 

RISE & REST FUNCTIONAL FRAGRANCE

In response to numerous fragrance development requests from our dedicated clientele, I developed RISE & REST. Unlike traditional perfumes, I envisioned ours to be more than simply a scent; I wanted it to serve a functional purpose by incorporating ingredients that benefit both emotional well-being and skin health. Thus, I crafted a duo designed to support the body's circadian rhythms throughout the day, with a specific focus on stress reduction. You can apply them as you would a traditional fragrance, or experiment with application along the forehead and temples, inner elbows, palms of hands, feet and along the ankles. These are tools for your pleasure, comfort and well-being. Allow them to serve you.

BEST PAIR WITH: ACTIVATE EXFOLIATING BODY WASH

 

SOAK BATH SALTS

We love baths in our household and enjoy them frequently. When we launched our first bath soak, it was a creative experiment using ingredients I had on hand, some of which were reserved for future projects. Although the initial scent blend was a huge success, I decided to make each SOAK blend a limited edition offering, allowing me to be experimental and seasonally inspired. Feel free to share any suggestions for the next batch; we are always seeking new inspiration.

BEST PAIRED WITH: SMOOTH FACE & BODY BALM

 

SKIN TEA

As a brand that acknowledges the profound link between skin health and overall well-being, we aimed to develop an ingestible that directly and indirectly enhances the vitality of our largest organ. Creating SKIN TEA was an enjoyable research endeavor, reminiscent of my early days studying botany and herbal medicine. While primarily intended for drinking, SKIN TEA can also be used creatively, such as in the bath or infused into a facial steam.

BEST PAIRED WITH: SOAK BATH SALTS 

 

 

 


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