Ecooking was born in Tina Søgaard’s kitchen, now it’s a worldwide brand. This is why you need it on your skin.

When you use skincare products, do you ever wonder how they’re made? Do you ever wonder what kind of ingredients went into this tube or bottle to make the end result? When you look at the ingredients list of many skincare products, chances are there is a long list of words you can’t pronounce and don’t understand. Say goodbye to those incomprehensible words, and say hello to Ecooking.

Minimalist beauty is having a moment. A pretty big moment. The packaging, ingredients, regimes, the lot. If it’s not simple, we’re not using it or doing it. Ecooking, a brand which began on Tina Søgaard’s kitchen table, fits all of these categories. The Danish entrepreneur started creating these products off her own knowledge of the ingredients she was including with the sole purpose of targeting her personal skin issues. After letting her friends and family also try these products, which were tailored to their needs, she set up a small shop in her hometown of Kolding. Now, Ecooking is represented in over 20 countries around the globe, with over 500 stores in just Denmark itself.

Her aim was not to create a skincare collection, but to make troubleshooting products. When I spoke to Ecooking’s Managing Director, Sylvain Reviron, he explained to me the transparency of the brand. He told me how the concept of each product being straight forward and uncomplicated was what Ecooking was all about. He told us,”what I really like is that some of the products are so pure that you could actually eat them. The salt and the oils, you could use in your salad.”

Here are some of our favourite Ecooking products and about why you should add them to your skincare routine now.

First up, we have the Cleansing Gel. This gel features cucumber extract and Vitamin E. Using it morning and night to remove any dirt, sweat, makeup, and any other pollution that may attach itself to our face. It gently nourishes and moisturises your skin at the same time. You really couldn’t ask much else from a facial cleanser, could you?

Next, we have the Peeling Mask. This is possibly my favourite Ecooking product, but I’ll go into why later in my review. It’s essentially a miracle in a tub. The content of plant extract and Vitamin E in the peeling mask decreases the appearance of creases and wrinkles and at the same time it gives a smoother and younger look. You use it 1-3 times a week for no longer than 10 minutes at a time, and the results are almost instant.

When I met with Sylvain, one thing he said has stuck with me ever since. He told me to always invest in a good night cream. He explained that, “it’s the time where the skin is absorbing the most active ingredients and restoring. So it’s really, really important to have long nights, and so use good night cream.” Ecooking Night Cream visibly reduces the depth of lines in the skin when used continually due to the Argireline. Argireline works in the same way as Botox, meaning that it makes the muscles relax naturally. Trylagen boosts the Collagen in the skin, which ensures that the skin remains youthfully looking. At the same time, the cream secures a long lasting moisturised balance in the skin.

Every good night cream needs an accompanying day cream, right? Ecooking’s Day Cream Hyadisine, which keeps the skin moisturised all day long and improves the structure and the surface of the skin. At the same time, the Day Cream improves the Collagen and Elastin of the skin.

Finally, we have another favourite of mine; the Vitamin E Serum. Vitamin E has a lot of skin-changing properties including aiding after sun, scabs and wounds, scars, tattoos and acts as a huge moisturising booster. It protects the skin with antioxidant elements and adds large amounts of moisture to keep your skin hydrated.

Ecooking’s natural ingredients and transparent brand concept is a trend on the rise. These days, people like to know exactly what’s going on their skin, I certainly do. Clarity is the way forward, and Ecooking have are ahead of the game. Have you used any of their products? We’d love to know what you think in the comments below, plus keep an eye out for our Ecooking product reviews in the next couple of weeks!

All prices are correct as of date published.

Feature image: Anne Kakadu