Praised by beauty editors, industry insiders, and tastemakers worldwide, själ skincare is as niche as it gets. This prestige brand sets itself apart by integrating the traditional elements of Eastern medicine with the most advanced science and biotechnology of the West. Luxurious, indulgent, and most of all, effective, each själ formula blends potent, high performance botanicals with rare and globally sourced minerals, gemstones and precious metals.
When the generous box from själ arrived a couple of months ago, the exquisite presentation resembled a modern day treasure. After experiencing the Balans cleanser, Saphir Concentrate treatment oil, and Kashmir Saphir face mask, I can say these are some of the most unique skincare products I have tried to date. With no knowledge of gemology–and a jewelry collection limited to a gold bangle and a simple cross around my neck–I’m crediting my recent luminosity to the nanoparticles of Gold, Silver, and Platinum in själ skincare.
Själ Balans is a deep pore cleanser that detoxifies and protects the skin and leaves it refreshed and sparkling clean both day and night. Gentle and non-foaming, it removes oil, makeup, and cleans out the pores for instantly brighter, more even toned complexion. Infused with anti-inflammatory Gold, healing Silver and antioxidant-rich Germanium, Balans hydrates and rejuvenates tired skin. African Whitewood, Fig Leaf, and Pearl Extracts regulate the skin’s natural moisture levels, clarify, and refine pores. Vanity and shower friendly, this cleanser can be applied both to dry or wet skin, has a light natural scent, and rinses off revealing skin that feels soft and is prepped for treatment. ($70 – 6 oz.)
The anti-aging facial oil, Saphir Concentrate is without a doubt, my ultimate favorite själ formula so far. Distinct from other beauty oils on the market, it is the only one I can enjoy during the day. Extremely light in texture, it has an intoxicating fresh herbal scent and absorbs within seconds. It provides immediate glow. Meadowfoam, Evening Primrose, Jasmine, and Rosemary are just a few of the rare essential oils craftily blended together in Saphir Concentrate. Calming and repairing Blue Chamomile lends its slightly blue color to this silky oil while energy imparted from Himalayan Blue Sapphires and Aquamarine Gemstones promotes balance and purity. ($175 – 1 oz.)
Beyond decadent and 100% impressive is the själ Kashmir Saphir perfecting mask. This firming, renewing and illuminating treatment addresses fatigue, fine lines, and enlarged pores with an unparalleled radiance effect. Featuring 25 active ingredients, it is powered by antioxidants, amino acids, proteins, tissue salts, gemstones, minerals, and plant extracts. Skin perfecting, indeed, this 15 minute treatment is packed with Chinese herbs, fruit enzymes, Silk Protein, Royal Jelly, Copper Peptide, Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Blue Sapphire. Creamy in texture and iridescent blue in color, it goes on smooth and dries comfortably without any pulling. This spa grade facial in a jar restores the skin to its most flawless state while the energy charged formula revives mind and spirit for a one of a kind experience. ($85/1oz. – $150/2oz.)
Pronounced schál, själ is Swedish for mind, body, spirit. Created by a mother-daughter duo, the brand projects their stylish design aesthetic in its packaging, impeccable eye and taste for rare luxury. Completely unisex, each formula will impress the world’s most prominent connoisseurs. Strongly focused on homeopathy, Karen and Kristin Petrovich successfully balance science with nature of the modern world that couldn’t be more off kilter.