Health comes in many different forms. Mental health, physical health, and an important one that many people may not consider: skin health. When your skin is feeling healthy and looking healthy, you generally feel better because of it. There are countless factors that can affect your skin: stress, weather, makeup, and certain types of foods and drinks. I stumbled across Viking Beauty Secrets, and since I’ve started including their products in my routine, I feel like a new woman.
Viking Beauty Secrets has a special line called the “signature glow trio.” This trio includes a Reviving Day Cream, Night Cream and an Icelandic volcanic Exfoliating Face Scrub. After just one month of using the products, there was a noticeable change in my skin. It looked healthier, cleaner, and I can honestly say that there is a more natural glow to my appearance. I’ve continued using the products and I am loving the essence of youth that has been awakened in my skin.
The founder behind the brand, Eha Urbsalu, grew up in Estonia before eventually moving to America. As anyone in America or who has ever visited America knows, our food isn’t really the healthiest or best for you (although it is delicious). Urbsalu’s skin began to break out and skin care products available were not working for her. So, she went back to her roots.
“I started to think about the natural ingredients my mother and grandmother would use and the Nordic culture,” says Urbsalu. “The arctic berries were essential for Vikings against the weather. The berries are one of their secrets that I’m sharing,” she laughs.
The brand prides itself on being clean, green and sustainable. “There are so many different definitions of what brands are calling “clean and green” and if you really look into them, they’re not. Exfoliators, for example, often use plastic microbeads that, after use, end up in the ocean with the other plastic trash that finds its way there. Our exfoliator is made from Icelandic volcanic sand – all natural and definitely not harmful to the environment,” says Urbsalu.
The Viking Beauty Secrets brand is mindful of how to produce their products in a clean way that won’t harm the environment. From the berries to the packaging, everything is green. “We use green energy to make our products and our bottles and tubes are sustainable,” Urbsalu says. The bottles are glass, so they can be recycled or repurposed after use, and the tubes of product are made from recycled materials.
The brand recently won an award for their exfoliator in the “Clean Beauty” category from ThinkDirty, a Canadian company that verifies that every ingredient in a product is indeed certified organic and natural. The brand has also won the international “Beauty Shortlist Award (Editor’s Choice)” for their night cream and exfoliator.
The products smell amazing, but there are no artificial fragrances. The smells come from the berries and essential oils, all natural. The berries used, sea buckthorn, cloudberry and rowanberry should be on everyone’s list of favorite berries. “It seems like berries get rediscovered and become the next big thing. There was the acai berry a few years ago, the gogi berry, and I think it’s time for Nordic berries,” Urbsalu says. I have to agree with her! These berries and what they have done for my skin is insane!
With summer around the corner, sunburn season will be upon us. Urbsalu shares that the night cream has anti-inflammatory properties that work wonders for sunburns. “My cousin was severely sunburned, almost purple, and I applied some of the night cream on her which she continued to do for the following days, and her skin never peeled!” Urbsalu says. For all you mothers out there of small kids with sensitive skin, you might want to look into this. “Aloe vera and apple cider vinegar are often looked at for treating sunburns, but people don’t know that Nordic berries are just as effective.”
An eye cream is soon to be released by Viking Beauty Secrets and I am so excited to add it to my routine as well. I love this feeling of clean and healthy skin, and I know my skin is thanking me for taking care of it.
Here is a list of product features that show how unique and special this brand is:
- Four key ingredients: sea buckthorn, cloudberry, rowanberry and hyaluronic acid.
- Ingredients are sourced from Northern Europe to create an authentic Nordic product.
- Free of sulfates, parabens, plastic-microbeads and preservatives.
- Cruelty-free, vegan, non-GMO, toxin-free.
- The Manufacturing plant is female-founded and uses 100% green energy.
- Sustainable ingredients and 100% recyclable packaging.
As a gift to our readers, Eha Urbsalu has shared a 20 percent off code to be used on either the Viking Beauty Secrets website or Amazon! Use the code VIKINGBEAUTY to learn the secrets of Viking skin care!