With its packaging free white glass bottles and colourful labels Martina Gebhardt shows that serious skincare can be fun too, so, complete this questionnaire to identify the products best for you…
Martina Gebhardt’s skincare system is based on the familiar routine of Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise.
Yet Martina’s holistic knowledge of the skin’s needs has resulted in a unique, even simpler and even quicker daily routine, which brings radiance and health and natural beauty to all skin types.
Each product needs only to be used only once a day or night, in accordance with the principle that Less is More.
RINSE: In the morning just rinse with cold water, unless you have been using a very oily cream at night, in which case, simply use the appropriate cleanser for your skin type. Why only with cold water? At night, your skin detoxes, using a perspiration process. Cold water dissolves and sloughs away any residue of your skin’s detoxification easier than warm water can, leaving your pores closed, and your skin glowing. You can use warm water after cold if it feels good, but always start and end with cold.
TONE: After a stimulating rinse, gently dry your face and neck, and apply the tonic, gently patting it into skin to further refresh, revitalise and stimulate your skin.
MOISTURISE: Massage moisturiser into still slightly damp skin. Just a small amount is enough.
In the summer, Martina recommends using the lighter facial lotion appropriate for your skin type, and in the winter, the richer skin cream. You can also blend the two together to create a perfect consistency of moisture for your skin’s needs throughout the year.
CLEANSE: In the evening, just cleanse with warm water and the cleanser! Massage into your skin, paying attention to any mascara, eyeliner, etc, and rinse off with lukewarm water, using a muslin if you wish. The cleanser will deliver enough moisture to protect your skin overnight, whilst still allowing your skin to breathe. This vital nightly breathing process of your skin eliminates toxins. If you apply a cream at night, it will actually obstruct these toxins from reaching the surface of your skin, inhibiting it to breathe. When first starting with the Martina Gebhardt system your skin will go through a 30 day detoxification process, just like when you make a significant change to your diet. Some people will notice this adjustment period more than others, especially if your skin has been used to heavily preserved creams, in which case Martina recommends using the tonic a couple of times a day to accelerate the detox process. But most skin adapts very happily within the first 7 days, and with a sigh of relief.
If you do prefer more moisture during the night, Martina recommends using a small amount of either the lotion or cream for your skin type.
All products should be applied sparingly, nurturing rather than inhibiting the skin’s own functions.
Nature is abundant with plant oils and herbs that preserve the elasticity and vitality of the skin, and leave it healthy and soft. No chemical synthetic imitations can nurture and protect the skin like natural ingredients! Even unnecessary preservatives can cause allergic skin reactions.
Instead, Martina cleverly uses the natural active ingredients of her products as highly effective natural preservatives, and combined with heat and UV sterilising of the opaque white glass packaging, no additional ingredients are needed, without compromising the shelf-life of the products.
The unique result is products that only contain ingredients your skin loves.
Each Martina Gebhardt line has it’s own cleanser, toner, lotion and cream, with some lines having additional products, e.g. the Rose Bronzing Lotion, Eye Cream and Body Moisturiser.
ROSE – Harmonious, balancing and gentle enough for all skin types. Key ingredients: Damask Rose, Rosehip, Evening Primrose Oil, Carrot Seed Extract, Silver, Gold.
HAPPY AGING – Promotes the skin’s natural regeneration processes, and enhances your natural beauty. Key ingredients: Pomegranate, Sea Buckthorn, Cats Claw, Water Lily, Grape.
GINSENG – Enlivening skincare for demanding or tired skin. Key ingredients: Lemon Balm, Ginseng, Sea Buckthorn Oil.
SHEA BUTTER – Protective, caring skincare for hypersensitive or dry skin. Key ingredients: Shea Butter, Damask Rose, Elderberry, Magnolia Root, Camellia Leaf.
SALVIA – Powerful, healing care for acne-prone, oil-prone or scarred skin. Key ingredients: Sage, Plantago, Lemon Balm, Mint, Myrtle.
CALENDULA – For baby and child, to protect and soothe their delicate skin, and promote wellbeing and calm. Key ingredients: Calendula, Damask Rose, Lanolin, Beeswax, Hypericum, Lady’s Mantle
EYE CARE CREAM – Martina’s best-selling nurturing daily care for the delicate skin around the eyes. Key ingredients: Avocado Oil, Damask Rose, Orange Flower.
LIPBALM – Protective, soothing and healing care for lips. Essential for winter. Key ingredients: Honey, Damask Rose, Vitamin E, Almond Oil, Cacao Butter.
7 HERBS VITAL MASK – A weekly intensive vitamin boost for face and décolletage. Apply sparingly to clean, dry skin, and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water, using a muslin if you wish. Key ingredients: Horsetail, Sage, Yarrow, Thyme, Mint, Plantago, Lemon Balm.
HAND LOTION – Moisturising, fast- absorbing and non-greasy hand care with enlivening fresh citrus and herbal scents. Key ingredients: Yarrow, Chamomile, Orange Peel Oil, Honey, Bergamot.
BODY MASSAGE OILS – Specially selected plant oils with the highest concentrations of vitamins A, B, D, E and F, essential for healthy, smooth and soft skin. Limone to energise and vitalise, Neroli for soothing relaxation. Key ingredients: Carrot oil, Seabuckthorn oil, Calendula oil, Jojoba oil.