Less is always more, especially if you invest in quality products. Ever met a woman with amazing skin whose regimen is only 3-5 steps? That is glow up goals! Currently, my regimen includes a cleanser, toner, 2 masks (alternate weekly), a daytime moisturizer with SPF, 4 serums (1-daytime, 3-alternate nightly), and an acne treatment. Don’t leave this page looking for those reviews; they’re coming soon, girl. Stay with me.
When I am digging for products, my first instinct is to check a brand’s social presence to get an idea of its appeal. Who are you speaking to, what inspires you, and do our aspirations align?
Are you going for Beyonce’s “Mine” video?
or HBO special Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream?
I bask in a fresh, natural, glowy, and simple aesthetic with approachable ingredients that are supported with education. Everyone has marketing claims, but few educate their consumers. The first thing I noticed about skinBUTTR was its nature-filled, charming, feminine aesthetic. With hashtags like #dontbeashy, I was excited to see the owner has relatable humor. skinBUTTR launched in 2015 with the goal of simplifying skin care and educating its consumers. With labels like “skin concierge,” I knew the brand’s creator, Tatiana, would happily oblige to share more about her brainchild.
Introduce yourself & why you do what you do.
My name is Tatiana Elizabeth and I am the creator of skinBUTTR. I do what I do because skin care was never simple for me. I would jump from product to product and I didn’t understand the importance of having a regimen and being consistent. I created skinBUTTR with the mission to simplify the skin care process for others.
Describe what sets skinBUTTR apart from other skin care brands.
I think what sets skinBUTTR apart from other brands is the overall vision. We are not just a basic skin care brand; we cater to those who care about the aesthetic and overall vibe while having quality products. Each of our products were created to help aid skin care concerns while smelling amazing.
Let’s talk quality standards. Your site mentions that your products are free of harsh ingredients. What are some of those harsh ingredients?
Yes! skinBUTTR is made free of parabens and cancer causing preservatives such as BHA’s and BHT’s. We try to keep things super simple but effective with our ingredients.
What have been some of your negative experiences with skin care products?
I haven’t really had any negative experiences with the products themselves, but trying to find the products that were catered to my skin type and actually work were always my issues.
Why take the artisanal route vs. mass production?
I think artisanal products have better quality control. The products are made to match the demand and it’s more personal. When products are mass produced they are made to be on shelves or wherever for longer periods of time, thus using more chemicals to preserve them.
What are the skin care concerns that skinBUTTR address?
Body by skinBUTTR consists of body BUTTRS and SCRUBS. Our BUTTRS address dry cracked skin and attack three different skin care concerns:
- Our Gingr Lemon Scrub is great for those with hyperpigmentation.
- Strawberry Coconut Scrub is good for firming as well as improving the texture and tone of the skin.
- Our Cocoa Vanilla Coffee Scrub is amazing for helping fade the appearance of eczema, stretch marks, and cellulite.
Getting into the Mix
Cleanser and Moisturizer: What skin type are these ideal for?
Our Face line was made to cater to all skin types. Whether dry or oily, the ingredients work together to equalize the skin’s moisture barrier and pH.
Exfoliator: What are the exfoliating properties in this product? Is it ideal to use this in your morning or nighttime regimen?
Our exfoliator is made of aluminum silicate, a compound mineral that resembles white clay. It is super fine, so it provides deeper exfoliation than most products without drying the skin. Our exfoliator is best used at night.
Toner: For women who undervalue toners, how would you explain the essence of this step and your product?
Toner is super important! Toner removes the residue from cleansers and hard water. They also balance the skin’s pH. skinBUTTR Toner does just that, as well as equalizing the skin’s moisture barrier so that it isn’t left feeling dry.
Scrubs: What ingredient prevents the scrubs from going rancid when introduced to water?
Our scrubs aren’t introduced to water until they are in use. We advise our customers to keep the jars closed to prolong the life of them.
Coffee Scrub: I notice coffee scrubs are trending right now. What makes this one different?
skinBUTTR Cocoa Vanilla Coffee Scrub is different because it’s made with coconut oil and skinBUTTR, thus making it moisturizing as well as exfoliating.
How do your customers inspire you?
My customers constantly inspire me. They inspire new product ideas, catch phrases, photoshoot ideas. They inspire the aesthetic of the brand. Everyone wants to glow, and be soft, so that’s the focus.
Share your skin care regimen.
I use skinBUTTR’s full face line to cleanse, tone, and moisturize daily. I use my Strawberry Coconut Scrub once a week and my skinBUTTR every day!
What’s on your vanity and what’s in your purse?
On my vanity is my makeup: my Becca foundation, highlighter, and brow gel! In my purse is my skinBUTTR of course! Chapstick, my Macbook, comp. cards, and a bunch of misc. items that I dig through on a daily.
What are your best sellers and what are your favorites?
The best sellers are Strawberry Coconut BUTTR and Strawberry Coconut Scrub! My personal faves are Cocoa Vanilla Buttr and Strawberry Coconut Scrub!
Where can we find skinBUTTR?
What skin care tip do you live by?
Always be consistent! Cleanse, tone, and moisturize daily!
Anything coming soon?
Yes! I have so many visions that will soon be brought to life. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for updates!