In this short blog, we speak with the founder and CEO of Gin Amber Beauty on what skincare means to her, how Gin Amber Beauty differs from the rest of the skincare brands on the market, and how she personally feels on elements such as confidence and skin conditions.
Interviewer: So Gin, what exactly does skincare mean to you?
Gin: For me, skincare is confidence, it's the first word that I think of, and it's feeling confident in your own skin. If you've been working on your skin, you can't just eat burgers, drink Coke, not get sleep, and do drugs and think your skin is going to be good. Skincare is feeling confident in your own natural skin and taking care of yourself, because that's where real confidence stems from.
Interviewer: And why did you start Gin Amber Beauty?
Gin: Because I wanted to help people who have issues with acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation. And I was struggling with a lot of that myself and I knew there was a space on the market for dermarollers. There's a lot of science and data behind them and they're working, they're affordable, and people at home are able do their own facials and skincare routines without having to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on estheticians and dermatologists.
Interviewer: So what would you say is the message behind Gin Amber Beauty and the brand?
Gin: We care about your health, it's a priority. Healthy skin is a reflection of a healthy body, soul, mind, spirit. So when a person is completely healthy inside, we want them to feel confident and feel that health. Most of the time we're focusing on a root cause. We're not saying "oh, take this cream, it's going to make you feel pretty". We're more based on root cause and we're transparent that hey, if you have, for example, really bad acne, a serum alone won't fix this, it might be something like gut issues. So the message is basically that we strive to help people to feel healthy, happy, have beautiful, natural skin, and feel confident by focusing on deeper issues rather than just surface level.
Interviewer: What would you say separates your skincare products from others on the market?
Gin: Nobody else has real individual needle dermarollers [laughs]. I'm the one that discovered that, I trademarked it, and it's something I'm very proud of. A lot of brands are copying me right now, but you know, when someone's copying you, it means you're doing something right. So that's a main reason we stand out. Another thing is that we're focusing on a natural, holistic approach, safe ingredients, we don't do animal testing, and we're toxin-free. The skin is the largest organ and absorbs almost anything into the bloodstream and we don't want people to have beautiful skin but toxins floating in their system.
Interviewer: So is there anything specific you'd like consumers to know about your dermarollers?
Gin: The main difference between my dermarollers and others on the market is that it's less damaging to your skin with better benefits. I do have a couple of YouTube videos where I show with a microscope what happens on a banana when using a fake dermaroller; they actually tear the skin and they can leave scars or you don't heal properly, and you definitely won't get the same benefits as a real needle dermarollers. Real needles are tiny, they penetrate the skin deeper and there's less damage and there's just faster results; whether it's hair loss, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, it's just safer and more beneficial.
Interviewer: Is there anything specific you'd like consumers to know about you?
Gin: About me? Well, I'm human like everybody else. My passion for health started when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease and diabetes. I overcame all of that by studying and learning about holistic health, by doing so much research and studying people who healed their own autoimmune issues. I had rosacea, I had cystic acne, hyperpigmenation, texture issues, but I had issues with my mindset, too. So I learned about and got into things like colonics, enemas, brain hacking, mindset, red light therapy, manifestation, gratitude - it's a whole complex of things that contribute to how I view holistic beauty and I'm very passionate about that. It's why I love Gin Amber Beauty and skincare. I was there, I know what that pain is like to not have confidence when you have things like acne, you can't sleep, they even say people with skin issues can contribute to confidence so much that it affects the mind and pushes people into depression. So I'm proud that I was able to heal myself and now I want to teach other people how to do the same thing.
Interviewer: Amazing. So what's the best piece of skincare advice that you can think of?
Gin: I think number one piece of advice would be nutrition. Really balance your nutrition, because it's not really promoted by estheticians or dermatologists, but I really care about everyone's root cause. Most of the time that you have any skin issues like chronic acne, dermatitis, it's nutrition. Most of the time you're lacking a certain vitamin or mineral. For instance, a lot of us think that fat is naturally bad, but sometimes lacking healthy fats is a problem. Our brain is made mostly of fat, but we intake low-fat yogurt, low-fat milk, low-fat that, but healthy fats from animals like range-free beef and eggs are really good for us. But oils from like seeds and nuts can become cancerous for us and a lot of people don't realize that things like canola oil and cooking oils are just not good for us. They're depleting and not healing your gut and this is what a lot of vegetarians and vegans use. If you have imbalances inside you, sometimes a certain diet can actually make things worse or even become dangerous. Secondly, sleep is so important. People are always being exposed to blue light, phones, computers, all the screens from our technology. I actually just came back from the Maldives and a conference about biohacking and the speaker there was mentioning how blue light is a silent killer, it's bad for mitochondria, it's not good for you on a cellular level. I have blue light blocking glasses and it's just something we should be aware of. When we go to bed we have a phone or we've been looking at screens all day.
I'd also say try not to wash your face too much, don't over-exfoliate, use gentle exfoliating acids and use less frequently if you have sensitive skin. A lot of people with sensitive skin over-work the skin and don't realize they're causing damage to the skin and the mitochondria, and the good bacteria there to protect us. They also strip their skin of healthy oils and when that happens, the skin produces more oil and it just becomes a cycle.
Interviewer: Is there anything you'd like to say to those struggling with skin issues right now?
Gin: Have confidence, have faith, and do your research. Don't do research with dermatologists, doctors, and estheticians, whether in person or on TikTok. Start studying the people that already overcame these issues. So basically when I had rosacea, the first thing I did was I went on YouTube and I looked up "how I healed my rosacea". I watched maybe twenty videos and they all said the same thing. So no matter what condition you're struggling with, just do research into the people who healed themselves. It's the same thing with money, if you study what rich people do, you'll most likely end up achieving the same results and it's the same with skin.
Interviewer: What inspires you most about your brand?
Gin: My team definitely inspires me and my own personal growth. Where I was a couple of years ago compared to where I am now, the difference is that I started really focusing on my team members and our internal team is so close. I really care about well-being, mental state, and how my employees feel inside the company. They're the foundation and they reflect my company. If they're happy, they're going to make our clients happy. It's less about the money, less about the dermarollers, less about the brand, and more about putting energy into and prioritizing my team.
Interviewer: Amazing. So last question, where do you see Gin Amber Beauty in a few years' time?
Gin: My goal is to connect my viewers, followers, and clients and develop more intimate relationships. We're really cultivating a Facebook page right now. I want us to be a community, more like a family and I want Gin Amber Beauty to develop those relationships where we can all come together and share our experiences and support each other. So I really see that coming together and having a good foundation for that in a few years, if not sooner.