Being a skincare lover and passionate about it, Sjal Skincare has been high on my list to try products since I read their philosophy and how gemstones play a role in skincare. Sjal is a Swedish word which means ‘soul’ and in the context of this skincare line, it means ‘spirit, mind, heart, and soul’. As per the official description about Sjal, ‘Bioactive anti-aging skincare integrating eastern medicines with the latest in European and Japanese biotechnologies, infused with gemstone energy and subtle energy programming. själ incorporates the highest possible standards for quality and product performance to visibly restore, nourish, and reverse signs of aging. Working at a cellular level to balance and detoxify while protecting skin from the damaging effects of stress, fatigue, and travel, själ offers innovation and luxury to every element of its well-edited, multi-functional regimen.’
According to the founders of the brand, Karen, and Kristin Petrovich, ‘ We wanted to develop a luxury skincare line that was simple to use, highly effective on all skin types and most importantly, founded on holistic principles. Our challenge has been balancing science, nature, wellness, and beauty in a way that is intuitive, and functional for a modern lifestyle.’
I have been using the Sjal Balans deep pore cleanser, Sjal Kashmir Saphir perfecting mask, and Sjal Cela Intuitif Light Cellular Brightening & Renewal Cream in my skincare routine and have been so glad to have them in the rotation. All the love and praise this line gets are all real.
Sjal Balans Deep Pore Cleanser
Sjal Balans Deep Pore Cleanser is a luxurious, non-foaming, aqueous gel-crème cleanser that delivers instant hydration, calming and soothing benefits while detoxifying skin, minimizing pores and brightening the complexion. Removes excess sebum and helps protect against moisture loss and irritation, leaving skin cleansed, radiant, nourished, toned, and lifted. A refined, modern version of a classic deep pore cleanser. It is suitable for all skin types.
The key benefits include:
- Contains silver and gold colloidal which are known as natural anti-bacterials and antimicrobials helping to balance and calm skin.
- Regulating sebum while reducing appearance of pores and skin shine with African whitewood extract.*
- Helps promote cellular detoxification, oxygenation, and brightening with a pearl extract complex.**
- Helps protect against water loss with fig leaf extract and bio-adhension moisture complex.***
- Helps softens and soothes skin with rice bran extract and vitamin e
- Breaks down and emulsifies make-up.
The key ingredients include African whitewood extract, bio-adhesion moisture complex, and fig extract. The gemstones/minerals in this cleanser are silver, gold, pearl, and rose quartz.
I apply this cleanser to dry or damp skin, then massage gently and rinse off. It has one of the most luxurious texture and is very easy to use. The skin feels clean, soft, and radiant. I use this as my second or third cleanser in the evening and as my first cleanser in the morning. There are a beautiful radiance and freshness I feel when I use this cleanser, the skin feels so comfortable using this. I notice no breakouts, or congested pores while using this. This is a beautiful ritual in my skincare routine which I enjoy using.
Sjal Kashmir Saphir Perfecting Mask
Sjal Kashmir Saphir Perfecting Mask is a luxurious mask contains blue copper, blue sapphire, and blue lotus for restorative, firming, and regenerative benefits. This super-active treatment protects, softens, calms, and evens skin tone while increasing oxygen uptake. Helps to firm, lift, and refine pores. Leaves skin glowing, perfected, and decongested. The key benefits include:
- Helps to lift, tone and firm with amino acids, gold, platinum and silver.*
- Helps to balance, restore and even skin tone with blue sapphire, silk proteins, bio-chemical tissue salts.
- Delivers calming, anti-irritation and oxygenating benefits with bisabolol, ginger root, tamanu oil, royal jelly, blue chamomile, lavender, ginseng and herbs for oxygen uptake.**
- Perfect ‘pick-me up’ for tired dull skin
The key ingredients include amino acid complex, biochemical tissue salts, silk proteins, oxygenating herbs, and royal jelly. the gemstones/minerals in this mask include gold, platinum, blue sapphire, and blue copper.
I apply this mask on my cleansed skin from face to decollete, avoiding the eye area twice a week. Leave this on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with warm water. I follow with my serum and night cream after it. My skin feels soft, calm, and even. It is a really nice addition to my masks which is helping me keep my problem skin in control and I have noticed negligible congestion, breakouts, and any irritation or sensitivity on my skin while having this on rotation. Indeed, this mask deserves to be on my top 5 masks for keeping my skin calm, even, and radiant. My skin has the glow from within feel and look, this mask is wonderful and highly recommend you for a glowing, even, and decongested skin. My skin looks both restored and regenerated, clearer and brighter.
Sjal Cela Intuitif Light Cellular Brightening & Renewal Cream
Sjal Cela Intuitif Light Cellular Brightening & Renewal Cream is a lightweight crème designed to brighten skin, detoxify, and minimize pores. Cela Intuitif [light cellular renewal crème] promotes cellular renewal and reduces fine lines. Polishes, nourishes and hydrates skin without irritation, while calming inflammation. This unique formula contains brightening peptides, licorice, pearl and plant extracts for brightening, a carnosine peptide for detoxification, african whitewood for pore minimization and platinum multi-peptides for anti-aging. The non-oily, lightweight texture prevents clogged pores while balancing moisture levels. Ideal for combination to oily skin, or anyone who prefers a lightweight crème. The key benefits include:
- Helps to diminish the appearance of wrinkles through the use of long-term peptide complex, själ rejuva complex™, and elastin peptide complex. *
- Promotes skin clarity and reduction of fine lines through gentle exfoliation with natural fruit acids
- Evens skin clarity and pigmentation through gentle polishing.**
- Helps protect renewed skin against further damage from free radical scavengers with oil soluble vitamin c, superoxide dismutase and green tea
- Promotes wrinkle smoothness and improves tone and elasticity with red algae extract, bisabolol, and matrixyl 3000. ***
The key ingredients are advanced brightening peptide, oil soluble vitamin c, sjal renuva complex, platinum peptide, super oxide dismutase, red algae extract, and matrixyl 3000. The gemstones/minerals in the cream are själ signature gemstone blend: sapphire, diamond, amethyst, citrine, ruby, quartz, and tourmaline , gold, platinum, and pearl.
It can be used day and night but I prefer using this at night. I apply this with my fingertips from face to decollete and gently massage on the skin. It is an amazing cream for oily and combination skin. The cream sinks into the skin without any residue or heavy feeling. It does not clog pores and keeps my skin balanced. My skin tone looks more even and even in this hot weather, it has been a great addition and I think it is great for all year long in all weather conditions. I believe in using good skincare not just for immediate effects but I do understand the importance of long-term effects on my skin of what I use today.
I am really impressed with the three products I have talked about in this editorial and really do plan to always have these in the rotation in my skincare routine as well as trying more from the brand. I highly recommend you to check out Sjal if you are serious about your skin and understand the importance of skincare. With all the benefits of skincare and technology, incorporating principles of eastern medicine focused on balancing energy within the mind, body, and soul as fundamental to nurturing beauty and well-being. Combined with the latest advances in biotechnology, quantum physics, and frequency. The products are free of harsh chemicals and fillers, so whatever you put on your face will work towards what it is created for. Sjal skincare is available online at sjalskincare.com and International shipping is available, Spacenk, Bloomingdales, kissandmakeupstore.com (in Canada), Barneys NY, and LookFantastic.