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Verena's World of Skincare

Dear Friends,

Some of my earliest and dearest memories are my regular trips to Germany to visit my grandparents, Dr. Richard and Linde Eckstein. The family stories and anecdotes were entertaining, but the highlight of these trips were my visits to our company headquarters. As I walked through the facilities, I was mesmerized by the world of colorful containers and aromatic fragrances, and enchanted by the creams, pastes, gels and oils that awaited my “expert” evaluation.
It’s helpful to understand that Doctor Eckstein is literally a family business of proximity; my grandparents’ former home, and the lab that still produces our products today, are located a mere stone’s throw from each other.

How important I felt as a child holding my dad’s hand as we entered that pristine space, him in full gear – white coat, hair net, overshoes – to observe the lab scientists as they developed new formulations. At the time, my dad was head of research, development and production. When time allowed in his busy day, he would take me and my older brother Michael on a walkthrough – him, the proud papa, us the curious, mini-explorers on an exciting discovery tour.

My brother and I grew up as children of two worlds: one world in Germany, the place of our family roots, and the other in California, where we spent our childhood and still live today. Our identity is equal parts of both. When our parents immigrated with us from Germany to the United States in the early 1990’s, it was their expressed goal to introduce Doctor Eckstein products to the wider world. Their passion stemmed from the company’s long history – established in 1949 – and an unwavering commitment to product development based on pharmaceutical and natural science, combined with a deeply humanistic belief.

Though our family is steeped in a long business history, our parents encouraged my brother and me to pursue a career of our own choosing, to find out for ourselves where our interests lie. But early on, it became clear to both of us that we wanted to continue the family tradition, to preserve the deep knowledge of skin and its healthy functioning, and to continue providing for its care.

Today, enriched with a doctorate in natural medicine, I am excited to contribute my own knowledge and experience to the family business. Several years ago, after my father passed away, my brother and I joined our mother Iris Eckstein to continue the family story in his footsteps. And in keeping with the original mission of our pharmacist grandparents, we strive to support and strengthen the individual expression of internal and external beauty.

With this blog, I wish to share with you those nuggets of knowledge acquired over generations about healthy skin and beauty. What do you need to know about caring for your skin and which products work best for you? What active substances are proven effective and which ones are new and promising? Join me as I take you into the wonderful world of creams, pastes, gels and oils and share valuable tips on living your beauty™ through effective, physiological skincare, and beyond.

Verena Eckstein

My Blog Topics at a Glance

Is using gender specific products important?


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Why use plant stem cell extracts made in a lab?


A few years ago, a friend told me that she isolated and propagated stem cells from apples during her biology internship. At the time I thought “woul...

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“Help! My skin is irritated under my protective mask and I’m breaking out.”


The past weeks our Team has been getting a lot of questions like this one, and with good reason. Wearing masks for a long period of time can dry out, ...

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Discipline instead of magic: how to treat impure skin well


There is no magical ingredient and no standard solution that works for everyone when it comes to caring for blemished skin. My grandfather Dr. R.A. Ec...

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The behavior that we are shown as children in our families has a formative influence on our decisions as young adults. This applies to our eating habi...

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Skin Care: Concentrates & Creams


My last blog talked about the importance of proper cleansing and toning. Today we’re going to look at the following skin care steps: active concentr...

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Skin Care: Cleansing & Peeling


Proper cleansing sets the tone for good skin. But too often this step is woefully underestimated. Daily cleansing is just as important to the skin’s...

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As the Skin Ages


Did you know that over 20 billion cell divisions occur continuously in our body in order to regenerate cells, cell tissue, organs and, thus, our entir...

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Tradition since 1949

Doctor Eckstein® has a strong tradition of innovation - since 1949. From day one, we’ve made it our purpose to emphasize true beauty through innovative and effective products that thoroughly nourish the skin.

Aus einer Hand

In family hands

As a quality-conscious family business, we personally oversee all essential steps from research and development - including selection of the finest ingredients - to finished product.

Made in germany

Made in germany

All of our products, whether for the domestic market or worldwide sales, are produced at our own facilities in Oberasbach, Germany.



We focus on sustainability and fairness towards our suppliers and partners around the world. This is good for our planet, products, and customers.



We understand healthy skin at its core and what it needs to function at its best.



To the greatest extent possible, we use natural raw materials–of highest grade–in our formulations and enhance them with select precious ingredients for proven effectiveness.

Herausragende Verträglichkeit

Superior compatibility

We test our products extensively, both in-house and at independent labs, to ensure skin compatibility - for even the most sensitive skin. With Doctor Eckstein®, ideal care is possible for everyone.



Pharmaceutical research has always been at the core of our product development. Our innovative use of active ingredients sets us apart as leaders in advanced skin care.

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