CEO of ‘miracle’ skincare brand reveals why you only need WATER to remove makeup – and how banishing nasty chemicals from your routine will improve your health
- Barb de Corti is the Australian CEO of natural skincare brand Santé by ENJO
- The brand’s makeup remover pads are made with fine fibres to cleanse the skin
- By just adding water you avoid aggravating or dehydrating your skin
- Barb saw the benefits in reducing chemicals when her son’s asthma improved
- I removed chemicals from my home and then the next step was clear,’ she said
Barb de Corti is the Australian CEO of Santé by ENJO
The Australian CEO of skincare brand Santé by ENJO has shared why using her revolutionary makeup remover pads with nothing but water is secret to glowing skin – and how reducing chemicals in the home has improved her family’s health.
Barb de Corti was on an Austrian holiday with her son Mark 28 years ago who suffered from severe asthma and noticed it improved dramatically.
After a few days she identified the link; it was due to the accommodation being cleaned without a single chemical.
The fibres used in the ENJO makeup remover pads are 100 times finer than a human hair and can cleanse with zero chemicals. By just using water, you avoid aggravating or dehydrating your skin with chemicals or fragrances
‘Naturally I removed chemicals from my home and then the next step became clear – to remove chemicals from my skincare,’ Barb told FEMAIL.
Santé by ENJO was first born from the gentle yet effective fibre technology used to clean the wounds of patients in hospital to reduce scarring and bacteria.
‘Research revealed that water and the fine fibres performed better and were less painful for patients and due to this working so well we decided to produce a skincare range to remove bacteria that causes acne but also to remove makeup,’ Barb said.
Barb de Corti: What are the nasties to look out for in skincare?
There are too many to name!
Parabens, Siloxanes… anything that is synthetic or artificial should always raise a red flag.
These are made up of hundreds to thousands of different ingredients not listed on the label, so you are never sure what you are actually being exposed to.
Commonly found in cosmetic and skincare products, these chemicals are also known to mess with your hormones and are harmful to fish and other wildlife when dispensed down the drain and into our waterways.
‘Today, Santé’s sustainable range offers chemical-free skincare from head to toe.’
The soft, stylish products have been skyrocketing in popularity since launching onto shelves and have been clinically proven to reach into the pores and remove makeup and impurities when used with water.
‘The science doesn’t lie! Santé patented ENJOtex fibres are 100 times finer than a human hair and can cleanse with zero chemicals. By just using water, you avoid aggravating or dehydrating your skin with chemicals or fragrances,’ Barb said.
‘The fine fibres slough away skin cells to reveal healthy cells underneath and prevent pores from becoming blocked. Our products are dermatologically tested, sustainable and most importantly chemical-free.’
They also last for three years and are machine washable, replacing on average 1.095 disposable makeup wipes and saving you $584 each year.
The fine fibres slough away skin cells to reveal healthy cells underneath and prevent pores from becoming blocked
They also last for three years and are machine washable, replacing on average 1.095 disposable makeup wipes and saving you $584 each year
When it comes to the average skincare routine, Barb says women tend to make three main mistakes: over-cleansing, over-exfoliating and double cleansing.
‘Over cleansing with products which just cleanse the surface and don’t offer a deep clean. In contrast, over exfoliation is also a massive problem, as it leaves micro-tears on the skin. This leaves skin exposed for the bacterium porphyrin to enter, which causes acne and pimples,’ she said.
‘Thirdly, ‘double cleansing’ is great marketing but not necessary if you use the right products. Your skin is either clean or it isn’t! What companies are saying is that their products are not working hard enough the first time around!’
When it comes to the average skincare routine, Barb says women tend to make three main mistakes: over-cleansing, over-exfoliating and double cleansing
As for Barb herself, she keeps to a simple less is more approach.
‘I always use good quality sunscreen and moisturiser without fail every day. I cleanse after my morning run with our Face Cleanser,’ she said.
‘In the evening I take the day off with our makeup remover, exfoliate every other day with our Exfoliator fibre and finish with my favourite eye cream and serum – Augustinus Bader.’
‘It’s important to me as a business owner to practice what I preach.
‘One of our main values is to lead a healthy lifestyle and reduce what impact we as individuals have on the environment, and removing chemicals and single use plastic from my cleaning and skincare routines has truly helped me to achieve a healthier and happier life.’