A Letter From Monica

The philosophy of minimalism in skincare has been passed down through four generations of women in my family. After a long and painful struggle with cystic acne, I finally found clear skin by ultimately coming back to this value of simplicity and caring for my body in a holistic way. Once I realized that this kind of approach works wonders, I knew I wanted to share it with others.

In 2016, I started Berlin Skin with the hope of helping people transform their skin and find greater healing through a balanced, minimalist skin care routine.

Over the years, the brand has gained an amazing community of loyal customers. You all make what we do possible, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to serve you through offering a better way to care for your skin. 

Thank you for following along.

— Monica Watson, Founder & CEO


Berlin Skin is inspired by my German Grandmother who always taught me that less is more when it comes to caring for our skin. She was a skincare minimalist before it was trendy, and she helped me lay a solid foundation for the health of my skin. 

Ute is a firm believer that if you use nourishing, high-quality products, you don’t need a 12-step routine. She also taught me that sticking to the fundamentals is how we get the best results for our skin over time. As you can probably tell, our entire brand is built upon her philosophy and knowledge, and I love that we get to honor her as we share Berlin Skin with others.


Grandma Ute in Berlin with my mom as a baby, 1967

About Monica

When I'm not running the day-to-day operations at Berlin Skin, I love traveling, dreaming, spending time with my family, and I'm always down for a nightly sauna session. I love to indulge in slow and quiet mornings, and I always prioritize making time to laugh and have fun with the people I love. 

When it comes to my skincare routine, it changes with the seasons, but the thing that stays the same is that I take my time and keep it simple. I don’t rush through it, but rather take the opportunity to slow down and ground myself while caring for my skin and mind.

My hope is that the experience of my brand not only brings you healthier skin, but sparks more rest, creativity, and contentment in your life.

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