ESPÉRER SKIN CARE is a French-Moroccan inspired brand founded by Psychologist and Former makeup Artist Dina El Adlani in London, 2019.
Having worked in the beauty industry during her time at university, Dina gained an insight into the deep-rooted connection between internal emotion and external appearance. Many of her clients shared similar self-esteem concerns some of which were related to or resulted in mental health illnesses such as depression and anxiety. A few years after the completion of her bachelors Dina went on to study a master’s degree in Psychoanalytic psychology at UCL. This was the beginning of her personal development and the brand's journey.
Visiting her home country Dina learnt about natural and traditional skincare that resulted in healthy, radiant skin. Her interest in botanicals was further driven by spending the majority of her time with herbalists and dermatologists that encouraged the use of all natural ingredients and educated her on long term harmful effects of chemical-based products. Dina performed extensive research into ingredients that were natural and effective but also contributed to better overall well-being, as she believed in the importance of mental health.
After further research Dina discovered the field of Psychodermatology founded in 1995, developed to understand emotional factors and skin disease. This field of study aligned with Dina's need to create skincare that connects the skin and mind, through carefully selected natural ingredients with psychological benefits.
Dina's passion for skincare and Mental health led to the creation of ESPÉRER SKIN CARE.
ESPÉRER SKIN CARE focuses on wellness and aims to promote physical and emotional health. Encouraging self acceptance and self love by embracing and celebrating uniqueness. Defying socially constructed unrealistic self images, that lead to self esteem issues and mental health illness. ESPÉRER SKIN CARE was created to heal the skin not to mask who we are as people or hide our differences if they do not fit into what is deemed to be the “norm”.
ESPÉRER SKIN CARE is highly motivated by rich Parisian and Moroccan culture in keeping with our founder’s background and love for diversity. Formulated and packed in our London location in order to adhere to our strict ethics and values. Our products are ethically sourced and are cruelty free. The ingredients used are zealously selected for their powerful and potent benefits. 100% natural and clinically proven to help positively affect mood and emotions whilst helping heal the skin.
The word ESPÉRER by translation means hope. Which is our brand ethos, hope is an essential component of life. This is why for every product sold £1 goes towards a sponsored Mental Health charity.
"Skin and Mind in a state of equilibrium."
Word from our founder
“I spent a considerable amount of time trying to find myself and accept myself, throughout the years, like most of us I had an unrealistic perception of beauty, that was highly influenced by the media and people I have encountered in my life. This led to self-esteem issues, anxiety and at times an unhealthy need for validation from those whose opinions I valued.
I have met many people that shared my experiences and insecurities, it is not always an easy topic of conversation but I believe we all share this vulnerability and embracing it will only make our journey of self acceptance a lot easier.
Many factors in our lives influence how we feel about ourselves and our internal monologue plays the biggest part in how we see ourselves. I wanted ESPÉRER SKIN CARE to unite the skin and mind in an equilibrium, a state of balance and ultimate health. Bringing hope to peoples lives and emphasising on the message that this is our skin and our story, we control how our story is written. I created ESPÉRER SKIN CARE so that it becomes a lifestyle, a remembrance of our mental well-being and the importance of making healthy choices that benefit both our body and mind.”
Dina El Adlani, Founder & CEO