Inner Circle: Alina Mehrle
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.
What is philosophy when it comes to your skin?
I'm always gazing towards a cleaner and more sustainable future, with products that awaken the skin and reconnect with the earth through powerful, lightweight ingredients inspired by a graceful merging of nature and innovation. Biotechnology is our calling, and our potent formulas are inspired by the latest achievements in science for skin clarity and luminosity that connects deeply with the soul.
My skincare story began with a breast cancer diagnosis almost 5 years ago. The treatment caused extreme damage to my skin. On my journey to heal, rejuvenate and restore it, my oncologist introduced me to cryotherapy, which completely changed my skincare routine and inspired me to found Ameon and create our signature product, Frozen Essence.
AME means ‘soul’ in French and ON comes from our motto - 'turn ON your skin potential'. As a brand, we represent the balance between two worlds, the world of nature and spirituality and the world of modern science, achievement of medicine, art, and design.
Tell us about Skin Icing, how did you come up with the Frozen Essence: GLOW MANIFESTO Ice Cubes?After chemo my skin was very sensitive and fragile, my oncologist told me about cryotherapy. I was so inspired by cryo and the effect it has on your skin and general wellbeing. Cryotherapy increases production of mood-elevating hormones and neurotransmitters (beta-endorphins, noradrenaline and dopamine) that can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety by changing the chemistry in our body and brain. So this simple act of doing skin icing is not just beneficial for your skin but for your wellbeing and mental/emotional health. When I personally do skin icing I think about everything I'm grateful for in life - it's a moment of spiritual awakening when in your mind you are focusing on gratitude. We know that gratitude is scientifically proven to boost our mood and improve our happiness. #icecult - has potentially 2 simple steps and takes 3-5 minutes everyday.
1. Skin Icing massage with Frozen Essence (or just wash your face with cold water, or you can do facial ice for yourself, or use cold facial tools)2. While you are doing this ritual you are training your mind to manifest gratitude and appreciation.
What’s something you wish more people understood about Skin Icing?Skin icing has been around for centuries. We modernized and beatified it and applied science to make skin icing even more effective with our unique formulas that are activated by freezing. With regular use, the effect is dramatic and cumulative.
We call it skin icing.
What does it do? It causes blood vessels to constrict and then dilate, pulsing our carefully balanced ingredients deeper into the skin where they act quickly to hydrate, firm and reduce redness and imperfections. Skin icing with Frozen Essence also helps serums and moisturizers work better, which means it enhances nearly every traditional skincare routine.
After a long day, what's your go-to routine?
After a long day in New York and when I need extra gentleness - I would enjoy a relaxing bath and indulge myself with skin icing ritual with Frozen Essence: Supreme Energy Ice Cubes, drop of Baby Buddha Calming Serum and polish with our Holy Cream Moisturizer. Remember to be kind to yourself.
Visualizing. For me it is like meditation, and serves me in everyday life in a practical way. It’s more than seeing pictures in your mind.
Mind over matter. Our minds are so much more powerful than we ever imagined.