Our Story - original
After struggling for years with sensitive skin and switching from product to product, I started researching the ingredients on the labels of my face creams, washes, and even soaps to see what I was putting on my body. I was incredibly surprised, not only by the sheer number of ingredients that go into many skincare products, but by how few of those ingredients resemble something 'natural'.
I knew there had to be a better, less complicated solution.
Hours spent researching natural ingredients resulted in the discovery that sweet almond oil would both hydrate the skin and reduce puffiness, while moisturizing and reducing sun damage.
Happy with the results, I investigated further and eventually landed on Kalahari melon seed oil and baobab oil.
Melon seed oil, harvested right here in South Africa, helps to unclog pores and remove excess sebum from the skin's surface. It also makes skin look firmer and can even reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It's packed full of antioxidants and Vitamins A, C and E, and has a hydrating and tightening effect.
As if it couldn't get any better, I then researched baobab oil, probably one of the most versatile and powerful plant oils available. Not only is it a clean and sustainable oil, it soothes skin irritations and contains naturally occurring antioxidants that help prevent aging.
With my skin now soothed, glowing, and hydrated, I was hooked.
From there, I started sourcing oils and developing formulations, beginning with a line of handmade soap. The difference these soaps have made to my skin (and to that of my family and friends) is incredible. My skin is softer, healthier, and much less prone to breakouts and rashes.
We then started selling to friends and family members and a few local shops. Sales grew as we began branching out into other skincare products - bath fizzies, salt and sugar scrubs, and body butters. Men's shaving soaps and solid shampoo and conditioner bars will soon be available, and we're working on a product line for mature skin with a release date in early 2021.
If you've ready this far, thank you, and we look forward to helping you achieve hydrated, glowing skin!