NATURAL, HANDMADE SKINCREAMS BASED ON ORGANIC SHEA BUTTER
All about us...
The company was set up in 2007 by Sally. Originally it was a hobby. She realised that most mass produced, reasonably priced commercial skincare was full of nasty stuff so she decided to experiment with making her own. She went on courses, discovered how brilliant shea butter was and then,because she is a graphic designer, she had fun creating labels and a look for her little company. A stall on Alexandra Palace Farmers market in Muswell Hill, London, led to a website, online sales, a stall on Broadway market. Then her best friend Emma joined in and started making cream up in York, sending out the web orders and doing fairs in the North. Now Megan has joined the team as production supremo. Mark has always been the IT genius behind the scenes who sorts out all the complicated stuff and that's it.
Our sales have grown massively through word of mouth but we are staying small because that’s what we are all about.
We use lovely natural ingredients including organic, unrefined shea butter that we buy in from Afrikids – a child’s rights organisation in Ghana, Acwellsyke spring water which we get direct from Sally's cousin’s farm in Rockingham Forest, organic cocoa butter, aloe vera, calendula, blackseed oil, horse chestnut extract, apricot kernel oil, vitamin E, vitamin A ... the list goes on and on and on. Naturally no parabens, no sulphates, no petroleum products, no animal testing.
We are a small business who sell 85% online and 15% at markets. We don't sell in shops because we arent interested in factory production and distribution preferring to experiment in the kitchen and be creative and flexible in small batches. Because we sell mostly online and don't have to give shops big discounts and because we make our creams in our kitchens and design our labels, our ads, our leaflets and our website ourselves, we can be a lot better value than most big companies selling ‘natural’ creams. Our ingredients are just the same as the big, expensive guys but the difference is you aren’t paying for their shelf space in shops, their fancy packaging and their marketing budgets.
Direct from us to you with no costs in the middle