Making your own skincare can be really rewarding and so much fun.
- Are you passionate to learn more about the different ingredients used to make organic and naturally formulated skincare?
- Is it a dream of yours to start a small boutique business selling your own range of gorgeous skincare?
- Or, do you simply have a desire to make beautiful and effective skincare for yourself, family and friends?
Whether a passion, dream or desire, you’ve come to the right place!
A little bit about me
Hi, my name’s Moira, I’m a cosmetic chemist and instructor and live on the beautiful Kapiti Coast in New Zealand. I have a degree in Environmental Science, chemistry and a Diploma of Personal Care Formulation.
I was blessed to be brought up in the South of England by an amazing mother, who instilled in me, her love of the environment and passion for sustainable living. My childhood was filled with carefree days spent foraging on the South Downs for berries, flowers and weeds, and watching my mum turn them into wine, herbal remedies and skincare.
This passion has never faded, and I’ve been formulating skin care now for over 20 years and running educational programs teaching others to do the same, for the past 10 years.
I genuinely care about sustainability and the effect cosmetic products have on the environment and people’s health. It’s not just the formulation I consider; it’s where and how the ingredients are grown; the processing the raw ingredients undergo; if the ingredients have been sourced through Fair Trade and locally, whenever possible; and the finished product packaging and shipping material used.
It’s extremely important to me that if a brand is to be marketed as sustainable then everything I produce is truly ‘green’ and not just ‘green by association’.
If you’re looking at making your own organic and naturally formulated skin care and have any questions, please drop me a line. I’d love to hear from you.
I really hope you enjoy looking around.