We are absolutely delighted about the arrival of our latest range of products from Skin & Tonic. This new and sought after natural skincare brand evolved after Sarah and Josh met at a party and enjoyed a Gin and Tonic together. That was it – the union of two like minded dreamers/believers.
Together, they have been through some ups and some downs which was most definitely the case in 2010 when Sarah was diagnosed with endometriosis. Becoming unwell made Sarah realise that she needed to simplify her lifestyle and pay more attention to what she was putting into AND onto her body. Sarah went on to research skincare and soon discovered that much of what she was using was full of nasty synthetic chemicals that were carcinogenic and endocrine disrupters.
She started to make skincare for herself using simple, organic ingredients. Within no time, a persistent case of dermatitis disappeared and her skin looked, and felt, great. So why couldn’t Sarah buy something similar to this in the shops? She couldn’t find a single product that was completely free from synthetics and preservatives, or silly-frilly names and promises. Instead, all she came across was overt gender discrimination and huge amounts of excess packaging. There was nothing out there that was simple, straight-talking, organic and cool!
So she decided to do something about it. Sarah took the brave step to quit her career in TV and re-trained in Aromatherapy and Skincare Formulation.
Skin & Tonic was born…
Sarah and Josh believe that skincare doesn’t need to be complicated. Surely we can do without the parabens, the ETDA’s, the mineral oils, the dioxins, the phthalates, the gender discrimination, the cheap labour, the exotic ingredients and, let’s not forget, all that excessive, wasteful packaging?
Skin & Tonic, on the other hand, does things simply, honestly and ethically. They create certified organic, sustainable skincare and use no more than 7 ingredients because they hold a believe that less really is more.
The organic ingredients used at Skin & Tonic are highly therapeutic when retained in their natural, unadulterated state.
The plants our oils come from have all been grown to international organic standards and have NOT been sprayed by chemical pesticides.
Skin & Tonic use ingredients that are packed full of nutrients, anti-oxidants and omegas that help maintain cellular growth. They also help fight the free radicals that we’re all exposed to every day through pollution and are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
They source from Fair Trade women’s co-operatives in Ghana & Sri Lanka and use ingredients that are certified organic by The Soil Association and hope to be given certification in their own right very soon.
All of their products are made by hand and as they continue to expand we plan to get people who are out of work in our community back into employment by giving them the opportunity to join our skincare revolution.
Products are 100% cruelty free.
They strive to be as carbon neutral a company as possible and have already started planting trees in the Suffolk countryside to offset our carbon footprint.
They use 100% recyclable glass containers for our products and will soon be providing refills to save on packaging.
They have partnered with www.charitywater.com and donate 10% of profits to them, providing essential, clean water and sanitation to those in the world who need it the most.
We really hope you enjoy their products as much as we do.