Brand Focus - Skin and Tonic
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Who are Skin and Tonic?
Skin and Tonic was founded in 2015 by Sarah and Josh when Sarah hit an unexpected difficult time in her life which was the cause of immense stress leading to debilitating symptoms from endometriosis. With her mind and body exhausted, this showed in her skin with constant flare ups of dermatitis.
Making changes to her lifestyle was the first step to finding a solution and after quitting her stressful job and looking after her body better by eating well, Sarah then began to look for sustainable skincare that didn't contain and dubious ingredients yet were gentle and effective.
Sarah then retrained in skincare formulation and aromatherapy then set about creating her own products to soothe her skin and support her wellbeing.
How Was Skin and Tonic Founded?
After Josh's initial shock at Sarah quitting her job, her quickly realised that she was on to something with these new skincare products as he began to see the transformation both physically and mentally. the couple then began to think how they could share these products with the masses and thus, Skin and Tonic was born.
The growth of Skin and Tonic
The bootstrap start up began, as many of our favourite brands do, at the kitchen table with their Calm Balm and slowly but surely grew into more products being developed and a team being created.
Despite the stress of a start-up business, Sarah fell pregnant with the couple's daughter, beating medical odds they welcomed to the beautiful Thea and Sarah once again realised the importance of selfcare.
Sarah says, "For most of us, with our busy lives and hectic schedules, selfcare is squeezing in that five-minute skincare ritual that makes you feel all glowy and fresh-faced. Sometimes it’s taking a moment to breath in a soothing scent when you feel overwhelmed. Sometimes it’s wallowing in the bath with a face mask. Sometimes it’s just remembering to take off your make-up at the end of busy day."
"I want to make skincare and selfcare simple for you, because I understand that it can make all the difference to how you look and feel. And that’s what Skin & Tonic is all about: giving you effective, organic, sustainable skincare and selfcare that fits effortlessly into your everyday life. Your busy, beautiful, chaotic and very real life!"
Our favourite Skin and Tonic Products
Skin and Tonic Calm Balm
Skin and Tonic's first ever product and without doubt our favourite. An organic creamy balm made from a blend of natural butters and oils including nourishing Shea Butter and Calendula.
With added calming properties of organic Lavender and Roman Chamomile – this balm will calm both your skin and your mind.
Popular with yogis, insomniacs and anyone with a few too many things on their mind (i.e. most of us…), this nourishing multitasker soothes dry and damaged skin, aids with sleep and helps calm your mood.
Skin and Tonic Make Up Remover
Formulated with light, unscented oils, this gentle multitasking makeup remover tackles even waterproof mascara.
A simple, gentle makeup remover, made with just 5 ingredients and suitable for all skin types. Formulated it with gentle and balancing jojoba, camellia and sweet almond oils.
With only the highest quality, certified organic plant oils in our products - cold-pressed, steam distilled or CO2 extracted for maximum efficacy and potency. They contain no cheap fillers, absorb easily, and you will only need a few drops at a time.
It can also be used as a light, absorbent face or body oil, and even as a hot cloth cleanser for extra sensitive skin types.
Skin and Tonic Gentle Scrub
Gentle enough to use a couple of times a week and suitable for all skin types, this facial exfoliator will draw out impurities and remove dead skin cells, leaving skin polished, radiant and clear.
French pink clay draws out toxins and impurities, oatmeal gently cleanses and rosehip seeds exfoliate, leaving skin smooth and clear.
With added hormone-balancing geranium essential oil and probiotic yoghurt powder to slough away dead skin cells, improving tone and texture.
All clay masks and scrubs are in powdered form (i.e. no water) to preserve the integrity and quality of the ingredients. When you add water you need to preserve it – which is where the ingredients list can get pretty lengthy. So we kept it simple, and you can get a bit DIY!
Skin and Tonic Lip Balm Kit
The ideal gift for Mums, Kids, Friends or - let's be totally honest - yourself! Now you can get all four delicious lip balms in a super cool, reusable, giftable flight tin.
The Lip Kit contains:
- Rose Lip Balm
- Peppermint Lip Balm
- Lemon Lip Balm
- Naked Lip Balm
Check out our full range of the awesome Skin and Tonic Products here.