Natural Ingredients. I have always used the scientific-based skincare goods made by high-profile, expensive skincare companies. And even though these expensive derivatives have proven themselves to be good products, after a while, they were very expensive. Especially for a pimply 17-year-old.
“Unfortunately, a hefty price tag is never a guarantee of quality in the cosmetic industry. As a cosmetic chemist, I can assure you that 90% of the time luxury products are not worth the money they ask for. If you want to buy good quality skincare you need to become an educated consumer and know what to look for when it comes to ingredients. This way you won’t be fooled by a brand being established or expensive, and you won’t waste loads of money on products that don’t work.” https://www.quora.com/search?q=How%20to%20choose%20skincare
So, I was on the hunt for something that met my needs to improve my skin from the “Angry” stage that it was, to a much more presentable state. Or one that I wasn’t embarrassed by, anyway. So the hunt went on from the high-priced, high-profile, expensive products, to something that was more affordable. I left the other expensive ones for Xmas list that I asked Santa for.
And in the end, no one knows what the LONGTERM consequences, of scientific ingredients, are going to be. Whereas natural ingredients have been around since time began.
And with naturally based products, we are up for only a fraction of the cost, as we don’t have to pay for any fancy labs in their production.
I read up on natural products. “If someone has gone ahead and made their own products, then why couldn’t I?” I asked myself. I researched and researched the “Natural” products in just about every library I could find. From Coconut oil, to shea butter, to macadamia nut oil.
It made perfect sense to me. Use the products that Mother Nature herself supplied for us. Voila!!
Firstly, I experimented with scrubs.
It was common knowledge, even to me, that coffee is a natural cleaning agent. So, we’re halfway there. I also realised that coffee granules make a great exfoliant.
Then I started wondering what it would be like to combine the cleaning/exfoliating power of coffee grains with a natural moisturising agent such as coconut oil or shea butter.
Natural ingredients are the key. “When you use products containing strange ingredients which can irritate the skin, you’re interrupting your skin’s ability to renew itself and defend from damage. On the other hand, when plant-derived ingredients are absorbed into the skin, they can increase collagen production, and improve oxygen and blood flow to the skin. This results in an appearance with fewer fine lines and wrinkles, tighter skin and protection from dust and pollution. Basically, heal it and maintain a strong skin barrier overall” https://www.quora.com/search?q=natural%20ingredients%20for%20skincare
So, I went home with this idea and started experimenting. The outcome was amazing! I made a few batches and gave a few to friends and relations. Surprisingly to me, they were all suitably impressed.
What started with an idea of mine, a side hustle if you like, turned out to be a great, potential business idea. I researched other businesses that had started with a very similar idea to mine.
Everything started with an idea. BHP was an idea. Disneyland was an idea.
I no longer had to buy the expensive scrubs/moisturisers. And I was never sure what was in them, anyway. I started making them for friends and family.
That notion has stayed with me all the way from the beginning. That’s why I have kept my scrubs at a very reasonable price.
A major part of my research has been considering the price. My scrubs are very reasonable when considering other naturally based products.
You are offered a full money-back guarantee with your scrubs. You are asked for feedback as to how you feel that they could be improved.