I always had a passion for cosmetics and skincare products. I would try everything on the market, from new brands to well-established ones. You wouldn't miss a thing in my collection: Lipgloss and balm, body lotion, hand lotion, exfoliation mask, nail polish, anti-wrinkle cream, this and that, and so much more.
Then I started to put attention to the ingredients and was shocked to see how much harsh and harmful chemicals were used in every single product. Plus on top, the majority of brands would test on animals. There was no way I could continue to support this, so I started to buy vegan, natural cosmetics and skincare products.
I realized though, that even "vegan" or "natural" cosmetics and soaps would still contain chemicals like Phenoxyethanol and then there was all the plastic!
If I found a natural brand, it was not always vegan. If it was vegan, it wasn’t natural. If it was vegan and natural, it was not eco-friendly.
That's why I started to make my own soaps and products. I only use natural ingredients to add color, dried flowers and herbs, and therapeutic grade essential oils, the reason why each soap is unique. Many of the ingredients are organic and we are almost 100% plastic-free.
- Kirsten Penaloza