Megan Beardsmore, Owner and skincare producer of Sheffield Skincare Company
Sheffield Skincare Company is as the name suggests, based in Sheffield. I am most fortunate to live here nestled on the edge of the Peak District. Living in these wonderful surroundings it is not surprising that I have such a passion for nature and all things natural.
The story of Sheffield Skincare Company starts back in 2001 when I studied herbalism and aromatherapy at Sheffield Collage. I gained my NVQ 2 qualification and began using herbs, oils and essential oils in my every day skin care. At this stage my application was just a hobby and I made many creams, potions and other skin care products for friends and family especially at Christmas; as there is nothing like a handmade gift to let someone know you love them. After many comments from people telling me they loved the products I was creating, I decided to sell them commercially. Many a late hour has been spent in my kitchen, melting, mixing, stirring and testing to create the 100% natural unique products you see on my website.
In September 2015 we opened our little shop in Crookes High Street. This has given us a great oppourtunity to get our products out there and to allow people to come in and try out our products. Our shop has also allowed us to move into providing a wide range of base ingredients for those people who like to make their own skincare and we have a wide selection of bottles and jars for you to create your own unique products. Our skincare classes are going amazingly well you can book on to these via our events page in the menu bar. During these classes you will learn how to make a specific product, learn about safe production and safe amounts of ingredients to use as well as the benefits of specific ingredients for your skin.
I have been concerned for a number of years about the harsh chemicals that are found in many large commercial skincare products. Our skin is the largest organ in the body and needs to be taken care of. Harsh detergents, artificial preservatives, alcohol and other nasties should not be used on the skin. My difficult search to find all natural products for a reasonable price was another reason why I created my wonderful facial skin care range.
My mission when I set out was to create products that are all 100% natural and my promise to you is to always stick to that mission. I am very proud of the products I have created and really look forward to sharing them with you and develpoing new products too.
All my products are:
· Free from preservatives
· Free from alcohol
· Free from petroleum derivatives
· Free from synthetic fragrances and colours
. Not tested on animals (only Humans)
The only ingredients you will find in my products are from four basic ingredients:
· Base oils and butters
· Essential oils
· Natural additives
All my products are handmade (not a machine in sight) in small batches to provide you with the freshest ingredients possible. I grow many of the herbs used in our products on our family garden ensuring fresh home grown ingredients straight to you the customer. You may be questioning the names of my products and what they mean. My product names come from local Sheffield sayings or are named after places in Sheffield, my aim is to create a true Sheffield brand and express my passion for the place I live.
I really hope you like my products and I really value your feedback. I have many other products up my sleeve which I hope to release very soon. In the next few months you can expect to see Shower gels as well as facial serums.
Where to find us
(opposite the punch bowl pub)
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