Skin & Tonic does things simply, honestly and ethically. They create certified organic, sustainable skincare and use no more than 7 ingredients because they believe less really is more. The organic ingredients used at Skin & Tonic are highly therapeutic when retained in their natural, unadulterated state. Using ingredients that are packed full of nutrients, anti-oxidants and omegas that help maintain cellular growth, the products also help fight the free radicals that we’re all exposed to every day through pollution and are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Skin & Tonic also try to make their products as unisex and as multifunctional as possible. Check out the Gentle Scrub or our Calm Balm, for example; the scrub doubles up as a face mask and the balm can be used to calm both your dry skin and your mood. Skin & Tonic think it’s time for EVERYONE to start doing business in a more honest and sustainable way. People, Planet and THEN Profit is the mantra at the heart of Skin & Tonic. Skin & Tonic are passionate about, and totally dedicated to, going about business in a way that has a positive impact on lives less fortunate than their own. Sustainability and being “Green” is so much more than just a patronising consumer add-on. Skin & Tonic believe that our little blue orb, and the folk who call it home, deserve so very much more.
Sarah Hancock created Skin & Tonic with help from Josh (her boyfriend/partner-in-crime) and with inspiration and support from Deirdre (her master soap-making super mum). Josh and Sarah met at a party in 2009 over a glass of Gin & Tonic and that was that – the unwitting union of two little like-minded dreamer/believers took place. In 2010, Sarah was diagnosed with endometriosis. Getting sick made her realise that she needed to simplify her lifestyle and pay more attention to what she was putting into AND onto her body. Sarah researched 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. In the shops, Sarah couldn’t find a single product that was completely free from synthetics and preservatives, or silly-frilly names and promises. Instead, all she found was overt gender discrimination and huge amounts of excess packaging. There was nothing out there that was simple, straight-talking, organic and cool! So Sarah decided to do something about it. She quit her career in TV and re-trained in Aromatherapy and Skincare Formulation. Skin & Tonic was born.
Skin & Tonic products are made from organically certified ingredients. They only use a maximum of 7 ingredients, and don't test on animals (they like them way too much). Each product is crafted in small batches by people (not machines), and Skin & Tonic support small, local producers in the UK & France, as well as Fair Trade women’s co-operatives in Ghana & Sri Lanka. 10% of profits go to www.charitywater.com. The organic ingredients used at Skin & Tonic are highly therapeutic when kept in their natural, unadulterated state. The plants that the oils come from have all been grown to international organic standards (as certified by The Soil Association) and have NOT been sprayed by chemical pesticides. Skin & Tonic use ingredients that are packed full of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory nutrients, anti-oxidants and omegas that help maintain cellular growth and help fight free radicals that we’re all exposed to every day through pollution. Finally, Skin & Tonic create their skincare from scratch and believe in getting to know the organic suppliers really, really well. This way, you can be sure that when you use of the products it will have been Made With Spirit from the moment the seeds were planted, throughout cultivation, harvest, production and right up to the moment they touch your skin.