My interest in bath, body, and beauty products began like many small businesses do - with my own need for a more natural and more effective lotion for my increasingly dry skin.
I spent most of my life blissful unaware that dry skin was a thing until I got into my forties. My formerly soft and supple skin began to feel rough and dry. For a while I used an off-the-shelf lotion that had a decent amount of oil it, but after a few years they changed the formula and it became thin and watery and didn't work as well anymore.
I looked around for another off-the-shelf product but all of the other lotions were watery. When body butters came along I was surprised to find that although they were thicker than lotions, most of them also listed water as the first ingredient which means they are mostly water also.
My next move was to DIY my own solution. The internet, books, and classes made it possible for me to learn the science around formulating and the raw botanical ingredients that I wanted to use. I also learned about how the big brands make their products. There was also research into the potential side-effects of the preservatives commonly used in commercially-produced personal care and beauty products to artificially make them last longer by preventing the growth of yeast, mold, and bacteria. Many of these ingredients have negative impacts on our bodies especially for women and children. By this time I’d had an aunt and a cousin develop breast cancer and another aunt develop uterine cancer. All survived and all are still cancer-free today but this made formulating more natural body care a priority for me.
For the last 5 years I've been perfecting my formulations into what you see today. I'm back in the in the studio working on new products and I'm excited to expand Global Girl's product line.
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