The skinIcare Story
Hello! I’m Krishna - a creator, formulator, and lover of making my own things. For many years I worked as a Management Accountant but my passion for skincare and creativity kept calling me. So I took the leap, graduated from Formula Botanica with a Diploma in Organic Skin Care Formulation and started my own little business.
I live in London and in addition to working for myself, I am a mum of two. It was because of these two, that I finally made the jump and took up skincare formulation professionally.
How did it all begin?
My daughter suffered from many skin conditions, and I was not keen on using the prescribed creams that the doctors were giving out. So, I started looking into organic, all-natural skincare. I whipped up my own products in the kitchen for a few years until I learned the harsh truth that the online DIY recipes are NOT safe.
They were using proportions that were not balanced, the pH was high or low, there were no preservatives, there was no solubilisers to blend the oils into the water and many more errors! So I decided to start the journey again, this time backed up by some qualifications.
Where are we now?
My qualification, research, and experiments made me understand what was in my products and how they worked. I now take pride in the ability to formulate with confidence and feel safe using the products. Passing my knowledge, sharing skin safe recipes, easy processes, and meeting new people through this process became my new passion.
Where are we going?
We truly believe that making your own skincare is a useful skill to have just like cooking. The skin is after all the largest organ, so it deserves fresh, healthy and nourishing ingredients.
This is why we opened up skin I care. We are keen on keeping the value and feeling that this journey began with and we incorporate this in our workshops! So if you want to learn a new skill, use skin-safe ingredients, care about reducing plastic and not hurting animals then you are in the right place!