Three Generations of testers; Tara (centre), with her mum Anne and daughter Anna on Dartmoor
The skin is extraordinarily resilient, but it needs to be treated with tender loving care and pampered with sympathetic ingredients such as cold pressed oils and unrefined cocoa butter, not with products containing harsh additives that can irritate the skin.
I am very aware of skin sensitivity as both my children suffered from eczema when they were little. I started researching the ingredients in baby care products and discovered that if I avoided sulphates, their flare-ups would disappear. This is how my passion for skincare originally began.
All my products are made primarily from naturally derived ingredients, including cold pressed organic oils and unrefined organic butters. As these ingredients are less processed, they contain more vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients and fatty acids.
Organic essential oils are used to create uplifting and refreshing, or balancing and calming blends. I have used organic sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, thistle oil and castor oil to create products naturally rich in skin loving vitamins. Botanical extracts such as organic comfrey leaves and aloe vera add nutrient rich properties that soothe and rejuvenate the skin. Extracts of soya beans and asparagus help bind moisture deep into the skin. I have added natural vitamin E to the creams as it helps to heal and improve the appearance of the skin and I have also hand-picked a small number of highly effective scientific ingredients based on my six years’ experience of skincare.
The beautiful countryside of Devon is in my soul. I have lived here for almost all my life and I never get tired of walking on the moors or by the sea and watching the seasons change. The wild, natural beauty of Dartmoor has always had a very special place in my heart and more recently it has provided the inspiration for my new range of natural skincare products.See the Range