Having spent four decades working with skin it is these observations that have led us to believe that the long-held industry view of skin types does not identify with our personal experience of how the skin works and reacts to them.
How did you get started in business? I have a very busy mind and lots of self motivation it felt very natural to run my own business. I wanted to be in charge of my own working hours as well as which treatments I could offer, which products I could stock and be sure that I was offering the best customer service possible.
The challenge for the natural and organic professional skincare company is not only to create a high end treatment and retail product; but one where the modern client can achieve a visible result. We need to create naturalceuticals and organiceuticals products that deliver like their pharmaceutical brothers and sisters without the nasties.
We are seeing a huge demand for skin food products that mimic nutritional values found in food groups such as anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals - Glowing skin is achieved from both within and without and we are seeing a greater public awareness and acceptance of this.
Here at Charlie Locks we face two sets of challenges - We have to satisfy the discerning demands of both our professional stockists and our retail customers whilst harnessing the power of natural and organic ingredients and preservatives. The joy for us is the the headway made in green cosmetic science which enables us to do just that.
These developments in technology have enabled us to formulate our Gentle Peeling Cream which is our professional treatment exfoliation without grains or micro beads. This gentle giant goes on like a super hydrating moisture cream (thanks to the wonderful combination of olive, and rice bran oils). We use Lemon and Mandarin essential oils to gently 'unglue' the dead skin cells whilst the natural clays and hyaluronic acid combine to give it the exfoliation capabilities of some of it's more heavy weight chemical brothers.
Other developments can be found in our Our Soothing and Balancing facial oils- not only do they deliver a fantastic user appeal but because of dry oil technology they supply superb hydration without being greasy or tacky. Couple this with our nutrient rich carrier and essential oils the blend is greatly enhanced and loses none of it's potency.
The world of natural and organic ingredients is constantly evolving and we as a company look forward to being part of this innovation both in our ingredients and packaging.
Love Julie xx