MEGAN AND DAUGHTER RUBY
Let’s start in New Zealand, because… well, it’s a part of us. It’s immensely green and pretty, of course, but it’s also the place where The Organic Skin Co. was born and where it has happily settled. We’ve set up office in the land of the long white cloud (thankfully, there are occasional sunny breaks) and that’s where you’ll find us, beavering away at the task of creating great makeup and skincare that comes from the earth, not a laboratory.
We’re the brainchild of Megan Douglas, one-time model, one-time fashion designer, one-time wanderer, now naturopath, entrepreneur, and – alongside her sister-in-law and our CEO, Lisette Douglas – wielder of the big (but soft and cuddly) organic stick which keeps us all together.
Not that it takes much to keep us all on the same path. That’s pretty easy when you believe in what you’re doing. And we believe in our makeup; makeup that’s natural, chock-full of organics, and that actually works. Makeup that looks equally good whether you’re chilling at home, at work, or waltzing down the red carpet. Makeup, ultimately, that celebrates natural beauty in all its forms and that looks after you, thanks to the inclusion of revolutionary, oh-so-good-for-you supercritical extracts (which, by the way, you’ll also find right through our fab skincare line).
Talking about things that are good for you, we’re empowered by our relationships. In particular, we love the partnerships we have built with Eden Reforestation Projects via our ‘One Product, One Tree’ initiative, as well as with our friends in India, who nurture their magical, organic community farms, and who manufacture crazy-good products, all mixed in with a little dollop of love.
And family too, of course. Family is a reason for being. After all, Megan created The Organic Skin Co. because she discovered there was a large, empty space on her makeup shelf labeled organic and because she wanted to provide a better, more natural makeup alternative for her daughter, Ruby, and niece, Lauren (Check out their photos, standing with their mums! Megan and Lisette are the – ahem – fractionally older girls).
So, that’s us in a nutshell. Family, powerful relationships, ethics which run on the green side of the street, and a mission to make the very best natural makeup and skincare we possibly can. And to those of you who choose to come along for the ride? It’s not much, but we’d like to say thank you. We’ll do our very best to deserve you.