Around this blog, we spend a lot of time talking about the science and informational side of skin care. WHAT products are best for WHICH skin concern, insight into HOW our active ingredients work, and even WHEN is the best time/scenario to apply a certain product and HOW to apply it. But previously, we’ve never really delved too deeply into the WHO or the WHY of Cosmedica Skincare. But today, that all changes! Because for us, the WHY behind our company is truly just as important as the science at the forefront.
Who We Are
Allow us to introduce ourselves! Cosmedica Skincare is a small, family-run business that was established in 2012 by our founder, Lucy Conway, and her boyfriend (now husband) TJ. The business was started in their home in Northern California, when Lucy, who had been in the beauty industry for over a decade by that time, was driven by her personal passion to develop a line of simple, pure, safe and effective skincare products that was approachable to both the average consumer and the beauty enthusiast alike. The company has slowly grown over the years to now include over 20 employees, with a full manufacturing facility. Our (still relatively!) small team of beauty and skin care advocates is truly passionate about our product, and absolutely loves what they do.
What We Stand For
While we are so proud of our team, and of how far Cosmedica Skincare has come in our short lifespan, that pride is effectively dwarfed by our feelings about what we as a company stand for. It’s our goal to make the principles and values that our company was founded on, crystal clear -- evident in everything from our ingredient lists, to our manufacturing practices, to the way we display and describe our products on our website. We strive to be a company with a conscience, and one that doesn’t just talk the talk, but truly “walks the walk” too!
Simple, Natural, Effective Products
First and foremost, we firmly believe in a minimalistic skincare philosophy. Rather than adding a long list of unnecessary, or potentially unhealthy ingredients to our cosmetic products, we strive to include just the ingredients that really count -- simple, pure, and effective products and delivery systems. All Cosmedica Skincare products are manufactured in FDA registered and approved labs, in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), which essentially means our products AND our employees are safe and well-cared for.
Transparent Ingredient Lists
It’s our goal to be as transparent as possible about what goes into our products, which is why we include a full ingredient list with each product on our website, along with recommendations for how to apply, and any potential concerns to be aware of. Our products are 100% fragrance and paraben-free. (For those that might be wondering, “What’s a paraben and why is it bad for me?”), parabens are synthetic preservatives used in health and beauty products to extend their shelf life and prevent the growth of bacteria. Exposure to excess parabens has been linked to increased production of estrogen, which can lead to a host of health and reproductive issues. And while parabens are generally the cheapest and easiest beauty-preservative option, there are many natural alternatives (like green tea and eucalyptus) which, for Cosmedica Skincare, made the choice to exclude them from our products, a no-brainer. Parabens aren’t just questionable for humans either, they have also been found to impact the environment and the animals we share this planet with. Which leads us to our next point…
Our products are 100% animal cruelty free. This means our products are never tested on animals, nor do we endorse animal testing of any kind. (We think bunnies are the cutest!) Whenever possible, we also strive to make our products free of any animal-derived raw materials, which means the majority of our products are also vegan*.
If, in reading up to this point we haven’t already made it totally clear, please know that we take our role as developers and manufacturers of skin care products VERY seriously. What you put on (and effectively, in) your body, is an intimate and personal decision, and we support your right to know what you’re choosing. Cosmedica Skincare is, and has been since our inception in 2012, committed to providing you with the healthiest, most beautiful complexion possible through simple, high-quality products that enhance the health and beauty of your skin, while ALSO enhancing the health and beauty of the world we live in.
*It is recommended that you contact us directly regarding each individual product.
I’ve been using all of your products for about six months now and I find them very nice and effective. I only wish you had a night cream that was heavier. Only complaint, the rest of your products are excellent. I’ve used all of them and are continuing to buy them from you.
Your labeling is sooooo difficult to read; even with a magnifying glass. Once in awhile one of your labels can be read easily so it can happen —- so why is your labeling such and on such great products that I and my daughter both really love to us?