Tell me, does this sound familiar to you?
When it comes to my skincare I, like many, have always felt overwhelmed by choice. As a result, I had a cupboard brimming with many products and many promises. After trying and testing dozens of them, I was left feeling that I wanted to streamline my daily ritual and simplify my lifestyle altogether.
I grew up on a farm in beautiful Somerset, England. As a little girl you could find me in the fields collecting hedgerow flowers, leaves and mixing them together with a splash of water, maybe a little mud...
Becoming an esthetician and holistic expert was a natural career for me. By my twenties, I had developed a skincare collection for a private members club that was part of the international Soho House Group. Over my career, I have had the privilege of giving many facials to many faces!
Living in Portugal then made me realise how important it is to live slowly, eat well and enjoy the simple things in life. Being a nomad at heart, I left England in my thirties with family in tow and began a new adventure in Portugal. It’s interesting how where you live has such a bearing on what is important to you.
Today I write to you from Vancouver, the birthplace of Somerset Moss. My family had the opportunity to move to Vancouver - a beautiful city, surrounded by lush rainforest and immense natural beauty. There is a real focus here on wellbeing and lifestyle.
Being around the West Coast mentality ignited my passion for botanicals. I started by researching about the powerful properties of some of my favourite plants before expanding my glossary of botanicals. By this point, I was more than ready to start my Somerset Moss adventure. After waking up one cold February morning in 2017, I announced to my husband ‘That’s it - I’m ready!’ I enlisted the help of a Master Perfumer from England to curate the perfect blend for each product, each with a signature Somerset Moss scent.
The Somerset Moss Collection is made in Canada, but has its roots in the English countryside.