About

Our products

 

Skincando products are handcrafted from the finest organic, natural and locally-sourced ingredients. We use glass packaging because it is better for you and the formulas. We are an earth-friendly company, and use non-toxic cleaning agents, recycle and use recycled and biodegradable materials. Our products are cruelty free, and absolutely not tested on animals. The beeswax + Cretan thyme honey comes from hives where the bees are loved and treated like family.

 

Our organic skin care products are concentrated and last at least two times longer than traditional beauty products. Once the products are opened they have a shelf life of one year, however, we recommend replacing them every six months.

 

 

My story

I grew up struggling with skin issues. My skin was never perfect, never pore-less.

In the early ’90s, I would visit Nordstrom’s to get product samples and try the various routines at home. I would splash away just as the Ernest Lazlo rep directed or carefully do steps 1, 2 + 3 as explained at the Clinique counter. I believed if I used the right products I would have a perfect complexion! Guess what? It never happened.

After college, I worked at a beauty boutique called EFX. I was a top sales person and was gifted all the skincare products of my dreams. “This was it,” I thought. “I am going to do this right and all of the pimples and chronic irritation will be gone!” Unfortunately, I was wrong. My skin got worse.

During that time, I was an intern at the National Geographic Society and would research skincare formulations in their library. Imagine my dismay when I discovered that traditional skincare products are various forms of toxic soup in beautiful packaging with great stories.

Armed with the truth, I decided to go green. I cleansed my skin with farmer’s market goat milk soap and set off on the tough journey of making an organic cream. I also enrolled in beauty school to become a licensed esthetician.

For several years, I traveled to learn about green beauty in places like Paris, Baden Baden, Singapore, Bali, Beijing, Brisbane and Beverly Hills. It was wonderful to experience the role natural beauty plays in different cultures.

In 2016, I went back to seeing clients as an esthetician. I was working with 7 different lines and cherry-picking products to recommend; It was frustrating not having a complete line to work with. In early 2018, I decided to complete my Skincando luxury organic skincare line w/ cleansers, masks, a toner, day lotion, moisturizers and a spot treatment.

This new skincare line is based on my 20+ years of experience in health + wellness. It is a modern handmade system crafted with full spectrum organic ingredients and produces beautiful results.

I invite you to please reach out to me at sara@skincando.com with any questions, I am here to help!