About us and our beautiful natural soaps
Scott Gibson, the founder of this company had always struggled with dry skin. Suffering from Keratosis pilaris (chicken skin) from a young age, a condition that leaves your skin rough and dry.
Keratosis pilaris is not debilitating but it has an effect on your self confidence. Throughout childhood and teenage years I had always wondered why I suffered with rough, dry skin and my friends all had soft smooth skin.
Throughout my adult life I've lived a good normal life, but always been subconcious about my skin.
The turning point for me was a normal day, my niece Amelia came up to me and held my hand. I noticed it was incredibly dry, with red patches on. Amelia was suffering with eczema.
Something changed, I thought to myself, why is nobody doing anything about this. Why should anybody have dry skin.
After that day, I spent all evening researching. I spent months and months obsessed with dry skin and how I could change it, make a difference and find a solution.
After extensive research I found the problem, it was something we put on our skin every day.
The problem is that soaps, body wash and shower gels are packed full of synthetic chemicals that are incredibly drying such as Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.
These chemical packed wash products were drying my skin and my families.
Also these soaps that were packed with chemicals also contained other drying ingredients.
Palm oil which is a cleanser and incredibly drying in soap. I found this to be the main ingredient in the majority of soaps.
Worst of all, the majority of soaps have their most moisturising ingredient removed to be sold on.
Glycerin is naturally produced in the soap making process, but is removed and sold on to be used in moisturisers and other products.
Now that I knew what the problem was it was time to come up with a solution.
I researched all the ingredients and science of soap making. How to make a soap that doesn't dry out skin.
After many tests of different oils, formulations, essential oils, natural colourants and glycerin content I finally came up with the perfect natural soaps for dry skin.
Super luxurious lather, with a high glycerin content that doesn't get removed, meaning the soap will continue to moisturise you after you've used it.
Paired with skin loving essential oils that not only smell great but also are kind to skin.
Now my skin and my families skin is soft smooth and moisturised. I still have Keratosis pilaris so my skin is bumpy (keratosis pilaris is a build up of a protein called keratin in your skin cells and usually heriditary) but it's no longer dry!
So that's the story of how this company was started. A random tuesday afternoon in your mother-in-laws kitchen really can change your life and spark you into life to really want to make a change in the world!
Our mission is to make dry skin and conditions such as eczema and psoriasis a thing of the past. We want everybody who has dry skin to have soft moisturised skin. That's why we created this company, to make moisturising soap that will keep your skin soft smooth, and moisturised all day long. We promise to only ever use 100% natural ingredients, keep all of the moisturising glycerin in our soaps and never use cheap drying ingredients such as palm oil or sodium lauryl sulphate!
Did you also know we believe in saving the world?
Just call us superheroes with beautifully soft, glycerin-enriched skin.
The rainforests are being cut down at alarming rates, and we object. The main reason is palm oil. This crop is responsible for a large amount of deforestation in the most rich and biodiverse parts of the world.
We refuse to use palm oil in any of our products for a number of reasons.
Firstly, the deforestation of habitat for so many animals that share our beautiful world.
Secondly, palm oil qualities are incredibly drying, stripping oils and moisture from your skin, which is the complete opposite of what we want to do.
Finally, the false use of the word sustainable to promote people to thinking palm oil is ok to use. If demand outstrips supply and they have to keep cutting down rainforest to supply the world with this cheap oil then it can’t really be sustainable.
The scientific definition of sustainability is: the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance.
How can we support ecological balance when we are chucking orang-utans and the supporting ecosystem out of their homes to make this ethically deplorable product?
As well as being ethical superheroes, we are also recycling superheroes! Yes, really. All of our packaging is completely biodegradable! We believe in recycling here at Seatree Cosmetics, so as well as beautifully soft glycerin-enriched skin, and great smelling eco-friendly products, you can either throw your packaging straight into your recycling bin, or if you are someone with green fingers you can throw your box straight into that compost bin. So as well as nourishing your skin with that beautiful glycerin rich soap, we’ll also nourish your plants with our compostable packaging.