My Philosophy

Buoyed on by Tad Hargreaves, the mastermind behind Marketing for Hippies I thought it would be a good thing to share my philosophy.

When I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in the mid noughties after multiple trips to the GP and being fobbed off with IBS I dug my heels in and said no, there’s something else going on, I think it’s Crohn’s. I referred myself to see a private consultant a professor in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases for £50. It was the best decision. I was right in my diagnosis. There began my fascination in helping myself to be well.  I used Frankincense as part of the healing armoury along with sodium ascorbate (buffered vitamin c).

Fast forward to 2016 I realised that skincare products were mainly greenwashing bull or at least 80% water, and I just couldn’t find anything properly nourishing to alleviate my dry flaky face. I started to experiment, and the Organic Frankincense & May Chang Moisturiser was born. It has become the hero product. So my philosophy is very much about self-reliance and self-sovereignty and never giving up. I juggle Skin Elixir with a full-time job and twins. It is my creative outlet and it is my way of being in service to others. My formulations and products I make by hand in small batches weekly really do HEAL SKIN and bring optimal radiance and skin health. That is my raison d'être with Skin Elixir.

Thanks for reading.


Shona x