Our Story

Founders Laura and Jacci

 

 

Two ocean-loving, globe-trotting, eco-conscious beauty junkies

Two friends and life long travelers bring home beauty secrets from around the globe. From volcanic islands deep in the Pacific, to centuries old Asian beauty rituals to Ayurvedic treatments, we've bathed in boiling onsens, marinated ourselves in mud, covered ourselves in clay, sought out the strangest of spa treatments while learning about ancient beauty beliefs from India to Indonesia. We've been pampered, pummeled, pelted, powdered, lathered, slathered, scrubbed, salted, soaked, massaged, heated, frozen, and whipped with everything from volcanic rocks, feathers, palm fronds, sugar, rice, honey, lemongrass, rose petals, salt, turmeric, seaweed, clay, Thai coconut milk, red African tea and Japanese sake... all in the name of beauty.

Already hooked on beauty products, we discovered a new love of the exotic ingredients we found in the wildest corners of the earth. From as far back as college studying Marine Biology in Hawaii, Jacci always wanted to use powerful sea botanicals to condition the skin.  As a maritimer and environmentalist raised on the edge of the ocean, Laura loved the idea of blending sustainable sea-based ingredients with age-old traditions.  

Combining sea botanicals with beauty traditions

After traveling to over 60 countries, we wanted to creatively capture our favorite destinations and turn them into skincare made especially for the sun-kissed skin of sun goddesses and salt water sirens.  

We spent over two years developing products inspired by our favorite ingredients and fondest memories. We learned to take clean, evidence-based ingredients and blend them with the venerable knowledge of women all over the world who learned to take care of their faces from mothers and grandmothers, not from a scientific paper. 

We also learned that beauty is the culmination of everything you are, not just the symmetry of your face. It is in your smile, your spirit, the sparkle in your eyes, your kindness and compassion, your forgiveness and vulnerability. Real beauty has always been and always will be beneath the surfaceShow us how your beauty is more than skin deep using hashtag #beneaththesurfacebeauty

We are women who wander 

Jacci with the Maasai tribe