Harlow Skin Co is an independent natural organic skin care company with a strong holistic ethos. Read on to find out about the process of creating their aromatic rituals and why self-care is the best gift to give in today's world.
Available exclusively in the Tracey Neuls London boutiques this Christmas and nowhere else in the UK, Harlow Skin Co are presenting their exquisite Mountain Candle with cut wood, crisp trees with aromas of fir and Himalayan cedar wood.
How did you come to acquire all the know-how to make your products?
I have been in the cosmetic industry for over 15 years, most of my career has been education/application based. I would attend corporate trainings on the brands I worked for and then relay that information to fellow artists + customers. I have always incorporated my own due diligence to make sure I knew + understood the info I was educating on. Also, a random skill that has greatly contributed to my skill of potion making is cooking, I love to cook + I’m really good at it. I never use recipes, employing the art of a little of this + a pinch of that. When it comes to creating recipes I know the properties + characteristics of the ingredients, blending.
What’s the most important part of your ethos?
To educate on conscious alternatives + continually connect you to your rituals by using only whole ingredients in our products!
Your candles are made using soy - can you tell us more about that?
Soy wax is a harder vegetable wax compared to other vegetable wax so it promotes a longer burn. We use only essential oils to fragrance our candles + upcycled wood for our wick!
Is it easy to compromise luxury with sustainability?
We never compromise on any aspect of our products.
What’s the process of composing the fragrance of these candles?
We get in our minds what we want to feel + then start blending from there! All our blends are 100% essential oils, no synthetic fragrance, this makes for a non-toxic, fresh scent that is almost like an aroma cocktail instead of a sugary wall of fragrance.
Do you have a favourite moment in the course of creating them?
It’s always the first burn with a new blend, sinking into the intention we infused while creating.
What do you think is the meaning of self-care in our world?
(W)holistic. Encompassing everything, from what I put on my skin to what I eat, how I speak to others, how I speak to myself, to be conscious and intentional in my decisions.
What are some of your own rituals that you’d like to share with others?
I love a full, self-administered facial with multireflexology tools, gua sha tools finished with a gentle Muse Mask exfoliation and Elixir (whichever one I feel my skin needs at the time).
"We have had a lot of fun in our East London shop, pushing the boundaries of retail, treating it like a gallery and hosting thought-provoking Artist Collaborations and creating our most recent Mise en Scene Shoe Bar. We've had a blast and thought leaving you on a funny note would make perfect sense. We look forward to serving you at our other Two Locations in London and of course Online.
Thanks for all your support, laughs and damn good fun - onwards and upwards!"
This year, the Viral ACBF will be a new online experience bringing you a lot of good surprises! We're really happy to be sharing the web live access with over 100 artists! For art lovers and curious spirits, you'll be able to find paintings, sculptures, photography & print edition, ceramics, collages, drawings and all sorts of weird and amazing artworks and of course SHOES.