Get to know us
We are B Skincare, a small, family run business based on the edge of beautiful Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.
We make natural, affordable skincare products using high quality ingredients and offer a first class service to our customers.
Our B Skincare story began in 2003. Sonya was studying reflexology when she came across an effective natural foot cream and heard that the recipes and the business were up for sale. We saw the potential to develop these amazing recipes, expand the range and turn it into a business that could support us and our young family.
Ever since then, B Skincare has grown slowly and organically. From making the creams on our kitchen table (after the kids had been packed off to school and we’d brushed up the cornflake crumbs) to the current day, where we’re based in a large workshop at Coldrenick Farm on the fringes of Bodmin Moor and employ seven people.
The original recipes came from a white witch in Lincolnshire who had created the formulas, so whilst our recipes aren’t Cornish, they are country recipes. Over this time the recipes have changed and evolved and we have expanded the range considerably. We have also developed a range of creams for both the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan to reflect the plants grown in the biomes at Eden and using honey from the Heligan beehives.
The skincare products that we make are of high quality whilst remaining affordable and natural. Once people try them, they stay incredibly loyal - they seem to work well for a lot of people and that’s why our customers stick with us.
We’re always looking to the future and are currently working with Plymouth University to explore new possibilities.
As an example of this, camellia which grows well here in Cornwall, is already widely used in Japan for it’s rejuvenating properties for the skin. We’d love to find a way of harnessing the natural properties of the camellias growing here in Cornwall and creating a new product around it.
We wish to leave as small a environmental footprint as possible and we’re constantly searching for innovative alternatives in moving away from plastics. All of our glass jars and bottles are sourced from the UK as opposed to Chinese imports. Our products are packed and posted in cardboard boxes that we re-use from other local businesses, the packing chips are made from potato starch that dissolves in water and are compostable. We’re currently looking into alternatives to packing tape and labels to biodegradable versions.
B Skincare believes that beauty products should be cruelty free. We are proud to be Leaping Bunny approved.
A global programme, Leaping Bunny requires cruelty free standards over and above legal requirements.
All of our own brand cosmetic and personal care products are approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny programme, the internationally recognisable gold standard for cruelty free products. We adhere to a fixed cut-off date policy and proactively monitor our suppliers to ensure that our products continue to adhere to the Leaping Bunny criteria. Our supplier monitoring system is also independently audited.
For more information about Cruelty Free International, Leaping Bunny and Leaping Bunny criteria, please visit www.crueltyfreeinternational.org