Meet the Team

Say hello to the people behind the products!

The Scence team are a friendly, passionate bunch who work hard to bring fresh, hand-crafted vegan skincare to all our lovely customers.

Find out more about the creaters, makers and all-important support team, and if you’d like to get in touch, please just drop us a line.

Krista Taylor - Founder

Qualified in anatomy & physiology, aromatherapy and massage therapies, Krista has been researching, formulating and perfecting the Scence range for years alongside developing the fully compostable packaging.

Krista has a hands on approach and is involved in the daily running of Scence, as well as marketing and customer support.

Melanie Stiles – Director

Formulating is Mel’s passion and she is in charge of production and product development. Qualified in anatomy & physiology and massage therapies, she has a solid understanding of the integumentary system and is constantly researching new natural and effective ingredients for her formulations.

Clean, fresh, natural plant oils and butters are combined with care to hydrate and support the skin – Mel’s inspiration comes from the power of nature and understanding the balance and harmony of good combinations.

Sarah Van Baalen - Customer Support

Growing up in Cornwall and around the fishing industry gave Sarah a love of the sea and anything related to it. She is rarely happier than when out on the water in some form of craft, or on the beach.

Having worked in education in science for the past 16 years, Sarah is truly passionate about the environment and loves working with Scence as it is a brand she believes in.

Sarah helps to look after your order along with supporting Krista in the daily running of the business and Mel in production.

George Maynard – Production Assistant

Ours is a small and flexible team and George is here to help from heaving heavy sacks of ingredients around for the manufacturing side of things to labelling, packing and keeping the team in cups of tea.

A brilliant all-rounder with a great sense of humour!