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Scence

Natural Skincare

Scence – Narural Organic Body Moisturisers Scence – Nourishing Jojoba Natural Organic Lip Balms Scence — Natural Organic Deodorant Balms Scence – Natural Organic Jojoba Face Balms Scence – Natural Organic Aftershave and Beard Balms Scence – Natural Organic Hand Balms
Scence – Body Moisture Balms
Scence – Face Intense Balms
Scence – Hands Intense Balms
Scence – Lips Soothing Balms
Scence – Deodorants Aluminium Free Natural and Safe

natural skincare | handcrafted in cornwall | free from plastics, parabens, aluminium | vegan friendly

Nature’s Perfect Packaging

14 May 2019

We love what we do and our formulations are designed to deliver nourishing and soothing balms that melt on contact with the skin. An important factor in that delivery is packaging. It has to protect and preserve. It has to be beautiful and functional – and for us it has to be eco-friendly and go back to the earth. It has been a long journey to marry the skincare and the packaging we envisioned but our endeavours are so minor compared to what nature can offer. There are so many beauties I could mention – from walnuts to eggs but this is my favourite piece of nature’s perfect packaging.
The tangerine.
The colour is gorgeous, eye-catching, bright, warm and inviting. The texture is glossy, dimpled, tactile, palm-sized and just feels good in the hand. The smell is a zesty tantalising promise of what lies inside and prepares the consumer for the treat within. Peeling a tangerine is a satisfying reveal and is a perfectly yielding break and peel to access the fruit. A perfect sized serving packed with goodness from our intelligent mother earth. I’d love to hear about your favourites so get in touch and share!

Photo: Adam Smigielski.

University Challenge!

20 April 2019

Falmouth University has supported us from the start and in turn we have had the opportunity to work with some of the resident students and organisations, and in our way, reciprocate the support.

My first experience with the university was 35 years ago (then Falmouth School of Arts) when I was accepted as a student on the BTEC Art & Design course in Woodlane. Fifteen years later I was running my own chartered design business and working with the university marketing team during the transitions from College to University.

And the connection continues as the University campus shops now stock our Scence products and we enjoy continued support from our student customers.

We in turn, have been invited to get involved and support some important and future-conscious projects initiated by the caring and conscientious people that will go forward and shape our world.

Here are some of them…

Save Our Suds is a project which highlights the need and potential to swap plastic packaged bathroom products for more eco-friendly and sustainable products. Initiated by student scientists on the Geography and Environmental Science course.
https://www.instagram.com/saveoursuds/

MarineWatch, a student-led marine interest and conservation society for Falmouth and Exeter university students at the joint campus in Penryn. Fundraising for the conservation charity MARINElife, a UK based research, education and conservation charity conducting year round scientific surveys of whales, dolphins and seabirds.
#marinelife #fxumarinewatch

The Beach Clean Project  a student led volunteering project running through the University of Exeter. Based at the Penryn campus, the project aims to help clean Cornwall’s beaches and also encourage students and locals to live more consciously and sustainably.
#thebeachcleanproject

Alfie Challis Film Student – Alfie is a talented and passionate film maker who is helping us create amazing films to bring more information about making Scence to the world. Here he is filming in the lab with Issy Stephens.

What goes around comes around and we are right there with you in your positive endeavours to make a meaningful difference in shaping the future. Keep up the good work!

Alfie Challis and Issy Stephens – film makers.

An Amazing Weekend!

11 April 2019

I am just coming back down to earth after an AMAZING weekend at the Natural and Organic Products Europe show in London. It was so great to get out of the lab and meet the real people out there that flocked to our tiny stand and shared in our enthusiasm for our products and our ethos. It has been such an affirming and inspiring experience and this is just a quick post to say thank you for visiting us and thank you for your positivity and support. You guys rock!

Great to get out of the lab!

Natural and Organic Products Europe

1 April 2019

We’ve got a busy schedule ahead this week preparing for the Natural & Organic Products Europe show at Excel in London on the 7th and 8th April. If you’re in the trade and in the area come and see us on Stand B12. You can still book your free trade ticket online.Quote NPEG40. We will be on Stand B12 in the Beauty section.

Natural & Organic Products Europe

 

Be The Change Awards 2019

11 March 2019

We have some wonderful news!
I am delighted and so excited to have been nominated as a finalist in the Be The Change Awards 2019.

The Be The Change Awards are an up and coming new initiative for the social impact sector, recognising ethical & sustainable brands with a powerful impact story to tell.

It brings together ethical & sustainable brands across 12 sectors from fashion to business services working towards the Sustainable Development Goals and creating a better world.

Our entry video was made and entered by my son, Asa, and we had just 3 days to compose it before the deadline so it was such a lovely surprise when we found we had been shortlisted.

Maybe you can help!
Finalists will be put through to the People’s Choice Awards so you can get involved in getting Scence to the Awards by voting for us – just click ‘like’ on our video on the youtube link https://youtu.be/bx9oWBRoXfk and if you could share it around that would be wonderful!

Krista Taylor

Our Development

18 January 2019

It’s been 6 months now since we launched Scence Natural Skincare and what a journey! It started almost 4 years ago when I was looking for a change of career direction away from graphic design and fine art, so I re-trained in anatomy and physiology as part of a complementary therapies course. Working closely with clients providing massage therapies I needed to find a deodorant that would actually work and keep me fresh all day but that didn’t contain nasties like aluminium (more about this later). There didn’t seem to be anything out there that actually worked so I started experimenting with recipes from online natural skincare sites and forums – and so it began. My interest grew and many of my friends and family loved the products I was developing and encouraged me further. I was experimenting with making emulsion moisturisers, oil-free lotions, eye serums, bi-phase cleansers… but the deodorants were most in demand – plus I realised I needed to specialise. I decided to make balms. I love natural butters and oils for their super-moisturising properties so I felt I wanted to focus on these anhydrous formulas.

Alongside the experimenting I undertook courses in aromatherapy, herbal medicine and natural skincare – I love learning and will always be a student.

So things were gently moving forward but as a designer and being someone who has recycled packaging for years I was feeling frustrated about the single use plastic packaging that seemed to be everywhere on the natural skincare shelves. I started to employ my design experience and began working on paper based packaging designs and talking to packaging companies. This brings its own interesting challenges – oil vs paper and how to prevent leaching as balms inevitably melt in higher temperatures. I wanted the formulas to be stable enough to sit in the packaging at 40 degrees without leaching through. Oven testing, adjusting formulas, waiting. It all takes time and patience.

Next, I needed a laboratory to work from, I needed space to make the balms, an office and a packing/store room and this looked like it was going to be a tough one to find. After months of looking the opportunity of a 3 room suite in Waterside House came along. Available within the month and bang on budget – it is perfect. Right on the river and housing a lovely community of small businesses. We love it here.

Finding and fitting out the laboratory and offices happened in May, as well as ongoing designing and developing the packaging and formulas, ordering bulk ingredients and making the balms for stock. It has been a lot of hard work that is now paying off with behind the scenes support from Stig, the web and tech guy, and my new lab assistant and wingman, George.

Our first orders were delivered in July and have been really well received here in West Cornwall. We are gently moving forward and have several high street retail outlets (see Finding Scence) and growing interest from online retail outlets throughout the UK. We really appreciate their support and encouragement and look forward to an exciting 2019 and our journey together.

The various stages of development! Note the nasty plastic and the transition to cardboard.

 

 

We Are Making Scence

24 July 2018

Scence is a brand new skincare range handcrafted in Falmouth, Cornwall.

We create amazing skincare products, but we also make sure we aren’t adding to
the single-use plastic problem in our world.

Of course our ingredients are always natural, nourishing and mainly organic, but we have been working hard for the past three years to develop and perfect not just our formulas, but also fully compostable paper packaging.

We are currently working with retailers to bring this product to your high street
and you can now pre-order from our online shop here – as we are launching our delivery time is currently around 2-3 weeks.

Retail enquiries – We invite you to be part of our exciting launch and you can now contact us for orders and wholesale information by emailing us at care@scence.co.uk or call Michele on 07432 873535.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Nature’s Perfect Packaging

14 May 2019

We love what we do and our formulations are designed to deliver nourishing and soothing balms that melt on contact with the skin. An important factor in that delivery is packaging. It has to protect and preserve. It has to be beautiful and functional – and for us it has to be eco-friendly and go back to the earth. It has been a long journey to marry the skincare and the packaging we envisioned but our endeavours are so minor compared to what nature can offer. There are so many beauties I could mention – from walnuts to eggs but this is my favourite piece of nature’s perfect packaging.
The tangerine.
The colour is gorgeous, eye-catching, bright, warm and inviting. The texture is glossy, dimpled, tactile, palm-sized and just feels good in the hand. The smell is a zesty tantalising promise of what lies inside and prepares the consumer for the treat within. Peeling a tangerine is a satisfying reveal and is a perfectly yielding break and peel to access the fruit. A perfect sized serving packed with goodness from our intelligent mother earth. I’d love to hear about your favourites so get in touch and share!

Photo: Adam Smigielski.

University Challenge!

20 April 2019

Falmouth University has supported us from the start and in turn we have had the opportunity to work with some of the resident students and organisations, and in our way, reciprocate the support.

My first experience with the university was 35 years ago (then Falmouth School of Arts) when I was accepted as a student on the BTEC Art & Design course in Woodlane. Fifteen years later I was running my own chartered design business and working with the university marketing team during the transitions from College to University.

And the connection continues as the University campus shops now stock our Scence products and we enjoy continued support from our student customers.

We in turn, have been invited to get involved and support some important and future-conscious projects initiated by the caring and conscientious people that will go forward and shape our world.

Here are some of them…

Save Our Suds is a project which highlights the need and potential to swap plastic packaged bathroom products for more eco-friendly and sustainable products. Initiated by student scientists on the Geography and Environmental Science course.
https://www.instagram.com/saveoursuds/

MarineWatch, a student-led marine interest and conservation society for Falmouth and Exeter university students at the joint campus in Penryn. Fundraising for the conservation charity MARINElife, a UK based research, education and conservation charity conducting year round scientific surveys of whales, dolphins and seabirds.
#marinelife #fxumarinewatch

The Beach Clean Project  a student led volunteering project running through the University of Exeter. Based at the Penryn campus, the project aims to help clean Cornwall’s beaches and also encourage students and locals to live more consciously and sustainably.
#thebeachcleanproject

Alfie Challis Film Student – Alfie is a talented and passionate film maker who is helping us create amazing films to bring more information about making Scence to the world. Here he is filming in the lab with Issy Stephens.

What goes around comes around and we are right there with you in your positive endeavours to make a meaningful difference in shaping the future. Keep up the good work!

Alfie Challis and Issy Stephens – film makers.

An Amazing Weekend!

11 April 2019

I am just coming back down to earth after an AMAZING weekend at the Natural and Organic Products Europe show in London. It was so great to get out of the lab and meet the real people out there that flocked to our tiny stand and shared in our enthusiasm for our products and our ethos. It has been such an affirming and inspiring experience and this is just a quick post to say thank you for visiting us and thank you for your positivity and support. You guys rock!

Great to get out of the lab!

Natural and Organic Products Europe

1 April 2019

We’ve got a busy schedule ahead this week preparing for the Natural & Organic Products Europe show at Excel in London on the 7th and 8th April. If you’re in the trade and in the area come and see us on Stand B12. You can still book your free trade ticket online.Quote NPEG40. We will be on Stand B12 in the Beauty section.

Natural & Organic Products Europe

 

Be The Change Awards 2019

11 March 2019

We have some wonderful news!
I am delighted and so excited to have been nominated as a finalist in the Be The Change Awards 2019.

The Be The Change Awards are an up and coming new initiative for the social impact sector, recognising ethical & sustainable brands with a powerful impact story to tell.

It brings together ethical & sustainable brands across 12 sectors from fashion to business services working towards the Sustainable Development Goals and creating a better world.

Our entry video was made and entered by my son, Asa, and we had just 3 days to compose it before the deadline so it was such a lovely surprise when we found we had been shortlisted.

Maybe you can help!
Finalists will be put through to the People’s Choice Awards so you can get involved in getting Scence to the Awards by voting for us – just click ‘like’ on our video on the youtube link https://youtu.be/bx9oWBRoXfk and if you could share it around that would be wonderful!

Krista Taylor

Our Development

18 January 2019

It’s been 6 months now since we launched Scence Natural Skincare and what a journey! It started almost 4 years ago when I was looking for a change of career direction away from graphic design and fine art, so I re-trained in anatomy and physiology as part of a complementary therapies course. Working closely with clients providing massage therapies I needed to find a deodorant that would actually work and keep me fresh all day but that didn’t contain nasties like aluminium (more about this later). There didn’t seem to be anything out there that actually worked so I started experimenting with recipes from online natural skincare sites and forums – and so it began. My interest grew and many of my friends and family loved the products I was developing and encouraged me further. I was experimenting with making emulsion moisturisers, oil-free lotions, eye serums, bi-phase cleansers… but the deodorants were most in demand – plus I realised I needed to specialise. I decided to make balms. I love natural butters and oils for their super-moisturising properties so I felt I wanted to focus on these anhydrous formulas.

Alongside the experimenting I undertook courses in aromatherapy, herbal medicine and natural skincare – I love learning and will always be a student.

So things were gently moving forward but as a designer and being someone who has recycled packaging for years I was feeling frustrated about the single use plastic packaging that seemed to be everywhere on the natural skincare shelves. I started to employ my design experience and began working on paper based packaging designs and talking to packaging companies. This brings its own interesting challenges – oil vs paper and how to prevent leaching as balms inevitably melt in higher temperatures. I wanted the formulas to be stable enough to sit in the packaging at 40 degrees without leaching through. Oven testing, adjusting formulas, waiting. It all takes time and patience.

Next, I needed a laboratory to work from, I needed space to make the balms, an office and a packing/store room and this looked like it was going to be a tough one to find. After months of looking the opportunity of a 3 room suite in Waterside House came along. Available within the month and bang on budget – it is perfect. Right on the river and housing a lovely community of small businesses. We love it here.

Finding and fitting out the laboratory and offices happened in May, as well as ongoing designing and developing the packaging and formulas, ordering bulk ingredients and making the balms for stock. It has been a lot of hard work that is now paying off with behind the scenes support from Stig, the web and tech guy, and my new lab assistant and wingman, George.

Our first orders were delivered in July and have been really well received here in West Cornwall. We are gently moving forward and have several high street retail outlets (see Finding Scence) and growing interest from online retail outlets throughout the UK. We really appreciate their support and encouragement and look forward to an exciting 2019 and our journey together.

The various stages of development! Note the nasty plastic and the transition to cardboard.

 

 

We Are Making Scence

24 July 2018

Scence is a brand new skincare range handcrafted in Falmouth, Cornwall.

We create amazing skincare products, but we also make sure we aren’t adding to
the single-use plastic problem in our world.

Of course our ingredients are always natural, nourishing and mainly organic, but we have been working hard for the past three years to develop and perfect not just our formulas, but also fully compostable paper packaging.

We are currently working with retailers to bring this product to your high street
and you can now pre-order from our online shop here – as we are launching our delivery time is currently around 2-3 weeks.

Retail enquiries – We invite you to be part of our exciting launch and you can now contact us for orders and wholesale information by emailing us at care@scence.co.uk or call Michele on 07432 873535.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Nature’s Perfect Packaging

14 May 2019

We love what we do and our formulations are designed to deliver nourishing and soothing balms that melt on contact with the skin. An important factor in that delivery is packaging. It has to protect and preserve. It has to be beautiful and functional – and for us it has to be eco-friendly and go back to the earth. It has been a long journey to marry the skincare and the packaging we envisioned but our endeavours are so minor compared to what nature can offer. There are so many beauties I could mention – from walnuts to eggs but this is my favourite piece of nature’s perfect packaging.
The tangerine.
The colour is gorgeous, eye-catching, bright, warm and inviting. The texture is glossy, dimpled, tactile, palm-sized and just feels good in the hand. The smell is a zesty tantalising promise of what lies inside and prepares the consumer for the treat within. Peeling a tangerine is a satisfying reveal and is a perfectly yielding break and peel to access the fruit. A perfect sized serving packed with goodness from our intelligent mother earth. I’d love to hear about your favourites so get in touch and share!

Photo: Adam Smigielski.

University Challenge!

20 April 2019

Falmouth University has supported us from the start and in turn we have had the opportunity to work with some of the resident students and organisations, and in our way, reciprocate the support.

My first experience with the university was 35 years ago (then Falmouth School of Arts) when I was accepted as a student on the BTEC Art & Design course in Woodlane. Fifteen years later I was running my own chartered design business and working with the university marketing team during the transitions from College to University.

And the connection continues as the University campus shops now stock our Scence products and we enjoy continued support from our student customers.

We in turn, have been invited to get involved and support some important and future-conscious projects initiated by the caring and conscientious people that will go forward and shape our world.

Here are some of them…

Save Our Suds is a project which highlights the need and potential to swap plastic packaged bathroom products for more eco-friendly and sustainable products. Initiated by student scientists on the Geography and Environmental Science course.
https://www.instagram.com/saveoursuds/

MarineWatch, a student-led marine interest and conservation society for Falmouth and Exeter university students at the joint campus in Penryn. Fundraising for the conservation charity MARINElife, a UK based research, education and conservation charity conducting year round scientific surveys of whales, dolphins and seabirds.
#marinelife #fxumarinewatch

The Beach Clean Project  a student led volunteering project running through the University of Exeter. Based at the Penryn campus, the project aims to help clean Cornwall’s beaches and also encourage students and locals to live more consciously and sustainably.
#thebeachcleanproject

Alfie Challis Film Student – Alfie is a talented and passionate film maker who is helping us create amazing films to bring more information about making Scence to the world. Here he is filming in the lab with Issy Stephens.

What goes around comes around and we are right there with you in your positive endeavours to make a meaningful difference in shaping the future. Keep up the good work!

Alfie Challis and Issy Stephens – film makers.

An Amazing Weekend!

11 April 2019

I am just coming back down to earth after an AMAZING weekend at the Natural and Organic Products Europe show in London. It was so great to get out of the lab and meet the real people out there that flocked to our tiny stand and shared in our enthusiasm for our products and our ethos. It has been such an affirming and inspiring experience and this is just a quick post to say thank you for visiting us and thank you for your positivity and support. You guys rock!

Great to get out of the lab!

Natural and Organic Products Europe

1 April 2019

We’ve got a busy schedule ahead this week preparing for the Natural & Organic Products Europe show at Excel in London on the 7th and 8th April. If you’re in the trade and in the area come and see us on Stand B12. You can still book your free trade ticket online.Quote NPEG40. We will be on Stand B12 in the Beauty section.

Natural & Organic Products Europe

 

Be The Change Awards 2019

11 March 2019

We have some wonderful news!
I am delighted and so excited to have been nominated as a finalist in the Be The Change Awards 2019.

The Be The Change Awards are an up and coming new initiative for the social impact sector, recognising ethical & sustainable brands with a powerful impact story to tell.

It brings together ethical & sustainable brands across 12 sectors from fashion to business services working towards the Sustainable Development Goals and creating a better world.

Our entry video was made and entered by my son, Asa, and we had just 3 days to compose it before the deadline so it was such a lovely surprise when we found we had been shortlisted.

Maybe you can help!
Finalists will be put through to the People’s Choice Awards so you can get involved in getting Scence to the Awards by voting for us – just click ‘like’ on our video on the youtube link https://youtu.be/bx9oWBRoXfk and if you could share it around that would be wonderful!

Krista Taylor

Our Development

18 January 2019

It’s been 6 months now since we launched Scence Natural Skincare and what a journey! It started almost 4 years ago when I was looking for a change of career direction away from graphic design and fine art, so I re-trained in anatomy and physiology as part of a complementary therapies course. Working closely with clients providing massage therapies I needed to find a deodorant that would actually work and keep me fresh all day but that didn’t contain nasties like aluminium (more about this later). There didn’t seem to be anything out there that actually worked so I started experimenting with recipes from online natural skincare sites and forums – and so it began. My interest grew and many of my friends and family loved the products I was developing and encouraged me further. I was experimenting with making emulsion moisturisers, oil-free lotions, eye serums, bi-phase cleansers… but the deodorants were most in demand – plus I realised I needed to specialise. I decided to make balms. I love natural butters and oils for their super-moisturising properties so I felt I wanted to focus on these anhydrous formulas.

Alongside the experimenting I undertook courses in aromatherapy, herbal medicine and natural skincare – I love learning and will always be a student.

So things were gently moving forward but as a designer and being someone who has recycled packaging for years I was feeling frustrated about the single use plastic packaging that seemed to be everywhere on the natural skincare shelves. I started to employ my design experience and began working on paper based packaging designs and talking to packaging companies. This brings its own interesting challenges – oil vs paper and how to prevent leaching as balms inevitably melt in higher temperatures. I wanted the formulas to be stable enough to sit in the packaging at 40 degrees without leaching through. Oven testing, adjusting formulas, waiting. It all takes time and patience.

Next, I needed a laboratory to work from, I needed space to make the balms, an office and a packing/store room and this looked like it was going to be a tough one to find. After months of looking the opportunity of a 3 room suite in Waterside House came along. Available within the month and bang on budget – it is perfect. Right on the river and housing a lovely community of small businesses. We love it here.

Finding and fitting out the laboratory and offices happened in May, as well as ongoing designing and developing the packaging and formulas, ordering bulk ingredients and making the balms for stock. It has been a lot of hard work that is now paying off with behind the scenes support from Stig, the web and tech guy, and my new lab assistant and wingman, George.

Our first orders were delivered in July and have been really well received here in West Cornwall. We are gently moving forward and have several high street retail outlets (see Finding Scence) and growing interest from online retail outlets throughout the UK. We really appreciate their support and encouragement and look forward to an exciting 2019 and our journey together.

The various stages of development! Note the nasty plastic and the transition to cardboard.

 

 

We Are Making Scence

24 July 2018

Scence is a brand new skincare range handcrafted in Falmouth, Cornwall.

We create amazing skincare products, but we also make sure we aren’t adding to
the single-use plastic problem in our world.

Of course our ingredients are always natural, nourishing and mainly organic, but we have been working hard for the past three years to develop and perfect not just our formulas, but also fully compostable paper packaging.

We are currently working with retailers to bring this product to your high street
and you can now pre-order from our online shop here – as we are launching our delivery time is currently around 2-3 weeks.

Retail enquiries – We invite you to be part of our exciting launch and you can now contact us for orders and wholesale information by emailing us at care@scence.co.uk or call Michele on 07432 873535.

We look forward to hearing from you!