The concept for Sister & Co. Skin Food came to life after our founder Sophie was on a trip India several years ago. She frequently suffered from problem skin, no matter what products she used (product after product after product). After a bad breakout in India a local lady told her to wash her face once daily in the raw coconut oil her family produced at home. Sophie’s skin felt better than it had in a long time - hydrated, supple and calm.
Returning to London, Sophie was unable find a coconut oil with the same lightness, absorbency and delicate aroma, so she decided to embark on a mission to source it herself. In January 2015 she launched Sister & Co. Coconut Oil, our original product. Cold-pressed at a small organic farm on the Sri Lankan coast, this is the perfect grade of raw coconut oil for your beauty and skincare routine and the ultimate multi-tasking product.
But the journey had opened her eyes to the smoke screen of the skincare industry, so much driven by inflated marketing messages from brands demanding that people need a multitude of products, charging very high prices and not giving any real clarity on what products are made from. Believing there was an alternative approach to skincare and knowing that it wasn’t just her that was rightly demanding honest, truly natural skincare options, the idea for a wider Skin Food range was born.
"Our mission is to create beautiful natural products that you can use every day, to get you as excited by every ingredient as we are, with results that surpass your expectations."
Sophie, Sister & Co. Skin Food Founder
What are Skin Foods?
When plant, nut and seed oils, butters, waxes, flowers, clays and salts are allowed to remain in their raw or minimally processed state, their potent active properties - antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, vitamins and nutrients - have outstanding topical benefits. This is how we use our ingredients and this is why we call them Skin Foods. Whether you have sensitive, dry or combination skin, our natural Skin Foods can be used to cleanse, exfoliate, lock in hydration and protect skin from the elements. We don’t insist natural always works best (we are not believers in 100% natural deodorant, for example) – but our Skin Foods can look after your skin, all over, delivering outstanding results while being a pleasure to use.
How our Skin Foods will change your experience of skin and body care:
They'll streamline your routine.
We don’t think you need a hundred products on your shelf. You need products that keep skin clean, help hydrate and replenish skin cells and that protect skin from the elements. We make a small number of hardworking products that do just this, for your face and for the rest of you. Our belief is that less is more and by using a smaller selection of products that work in harmony with your skin you could easily find that it will be happiest.
They contain what your skin really needs - with beautiful textures and smells.
Choosing natural shouldn't be a compromise on efficacy or luxury, so we only create products where our natural formulations perform as effectively and better than synthetic alternatives. We’ve searched long and hard for the ultimate “skin foods” - ingredients with the right balance of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties – bringing them together to deliver fresh scents, great textures and clear results.
You'll know exactly what they're made with - and made without.
Brands can throw multiple synthetics into a skincare product and call it ‘natural’ - the term isn't formally regulated. We believe in transparency. Each ingredient in our products has been carefully chosen for its specific skincare function or benefit, so we’re proud to tell you exactly what it is and why we use it. Our formulations are free from synthetics including parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulphates, mineral oil and artificial fragrances and never tested on animals.