My name is Lucy from Lucky Cloud Skincare. I’m here to give you a little bit of background about the brand, who I am, why I started the business and what exciting things we have planned for 2017!
I am the founder and director of Lucky Cloud Skincare, which was launched in early 2015.
We produce products that are lovingly made in small batches, using specially chosen, quality raw ingredients; which are all plant based and therefore vegan friendly, to create moisture rich, nourishing and soothing products for your skin.
As a long-term sufferer of dry, itchy and eczema prone skin – something I’d suffered from for most of my adult life - I became fed up of using pharmaceutical grade steroid ointments and highly fragranced moisturisers packed full of chemicals. I had a nasty flare up in 2012 and realised that I seriously needed to start paying more attention to my skin and what I was putting on it. Despite this, it was another 12 months before LCS became even a twinkle in my eye.
Fast forward to early 2013 and suddenly I found myself obsessed with creating “the perfect lip balm recipe”. Without realising it, a passion had emerged. Not only did I want to keep experimenting with ingredients, but I was excited too! I spent so many hours in the evenings and on weekends reading about different types of plant butters, learning about the different properties oils have, what works for different skin types and even what a comedogen*(koh-med-o-gen) is…
*a comedogen is a substance that exacerbates or induces acne. So, for example a comedogenic oil (such as wheat germ oil) or butter (like cocoa butter) clogs your pores which encourages blackheads. Something none of us want??
After this lengthy journey of learning about natural plant oils, their benefits and uses and how to formulate them into actual products, Lucky Cloud Skincare was born in April 2015.
We launched with a range of BODY based moisturisers and lip butters.
There are two signature ranges; HYDRATING and SOOTHING, each with three products available. There’s a level of moisturising just right for everyone!
Body Balm – this is the heaviest level of moisturising. Think of it as a wonder balm – any skin problem you can think of and this pot of goodness will help you! Dry itchy skin? Eczema or dermatitis? Rough cuticles? Sunburn? Chapped lips? Sore, red nose from the flu? Want to nourish your eyelashes and eyebrows? Cracked heels and dry elbows? Yep – you get it! Try it on anything and you’ll see results!
Body Butter – think of this as your perfect all over body moisturiser. It’s thick, rich, creamy and delicious! With a gorgeous consistency, it spreads over your skin and absorbs easily. It can also double as a rich hand cream if you’re one of those people who uses and washes their hand a lot during the day.
Body Milk – this is the lightest of all three moisturisers. It comes in a handy 100ml pump bottle, perfect for your handbag or desk and a 200ml dispenser which is more suitable to use at home, or in the bathroom. It’s so lovely and light, and wonderful to use daily as a hand cream or if your skin isn’t too dry (you lucky duck).
Our delicious range of Lip Butters includes Coconut and Vanilla & Cocoa; available in handy little tins which fit easily into your pocket or handbag. Enriched with skin loving butters and oils, they will protect and nourish even the driest of lips and smell good enough to eat!
We use only the best plant based ingredients available. Each is chosen for its specific properties to help nourish, soothe, heal and hydrate your skin. Some of our favourite ingredients and their key benefits to use include:
· Oat Oil Softening and anti-itch for eczema prone and damaged skin
· Olive Oil Nourishing and softening for dry and chapped skin
· Sweet Almond Oil Suitable for all skin types, slowly absorbed it makes skin soft,
smooth & supple
· Apricot Kernel Oil Especially good for sensitive skin; this mild oil enhances skin
· Thistle Oil An excellent source of Essential Fatty Acids (omega 3 & 6), it’s easily
· Calendula Oil Used for healing, ideal for cuts, scrapes, wounds, red &
· Shea Butter An old favourite, our organic shea butter moisturises, protects and
heals your skin
· Cocoa Butter Another all-star, this butter gives softness, nourishment and
protection to your skin
· Coconut Butter Smelling like a tropical haven, coconut butter is rich in essential
proteins and is ideal for dry, flaky skin
· Vitamin E Oil Acts as an antioxidant for your skin and is an intense healer
We could wax lyrical about all the wonderful oils and butters we use, but I don’t want to bore you to death… so, instead, if you’re interested you can read more about our ingredients used here.
With an ethos to create products that are truly natural, which don’t irritate or harm your body or the environment means that all our products are:
· Handmade in small batches
· Vegan Friendly
· Cruelty Free
· Contain the best natural ingredients
· Contain high quality botanical extracts
· Contain vegetable & plant oils, fats and waxes
· Contain ethically sourced ingredients
· Are enriched with vitamins
· Are packaged in fully recyclable PET plastic or glass containers
· Are sold and shipped in recyclable cardboard boxes and paper bags
So, what’s next? Well, we’ve been busy behind the scenes creating a new range of products; face care! We’re so excited with what’s been developed and can’t wait to share it with you. Sign up to our newsletter here, to stay one step ahead and get notice of any promotions, deals and product launches before anyone else!
Thanks for reading and remember to love your skin!
Find us online at www.luckycloudskincare.com and across all social media platforms:
Facebook – www.facebook.com/luckycloudskincare
Instagram – www.instagram.com/lucky.cloud
Twitter – www.twitter.com/luckycloudskin