I’m Sarah - I created Skin & Tonic with my boyfriend, Josh. We met a decade ago over a glass of Gin & Tonic and have been together ever since! The past few years have been quite the rollercoaster ride: we have grown our business, increased our product range and now, against the odds, we have a beautiful daughter – Thea.
Where it all started
In 2009 I experienced a health (well, life) crisis. I lost my dad suddenly, then not long after I was diagnosed with Endometriosis, a nasty fertility illness, all whilst trying to juggle a stressful career in TV.
Life catches up on you and soon I realised I wasn’t coping: my body and my skin went into flare and I developed breakouts, redness and dermatitis. I hopped from one beauty product to another, trying to find a solution to cover up my skin issues but I couldn’t find anything to help.
My skin and my body needed a fresh start.
I quit my job and began to help myself one step at a time: I quit smoking and drinking; I began to eat well and practice yoga and then I turned my attention to what I put on my skin.
I, like many other women, refuse to risk my health for beauty. I wanted to eliminate endocrine disruptors (linked with fertility illnesses), carcinogens and the hundreds of skin irritants that can be found in many conventional beauty products. I studied skincare formulation and essential oil science and worked tirelessly to create formulations that were fresh, gentle, pared-back and effective.
My skin started to look clear and calm and then the inflammation disappeared. I developed healthy glowing, peachy soft skin!
Skin & Tonic was born. Now it is our life.
I hope you love using our products.
Here’s to your fresh start. #myfreshstart
Love, Sarah x