Transforming skin is what I do it’s my passion.
It’s my calling it is what I was supposed to do, there is no other option

Ever wondered what it takes to make it to the top in the skincare industry?

Currently my treatment on skin health waiting lists are closed.

For those readers would like to get me  to know me more, here is an interview with the brilliant team behind the TONIC ROOM, where I discuss the philosophy behind my brand which I hope will hope inspire you on your journey to skin health.

When did you realise that you had such a talent for holistic healing?

Initally from treating my own skin concerns and then I guess it was that things kept finding me. I almost feel like my path kept presenting itself.

I really love what I do and see incredible results on peoples skin, from impaired barriers to extreme sensitivity and people just keep coming back, which is of course the real result.

What is the central message behind your skincare?

The Naked Chemist philosophy is one of integrity and skin health, it’s as simple as that. I want to help people truly make a difference to their skin.

Transparency in beauty will always be at the core of my brand, especially in an industry that can be so full of hype, which often frustrates me.

Why are you so passionate about skin health?

Growing up i had my own challenges with skin conditions, I suffered with psoriasis, which would flare up when I was under stress.

I began researching topical and internal ingredients, and after seeing first hand, how natural ingredients helped me heal chronic inflammation in my own skin, pursuing a career in the skincare industry was a natural progression.

I know what it is like to be uncomfortable in your skin, and working in the beauty industry gave me the ability to reach as many people as possible, who were concerned about their skin conditions.

My passion stems from a return to skin health, and being able to make a long term visible difference in people’s skin, for me there is nothing more rewarding, and starting a skincare range was just a natural progression of that.

How did you get into formulating skincare?

I’ve been formulating from a very young age, so you could say it was my calling; my parents would buy me chemistry sets as a child, and I would make crude rose waters and  formulas.

Even back then at the age of six, I can remember getting really frustrated, because my crude formulas would go off after a few days.

Of course I had no conception of preservatives, but even all those years ago it’s where my journey really began, which is why I say it’s my calling, my reason for being.

What inspires you?

Nature I had an idyllic childhood growing up in rural Shropshire and it was there my passion for nature began. Today I live in New Zealand in a beautiful rain forest known as the ‘fringe of heaven’, so I can’t fail to be inspired

Clearly having so much natural beauty on my door step, my skincare range had to come from a place of being deeply committed to nature and a light, carbon footprint.

I also am truly grateful to my parents, especially my late father, who loved nature and animals.

Why is customisation so important for you?

Working in the industry I am frustrated by commercial brands that have this “one skin care product fits all approach”,

We are all metabolically different, which is why my skin care line is focused on looking at skin individually, targeting their specific skin types and concerns.

You have a clinic, what is your approach to your treatments?

The essence behind the treatments and products is to treat everyone and, how natural ingredients helped me heal chronic inflammation in my own skin, pursuing a career in the skincare industry was a natural progression.

I know what it is like to be uncomfortable in your skin, and working in the beauty industry gave me the ability to reach as many people as possible, who were concerned about their skin conditions.

My passion stems from a return to skin health, and being able to make a long term visible difference in people’s skin, for me there is nothing more rewarding, and starting a skincare range was just a natural progression of that.

How did you get into formulating skincare?

I’ve been formulating from a very young age, so you could say it was my calling; my parents would buy me chemistry sets as a child, and I would make crude rose waters and  formulas.

Even back then at the age of six, I can remember getting really frustrated, because my crude formulas would go off after a few days.

Of course I had no conception of preservatives, but even all those years ago it’s where my journey really began, which is why I say it’s my calling, my reason for being.

Why did you decide to set up your own business?

Because the way I treat is so unique and my waiting list just kept growing, starting the Naked Chemist skincare range is a way to reach more people;

My skincare clients kept wanting to give what they were using to their friends and in the end, because of their belief, the business grew.

That combined with the online presence, where I have been able to reach so many people and help them with their skincare conditions.

Your BIO Lipid oil has become a bestseller – what inspired you to create it and why do you think that it’s so popular?

It was one of those products created out of necessity. Many of my clients who came to me had an impaired skin due to using ingredients that were to active or from aggressive treatments.

Even some of the tried and tested in house products I had worked for for years just weren’t repairing the skin conditions that were presenting themselves in my clinic. I felt I required something more healing to repair the damage done and after researching the science behind skin identical ingredients that are missing, I came up with the blend.

I really have to thank many of my ‘In clinic’ clients who encouraged me to sell, because after treating them they couldn’t stop talking about what a difference it made to their impaired skin and well the rest is history.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Knowing that I have helped to make a real difference in people’s lives, and working together to achieve that difference.

Is there any aspect of your job that you find tough?

In running a business, when there is only you, it’s the urgency of getting things done – from the making and blending of products and treating as well as the pure business side of things – when every little bit needs something done yesterday!

How do you think that we can achieve more balance in our daily lives?

Breathe – just becoming aware of change within us and how we respond to situations! Take small steps often – make a plan that is do-able and constantly check in to make sure that you’re getting what you need out of life.

What words of wisdom would you give to aspiring businesswomen

Find your dream, your belief, and follow it. Don’t give up as there is always a way.

What inspires you?

I’m results driven so the the outcome on my clients skin is the ultimate inspiration.

Nature comes a close second, I had an idyllic childhood growing up in rural Shropshire and it was there my passion for nature began. Today I live in New Zealand in a beautiful rain forest known as the ‘fringe of heaven’, so I can’t fail to be inspired

Clearly having so much natural beauty on my door step, my skincare range had to come from a place of being deeply committed to nature and a light, carbon footprint. I also am truly grateful to my parents, especially my late father, who loved nature and animals.

Why is customisation so important for you?

Working in the industry I am frustrated by commercial brands that have this “one skin care product fits all approach”,

We are all metabolically different, which is why my skin care line is focused on looking at skin individually, targeting their specific skin types and concerns.

You have a clinic, what is your approach to your treatments?

The essence behind the treatments and products is to treat everyone individually, with a customised approach.

Using active products and treatments that individually target concerns specific to that client.

What is so great about the clinic, is that I am able to take these really incredible results driven treatments, and bottle them to reach a larger audience, and turn them into at home treatments.

This has been my whole goal 

I wanted to take the concept beyond the beauty clinic, and combine this with everything I have learnt in the industry and from treating thousands of different clients skins over the years.

To create a skincare range that has the power to change skin on a cellular level, without causing inflammation, which I believe, is at the route of premature ageing.

Do you have a mentor? 

My article natural beauty pays homage to Horst Rechelbacher who started Aveda, he was the pioneer behind Eco friendly products and organic living. I credit his book Aveda rituals, for starting me on my journey into holistic health and natural skincare.

You love writing about skin, why is this so important?

Transparency in beauty is central to my message, my blog is my chance to give back, to reach a larger audience and contribute in some small way.

Nothing gives me more satisfaction, then someone reaching out about their skin concerns, and then being able to help them find a solution to their skincare problem.

What is your vision for the future?

My vision today is still the same as it was when I first entered the industry.

To create a range of products that people know they can trust, and use with confidence.

Ultimately helping as many people as possible, to achieve optimum skin health.

MY NAKED TRUTH

Transforming skin is truly my passion.

To watch peoples life transform and change because of their skin, is what keeps me going, it’s the very essence of my brand, and at the very core of what I do.

This site is dedicated to my late father, who loved all things in nature and taught me what it truly means to be nurtured by nature and for that I am forever grateful!

I will always miss you

Dear customers, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your business. For the next 8 weeks from the 5th June the store will be closed due to major rebranding and new website. We trust that you will enjoy the new and improved products and we look forward to dealing with you again from the 1st August 2018. Kindest regards Samantha Dismiss

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