Where we started
Akasha Be Well Skincare is an ecoluxe brand of clean skincare products that aims to solve major issues in the modern-day beauty routine; routine, time, and toxicity. Did you know the average women applies 16 cosmetic products each day that can contain up to 168 different chemicals? Of those 16 products at least five are for basic skin health. The cost of this extensive beauty routine runs on average of $8 per day; that $240 per month spent on your face. While we believe you should invest in the health of your skin, we don’t believe it should cost you the price of a small car. Not to mention the amount of time it takes to apply all 52 of those products.
Akasha Be Well Skincare addresses those issues. To begin, all of our products are made with minimally altered plant ingredients. What that means is, we select ingredients that are as close to their natural form as possible to ensure they maintain their effectiveness and potency. Then, our multi-functional products are formulated to provide what you need to maintain healthy, balanced skin. Last, we carefully source our materials, focusing on using high quality ingredients and sustainable packaging to keep the products fresh and effective prior to your use. Our environment greatly benefits from recyclable materials using minimal plastics. We do all of this while maintaining the small-batched and hand-crafted quality which our customers have come to love and expect.
Akasha Be Well Skincare is not simply a skincare line but a lifestyle. It came out of a need to find a clean, green, and effective solution to my issues with oily and sensitive skin. I created a line that I am proud to use on the skin of my family, friends, and my own. To continue providing this amazing skincare experience, we need your help to scale, continue growing, and share the benefits of clean and all natural skincare for your face and body.
Meet our Founder
I am Tesa Edmonson Jones, the owner and founder of Akasha Be Well Skincare. For most of my adult life, I've battled a multitude of skincare issues and tried many, many methods to try to "fight", "attack", and "fix". I suffered from cyctic acne, uneven skintone, excessive hyperpigmentation, different types of scarring to include hypertrophic and keloid, excessive dryness, and rebound oiliness. After the birth of my second child in 2000, my skin really took a turn for the worse. As a teenager, my skin was normal and clear with minimal hormonal breakouts, however, after my child's birth, I felt like my skin began to attack me. I suffered prolonged breakouts, persistent and painfully deep cystic acne, and irritated, dry, flaking skin. I began to try to fix my skin with any product that promised results but only further exacerbated my issues and spawned rebound oiliness which I then tried to "fix" as well. As a result, my self esteem plummeted and I felt lost and confused. The products and methods I used, I later realized, were toxic and causing my persistent irritation and breakouts. For the next several years, I researched different ingredients in the products and learned which ones were detrimental to my skin and which ones were beneficial. I was inspired to begin to DIY my own skincare. Through many trials, I finally found solutions that worked! Not only to clean my skin but to keep it clear, vibrant, glowing, and best of all, healthy. As a result, I spent many years refining and perfecting my processes and formulations to ensure the highest quality and efficacy.
Our product line is carefully formulated using the highest quality natural and organic ingredients from sustainable sources. We chose ingredients that support your overall health and wellness, skin, and our environment. We handcraft each product in small batches in Denver, CO. Our line includes three cleansers, a hydrating mist/toner, three serums, two facial masks, a moisturizer, a body buttercream, and lip balm. A few of the products will be newly launched by December 2019.
We Need Your Support to Meet our $10K Goal
The funding goal of $10,000 is to complete the process of obtaining organic, EWG, sustainability, Leaping Bunny certifications, and corresponding extensive product testing to ensure highest manufacturing standards. Right now, the basic testing has been completed, but we still need to do the extensive testing required for certification. We have a need for additional staff to help with increased production as well as increased production costs for retail and wholesale contracts. Our products need continued marketing which translates to requiring photography and video production to properly meet marketing demands to stay in line with current trends and standards. The largest portion of the fund will be the actual testing, video, photography, and manufacturing costs.
The Expanded Mission
Over the years I have realized how a good skincare routine can double as a part of your self-care practice. A facial becomes more than a skin treatment, it becomes a moment to relax and de-stress. An at home facial is no longer just about cleansing and moisturizing the skin but about resetting and recharging the mind and body. This is why I am now looking to expand the mission of Akasha Be Well Skincare to create products that help people build practical self-care routines. We call this expanded mission Be Akasha, which means to seek balance in your daily healthy self-care routine.
The money we raise through this campaign will be used to: