It was during my first trip to Africa in 2009. I spent several weeks in a remote village on Lake Malawi. I lived with the villagers in a mud hut without any electricity, running water or sanitation as we know I and I loved it.
One day, I sat by the lake just watching the local villagers. I suddenly noticed that they were using fine grains of sand, that lined the shore of the lake, to rub all over their bodies to exfoliate and condition their skin.They then took natural rocks and stones to remove the hard skin from their feet and bathed in the lake… then I realised what I really wanted to do with my life. At that moment the idea was born..So, on my return to the UK, I set about this long arduous journey to formulate a collection of high quality natural and organic skin care products, and in late 2011, Althea Tomlin Skincare was born. Read more
Althea Skincare products are 100% paraben and sulphate free, pH balanced and vegan friendly. Althea Skincare, is a new generation of natural and organic skincare, inspired by my African experiences and my love of nature the brand represents pure, luxurious, natural professional skincare.
We recently won the Green Parent Beauty Awards, which we are delighted about. The ingredients in these products were inspired by my grandmother and include, coconut, jojoba, cocoa butter and aloe vera.