Provenance: Sister & Co.
The bath and beauty department has had a spring overhaul and Sister & Co. is one of the incoming brands we’re all taking home, testing out and totally loving; the products are beautiful, but it’s also knowing the stuff that goes into making them and the story behind it all that has us sold.
The brand was founded by Sophie, a London girl who discovered the amazing effect of using raw, organic coconut on her skin while holidaying in India. Suffering a skin breakout, a local lady handed her some raw coconut oil and it quickly cleared everything up. So impressed by the results she tried and failed to find coconut oil of the same purity, lightness and absorbency when she returned to London and so set about sourcing it herself. Eventually she found what she was looking for, the ultimate grade of raw coconut oil, cold-pressed at a small organic farm on the Sri Lankan coast. And so her original product, Sister & Co. Coconut Oil, came to be.
Having previously been sceptical about the effectiveness of natural skincare products, believing she needed something 'stronger', Sophie was now inspired by the ability of food-grade, nutrient-rich natural ingredients to heal and nourish the body. Looking to the market for entirely natural products she found there were barely any options; even those brands that label their products as 'natural' very often add chemical fillers, preservatives and synthetic fragrance which even in small quantities can compromise the integrity of any active natural ingredients.
Giving up her career as a lawyer and working with a cosmetics chemist, Sister & Co. now encompasses a complete ‘skin food’ range, made using the finest cold-pressed plant oils, raw nut butters and milks, sugars, salts, clays, waxes and pure essential oils. No synthetic compounds chemical preservatives, stabilisers or fillers, synthetic fragrances or toxins of any kind in any quantity are added. Plus they carry out production runs every twelve weeks and bring batches to market straight away meaning that every product is at its peak efficacy.
Organic, vegan, vegetarian, dairy and gluten free, the stuff is basically edible and smells good enough to eat. The coconut oil is the ultimate multi-purpose product and can be used as a cleanser, make-up remover, moisturiser, hand cream, hair treatment and bath oil. The Apricot Vanilla and Lemon Bodymelt is just scrummy, and we think should also be a flavour of ice-cream. And we’re also fascinated and enjoying many a conversation about the effectiveness of the Charcoal Tooth Whitening Polish. It really does work. Come and take a look at our big smiles and shiny white sparklers next time you’re in. We’ve got Sister & Co. to thank.