Where it all began...
Hey there, my name is Silva. You are probably here as you want clear, healthy skin. Well, I want to tell you that you are not alone.
You know that insecurity you’ve always had? Well mine has always been my skin. Since the age of 11, I suffered from severe acne and horrible skin. I couldn’t understand why. And let me tell you I tried everything, essential oils, product after product. Tea Tree Oil. Benzoyl Peroxide. Salicylic Acid. Sulphur. Lots of steroids and antibiotics that ended with ‘myacin’. Anything to do with getting rid of acne, believe me I tried.
Growing Up Ugly
My younger sister would keep away from me as she didn’t want to ‘catch my spots’, going into school was always a challenge. School children are mean, one weekend I used a product that literally burned my skin and caused it to peal. On Monday I was known as ‘scarface’.
My confidence hit rock bottom, I had no social life so I immersed myself in my studies. Whilst I was at Uni, I was desperate to find a solution. I turned to researching skin care ingredients and the results were shocking! Animal derived ingredients such as squalene (gooey oil squeezed out of shark livers), stearic acid (derived from the lard of animals) and estradiol (urine from pregnant mares) are a few among the many. Now thinking about the amount of nasty chemicals and harmful ingredients that I used to put on my skin makes me want to cry!
Wake Up Call
I made a switch to only using organic and natural products. But who can blame me I had trust issues with new brands and products. With more research came the transition into making my own skin care products. This was the birth of Light Up Skincare, I started to make fresh skin care products for friends and family after seeing the transformation in my own skin. For the last 3 years I have made my own skincare products and I want to share them with you.
Small Batch Handmade Skincare that's Fresh...
We ship and package each order directly to you from our offices in London, UK. You wouldn’t eat something that’s been sitting in a warehouse for a few years, would you? So why put it on your skin.
Light Up Skincare loves healthy looking skin, that means no nasty ingredients. Just fresh, honest, pure and 100% handmade products from us to you. Always.
Our mission statement
We love embracing natural beauty and healthy looking skin which means using only the good stuff given by mother nature and leaving the nasty stuff behind.
Skincare is our philosophy and we want to empower people to use simple skincare that provides maximum benefits free from harmful animal derived ingredients and other chemicals.
We know that you don’t have the time to read labels and research ingredients but you can trust us to provide you with affordable, fresh, honest, pure and 100% handmade products.
We hope that you can join is us in this new healthy skin revolution.