Smart Cookies: Jason & Trina, Founders Of AndSkin - Ecobuy
Jason & Trina Founders Of AndSkin
1) Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about?

AndSkin is an Australian start-up founded in Melbourne, aiming to bring natural Australian made, simple skincare to the forefront of every bathroom with style.

Our lifestyle beauty brand, having just launched in 2020 keeps a small but impactful range of products that allow people to stay clean, healthy in the most natural way.

We, the founders started AndSkin with a broader ambition to bring products for sensitive skin battlers to the wider community.

Sensitive skin is on the rise thanks to environmental aggressors and product overload. As we are becoming more aware of our exposure to known irritants, choosing the correct skincare can reduce the risk of triggering a reaction whilst keeping your skin looking healthy.

Apart from AndSkin products being fragrances free, we omit all of the other nasties including sulphates and parabens so that you can start and end the day with a clean conscience. Targeted for sensitive skin, but suitable for all skin types.

We have also partnered with 1% for the Planet and donating a percentage of our sales to protect our land, forests, oceans and also encourage sustainable methods of energy production.

2) Do you have a morning routine? If so, what is it you do to set yourself up for the day ahead?

It will definitely be some form of exercise; the gym, yoga, pilates or a jog around the block, followed by breaky and shower before starting the working day.

On the weekends, we are brunch fiends and can never say no to a good avo and toast 😉

NATURAL. SIMPLE. SKINCARE.

3) Why did you choose to go sustainable and eco-friendly?

We believe that the best products are made without harsh chemicals, harmful preservatives, perfume and colourants that can be of harm to ourselves and Mother Nature.

We enjoy nature; go on bush walks, beaches and scuba diving if we can and wanted to leave this place a better place than how we found it hence chose to have all of our packaging either recycled or recyclable.

As a proud member of the 1% for the Planet network we donate a percentage of our sales to environmental initiatives to protect our land, forests, rivers, oceans, and also to encourage sustainable methods of energy production.

This means that every time a purchase is made, not only are eco-friendly products being used that wont damage the environment, a cash donation is made to support 1% for the Planet.

4) What was the hardest part of starting your own business?

Having to do everything from deciding on what colour you want on your labels, packaging to distribution and shipping whilst working fulltime in our day time jobs and looking after our fur babies.

Our weekends are usually filled with catching up with AndSkin work and hopefully a cheeky glass of something alcoholic.

NATURAL. SIMPLE. SKINCARE.

5) One book and/or documentary everyone should read/watch? Why?

This may sound completely ridiculous but I’ve just read The Meaning of Mariah Carey and it was actually quite a profound book starting from her childhood; the struggles of growing up of having absolutely nothing at all.  Having then worked extremely hard to be where she is at now whilst being interracial, a female and not having a support network.

6) Best piece of advice you have ever received?

If you tried it once and didn’t like it, try it again just to make sure.  And always be yourself.

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