Nicola, from Delicious Skin, is one of the kindest people we've met. And we think the work Kind is totally underrated. She has created the brand Delicious Skin which is all natural, certified cruelty free, vegan and palm oil free. It's awesome! And you must try their serum, it is beautiful! So we asked the Fernie loving Nicola a few questions so you can learn more about her and Delicious Skin.....
What has driven you to create Delicious Skin?
A few years ago I decided to go vegan and I found it incredibly difficult to find products that were vegan and cruelty free. They just weren't common! After a bit of research and a lot of trial and error I decided to make my own. Originally I was just making the products for myself and friends who couldn't get enough! Once people started telling me they needed more, and I had to share these products with the world, Delicious Skin was born.
Why did you choose to make everything vegan?
This was one of the main reasons Delicious Skin was created. Previously I really had no idea the kinds of tests and atrocities that are conducted on animals. It's really tough once you get into the reality of it all, and I just couldn't be a part of that. We need kinder options, and when people choose to support ethical skincare it really sends a message that animal testing is no longer ok!
Is Delicious Skin suited to one skin type over another?
I've always had troubles with my skin, experiencing eczema and acne well into my adult life. It affected me through both discomfort and confidence, and I never really found a product I loved until Delicious Skin. So when creating the range we've really tried to keep sensitivities in mind and create products that are suitable for everyone. Leaving out harmful colours, fragrances, petrochemicals and preservatives really helps with this!
What is your favourite product in your range?
It's too hard to choose! With the new range of perfumes I'm absolutely obsessed with those, you'll find me rolling on each scent at different times of the day. They are just so beautiful. I also can't go past the Clean Oil Cleanser. It's so silky smooth and a completely different way to clean. I'd never go back to a foaming cleanser!
What's your favourite animal?
I love birds, all kinds! While being slightly terrified of them coming close to me, I love watching them. Being from New Zealand I am constantly amazed by the colourful birds here in Australia.
You're a strong, focused, determined woman. Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to make a change in their lives?
Thank you! Yes two. My biggest piece of advice would be to put it on paper and tell everyone. Make it real and make it happen! You'll lose nothing by giving it a go. Secondly, and this is one I still struggle with, create good habits from the start! Create balance. There is so much to do, but take time each day to connect with yourself, the world and your loved ones. Ultimately that's the only thing that matters.
What's your favourite travel destination? Hands down, Fernie BC, Canada. In both Summer and Winter it is just a town of bliss. Just search the hashtag #ferniestoke on Instagram and you'll see what I mean.
If you could be anyone for the day who would you be?
That's a tough one, I'd probably go with Beyonce! She's just the epitome of strength and determination.
Do you have any other beautiful brands or businesses you love?
Absolutely! I really love Hanami cosmetics, their waterproof mascara has made a world of difference for me (no more eye smudges!). Most days I pop on a swipe of this and I'm ready to go. I also love Hot Tresses haircare, I've been using their three step system and my hair is in much better condition. I also get quite bad dandruff, so I love that their shampoo is low foam so it's not as irritating.
More products. I have a whole list of products I'd love to create - watch this space!
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