CRAWFORD STREET SKIN CARE was founded in 2010 after owner Gaelyne Leslie had a severe allergic reaction to a commercial brand of face moisturizer. Her background as an investigative journalist led her to research the long list of ingredients in her moisturizer and the whole experience left her both horrified, and with extremely sensitive skin. As a result, she started to experiment with natural ingredients, eventually coming up with a moisturizer that was not only 100 percent natural, but it really worked! Friends noticed her glowing, smooth skin and soon she was whipping up cream for them too. Thrilled with the results, Gaelyne continued to experiment in the kitchen and soon had a small line of handcrafted skin care products.
As a journalist, Gaelyne was committed to quality, integrity and education. She brings this same commitment to her skin care line. “I believe that what you put on your body is as important as what you put in it. And what is left out, is as important as what is mixed in.”
Every ingredient that goes into a product is carefully researched and chosen for its unique properties. Gaelyne is always looking for the best ingredients she can offer her customers, and she always chooses fair-trade, sustainable and organic ingredients where available.
Today Crawford Street Skin Care products are produced in small batches in our laboratory on Crawford Street in Toronto. We take special care to ensure that each product arrives to you as fresh as possible.
Crawford Street Skin Care products are 100% natural. They are free of petrochemical derivatives, such as mineral oil and petroleum, PEGs, Parabens, DEA, Sodium laurel sulphate, artificial dyes and fragrances, chemical preservatives.