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Founder's Story

I started CRAWFORD STREET SKIN CARE in 2010. Back then, I was trying to care for my skin using commercial products and was frustrated with the results. Finally, after I had a bad allergic reaction to a face cream I was using, I knew I needed something different.

With my dermatologist's help, I figured out that I was using skin care products with numerous chemical preservatives: they contained things that I had never heard of, and couldn't pronounce. I knew there had to be better solutions. I recalled the simple skin care habits of the women in my family, and their beautiful skin. What could I put on my face that would give me similar healthy and consistent result

Inspired by traditional recipes, I began to experiment and came up with a face moisturizer that was 100 percent natural. I saw results immediately. My friends began to notice my skin's even tone and glow. Then I started making cream for them and soon I had a small line of handcrafted skin care products. 

My formulas are simple and timeless, and made of ingredients* that women have used on their skin for generations. I have created products made from known natural, effective ingredients for women like me, who want an uncomplicated routine that ensures healthy, enduring, beautiful skin. I think my grandmothers would be proud.

Today, Crawford Street Skin Care products are made in our laboratory on Crawford Street in Toronto. Every ingredient is carefully researched and chosen for its unique properties. We choose fair-trade, organic and sustainably-made ingredients whenever possible, and produce in small batches to ensure optimum freshness and quality.

*Our products are 100% natural; free from formaldehyde,  petrochemical  derivatives such (mineral oil and petroleum), PEGs, Parabens, DEA, Sodium Laurel Sulphate, artificial dyes and fragrances.
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