Simple Sugars began in December of 2005, when my mom decided that we would have a homemade Christmas and insisted that my brothers and I make the holiday gifts that we wanted to give to family and friends.
Since I was a baby I have had very sensitive skin and have been prone to eczema breakouts. I have never been able to use a commercially produced product without experiencing skin irritation or a major rash. So, I decided to make an all-natural product that would be safe for very sensitive skin like mine, would be fun to use and smell great too. I did lots of research, came up with my formulation, gave my scrubs out to family and friends, all of whom clamored for more and Simple Sugars was born!
Simple Sugars has grown a lot since then and so has my passion for all-natural skin care. I like to tell people, “If you wouldn't eat it, then you probably have no business putting it on your skin!”
In March of 2013, shortly after graduating from high school, I appeared on ABC's hit show "Shark Tank" and got an investment from billionaire Mark Cuban. Since then Simple Sugars has exploded! We sell internationally online and in over 700 retail locations and employ a team of 22 people. All of our products are still handmade at our production facility in Pittsburgh, PA.
Our mission is simple (no pun intended!):
- To revolutionize skincare for sensitive skin by making the best all-natural products out of the highest quality ingredients available.
- To provide customers with the best possible customer experience.
- To renew, reuse and recycle because we only have one Earth.
- To create a company that people love to work for and love to buy from because we do smart things and we actually, really care about what we stand for.