It has been a really busy couple of months for me at Ginger Stone. I thought when I launched in November last year that developing brand recognition for a fragrance free skincare range things wouldn't happen straight away, and I had prepared myself for a slow burn. So the first two months of this year have exceeded my expectations.
I am overwhelmed by the initial response to my range, and have enjoyed speaking to customers about our skincare products. Reading the first customer feedback added to our website filled me with a real sense of happiness and pride. Fragrance free skincare seems to meet a need, exactly as I imagined when I was spending long days and nights in my little skincare kitchen developing my initial range.
On of the most exciting piece of news is that Ginger Stone has its first retail stockist. You can now buy Ginger Stone products at the Organic Hair Cafe in Wimborne, Dorset. I am really pleased that Sam, the owner, has chosen to stock my products as there is a real synergy between us as to why we started our businesses. Sam only uses organic hair products in her salon and made this choice after a close friend of hers was diagnosed with cancer. It feels absolutely right that Ginger Stone is first stocked at a retail outlet with such a similar message of health and beauty as my own and an understanding of my approach. For more information on The Organic Hair Salon and where to find it click here
I attended my first show, Upton House Health and Wellbeing Show in February. I was a little nervous about this before hand, questioning if I was big enough to be there, but it was a really great event and I think I can even say I enjoyed myself! I had the opportunity to talk to some fantastic people and hear some really interesting stories about peoples experiences with skincare, especially people who had sensitive skin or had family and friends with similar experiences as my own. One of the things I learnt from being there was the importance of talking to people and listening to their stories, as this helps me to develop products that really meet their needs.
We are attending a few more events over the next few months and I have added a section to the website to let people know in advance where we are going to be, click here to see more
I continue to study to ensure that I continue to expand my knowledge of skincare and cosmetic science. So I am very proud to have received my Advanced Formulation Techniques - Advanced Diploma in Organic Cosmetic Science, from Formula Botanica. Knowing that I passed this with distinction definitely put a spring in my step!
So onto the next few months. Exciting stuff is happening and I look forward to sharing this with you. If you would like to be one of the first to know updates on Ginger Stone them join our mailing list here