Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! I just want to share with you how my new beauty regimen from Scratch Goods changed my skin completely. I met with the owners, Elizabeth + Maureen for my upcoming startup called Statera Trading Co. and they were some of the sweetest ladies I've ever met. The day we met with them was the first day they were opening the doors of their first shop in Roscoe Village. It has two chairs for treatments, a cute, well designed Take Home area and a treatment bar. It's small, cozy and the perfect start up size. Downstairs in the basement is where they make their products in-house. They are a full line of affordable (most expensive thing is $28) food-grade products with NO preservatives. I automatically wanted to take home the whole store as soon as they shared their story and mission, and I got to try some of the products.
They find locally sourced ingredients including Baker Miller oats and grains, Dark Matter Coffee, Bike-a-bee Honey and they even grow their own Lavender, Chamomile, Mint and more in a local garden they started in Avondale. Another plus, with every purchase helps provide hand washing education and materials for Sharing Hope preschool in Mozambique, Africa.
I scheduled a reservation to experience their Signature Treatment, and it was amazing! They start you off with a consultation asking you some basic, then a little more in-depth questions about your skin and lifestyle. Then they walk you up to their bar that has everything set up in a really unique, labratoriesque way. They have you pick out your mask, liquid and booster while educating you on what each one does.
I've always had pretty good skin with some dryness and minor acne on my forehead and breakouts here and there. I was using Lush products but didn't feel like they worked that well. I just liked the thought that they were natural but when come to find out, only a few of their products are actually natural, organic and cruelty-free. Since using Scratch Goods, I have very little or if any acne on my forehead and have not had a breakout in the past 6 weeks (knock on wood.)
My Scratch Goods wardrobe is constantly building and I now own about 10 of their products and none of them have disappointed me.
Here are some of my faves:
Okay friends, it's your turn! What are your favorite skincare products and why?
If you haven't found any yet, you can experience Scratch Goods by ordering their products online OR go into their shop to experience their incredible assortment of treatment here.
Also, coming this Fall, you can find Scratch Goods products and other great local goods in an online lifestyle shop and monthly subscription box called Seek, by Statera Trading Co that is focused on sourcing Chicago-made goods, from local brands, rooted in both style and substance. You can sign up for updates, Kickstarter campaign and pre-launch/launch dates here. Or check us out on facebook, instagram and twitter: @stateratc