Our Story

Mabel Gray Skincare.

 

Your skin's freshness can be revived. It has not forgotten how it was meant to look.

 

So many things were known in ages past that slowly faded from usage as our Western civilisation evolved, but those early secrets are all still there, ripe for re-discovering. And our passion is skincare.

 

Based on the 'actives' in old recipes and revisiting earlier preparation and production methods, these skincare products come from an era when natural was normal, and people knew how to make it work.

 

Nature knew - and still knows - everything about what the skin needs for beauty and for work.

 

Using olive oil for skin benefits has been practised for millennia, but on its own, neat, it's highly comedogenic. Mabel Gray's way, it's far more effective - all the beauty advantages, none of the oiliness, and easier to use!

 

That's where our story gets interesting.

Mabel Gray grew up in East Anglia in the 1890's and from her earliest years she had an interest in herbal skin care. Before she moved to Brisbane she had a good repertoire of remedies from the old herbalists around her home town.

 

She built them into special recipes, and passed them on. Her favourite themes were developed around olive oil, but she also had a knack for getting amazing results with marine plants. Seaweed and kelp in natural skin care formulas yield excellent results.

 

Spring water is a must, because the secret to hydration is water, obviously. But water varies an awful lot!

 

But it's our brewing and processing techniques that bring the best out of nature's richest, oldest emollient oils, blending them with the herbalist's art, and carefully bring them to perfect emulsion. It results in the finest texture in creams, lotions and serums.

 

Harder and slower to make, but they're so readily absorbed by the skin you get excellent results.

 

We use the finest natural ingredients we can source in Australia, and we think Mabel Gray and her old herbalist friends would approve.

 

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