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Natural Skincare

Natural Vegan Skincare for people who care about what they put on their skin as well as how they impact our world...

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Scence Natural Skincare
is suitable for all skin types,
including sensitive skin

scence range of plastic free and vegan cosmetics

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scence shining rose face balm
Natural Face Moisturiser

Shining Rose Face Balm Intense is a rich and creamy, soothing and hydrating cream balm. Rosehip and borage oil helps reduce fine lines and improve texture. Rose geranium, frankincense and elemi essential oils help rejuvenate and boost the complexion. Suitable for all skin types. Shop here...

The word is... I chose a 5g sample of this to try from my monthly beauty box. I suffer from severe eczema all over my face. It’s very emabrrassing and stressful. However, after trying this I am over the moon. This soothed my extremely dry, flaky, red raw inflamed skin. In just one week my eczema flare up has dramattically reduced to the point I can wear makeup again.... read more


scence natural body moisturiser balms

Nourish, soothe and hydrate your skin. Great for dry, itchy and thirsty skin, as well as a regular everyday moisturiser. Plastic-free, push up stick balm with seven aroma profiles to choose from, plus a natural unscented. Organic ingredients. Suitable for all skin types. Shop here...

The word is... Clary sage Body Moisturiser. My daughter was introduced to these amazing products at freshers week at uni and bought this body moistuiser (and the earth spice hand balm) for me for Christmas. I am quite a product junkie and have used all manner of body lotions including very expensive organic brands. Nothing - not one thing - has matched this balm which is an absolute delight to use. I love the push up design which gives a little massage whilst dispensing the perfect.... read more


scence atural deodorants

Truly effective all-day freshness in a plastic-free push up stick balm with six different aroma profiles to choose from plus a natural unscented. 75g tube lasts 2-3 months when used once daily. Organic ingredients. Shop here...

The word is... Cedar Fresh Deodorant Balm. This is the first deodorant that I have used in your range, but it certainly won’t be the last! What is not to love - loads of different smells to choose from, plastic free and a deodorant that works. I won’t be buyig from anywhere else..... read more


scence natural hand moisturiser balms
Natural Hand Moisturiser Balm

Nourish, hydrate and soothe your hands and nails. Great for dry, cracked and chapped hands as well as a regular everyday hand and nail moisturiser. Plastic free packaging with six different aroma profiles to choose from plus a natural unscented. Shop here...

The word is... Cool Rose Hand Balm. I recently bought this and it’s fantastic. Really moisturising without leaving a greasy residue. Only need a small amount so can see it lasting ages. Love the packaging, can’t wait to try out some more products.... read more


scence natural lip balms
Natural Lip Balm

A creamy lip balm to soften and soothe cracked and chapped lips and keep moisture locked in. Keep your lips feeling and looking happy and cared for. Plastic free, push up stick balm with mango butter and organic golden jojoba oil. Four flavours. Shop here...

Your lips have 3-4 CelluLar Layers... Compared to 16-20 layers on the rest of your body. That’s why we love lip balms so much. They protect and moisturise, nourish and heal. Our lip balms are rich in nourishing and organic ingredients; jojoba oil and illipe butter to smooth and soothe


scence cedar thistle face moisturiser balm
Cedar Thistle Face Moisturiser Balm

Is a rich and creamy, soothing and hydrating cream balm. Rosehip, jojoba, thistle and borage oils help reduce fine lines and improve texture. Cedarwood, frankincense and elemi essential oils help rejuvenate and boost the complexion. Suitable for all skin types. Shop here...

Top Tip: Cedar ThistLe Face Balm Intense is for both men and women, but is a great after shave moisturiser, and can also be used as a beard balm


scence after sun body moisturiser balm
Natural After Sun Moisturiser Balm

Nourish, soothe and hydrate your skin. Cooling and moisturising for dry, itchy and thirsty skin for when you have overdone it in the sun, as well as a regular everyday moisturiser. Plastic free push up stick balm with organic lavender, peppermint and Roman chamomile essential oils. Suitable for all skin types. Shop here...

THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK... Our after sun balm has been developed with summer in mind. Organic lavender, peppermint and Roman chamomile essential oils help soothe and rehydrate when you have overdone the sun


the knack of how to push up the balms in the tubes

Our plastic free packaging is more than recyclable, it’s 100% domestically compostable so we ensure we aren’t adding to the single-use plastic problem in the World. We have spent four years working with our UK packaging supplier to develop our paper packaging with a unique push-up applicator design to keep your product fresh and easy to use. Shop here...

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO and our formulations are designed to deliver nourishing and soothing balms that melt on contact with the skin. An important factor in that delivery is packaging. It has to protect and preserve and for us it has to be eco-friendly and go back to the earth.... read more



Our skincare ingredients are all natural, nourishing and mainly organic. We use natural oils such as rosehip seed, borage and golden jojoba, natural butters such as mango, illipe and coconut plus essential oils to bring aromatherapy benefits to our range. We only work with suppliers that guarantee ethical and sustainable trading policies. All our ingredients are Vegan and cruelty-free. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW WE ARE MAKING SCENCE...

WE USE ORGANIC INGREDIENTS WHERE POSSIBLE such as golden jojoba, borage seed oil, thistle oil, coconut oil, illipe butter, arrowroot powder and organic essential oils. Watch our Making scence film here...


We Are A Family Business

And we take great pride in bringing you the best quality skincare with responsibly harvested ingredients and eco-friendly packaging and we are confident you will love it. However, if for any reason you are unhappy with your Scence product just let us know and we will refund your purchase 100%. It is our aim to delight and deliver effective skincare for everyone.



10 Top Tips for Healthy Winter Skin 8 January 2020

Winter’s a wonderful time of year. From bundling up for a windswept walk, to cosy pub lunches beside a roaring fire, it’s a chance to rest, reflect and renew. When it comes to our skin however, winter can be a real challenge.

Low humidity combined with the cold UK winter weather means the air is much drier, which constantly draws moisture from the skin. Even staying indoors doesn’t help, as central heating and hot showers or baths can also cause the skin to dry out, crack and peel.

But help is at hand! We’ve pulled together some of our top tips for winter skincare, so you can soar into 2020 feeling fresh, comfortable and full of confidence.


1) Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

One of the best ways to protect your skin against the drop in external moisture levels is to ensure you’re topped up from the inside, which means drinking plenty of water every day. If the thought of having a glass of something cold puts you off over winter, hot water with a slice of lemon, or detoxifying herb teas are great alternatives to coffee or hot chocolate.

We love ginger or liquorice teas for a digestive system boost, and dandelion & burdock tea that supports healthy liver & kidney function.



2) Stock your kitchen

As well as drinking water, there are lots of foods that have a high water content which can help you stay hydrated. Be sure to include fresh fruit and vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, melon, apples, oranges and kiwis in your diet. You’ll also get the added benefit of supporting elastin & collagen production, so skin says smooth and supple, as many of these foods contain skin-boosting zinc and vitamin C.

Foods such as avocado and oil-rich nuts (think brazil nuts and pistachios) can also be very beneficial for the skin, as they’re packed with essential fatty acids, vitamin E, potassium and lecithin which support moisture retention and cell renewal.


3) Whip up a DIY facemask

Why not pop the ingredients for a DIY facemask in your shopping basket? We like to mash together 1 tablespoon of skin-soothing, gently exfoliating oats with half a ripe avocado to make a calming, deeply moisturising vegan facemask.

Apply all over your face (being careful to avoid the delicate eye area) and wash off with warm water after 10-15 minutes for a wonderful winter skin treat.


4) Don’t forget your lips

We’ve all been there – the combination of cold, dry UK weather can often mean chapped, flaky, windburned lips. Our natural, vegan and cruelty-free lip balms are packed full of nourishing ingredients, such as soothing jojoba and nourishing vitamin E oil, to protect, heal and moisturise your lips.



5) Choose the right cleanser

Using the same cleanser all round? You might want to think about choosing a richer, more hydrating cleanser to see you through the winter months. Oil-based products are gentle and soothing on dry winter skin, while being equally effective at removing make-up and daily grime.

One option could be to use our healing and replenishing Face Balms, which also double as a skin cleanser. Choose from delicate Shining Rose, fresh Cedar Thistle or Jojoba Natural -melt a little on the fingers then apply to the face and neck and remove with a warm, damp cloth.


6) Step away from the hot tap

A relaxing hot bath or shower can feel wonderful in the winter, but hot water also strips the skin of its natural oils, which can lead to drying and cracking. Be sure to pop a good moisturiser all over when you hop out, and where possible, turn the water temperature down so it’s just warm, especially when you’re washing your hands and face.



7) Buff off the old

Our skin is amazing, it’s constantly regenerating and renewing, but that means that dead skin cells also build up. Many of us exfoliate our skin in summer, when it is often more on show, but did you know winter exfoliation is just as important? Removal of the old skin cells means that hydrating toners and moisturisers can properly penetrate the skin.

Choose a gentle scrub or exfoliating mask (our DIY mask above will work wonderfully) and carefully use on the face, hands and lips. Be sure to moisturise straight afterwards for beautifully soft, supple skin. Which leads us on to…


8) Moisturiser magic

Just as you should consider switching up your winter cleanser, a hydrating moisturiser is an essential part of your winter skincare routine. We’ve carefully crafted our range of face moisturising balms, hand balms and body moisturisers to soothe and hydrate you from top to toe, without leaving an oily residue.

You’ll find beautiful natural butters and oils in all our vegan, sustainable moisturisers. We’ve chosen ingredients that will melt into the skin, leaving your face, neck, hands and body feeling soothed and enriched. We also use 100% paper packaging so you can compost or recycle as you go.



9) Crack cold sores

Susceptible to cold sores? This time of the year, the dry air combined with the cold, windy conditions can mean you regularly feel the ‘tingle’ of an oncoming cold sore. A balanced diet will help keep your immune system in tip top shape, especially foods rich in vitamin C and the amino acid lysine (think tofu, tempah and legumes such as chickpeas, lentils and beans). Cut out smoking, alcohol and late nights and you’ll say cheerio to the cold sore in no time.


10) SPF in Winter? Absolutely! 

Not just for summer! UVB rays are weaker in winter in the UK, which is why we don’t burn, but harmful UVA is always beaming down on us, penetrating the deeper skin layers and causing damage to skin cells. Don’t forget to pop some sun cream on when you’re out and about – a minimum of SPF 15 is recommended.


Want to find out how our vegan, cruelty-free skincare range can help you enjoy healthy-looking, supple skin this winter? Make 2020 your year – take a look at our full product range or sign up for our newsletter to get our news, information, updates and offers straight to your inbox.

They’re back! Gorgeous gift boxes galore! 6 December 2019

Are you wrapped and ready? Don’t worry if not… there’s still time to bag some of our gorgeous gift boxes!

From £16 to £50 and lots of choices to suit your loved ones.

Just click on the link below to check out the range and make giving easy with a special Scence gift!

A Winning Team! 3 October 2019


The Janey Loves Platinum Awards 2019 Winner!!!

A few weeks ago we got some great news we want to share with you. We are WINNERS! Thank you to everyone that supported us and took the time to vote for us. It’s so rewarding to feel that all the hard work over this last year is recognised and this keeps our busy team motivated and feeling appreciated! So we are shouting a big thank you to all our lovely customers and retailers for your part in this amazing award and thank you for your continued support – together we make a winning team!

It’s been a while… 28 July 2019

It’s been a busy couple of months with so much happening and lots of news… where do I start!?

OK, first we have moved to our new eco unit in Falmouth so we have had to say goodbye to our lovely waterside lab on the Penryn River as we needed more space to do what we do. But now we have an amazing place – a brand new eco-friendly unit with solar panels so we are generating our own power and we are loving it!

Next… we are delighted to have been invited to exhibit at two festivals next month. The first is next weekend (2-4 August) at Valley Fest where we have been given a space on the Village Green – so come along and see us in our aromatic little gazebo for some festival goodies – you have to admit that a good deodorant doesn’t go amiss at a festival! Thank you Jarvis at MyGreenPod for including us and for your continued support!

We have also been invited to River Cottage Festival later in the month (24-25 August) and are really looking forward to meeting the lovely team that have encouraged and welcomed us and our Scence products.

We will be posting lots of pics on our social media to share the fun… meanwhile, here are some of the bee friendly additions we are getting ready to take with us… Lets hope the sun continues to shine!

Krista & the Scence Team

Bee friendly at the festival!

The Janey Loves 29 May 2019

My Greenpod Hero 22 May 2019

Check out our hero product on MyGreenPod and read the article here…

Beauty Bible 17 May 2019

Thank you Beauty Bible for loving us this week! Check us out on Beauty Bibles Fab Find of the Week

Nature’s Perfect Packaging 14 May 2019

We love what we do and our formulations are designed to deliver nourishing and soothing balms that melt on contact with the skin. An important factor in that delivery is packaging. It has to protect and preserve. It has to be beautiful and functional – and for us it has to be eco-friendly and go back to the earth. It has been a long journey to marry the skincare and the packaging we envisioned but our endeavours are so minor compared to what nature can offer. There are so many beauties I could mention – from walnuts to eggs but this is my favourite piece of nature’s perfect packaging.
The tangerine.
The colour is gorgeous, eye-catching, bright, warm and inviting. The texture is glossy, dimpled, tactile, palm-sized and just feels good in the hand. The smell is a zesty tantalising promise of what lies inside and prepares the consumer for the treat within. Peeling a tangerine is a satisfying reveal and is a perfectly yielding break and peel to access the fruit. A perfect sized serving packed with goodness from our intelligent mother earth. I’d love to hear about your favourites so get in touch and share!

Photo: Adam Smigielski.
University Challenge! 20 April 2019

Falmouth University has supported us from the start and in turn we have had the opportunity to work with some of the resident students and organisations, and in our way, reciprocate the support.

My first experience with the university was 35 years ago (then Falmouth School of Arts) when I was accepted as a student on the BTEC Art & Design course in Woodlane. Fifteen years later I was running my own chartered design business and working with the university marketing team during the transitions from College to University.

And the connection continues as the University campus shops now stock our Scence products and we enjoy continued support from our student customers.

We in turn, have been invited to get involved and support some important and future-conscious projects initiated by the caring and conscientious people that will go forward and shape our world.

Here are some of them…

Save Our Suds is a project which highlights the need and potential to swap plastic packaged bathroom products for more eco-friendly and sustainable products. Initiated by student scientists on the Geography and Environmental Science course.

MarineWatch, a student-led marine interest and conservation society for Falmouth and Exeter university students at the joint campus in Penryn. Fundraising for the conservation charity MARINElife, a UK based research, education and conservation charity conducting year round scientific surveys of whales, dolphins and seabirds.
#marinelife #fxumarinewatch

The Beach Clean Project  a student led volunteering project running through the University of Exeter. Based at the Penryn campus, the project aims to help clean Cornwall’s beaches and also encourage students and locals to live more consciously and sustainably.

Alfie Challis Film Student – Alfie is a talented and passionate film maker who is helping us create amazing films to bring more information about making Scence to the world. Here he is filming in the lab with Issy Stephens.

What goes around comes around and we are right there with you in your positive endeavours to make a meaningful difference in shaping the future. Keep up the good work!

Alfie Challis and Issy Stephens – film makers

An Amazing Weekend! 11 April 2019

I am just coming back down to earth after an AMAZING weekend at the Natural and Organic Products Europe show in London. It was so great to get out of the lab and meet the real people out there that flocked to our tiny stand and shared in our enthusiasm for our products and our ethos. It has been such an affirming and inspiring experience and this is just a quick post to say thank you for visiting us and thank you for your positivity and support. You guys rock!

Great to get out of the lab!

Natural and Organic Products Europe 1 April 2019

We’ve got a busy schedule ahead this week preparing for the Natural & Organic Products Europe show at Excel in London on the 7th and 8th April. If you’re in the trade and in the area come and see us on Stand B12. You can still book your free trade ticket online.Quote NPEG40. We will be on Stand B12 in the Beauty section.


Be The Change Awards 2019 11 March 2019

We have some wonderful news!
I am delighted and so excited to have been nominated as a finalist in the Be The Change Awards 2019.

The Be The Change Awards are an up and coming new initiative for the social impact sector, recognising ethical & sustainable brands with a powerful impact story to tell.

It brings together ethical & sustainable brands across 12 sectors from fashion to business services working towards the Sustainable Development Goals and creating a better world.

Our entry video was made and entered by my son, Asa, and we had just 3 days to compose it before the deadline so it was such a lovely surprise when we found we had been shortlisted.

Maybe you can help!
Finalists will be put through to the People’s Choice Awards so you can get involved in getting Scence to the Awards by voting for us – just click ‘like’ on our video on the youtube link and if you could share it around that would be wonderful!

Krista Taylor

Our Development 18 January 2019

It’s been 6 months now since we launched Scence Natural Skincare and what a journey! It started almost 4 years ago when I was looking for a change of career direction away from graphic design and fine art, so I re-trained in anatomy and physiology as part of a complementary therapies course. Working closely with clients providing massage therapies I needed to find a deodorant that would actually work and keep me fresh all day but that didn’t contain nasties like aluminium (more about this later). There didn’t seem to be anything out there that actually worked so I started experimenting with recipes from online natural skincare sites and forums – and so it began. My interest grew and many of my friends and family loved the products I was developing and encouraged me further. I was experimenting with making emulsion moisturisers, oil-free lotions, eye serums, bi-phase cleansers… but the deodorants were most in demand – plus I realised I needed to specialise. I decided to make balms. I love natural butters and oils for their super-moisturising properties so I felt I wanted to focus on these anhydrous formulas.

Alongside the experimenting I undertook courses in aromatherapy, herbal medicine and natural skincare – I love learning and will always be a student.

So things were gently moving forward but as a designer and being someone who has recycled packaging for years I was feeling frustrated about the single use plastic packaging that seemed to be everywhere on the natural skincare shelves. I started to employ my design experience and began working on paper based packaging designs and talking to packaging companies. This brings its own interesting challenges – oil vs paper and how to prevent leaching as balms inevitably melt in higher temperatures. I wanted the formulas to be stable enough to sit in the packaging at 40 degrees without leaching through. Oven testing, adjusting formulas, waiting. It all takes time and patience.

Next, I needed a laboratory to work from, I needed space to make the balms, an office and a packing/store room and this looked like it was going to be a tough one to find. After months of looking the opportunity of a 3 room suite in Waterside House came along. Available within the month and bang on budget – it is perfect. Right on the river and housing a lovely community of small businesses. We love it here.

Finding and fitting out the laboratory and offices happened in May, as well as ongoing designing and developing the packaging and formulas, ordering bulk ingredients and making the balms for stock. It has been a lot of hard work that is now paying off with behind the scenes support from Stig, the web and tech guy, and my new lab assistant and wingman, George.

Our first orders were delivered in July and have been really well received here in West Cornwall. We are gently moving forward and have several high street retail outlets (see Finding Scence) and growing interest from online retail outlets throughout the UK. We really appreciate their support and encouragement and look forward to an exciting 2019 and our journey together.

The various stages of development! Note the nasty plastic and the transition to cardboard.



We Are Making Scence 24 July 2018

Scence is a brand new skincare range handcrafted in Falmouth, Cornwall.

We create amazing skincare products, but we also make sure we aren’t adding to
the single-use plastic problem in our world.

Of course our ingredients are always natural, nourishing and mainly organic, but we have been working hard for the past three years to develop and perfect not just our formulas, but also fully compostable paper packaging.

We are currently working with retailers to bring this product to your high street
and you can now pre-order from our online shop here – as we are launching our delivery time is currently around 2-3 weeks.

Retail enquiries – We invite you to be part of our exciting launch and you can now contact us for orders and wholesale information by emailing us at or call us on 07432 873535.

We look forward to hearing from you!