Bottle by bottle, Emma Lewisham embodies a new way of thinking, proving that natural and scientifically-backed skincare can co-exist. We have developed a reputation in the market for delivering scientifically-validated results that are independently verified to rival the most iconic luxury cosmetic brands in the world.
Our mission is to establish Emma Lewisham as the global benchmark in beauty; in product - through providing luxurious skincare that is scientifically proven and 100% natural; in people - through uplifting, educating and empowering; and in planet positive skincare - through leading a movement towards a circular, carbon positive and transparent industry.
Inquisitive, analytical and forever searching to prove the impossible, possible - Emma always felt she would do something meaningful in her work. Prior to founding her eponymous skincare line, Emma found this meaning as the sole female, senior executive in a global technology company. She thrived in the environment of innovation and found purpose in helping develop and uplift the women on her team. However, her fast-paced life stood suddenly still in 2016, upon losing her beloved mother to cancer. Emma describes this time as a ‘period of pause’ and deep introspection, of bringing her down to Earth, from where she realised that no-one is invincible. Having prioritised work over wellness for 10 years, Emma began to look closely at her health - reassessing work hours, incorporating daily exercise, understanding the benefits of a primarily plant based diet, and how to live a more abundant and sustainable life.
Until this point, Emma hadn't considered what she used on her skin, as something that needed changing. It wasn’t until visiting her doctor to discuss pregnancy and disclosing her new lifestyle, that Emma was questioned on her skincare routine. Having grown up in sunny New Zealand, Emma was using a product to combat hyperpigmentation with the active ingredient hydroquinone. Her doctor informed her that firstly, our skin is our largest organ and secondly, that this ingredient is controversial for people’s health, banned in the UK, Japan and Europe and advised her not to continue using it. This revelation planted the seeds for what would 3 years later, become Emma Lewisham.
Emma stopped using this product and it sparked her to dive deeply into researching and understanding every ingredient that she applied to her skin. From the research she did, and the changes she was making to her health, Emma wanted to go down a natural path with her skincare too. She began searching high and low for 100% natural, scientifically proven skincare - only to find what she wanted, didn’t exist. She was used to using luxurious, high tech products and wanted the natural equivalent. Emma was struck that there seemed to be a need to compromise between having natural formulations, and having something that actually worked.
Seeing this gap in the market, believing in and desiring this product for herself, and genuinely wanting to create something better for people, led Emma to begin the 3 year lead up to launching Emma Lewisham. The first year consisted of bringing together a team of world leading biochemists to research, review and understand the science behind the highest performing, most innovative, natural extracts and ingredients available. The next 2 years were spent formulating and perfecting the small number of products that Emma Lewisham launched with.
Emma was determined to create a product that was not only 100% natural and scientifically proven to give results, but that felt as luxurious as any premium brand on the market. This proved challenging, and Emma understood quickly why using synthetics to achieve that velvety, luxurious texture can be so appealing. However, she refused to make any compromises. Emma’s biochemists tested formulation after formulation, using only the natural worlds most proven and powerful active ingredients. Using cutting edge skincare science, Emma’s products use not only one active ingredient but high concentrations of a multitude - actively nourishing, smoothing and hydrating. Hero ingredients include plant stem cells and ingredients that were part of 5 year research programmes by the likes of the Swiss Institute of Agriculture. Creating the perfect product took patience and determination - especially when layering in Emma’s uncompromising promises around responsible sourcing, sustainable packaging and zero tolerance for animal testing (including on any singular ingredient - not just the finished product itself).
However, after 2 years and many iterations of each product later, Emma and her team had skincare that they could proudly stand behind as being scientifically proven, 100% natural and planet positive. They had successfully formulated the world’s first 100% natural skincare that outperformed even the most recognised, high performing brands on the market.
Emma Lewisham’s purpose is to set a new benchmark in beauty. To create skincare that cares for both you and your planet. Emma and her team hope through pioneering a better way, to lead a movement towards natural, circular, carbon positive and transparent beauty - that you can trust.