Prisca Samuel-Blunsdon has always been passionate about natural skincare products. Having suffered with eczema from a young age, she always found the best remedies came in the form of rich, natural oils. On discovering the extent of the ingredients used in cosmetic products, she was inspired to create Naturally Nude Artisanal. They are dedicated to using only natural ingredients in their creations, ensuring gentle and effective results for your skin and hair. They are also committed to helping you live a more sustainable life, using natural packaging options. Here, Prisca talks to The Natural Parent Magazine about the passion behind her business, her breakthrough product, and her hopes and dreams for the future.
The passion: What inspired you to set up your business?
As far back as I can remember, I have loved skincare products and nature. Having eczema from a young age meant I was always buying and trying remedies, but the best solution always came from rich, natural oils. This love of nature stayed with me as I grew and I would always ponder things like ‘where does plastic come from and where does it go?’. After being diagnosed with an incurable health condition at 14 and another at 18, I was determined to enjoy the work that my health would permit. I had ALWAYS been curious as to what all the ingredients inside cosmetic products really were, and when I started to dig into what the majority of us were using on our skin on a daily basis, I was shocked! Not long after this, Naturally Nude Artisanal was born.
The launch: How did you start out in the beginning?
I was buying any kind of oil and natural ingredient I could get my hands on. I had taken over our small living area with a mass of jars and bottles, oils, butters and waxes. Once I had become acquainted with some ingredients and how they function, I began to create anything I could!
The innovation: What was the biggest breakthrough for you with your business?
Curl Pop, hands down Curl Pop! It was a very special few months as I began to realise what this product I created could do and for so many different people. Creating this product really opened up a new perspective and direction for the company.
Yin and Yang: How do you balance work and family?
While it can be difficult, prioritising my family and their needs is something that I have always been committed to. I tend to set boundaries in place for when I won’t work, and I make sure that I leave adequate time in between large exhibitions to spend time with my family and of course, to rest!