Zara Campelli is a native of Guernsey. Installed in Ploërdut for the past ten years, she has launched Skinakin, his small factory of cosmetics 100 % natural. Its brand is gaining momentum.
Wicks, blue, and red. A voice full of laughter, a sabir that mixes skilfully English native, and a frenchman to the Birkin. In a few seconds, Zara Campelli has this gift of you people loosen up. It is happy when we are manufactures of cosmetics ! The proof of this ? ” I have 99 years old, my products work really well ! “, she says, laughing.
For real, Zara Campelli is 45 years old. She was born in Guernsey to an Italian father. Parents in the hospitality industry. Studies of restoration which lead to a job naturopath. ” I liked the idea of food for medicine, that our foods are our first medicines. “
A cocoon Ploërdut
France is always in a corner of his head. ” In Guernsey, it is like sardines. And then it is an environment to share… as can be a tax haven ! “ Eight years ago, she is heading South. With her companion, she buys a farm in Ploërdut. Retype the farm, make a cocoon where better to live for these vegetarians believe.
The stove !
A certain taste for the resourcefulness and the desire of a lifestyle of self-sufficient do the rest. ” I was tired of buying products for which you pay more expensive of additives and preservatives which ingredients are truly effective. “ Then Zara goes to the furnaces. His first recipe ? A balm against the sores to the calendula. An ointment that does it all, the dream of the moms. ” My friends have put in me to claim it ! “
Soaps, creams for the body, sugar scrub… good witch, Zara fabric of the recipes from her grimoire. And again, it is the happiness of her friends. The word-of-mouth is gaining momentum. In 2011, she launched her company, Skinakin. Products hand-made from 100% natural ingredients.
Argan oil, pink, shea butter, cocoa, essential oils, honey, coconut oil, Zara is provides from cooperatives solidarity in Ghana and in France. A small outbuilding of the house becomes a laboratory for the production.
“I begin to live “
And it works. The products of Skinakin have first seduced the quaint Guernsey. In Britain, the points of sale are not yet legion, but the magic of the Internet works. ” I begin to live, this is incredible, smiled at Zara. In England, it was still struggling with natural cosmetics, the French are much more comfortable with it. I also hosts workshops, once a month in Ploërdut, to manufacture its products itself. I love these moments of sharing : I teach them a few tricks, and I’m making progress in French ! “