Have you heard of Bath Spa Skincare? If you’re after a good skincare range then look no further, what you have been waiting for has been on your doorstep! Bath Spa Skincare specialises in 100% natural solutions for ageing, eczema, blemished, and sensitive skin. Ethical, cruelty-free, vegan, organic, fair trade, the list goes on!!! This guys are ace! If you want to know more then read on! Creator Sally Merrett answers all our questions…
Where are you based and what do you do?
Bath Spa Skincare is based near Victoria Park, we make and sell a range of 100% natural skin care products that are safe, pure and beneficial.
We pride ourselves on our ethics. We are against animal testing and prioritise local, organic and fair trade ingredients. Provenance and community are very important to us too, hence the company name, and we are proud to make all our skincare in the beautiful spa city of Bath.
What inspired you to start your business?
The Bath Spa Skincare range was created originally to help my own damaged skin and to help my young daughter’s eczema in the most healthy and effective way possible.
Formerly an environmental scientist, I spent five years researching and developing the range in collaboration with the University of the West of England and the University of Bath. I live in Bath with my botanist husband Dan and daughter’s Ruby and Rose and am passionate about helping people take the best possible care of their skin.
What do you love about running a business in Bath?
I love the size of Bath, being able to walk or cycle to make deliveries and get to the Christmas Market where we have a chalet each year. There are many wonderful independent businesses in Bath, it’s great to see so many at the Christmas market.
You’ve got five minutes to grab a sandwich, where do you go?
It would have to be the Green Rocket on the corner of Pierrepont and Manvers Street near Bog Island, all vegetarian and vegan and absolutely delicious!
Where’s your favourite place to book for a business lunch?
For something special I’d head to Acorn, a hidden delight in the back streets of Bath.
Which bar do you head to after a tough day?
With two young children I can’t remember the last time I headed to a bar after a tough day! But I do love the Dark Horse, the cocktails are out of this world, it’s lovely and cosy and the staff are all so friendly and knowledgeable.
Tell us about another Bath business you love and why?
It would have to be Radiance Wellbeing, offering a range of holistic treatments in the heart of the city, a beautiful mellow sanctuary away from the bustling streets outside.
What advice would you give to someone starting a business in the city?
When developing our Skincare range, we did a lot of market research and looked upon our fellow Bathonian’s for feedback, research is key and our city is filled with many happy to help.