About Sunflower Skincare
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Hey Sunnies! I’m Amanda, the founder and formulator at Sunflower Skincare! Thanks for checking out my page and if you have any questions please send me an email or connect with me on Facebook or Instagram!
I’m so excited for you to check out the vegan skin care and sunless self tanning products I have to offer. Each product has been designed and formulated with only the skins needs and best interests at the heart of it all!
I’ve been a die hard skincare enthusiast since I was old enough to read cosmo (which wasn't that old)! It wasn’t until 2019 when I really started to get curious about what was actually in my skin care products. I'm not proud of it, but I’ve always been the customer who just bought the prettiest packaging or the products on sale.
When an aesthetician would ask me what my skin goals were I didn’t really know. My answer was always - EVERYTHING! I had scars, active acne, cystic acne, blackheads, red spots, dry, flaky skin and so much more. Often the person would look at me and say it doesn't look that bad. The truth was hidden with layers of foundation - A LOT of foundation.
Some days it was even painful to put make up on. My skin would literally feel like it was burning right off my face. I tried all the prescription topicals, oral medications (don't even get me started with erythromicin and acutane - I'd never even wish to force my worst enemy to take these medications), I bought all the high-priced, high-quality brands. I always listened to the advice of dermatologists, skin care gurus, doctors, aestheticians, friends with great skin. Nothing worked for me!
I’d spend around $200-$300 a month just on skincare alone. That wasn’t including all the make up I bought to cover up all my insecurities, the prescriptions, doctor appointments and more. At night I would spend about 20-30 minutes cleansing, toning, moisturizing. Then another 20-30 minutes in the morning layering on make up. I was so envious of the girls who didn’t have to wear foundation. For me, there was no way I was even walking the dog without at least one layer of make up.
A lot of Money and Time Wasted later... I picked up a bottle of sunless tanner and turned it around to read the ingredients. For the very first time my curiosity flourished and I had to know what the words meant. I went on an ingredient researching binge obsession. I started watching videos, reading articles, following other skin care companies and brands with the interest of learning about their ingredients and the industry in general.
By March 2019 I had tested and formulated my very own sunless tanner. I named and branded my first ever skin care business.
It all started with a sunless tan stick.
I wanted a sunless tanner that left my skin hydrated, tanned, glowing, and most importantly, was easy to apply. At the time I thought a stick would be the easiest and there's been nothing like it on the market.
Later that year I developed two more types of sunless self tanner. A spray tanner that I call Tan Water. Even though there’s actually no water in it (it's Witch Hazel
😁). I also added drops to my self tan line. A concentrated formula of my sunless tanner that can be mixed into any moisturizer of your choice (not to be used alone).
By the end of 2019 I developed a sunless tan oil. It's deeply nourishing oils are medium-fast drying. The oil is great for those with dry, sensitive skin.
My skincare line began to grow outside of just sunless self tanning products and I created my butter balm collection of eye balms, lip balms and beard balms. I also launched my first original resurfacing kit. It included an exfoliating cleanser, a clarifying toner and an ampoule, packed with rich and plentiful nourishing plant ingredients.
New products are continually being added, improved, reformulated and continually striving to meet customer needs. Since 2019 I have only used my own skincare products and my skin has been incredibly healthier compared to where it was 3 years ago. I now have a better understanding of what works for certain skin types and concerns and I have a deep passion for sharing my knowledge.
Now with smooth skin, I can wear less make up and it goes on so much nicer! I have even been able to leave the house without make up on! With a sunless self tan or not, I am so comfortable and confident in my natural skin.
Many might not think it's a huge improvement but to me it's been a dream come true. Now that I’ve told you a little bit about my own personal skincare journey I hope you will scroll through my products and give one a try! I believe in my products. I know they have helped me and I truly believe they'll help you too.
Happy Skin, Happy You!
💜 Founder & Formulator at Sunflower Skincare