SHARON MCGLINCHEY

Fashion (Canada) - - The Draw Sustainability Reboot - —L.H.

Sharon McGlinchey never wanted to make her own skin­care line, much less an or­ganic one. “I was dragged there kick­ing and scream­ing,” says the skin ther­a­pist and founder of MV Or­ganic Skin­care. “I was a cos­met­ics snob. I thought good skin­care could only come from France, Switzer­land or Ger­many.” But while on a quest to help a client who’d de­vel­oped “a se­vere petro­chem­i­cal sen­si­tiv­ity,” McGlinchey, who is based in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia, at­tended a work­shop on how to make nat­u­ral skin­care. “It blew my head off,” she re­calls of what she dis­cov­ered over 20 years ago. She went on to for­mu­late a cream for her client, and later added rose es­sen­tial oil and it be­came her cult prod­uct, Rose Sooth­ing & Pro­tec­tive Mois­tur­izer. While her prod­ucts are or­ganic, they’re not cer­ti­fied. In or­der to do that in the case of her mois­tur­izer, she would need to add a higher con­tent of wa­ter com­bined with pow­dered aloe vera to qual­ify; wa­ter alone can’t be clas­si­fied as or­ganic. But that would ren­der it a lo­tion and she re­fuses to do that. “I want to say I’ve got a bloody good cream,” she says. “Not a cer­ti­fied or­ganic one.”

MV OR­GAN­ICS ROSE PLUS BOOSTER ($149), 9 OIL CLEANS­ING TONIC ($121), GEN­TLE CREAM CLEANSER ($69) AND ROSE SOOTH­ING & PRO­TEC­TIVE MOIS­TUR­IZER ($49)

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