Hello there!

 

My name is Marija, I’m the founder of an online marketplace My Skin Story (www.myskinstory.co.uk). As the name implies there must be a story that drives this online store – let me share it with you.

 

Ever since birth, I have had hundreds of different allergies, which ultimately affected my skin and developed into eczema. I visited various dermatologists in order to find a solution to my problem. Their advice and prescribed steroids didn’t seem to help and as soon as I hit my teenage years, it started to affect me socially. For example, I’d be shy to go somewhere without make-up, I’d be ‘paranoid’ what people may think about my skin etc.

 

In terms of an actual skin condition, I had lots of red rashes, which would constantly itch and make everything worse… I was really desperate because my skin looked really bad, there would be no logical explanation of why my skin hurts so much. Moreover, even though my skin was very sore and dry, I couldn’t apply any cream because it would give me even more rashes (I tried over 50 different expensive creams but finally gave up…).

 

I tried various brands that claimed to help sensitive skin but haven’t had any luck. Three years ago I met a homeopath who helped me enormously. She discovered that my kidneys and liver weren’t functioning well and were full of toxins. She prepared some handmade herbal tablets to clean my body and some natural cream to help me moisturise my skin. After detoxing my body and paying more attention to my liver and kidneys I’m finally happy and self-confident. It’s now been more than 2.5 years without steroids and antibiotics and I couldn’t be happier!

 

Six months ago I reached the point where I was comfortable to try new creams. Since I haven’t had any eczema reactions (touch wood) I thought it would be a good time to try and find a good moisturiser. I came across No Fuss Skincare after meeting Hannah through my university’s networking. I tried her Manuka Honey moisturiser and amazingly haven’t had any rashes or itching. After trying the moisturiser a few more times my skin quickly fell in love with it! It’s the first official high quality organic and naturally sourced cream that fits my very complicated skin. The moisturiser is an incredibly smooth, light and soft cream. I absolutely love it!

 

My current skin routine looks very simple: No Fuss Manuka Honey Moisturiser (morning and evening), No Fuss Cleanser every evening and Uoga Uoga facial scrub twice a week and that’s it really. I don’t wear make-up anymore so things got much simpler and my skin feels radiant…

 

Finally, my tip to everyone who suffers from eczema: stop using steroids. I know that GPs, dermatologists etc. would prescribe you with some ‘good’ steroids and they may seem to help, but the truth is you don’t really solve the problem… It’s like playing hide and seek. Take some time to find the underlying problem and then you won’t need any medicine to be happy.  

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AN Amblecote businesswoman has achieved international acclaim after her skincare company was named one of the most ethical in the world.

Hannah Pells’ ‘No Fuss Skincare’ has ranked 12 in Good Shopping Guide’s ‘top ethical company’ beating off many larger and well-known companies and high street brands.

Some of the firm’s Hannah finished ahead of included Estee Lauder, Nivea, Avon, Garnier, L’Oreal, Olay and Neutrogena.

The 28-year-old started her company, with support from the Princes Trust and the Birmingham Leadership Foundation, as a way of combining honest social values with good quality products made from natural and organic sources.

In order to challenge the misleading of consumers, Hannah designed her No Fuss Skincare range with simple natural ingredients with clear, honest labelling.

And this accreditation will now give her an unprecedented and independent validation to back up her efforts to stick to her original values.

Hannah said: “I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved here, and the support from customers and the media has been overwhelming.”

As well as the Good Shopping Guide’s seal of approval, Hannah has also been recognised for the second year running by gaining Sublime Magazine’s ‘good brand award’ for 2016.

To see Good Shopping Guide’s full ‘top ethical company’ shortlist visit www.thegoodshoppingguide.com/ethical-skincare, or for more information about No Fuss Skincare visit Hannah’s website at www.nofussbeauty.com.

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A TRIP to India marked a life changing moment for one 27-year-old Amblecote woman.

Hannah Pells, of Brettell Lane, decided to start her own skincare business after having the opportunity to visit and learn from some of Mumbai's most innovative social enterprises.

After additional support from the Princes Trust and the Birmingham Leadership Foundation, Hannah set about creating her now successful business using the knowledge she gained from the trip.

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