Cecile is the founder of Cecile’s Natural Products. She is a scientist specialised in the field of microbiology and biochemistry, and have studied the interactions between marine molluscs, their environment and their pathogens for more than 15 years. Her work as a marine scientist has enabled her to experience different marine environments all over the world close up. For many years in her work as a marine biologist she has witnessed the slow degradation of our oceans and the increase in the marine pollution, not only from plastics and debris, but also from chemicals and additives to cosmetics.
These anthropogenic products which always eventually end up in the sea, adversely affect marine life in so many ways. Large plastics (macroplastics) break down into microplastics, which themselves break down in nanoplastics. These small plastic particles are ingested by marine organisms (molluscs, crustaceans, and fish) and even for the case of nanoplastics can bypass cellular membranes, generating a cascade of adverse events within the animal’s cells and organs and then affecting vital functions. We don’t need to mention the effects caused by the ingestion of macroplastics by seabirds, turtles and mammals. Nano and microplastics can be also be vectors for exotic diseases, and because of the non-destructive nature of plastics, this means they can cling to them for thousands of kilometres.
Chemicals and cosmetic additives are turning the ocean into a soup of hormones and disruptors, reducing the health of aquatic animals and marine ecosystems such as coral reefs and estuaries.
Cecile decided to do her part and started making organic, additive and chemical free cosmetic products for her family to use such as soaps, shampoos, conditioners and bubble bars. She spent years optimising recipes so that you can enjoy safe products made with natural ingredients that will exceed your expectations.
We continue to be amazed at how good those products are for our skin and after giving many away to our friends, she found that they kept asking for more. So, we have now decided to make them available to you.
Our products are plastic free and biodegradable and as such assist us to walk softer on our planet and reduce unwanted pollution. We hope you enjoy using our products, not only for the benefit or your hair and your skin, but also for the benefit of our oceans and our planet.