Sally B's Skin Yummies
Tell us about your business.Sally B’s Skin Yummies blends certified organic, natural, and wild-crafted ingredients into nourishing and effective skin care and makeup products that are both people and planet friendly. Developed by hand in Atlanta, Georgia since 2005, Sally B’s Skin Yummies is one of the few Georgia skin care companies dedicated to creating products using the highest concentration of certified organic ingredients possible. Sally B’s Skin Yummies has been named an Innovator by the Environmental Working Group and has received the Leaping Bunny Seal of approval for their dedication to producing cruelty-free products. While sold to a worldwide audience at www.sallybskinyummies.com, Sally B’s Skin Yummies can be found in a number of boutiques, spas, and doctor’s offices across the country, including their flagship location in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood.
Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.The Sally B’s Skin Yummies team hand makes and hand packages the entire collection of over 30 organic skin care and makeup products in their 2,400 square foot retail and manufacturing shop located in Atlanta, Georgia. The manufacturing area is adjacent to the retail area, so customers can get a sneak peak at the authenticity and quality of products while they are lovingly being made.
What inspires you?I started Sally B's Skin Yummies to make a difference in my own life. During a difficult recovery from cancer, I chose to adopt a clean and healthy lifestyle but could not find the right personal care products to accomplish my mission. When I started making products and discovered I was making a difference in other people's lives, too, my company was born. I am inspired daily by the heart-felt messages from my customers. Some see an improvement with their eczema and others rejoice that they have found products that compliment their healthy lifestyle without sacrificing quality. I especially love when my customers challenge me to develop a new product!
What makes your business stand out?It is Sally B's Skin Yummies passion, dedication, and transparency that makes it stand out in a crowded industry. In an industry that is unregulated and full of secrets, Sally B's Skin Yummies is dedicated to using only the highest quality organic and natural ingredients and operates with 100% transparency. Sally B's Skin Yummies is passionate about their customers finding and using the products that are right for their skin health and go out of their way to ensure that happens. We also are passionate about empowering our customer through education. We have an informative blog on our website that keeps consumers up-to-date with ingredient information, industry news, and health initiatives. We truly believe that the more you know, the better you do.
What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?If you decide to follow your dream and your passions, be ready for all kinds of challenges. You may create the most wonderful product out there but there are other matters to consider: manufacturing, accounting, distribution, and social media. Your learning curve will be steep, so unless you want to take the time to become an expert in these fields, ask for help!
What does American Made mean to you?American Made means quality, passion, and originality. It would be so easy (and affordable!) to have my products made in a lab overseas, but hand making them in my local "kitchen" allows me to ensure that each product is made with the utmost quality. I am also able to improve upon products with new ingredients become available. I find myself more innovative being surrounded by my products. And I find that is true of other local artists, too!
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