The Eden's Daughter Story

 

meet natalie

When I fell pregnant with my first child, I genuinely became fascinated with the real miracle happening inside my body.  Specifically how, from the nutrients I ate, came the building blocks of life, and a living breathing child could be constructed.  A brain, a heart, eyes - each an incredibly designed and miraculous thing in their own right, that I prayed with such intensity would function for the next 90 years (or more hopefully). 

 

At that point I began to ask myself; if my body was designed to carry out this miracle - essentially using the foods I ate - what harm could be done by eating processed foods, laden with additives?  I delved into research, beginning to understand how our bodies are designed to function and gradually changed the way we ate, and lived, as a household.  That passion for real food nutrition very quickly extended into what I was putting on my skin; the largest organ in my body.  I had started to develop allergies and reactions to skincare and makeup that I had used for years.  I had really embarrassing flare ups of swollen eyes and lips as well as itchy, peeling rashes on and around my lips. I wanted to care for my skin in a way that supported it's natural functions and the health of my body as a whole.  I started reading the ingredients, just as I did with food, because I wanted to really understand what exactly I was putting on my skin, and on that of my newborn.

Over the years I got to understand the function of the ingredients in my skin and haircare, and had begun formulating my own.  I found that I was really passionate about research, formulation and feeding my skin with living ingredients full of nourishing oils, vitamins, minerals and polyphenols.  I studied intensely, just for the joy of it, but when my skincare started working for others too, that was a real turning point and I officially launched Eden's Daughter in May 2020 - five months after the birth of my third child and just seven weeks into a global pandemic.  Inspired by the journey into motherhood that began with my daughter Eden, and by the importance of living a more natural, supportive lifestyle akin to the garden; Eden's Daughter was born.  I started it to share my skincare with women who, like me, want to see results but don't want to compromise their health for beautiful skin.

Natalie Da Costa

Founder of Eden's Daughter

Beautiful British Skincare without Compromise

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philosophy

I believe that natural doesn't need to mean compromise; the Earth has everything we need to thrive.  My all natural skincare products focus on active ingredients that not only deliver results but are easy to understand. Our skin is our largest organ, designed to encase and protect; we should know what we are putting on our skin.  We don't need lots and lots of products, just a few great quality ones is all we need. I use ingredients that are as pure as they are effective and deliver them in packaging that is not only beautiful but reusable too. Every product is carefully formulated and handmade here in the Garden of England to bring genuine quality to those who share my reverence for the Earth we have so graciously been given.  My goal is to create a skincare collection that encompasses everything I wanted as a customer, and still want, and I sincerely hope that comes across and that you love it too.

All of our products use ingredients that are sustainable, biodegradable, organic and/or ethically harvested.  There are zero synthetic fragrances, only pure essential oils hand blended right here for their therapeutic properties and gorgeous scent . None of the ingredients are tested on animals, nor are our finished products; we're happy to continue testing on friends and family instead.

For more on sustainability at Eden's Daughter, read the dedicated blog post here.