Jeffrey James Botanicals is an organic line that is great for every skin type under the sun. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with the man behind the brand, Jeffrey James. Here is what he had to say…
(Q) Hello Jeffrey. How are you? Tell me a little more about the Jeffrey James Botanicals brand…
We have a very sophisticated, luxurious organic line that is great for all skin types. It is sophisticated in it’s simplicity and how the active ingredients adapt to every skin type and give the nutrition needed for radiant skin. We are a small company that has grown nationally and internationally because the products seem to really resonate with people.
(Q) Behind every great creator lies a major source of influence. Tell me a little more about the inspiration behind the brand…
It really was two-fold. I could not find an organic brand that had put together everything I was looking for. I wanted efficacy. I wanted it to be beautiful packaging with glass, instead of plastic. I wanted it to smell like a dream and I didn’t want it to cost an arm and leg, I wanted it affordable. When my dad got skin cancer we decided to make our own. And educate people how to take care of themselves in a healthier way. That was the catalyst.
(Q) Out of the many products you currently have, what are the most popular? Tell me a little more about your best sellers…
The Glow is our newest product. It is a preservative free blend of exotic oils like passionflower, geranium, hemp, sea buckhorn oil and more. It is very popular. Our Crème has consistently been our top seller as it is packed with 77 different active botanicals and beautifying minerals for an amazing anti-aging, all natural day & night crème!
(Q) I am always searching for a good serum. Needless to say that I am quite intrigued by ‘The Serum’. Tell me a little more about this product…
This is another top product for us! It has over 50% hyaluronic acid, which is one of the most moisturizing ingredients on the planet. It also has a healthy dose of Vitamin C (from a Camu Camu berry) that leaves your skin wonderfully soft. I love serums because they penetrate so nicely into the deeper epidermis layers. This product is also half the cost of our a competition. A true value!
(Q) I am always looking for a great eye product. Tell me a little more about ‘The Eye Gel’…
One of my favorite eye products ever. When you open it up, you can smell the fresh, whole food cucumbers. Like putting cold cucumbers on your eyes, it helps reduce puffiness and the dark circles. It also has hyaluronic acid and periwinkle and with a slight tingling action it goes to work firming up the delicate eye area.
(Q) You use everything from Acai berries to CoQ10 to grapeseed oil to sea buckthorn oil and more in your products. Out of the many ingredients that you use, which ingredients tend to be used most in Jeffrey James Botanicals products?
Two of our most current ingredients in each product is Geranium and MSM. Geranium is so healing and calming for all skin types. MSM (organic sulfur) is amazing! It is very anti inflammatory and helps all kinds of issues like rosacea, eczema, and sensitive skin while also acting as a “carrier” of all the ingredients, driving the actives deeper into the skin, rather than sitting on top!
(Q) Do you test on animals? What is your stance on animal testing?
None. 100% against it.
(Q) When people contact you and say “I love Jeffrey James Botanicals! It is the best skin care brand around. I can’t live without it, as it has changed my life!” How do you feel when you hear this kind of feedback?
It really comes back to this every time. We do get those emails and it is very personal and it makes us feel like we have done something of value. It really has been a blessing. Especially after we started so small and to see it grow into something, I attribute that to people having such a great response!
(Q) For all of those skin care enthusiasts and beauty lovers reading this interview, what would you like them to know? What is next for Jeffrey James Botanicals?
I’d like them to know that they truly need to get away from the chemically laden Dept. store brands ASAP. They are toxic and that stuff absorbs. Mostly I’d like to remind people that to be beautiful, it stems from the inside. True beauty is a generous spirit and heart and that makes your face Glow more than anything else.
Next is the Vitamin C Serum. One of the best things you can ever put on your face and in select stores we are launching organic shampoo and hair oils this month!
For more information about Jeffrey James Botanicals, simply visit www.jeffreyjamesbotanicals.com today.