New in The Store | Seilich Skincare
Here at Restoration Yard we love all things beauty! We are therefore very excited to welcome the incredible Seilich Skincare to our curated beauty range in The Store.
Seilich products are natural in the truest sense of the word; their ingredients having grown-up freely in a pure and wild place. They are based on powerful Scottish botanicals, handpicked from our wildflower meadow in the Lothians of Scotland. As well as being the source of ingredients, the meadows provide sanctuary for a variety of pollinating insects such as bees, butterflies and beetles.
Meet the maker | Dr. Sally Gouldstone
Created by botanist Dr Sally Gouldstone, Seilich was born from a love of nature and a passion to create products that weren’t just natural, but those that were actually good for nature. Sally tells us "I’ve always been passionate about nature. Growing up in a very remote wild place gave me a unique perspective on the world."
One day whilst walking down the health and beauty aisle of a supermarket (with lines of products plastered with images of nature) Sally had a sudden epiphany; "in the conservation sector we were constantly scratching around for hand-outs and grants, but in the commercial world people were actually making money out of nature." Sally believed this money could be used to feed back into conservation projects. "With nature actually managing to pay for itself we could finally close the loop and provide a long term sustainable funding stream for conservation work."
And just like that, Seilich was born, named after Sally's little one (Seilich meaning Willow in Gaelic). "At first we created a very small wildflower meadow and harvested a few flowers to make our first ever products. With profits from those first sales we created a larger meadow and took a course in making natural skincare products."
"I quickly found that our business model was not only good for nature, but also really really good for peoples skin!"
"We’re now 4 years in and the Seilich meadow is already a whopping 8 acres, supporting thousands of pollinating insects as well as a myriad of other species." They have big plans to continue its growth, using profits from sales to create and manage more and more land for nature. "We hope to show that you can build a sustainable business that not only makes beautiful products from nature, but actually leaves nature in a better place than when it started."
"Although we still have far to go, I really feel that Seilich is making a small contribution to the future of all things wild and wonderful!"
Shop Seilich at Restoration Yard
Get you hands on your very own Seilich products! They are now ready for you in the beauty department in-store. Which products will you try first? Here's a couple of our favourites:
Wild Rose Moisturiser
Nature's Secret Serum
Gardeners Hand Wash