About Celtic Complexion
In a land far, far away from the hustle and bustle of N.Y. and L.A., Celtic Complexion is a small artisan skincare company which creates bespoke luxury skincare using old-world traditions and time-honored techniques. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, we are the husband and wife team behind Celtic Complexion.
As a former Beauty Director for Nordstrom, I (Mrs. Celtic Complexion) spent many years in the prestige beauty market doing makeup events all over the country.
I had access to every high-end brand, but found the hype of a product is built around a launch, a celebrity endorsement or other media-driven spectacle, not necessarily the efficacy of a product.
On top of that, all of the products supposedly designed for my skin type (sensitive skin with rosacea) never worked as promised and often times they made it worse.
A chance encounter with a holistic esthetician changed my life forever. She educated me on what I was putting on my skin, and why these products were so irritating. It was a complete eye opener, and it was also the exact opposite of everything I had been taught by the cosmetic industry.
Her advice to me was to go on a skincare and makeup diet, eliminate every single jar of chemical-laden goop I was using, and simply use natural plant oils on my skin. Honestly, I thought she was crazy, but I had nothing to lose. I followed her advice, and to my amazement, my skin never looked so good. That experience was so profound, because for the first time in my life, my skin started to look normal.
I decided to leave the retail beauty industry, go back to school to become an esthetician and for the next ten years, I devoured everything I could about holistic, natural ingredients and lifestyle. At first, I was just making products for myself, but when people took notice, I began making them for others. During this period, I perfected the formulas on my clients, and on St. Patrick’s Day 2011 we officially launched Celtic Complexion to the public.
Mr. Celtic Complexion is the behind-the-scenes man candy that is the glue that makes all of this work.
You may have noticed the sense of humor infused on our website, and that’s because you must have a sense of humor about aging.
We don’t take ourselves too seriously because, at the end of the day, we’re just happy to be healthy and doing what we love – everything on top of that is gravy.