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The Story Behind Iremia Skincare

“Creating something that would help me manage my sensitive and reactive skin has been a dream, and I hope that my products will help others in their journey to calm, healthy skin.”

 

The Background

Formulated to manage highly sensitive and reactive skin, Iremia Skincare offers a natural solution to calm, soothe and strengthen your skin.

Our name was inspired by a little town on the ocean in Southern Greece where I had my honeymoon, which evoked a sense of calm and stillness. This feeling is what I needed in my life every day but something I struggled to attain for many years. I was living in constant stress while working in a corporate job, with a small and growing family and struggling with allergic reactions, constant inflammation, and fatigue. Despite living a relatively healthy lifestyle, something was wrong, and my body was attempting to tell me something.

 

The Journey

During this time I didn’t know where to turn. I started to try everything from seeing specialists, using traditional products, and medication. My skin was constantly inflamed (I didn't know it was rosacea at the time), my energy was low and I had eczema on my body. I trusted a product that was on the market that claimed to me 'steroid-free', but found out that there were heavy steroids in it, which lead to my tipping point. I eventually found a naturopath that could help me, who made me aware that my body was in a constant state of stress. Along the way, I went through two miscarriages, and I was devastated. After all this, I decided to hone in on a thorough holistic health journey. Through all the devastation, I found a sense of strength to enable real change and the drive to move forward.

As a part of my health journey, I started with searching for solutions to my highly reactive skin. I thought of all the ingredients that I didn't want in my routine. I started simplifying and found an incredible chemist that worked with me on the formulations. I wanted to start with three products - ones that targeted calming the skin, protecting the skin, and really strengthening the skin. By pairing these products with a new lifestyle as my daily ritual, I started to find more space for stillness which eventually lead to healing from within. 

 

Iremia Before and After Rosacea Flare Up

 

Our Philosophy and Values

Our belief is in simple and effective skincare and that less is more when it comes to sensitive skin. We also look to reflect the beauty in simplicity and stillness, focusing on the use of calming ingredients and creating a luxurious ritual that will leave you with soft, healthy, glowing skin. 

The entire collection is formulated with your sensitive skin in mind, while being mindful of cultivating a sense of slow, conscious living. That means that each product created needs to serve a purpose, multiple if possible, in order to minimize keep your routine streamlined. Our mindset is rooted in respecting the environment around us, which translates into the packaging we choose to use. 

We look forward to contributing towards your journey of healing and hope to help evoke a sense of calm into your daily beauty routine.  

xo, Elaine