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Thank A 5-Year-Old For Kinder Soaps
Hi! I’m Michelle Ho, founder of The Kinder Soap Company in Malaysia, and I am so honoured that you’d like to get to know Kinder Soaps a little better.
Three and a half years ago, our little girl Andrea was born. She was as perfect as any baby could be. But a week later I noticed that she was started to get tell-tale, blotchy red patches of eczema skin on her neck, face and joints. I immediately found myself desperate to do something, anything, to make those patches go away–because I grew up with eczema as a child and I know how uncomfortable it could be. I remembered the scarring, the itchy, weeping sores, and the countless rounds of applying steroid creams that would work for a while but left my skin darkened and thinned.
I was determined not to let my girl go through all that, and so, that sparked my initial hunt for all-natural skincare. At the time I really couldn’t find anything that matched my personal definition of ‘natural’, which was basically anything that didn’t contain unpronounceable or incomprehensible ingredients. I trawled the Net for definitions of chemicals to understand what they were for and why they were included in skincare formulations. I found that a lot of them were added to colour, fragrance, preserve or stabilise the products themselves, and were not necessarily for the benefit of the user’s skin.
Now, I’m not saying that they are all necessarily ‘bad’ – it’s just that to me, they were unnecessary additives. The average person may be able to tolerate all those ingredients, but for someone with sensitive skin, I thought it would make sense to use products that were free from such chemicals just to see how the skin would react to it. After a month of searching, I clearly remember telling myself that I couldn’t wait any longer–and decided to try making my own soap for Andrea.
The rest, as they say, is history. :)
So this company is the result of a young mother’s mission to provide relief for people who live with sensitive skin. I specialise in handmade soap, using the cold process technique that basically transforms humble yet valuable vegetable and other plant oils into luxurious bars of soap that are fantastic for your skin. Everything you see in the shop is free from artificial fragrances, unnecessary preservatives, SLS, parabens,… You get the idea. Only pure, therapeutic grade (whole) essential oils are used to scent and enhance the efficacy of all my soap, all for the benefit of your skin’s wellbeing.
Our mantra: Be Kinder.
What We Do
Put simply, these are our core activities:
- Create all-natural skincare products that stay clear of chemicals that are known to irritate skin.
- Educate the public on general skincare.
- Give a portion of our net profits to the needy.
Why We Do It
I just can’t help but want to help people. It just so happens that I
- have a loving husband and three young children to care for (and one more on the way!)
- am more concerned about responsible, healthy living now that I am a mother;
- enjoy craft work and have a deep respect for the level of love and care that is devoted to handmade things;
so I figured that this would be the platform to achieve my ambitions of addressing as many people’s skin concerns as possible. Plus, it is a big responsibility for us to build a business that is sustainable so that we can continue to be financially sound enough, in order to keep giving back to society.
But perhaps most important of all, we absolutely love doing this.
100% Money Back Guarantee!
I’m so confident that you’ll find my soap beneficial for your skin, that I’m willing to offer a full refund of your purchase (including shipping fees, if applicable) if you’re not satisfied with my soap, for whatever reason. Keep the soap and I’ll arrange for a refund right away. With that kind of assurance, I hope you’ll be more confident of your purchases here at Kinder Soaps. :)