Our September featured maker is Lana Abbott from Made For Skin.
We have been working with Lana from day 1 of Generation Green’s opening and have loved watching her product line grow! Her natural deodorant is still on our best seller list, and it’s helpful that she offers a trial size for those that have “tried everything” or as a travel, gym bag solution!
The addition of a teens line of skincare and pet care products addressed a need our customers were wanting and needing. We hope you have enjoyed Made For Skin’s products and now let’s get you a little connected to who their maker is!
What inspired you to start making Made For Skin?
My youngest son had winter eczema and I was looking to find a natural product to help ease his discomfort. After trying many products on the market I found that Hemp Seed Oil was a great ingredient to focus on. I then worked to formulate a Total Body Wash and Hand + Body Lotion that felt great, was light and full of great skin softening ingredients, I then wanted to share this product with friends and family. The Total Body Wash is great for shampooing, body wash and shaving! (and it is phosphate free)
Which product is your personal favourite?
No question, the Hand + Body Lotion – I am never far from a bottle. It is the perfect all-over moisturizer any time of the year and it never fails my skin. The light, silky formula goes on light but lasts all day long and I love that it works great on my face, hands, legs, arms – whatever!
What motivated you to create a line for boys and teens?
Having two teen boys gave me all the motivation I needed. Guys love having a skin product designed for them and it is a great motivator for them to take care of their skin. Having everything on one site also allows guys to transition into shaving or beard care products in one convenient location.
What was the biggest challenge you faced in developing your product?
Every season presents different skin challenges and I always want to give customers products they want to use and they really need. Our biggest challenge in developing our products is continuously sourcing great ingredients for our formulations. It is important to us that all our products contain the best ingredients for our customers.
What’s your favorite thing about Manitoba?
(Can I have two?) The lakes and parks in Manitoba are what immediately come to mind, I am always amazed how the natural beauty and essence of the prairies captivates me. I have always loved the outdoors and the natural beauty that Manitoba offers all year round is exceptional, although the summers are my favourite. The second favourite thing about Manitoba would be the people. I know it is corny but the people are what make Manitoba a great place to call home.