An organic skin care and wellbeing brand based at the Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre in Truro is now in much better health thanks to investment from serial entrepreneur Lara Morgan.
Spiezia Organics’ products have been hand blended from organically grown herbs and flowers – the first ever 100% organic wellbeing and skincare brand accredited by the Soil Association across the whole range.
Commenting on why she became involved with company, Lara Morgan, CEO and entrepreneur, said: “I am painfully aware of there being only one planet; Plan A is running far from smoothly and we have no Plan B. It is a joy to be involved with Spiezia Organics – a company very much concerned with the bigger picture and so utterly devoted to achieving premium product quality, and sourcing conscientious ingredients and sustainable packaging.”
Lara explained further: “Spiezia Organics is the first range of skincare products I have used since suffering a reaction to synthetically combined products which promised a natural element. I learnt the hard way that the skin absorbs 60% of what we put on it! Now I use the Spiezia 100% organic skincare as well as the multi-use therapy balms to repair myself and my family which can always be found in my kitchen drawer. There is no need for chemicals when we can harness Nature’s own remedies as effectively as Spiezia Organics does.”
Spiezia Organics’ Managing Director, Amanda Barlow, said: “It is fantastic to have Lara on board – her enthusiasm and determination will be very positive for the brand and the organic industry as a whole. Having owned and managed a major toiletries manufacturing business, making for some of the leading brands in the world, has given Lara valuable insight into ingredients, chemicals and the lack of legislation around cosmetics and skin care. Together we will be able to make a very real difference.”
Spiezia Organics has grown significantly after moving into the Innovation Centre in Cornwall in February 2013 and being supported to grow its business, with the centre’s input described by Spiezia Organics Managing Director Amanda Barlow as being “fundamental to our success”.
Karen Murray, Manager of the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre, said: “Spiezia Organics is a tremendous company and we have been proud to support its fantastic growth, helping Amanda and the team as the business expands at an amazing rate, and putting Cornwall on the map in the process.”
Pictured (from left) are Lara Morgan, CEO and investor; Amanda Barlow, Managing Director of Spiezia Organics; Karen Murray, Manager of the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre.