how we became

Harlan skin was born out of a necessity and craving for simple, quality natural skincare.

Located in The Whitsunday's, Australia, we are no stranger to the Aussie way of life - sun, beach, adventures and lots of barbies.

Our skin needs to be nourished and nurtured to keep up with our harsh conditions, as well as gentle enough on our skin after the changes that happen with pregnancy.

Plus, we also simply don't have time to complete a complex skincare routine, with multiple products and even more steps.

That's where our custom two step routine comes in. Yes, that's right! Just two steps in the AM and two at night.

From there our range continues to grow, with amazing luxury products, that help you to reclaim your glow.

Our mission is simple - to provide uncomplicated, effective skincare without the price tag or time spent in the bathroom.

Because you are more than worth it.

From our founder

Hi, I'm Steph the founder of Harlan Skin.

My passion for clean products began after watching my Nanna’s long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. I wanted to know why. Why this beautiful, strong women who returned to uni in her 40’s to pursue her passion and inspired me so much, could be struck down with such a crippling disease. 

For anyone who isn’t aware, Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system. It usually starts with a slight tremor in one hand, before slowly progressing to the remainder of the body, affecting muscles and inhibiting simple movements and basic speech. 

Even with scientific advancements today, the primary cause of PD is still unknown. However, as awareness and research continues - Currently In Australia, it affects 100,000 people with 38 people being diagnosed every day, new links to the disease are being discovered.
The latest links to be investigated are those to pesticides and some household cleaners. Pretty scary right?

When I entered the rabbit role of doing my own research, I was shocked by the amount of neurotoxic chemicals that were included in so many of my everyday products around the house. My body wash, skincare, kitchen cleaners and washing liquid.
I think the one that hurt the most was my body wash. It’s name and bottle literally screamed natural and safe and yet the second ingredient (ingredients are listed from highest percentage to lowest) was Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), which is one of the biggest known hormonal disrupters in skincare.  And I was applying this stuff directly to my skin. The biggest organ in our body that has a direct link to our blood supply! And I was also using these products on my young kids!

From there my passion for clean products commence and harlan skin was born soon after.

I hope you love our range as much as I do.

Steph x

sustainable.low waste.the new normal

We only have one shot at preserving our beautiful earth, so let's not waste it.

At harlan skin, we are deeply committed to providing not only ethically and sustainably produced ingredients, but also packaging.

Which is why you'll notice, our products do not come with outer boxes, unless necessary. And our plastic is minimal, again, unless necessary to the quality of the product.

We have searched high and low, and sourced recyclable options for our entire range. Even the dispensers and lids are recyclable.

Our packing boxes are constructed of recyclable cardboard and our mailing satchels are compostible.