KERNOWSPA® is a Cornish business specialising in luxury skin care, toiletries and spa products. Our name comes from merging the Cornish word for Cornwall (KERNOW) with what our products are all about (SPA). Established in 2011 we have expanded rapidly over the last few years and have established a loyal following of happy customers. We are proud to say that all of our products are handmade in Cornwall.
We are based at King Edward Mine, a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site at Newton Moor, surrounded by beautiful scenery that inspires us every day. Our laboratory is a hive of activity with new products being developed regularly and experimenting with new raw materials and scents. We formulate and manufacture all of our KERNOWSPA® products to stay in control of the production process, and we do not contract out manufacturing.
Our Technical Director Helen is a qualified and experienced Chemist. Helen gained her Chemistry degree from the University of Bath and went on to pursue a career in Cosmetic Science. She has a passion for product development and has previously worked for years developing brands and ranges for large high street companies. Cornish born and bred, she wanted to start her own Cornish brand, and so KERNOWSPA® evolved!
The knowledge and enthusiasm of our team mean that all KERNOWSPA® products meet high quality and safety standards. From the initial idea for a product to its launch, the whole process takes a number of months to ensure that the product passes all of the necessary tests required. These tests include stability testing, compatibility testing, microbiological testing, label testing, leak testing, and user trials (on humans not animals!) to name a few. We put our products through these different tests to ensure that they are fit for purpose. We maintain Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and have strict Quality Control measures in place. We hold Cosmetic Product Safety Reports for all of our cosmetic products and they are registered on the Cosmetic Product Notification Portal. We comply with the European Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.
KERNOWSPA® use the finest oils, butters, waxes and essential oils to create luxurious products. Our skincare and toiletries contain 100% natural ingredients, and it is important to us to use sustainable ingredients in our products.
We do not use parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), sodium laureth sulphate (SLES), petrochemicals, phthalates, lanolin, palm oil, artificial fragrances or artificial colours
We love using local suppliers and businesses wherever possible as there are so many talented business people in Cornwall! We passionately care about our environment and try to reduce our carbon footprint wherever we can, and we aim to be as green as possible in terms of our packaging and our waste disposal.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality products that customers will enjoy using time and time again!
The Kernowspa Team
KERNOWSPA® is a Member of The European Directory of Soap & Cosmetics Makers and a Member of the Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers.