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 gained a loyal following of happy customers. We are proud to say that we are a small family business, and all of our products are handmade by us in Cornwall.
Based at Pool near Carn Brea, we are 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. All of KERNOWSPA® products are formulated and manufactured by us. This is so that we stay in control of the production process, and we do not contract out manufacturing to others.
Our Founder and 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 developed ranges for large high street companies. Cornish born and bred, Helen wanted to move home to Cornwall in order to be close to her family. So she thought she would start her own Cornish brand, and in 2011 KERNOWSPA® evolved! In 2013 Helen’s husband Laurence joined the business as Kernowspa’s Sales Manager. Laurence has many years of experience in managing luxury spas, and in sales and marketing. Both with individual strengths Laurence and Helen make a great husband and wife team.
Our team has so much product knowledge, and as a result 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, compatibility, microbiological, leak testing, and user trials (on humans not animals!). Our products are put 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. All of our products are registered on the Cosmetic Product Notification Portal, and we are compliant with the European Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.
We use the finest oils, butters, waxes and essential oils in our products because we want to create luxurious products. Our skincare and toiletries contain 100% natural ingredients. It is important to us to use sustainable ingredients in our products, and do our part to look after our planet.
We DO NOT use any of the following in our products:
NO Parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium laureth sulphate, petrochemicals, phthalates, lanolin, palm oil, artificial fragrances or artificial colours.
With so many talented business people in Cornwall, most of all we love using local suppliers and services wherever possible. We passionately care about our environment and try to reduce our carbon footprint wherever we can. Our aim is to be as green as possible in terms of our packaging and our waste disposal.
What is our mission? We want to provide the highest quality products that customers will enjoy using time and time again!
Helen, Laurence & The Kernowspa Team
KERNOWSPA® We are proud to be a Member of The European Directory of Soap & Cosmetics Makers, as well as a Member of the Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers.