After months of hard work and lots of help from friends, the Ermana skincare website went live on Monday August 3rd. We have had a phenomenal response from beauty bloggers and press and the orders have started to roll in.
We couldn’t have done this without the help of some great friends so we would like to say thank you to Gemma Plimley for her beautiful illustrations on our boxes and labels and also for her inspirational ideas. Thank you to Dan Sim for his incredible graphic design skills and photography. He has really captured the essence of Ermana which shows in the branding, packaging and photography. We would also like to thank Bakery 47 for allowing us use of their premises when photographing Ermana products. Thanks to Alan Muir who has brought Ermana to life by creating a beautiful website.
Finally thank you to my sister, Nicola for encouraging me to follow to my dream.
As we become more conscious of what we put into our body, Ermana’s ethos is to show as much concern for what we put on our body. Ermana products use high quality natural and organic ingredients so products are both healthy and beautiful. Using the best of what Mother Nature has to offer, our range includes face oils for both women and men, body oils and balms and we also cater for expectant mums with our Soothe Mama oil and balm.
We use UK based suppliers for all our ingredients, packaging, bottles and jars as we believe in the growth and promotion of local businesses.
I created Ermana through my interest in Aromatherapy as respite from a hectic work life. I have been a fashion and homewares buyer for many years sourcing and developing products for UK high street retailers. However I have always had an interest in skincare and beauty products.
This obsession began from experimenting with essential oils to create relaxation remedies, face and body oils at home. I immersed myself in all the books and research I could find about natural skin and body care treatment. I gave friends and family products as gifts for birthdays and Christmas and received some great feedback. This encouraged me to learn more about product ingredients and how they affect the skin. I went back to college in my spare time to study anatomy and physiology, aromatherapy and natural skincare.
My sister, Nicola has been my biggest supporter and has continuously encouraged me to keep working towards my dream of developing my own brand, and so Ermana (taken from the Spanish word for sister) seemed like the perfect name.
Now, together with my husband, James, we are working on Ermana with a mission to provide natural, healthy skincare products for people who want to know exactly what they are putting on their body.
We hope you love Ermana as much as we do.