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Meet the Founder

" I believe every choice we make impacts the collective global community. That together, we can make a positive impact on the world around us. I believe that less, is more, & that slowing down is the best way forward."

Holistic Kinesiologist & Founder  |  Rachela Aristotite 

 

What does Antika Skin mean to you and where did it all begin?  
Antika Skin represents a reconnection to the simple primal essence of nature. Honouring the way of ancient herbalists, treating skin with one ingredient at a time. A brand built on the principles of sustainable luxury which needs to be celebrated more within the beauty industry. It can be clean, it can be sustainable and it can be beautifully packaged and a luxury experience. As a Holistic Kinesiologist, I began looking at natural products for skin. I found that many commercial products, while natural often contained too many ingredients, it was too heavily scented, over formulated. Natural yes… but so far from its natural raw state.  So I began the journey, my obsession to source and produce an ethical and sustainable brand meant it took 6 years to find the right suppliers, from ingredient through to packaging. You might be surprised how difficult it is to find a truly ethical & sustainable glass jar manufacturer! 
Antika Skin celebrates the intimate ritual of connecting with raw single ingredient, taking the time to indulge your skin and connect with your sensual and soulful self. 

What inspires you?
In one word, life. I am inspired by nature and the energetic patterns inherently echoed throughout it, the principles of quantum physics and the reality of our interconnectedness.
I am inspired by the flow of energy at sunrise. 
I am inspired by the power of imagination.
I am inspired by my daughter.
I am inspired by people who give a damn about the environment and sustainable conscious living. I am inspired by simple beauty.
I am inspired by individuals who strive to be the highest expression of themselves.
I am inspired by people who dare to be honest and vulnerable.  
I respect ancient wisdom and the intimate primal connection of nature and humanity.  Intrigued by art and culture that allows humanity to celebrate and come together and learn from each other and evolve together cross culturally. Where we can learn collectively, share stories and continue to remove the barriers in a borderless celebration of life. 

How can we achieve this borderless celebration between cultures? 
I think we are well on the way, it's a balancing act. Allowing ourselves to be both ancient and modern in the same breath. We are more connected than ever these days with instant and global communication allowing us to share our knowledge and learn together. I believe there is a great need now to reconnect also with our primal instincts. To reject the definitions placed upon us by words that disempower, labels that inherently disconnect us from each other. Instead let's harness this opportunity to connect, as we evolve into a redefined version of humanity. Where we respect the importance of ethical trading and the impact we each make on the world around us, so that we can indulge consciously.  I believe when we can love the individual, we will also love the collective. Start by honouring one ingredient at a time. 

How does Antika Skin reflect who you are as a person, your passions and your purpose?
In so many ways … Creating the original artwork featured on our shea butter packaging ‘primal self‘ was one of the many ways I merged my passions & my purpose … I’ve always been an avid art lover, and equally as passionate about looking after Mother Nature. Our packaging is printed with vegetable dyes on recycled paper card, with limited print run to minimise over production and support an end to end sustainable manufacturing process ~ it all reflects my passion and my purpose and the message that we can enjoy luxury is a sustainable way. Merging art and single ingredient for the skin is the love child of these two passions. For me that is what life should be about… The collision of passion and purpose.”