I opened my first salon in Portland, Oregon, when I was 10 years old. I found an antique barber’s chair in the basement and soon was styling and fixing the hair of all the kids in the neighborhood. Even at that age, I couldn’t understand why everyone had a hard time with their hair. It came naturally to me; I instinctively knew how to cut and style their hair to give them the look they wanted.
My interest in skin care came a few years later and by the time I was a teenager I was comparing results and reading labels. I began using different products and researching the ingredients and the effects on my skin. I began to make the connection between diet, physical appearance and overall health.
By my 20’s I had moved to Los Angeles and was working in high end hair salons. As my career flourished, I began looking for products containing specific, natural ingredients and I couldn’t find them anywhere on the market. Driven by desire for what I wanted and a fascination with natural ingredients, I expanded my background in hair and scalp to the biochemistry of the skin. I began creating my own skin care and the results were astounding.
That’s how my Cacao Antioxidant Mask came into being. My clients began noticing the changes in my skin and asked me what I was using, so I shared it with them. I had no intention of selling it, until friends who suffered from acne experienced dramatic improvements in their complexion from the Cacao Antioxidant Mask. It felt incredible to help people feel better about themselves.
Everything just snowballed from there – I felt a sort of calling. My friends and clients at the time had no real understanding about what worked to heal, regenerate and protect their skin, scalp and hair. They were filled with a lot of misinformation and marketing hype and I knew I could help them. I became imbued with a great passion to educate and help people feel better, more beautiful, confident, and in alignment with their true self. This continues to inspire me every day to create the most effective, pure products of value that deliver real results.
With that, Josh Rosebrook Skin and Hair Care was born, and it’s only gathered momentum from there. Today I work with a team that includes an industry-leading phytochemist and an herbalist. Together we conceive, test and perfect my formulas, and only when it meets my uncompromising standards of perfection, do I share these creations with the world.
Josh's Approach to SKIN and HAIR
The skin, like the body, has the extraordinary ability to heal itself. Our job is to facilitate that regenerative process and administer the right natural elements to increase, support and accelerate that incredible transformation for your ultimate luminosity, vitality and health.
Always remember the body is natural, and the original source of nutrients and oils necessary for body, skin, hair and scalp regeneration are found in nature: plants, herbs, nuts, fruits, seeds, stems, leaves and flowers. These contain the phytonutrients that share distinct molecular and structural similarities, and have the same natural regenerative abilities as the oils and nutrients in the body. This likeness of biochemistry, or bio-match, has a natural vibrational alignment and activates the regenerative cellular process in the body that safely and effectively regenerates, heals, nourishes and protects our skin, scalp and hair.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to incoming bacteria, pathogens or microbes. In order for the skin to begin it's own natural healing process, it must be calmed with soothing anti-inflammatories. Then the skin can begin rejuvenating, building back cellular structure while restoring its natural balance and defense processes. Antioxidants are also needed to stop cellular destruction while igniting the production of collagen and elastin — the very essence of skin structure that makes it appear plump, full and healthy.
To CLEANSE the skin properly is the first step to removing unwanted bacteria, dirt, pollution and imbalanced or excessive oil that can cause inflammation and disruptions to the skin, such as blemishes and problem skin.
A gentle, pH balanced Cleanser that delivers transformative nutrients into the cells is essential to both reinforce moisture protection and preserve the skin’s natural defense system, the acid mantle barrier. Daily practice facilitates balance and a healthy cellular response resulting in a clearer, brighter complexion.
EXFOLIATE to remove unwanted dead, dull skin cells and reveal fresh, bright new skin. Exfoliation is vital to having clear skin and also triggers the skin to produce collagen and elastin, crucial proteins that create and form the shape and foundation of the skin. Without weekly exfoliation, serums, hydrators and creams can not fully penetrate the skin and bacteria can become trapped underneath the dead cells.
Like cleansing and exfoliating, we must DETOX the skin to release unwanted bacteria, microbes, dirt and imbalanced oil that inhibit your body’s own powerful natural, healing process. Think of it as a deep cleaning; if you are not detoxing the skin regularly, the deeper dirt, imbalanced oil, bacteria and microbes will prevent other skin care products from doing their job while contributing to blocked pores which cause disruptions.
HYDRATE. Remember, the foundation of skin and its cells is water. When dry, patchy or flaky, the skin's moisture level is compromised and prone to a myriad of problems, including the accelerated appearance of facial lines. Proper skin hydration reboots circulation in the skin to restore balance and deliver nutrients to cells, literally plumping them with water.
For optimum cellular hydration, the vitamin-infused water in the Hydrating Accelerator "relaxes" cell surface tension to open up the skin and trap water while a natural moisturizer will lock it in.
MOISTURIZE and nourish the skin with active herbal serums, oils, balms, and creams, which deliver rich, plant nutrients and antioxidants to support cellular regeneration. Proper moisturizing effectively binds surface skin cells to reinforce and create a barrier between the environment and the skin. Moisturizing keeps harmful microbes out and locks hydration in the skin, plumping cells with water, and maintaining circulation which helps deliver nutrients to cells.
PROTECT the skin from the environment and pollution, through a combination of moisturizing, applying herbal antioxidants, and Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB SPF coverage. Natural, non-nano Zinc Oxide sunscreens not only protect skin cells from being broken down by damaging solar rays, but also work as an anti inflammatory agent to help moisturize and trap hydration in the skin. Moisturizers with SPF (and big hats!) are imperative to skin preservation.
Cleanse. Exfoliate. Detox. Hydrate. Moisturize. Protect. All of these steps are deeply interrelated and necessary for healthy skin and optimum results of each skin care product.
The unmatched level of purity in each and every ingredient we use is a big part of what make our products so unique and effective. All plant ingredients in our skin and hair care products are 100% organic, certified organic or wild-crafted. Our commitment to the absolute highest quality ingredients allows each product formulation to work on an advanced level, where the plant's active constituents are not inhibited by disruptive, toxic, synthetic ingredients, which allows them to work as a whole, creating powerful synergy and unparalleled transformation.
Plants and herbs are the real, original source of active, vital nutrients for the body. The potent extracts, oils and essences of pure, whole plants offers the highest level of healing and regeneration available to the skin, scalp and hair.
These vital nutrients include anti inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, fatty acid, amino acid, vitamin, mineral and a vast phytochemical activity. Plant nutrients share a similar natural, molecular structure to the nutrients and oils of the body. This likeness creates a "bio-match" and has a very real vibrational alignment that absolutely brings about profound changes to the skin, scalp, hair and body.
In other words, these powerful plant ingredients facilitate and support the bodies own innate, miraculous healing abilities, allowing the body to take full advantage of these generous nutrients when needed. This whole process advances healing and regeneration of the skin, scalp, hair and body to an optimum level. It’s truly an art and science.
My team and I have selected herbs and oils in each product that contain a potent, synergistic combination of active plant nutrients designed to quickly improve and transform the appearance and health of the skin and hair. The base of my skin care is anti inflammatories and antioxidants. The skin needs to be calmed and soothed with anti inflammatories so that its own natural, balanced healing process can ensue and visible changes can occur. Antioxidants neutralize molecules that damage the fibroblast cells. These fibroblasts produce collagen and elastin protein - the cells that make up the foundation and structure of the skin. These are crucial proteins that make the skin full and firm.
We go to great lengths to ensure absolute purity, safety and zero toxicity in our ingredients.
Season to season completely natural, organic ingredients color and texture vary.
All our Certified Organic Herbal Infusions and Extracts are made In House at our production facility. We do not purchase pre-made herbal and plant extracts from a supplier - we make our own.
Our Certified Organic Vinegar is made from non-gmo organic corn and organic rye and free of gluten, wheat, dairy, soy, egg, tree nut, and casein.
Our Certified Organic Vitamin E is from organic, non-gmo soy.
Our Certified Organic Vegetable Glycerin is made from organic, non-gmo soy, corn and mustard seed oil.
Our Xanthan Gum is extremely high quality and made from Organic cabbage and chickpeas.
Our Certified Organic Aloe Vera is decolorized through a charcoal filtration process and aloin free.
Our Honey is collected from organic certified beehives and clover blossoms that have not been exposed to herbicide or pesticide applications. It is free from additives and preservatives!
Our African Black Soap is Certiﬁed Fair for Life-Social & Fair Trade by IMO. Black Soap is made of the ashes of several plant sources; plantain leaves, cocoa pods, shea butter residues, shea tree bark and bark from a local tree called Agow.
Our Certified Organic Shea Butter is Fair Trade Certified as it guarantees that the farmers and workers producing it are paid fair prices and wages, and work in safe conditions. In addition, the environment is protected, and they receive development funds to empower and uplift their communities.
Our Organic Grape Alcohol in our fragrance perfume is pharmaceutical grade and absolutely not denatured.
Our products that contain both water and/or organic aloe vera juice and oils together, require a preservative system. Through extensive testing and development, we have found that a low amount of naturally occurring, food grade Potassium Sorbate - which is the salt of sorbic acid, and easily metabolized by the body and biodegradable, along with our own in-house, proprietary concentrate formula of water that has been infused with organic plant vitamins and antioxidants to create a powerful structure to help inhibit spoilage and extend shelf life. We have found this to be the most effective, non-toxic, broad spectrum system available to ensure a safe, quality product.
NO ANIMAL TESTING
Testing on animals is wrong, inhumane and must stop. We do not and never will condone animal testing.
No unhealthy ingredients including but not limited to: sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances, artificial colors, silicones, petrochemicals or GMOs
What is their synergy?
Expertly combined elements interact to produce an exponentially greater effect than the sum of those individual elements.
Every ingredient is chosen for its unique healing properties as well as its ability to support and enhance the benefits of every other ingredient. We thoughtfully hand pick herbs then combine them in specific proportions to create a potent, effective synergy. This is how our products assist the skin, scalp and hair in real transformation.
We go to great lengths to source the highest quality certified organic ingredients available. When we can't, it's always organic or wild-crafted. Our strong, long-term relationships with our organic suppliers set us apart. This beautiful community of relationships we built through uncompromising standards, ethics and sustainability ensures the highest quality and maximum potency of our ingredients, and that our suppliers have a market for what they produce. Always fair trade, fair prices, fair wages and work is performed in safe conditions. In addition, in some cases, the environment is protected and workers receive development funds to empower and uplift their communities. We love this and want to help create more communities around the world like this.
To guarantee absolute purity, an independent third-party laboratory tests all our products regularly along with any new ingredients. We consistently receive “zero toxicity” results—a rare designation that reflects our unwavering commitment.