A Conversation with Lucy Vincent of sans [ceuticals]. 

How did Sans begin?

I started as an apprentice hairdresser. At the age of 24, I moved to Auckland, to spend the next twenty years in the hairdressing industry.

When I was studying to become a hairdresser, I fell in love with trichology — a medical and cosmetic study of the hair and scalp. From there sans [ceuticals] was born. As Sans developed I spent a lot of time with a dear friend who is a biotech scientist carrying out exciting research in the field of cancer. The more I learned how ingredients and cells work the more I desired to create a product that was good for both our bodies and the environment, whilst actually delivering results. I wanted products that could have a noticeable effect on skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis whilst being natural and sustainable.

Can you speak to the process behind creating sans ceuticals products?

First and foremost, we hang our hat on science, the data has to be solid and deliver results.

We avoid all the usual suspects, however I think the notion of avoiding nasties is now commonplace. For us, what is put in is as important as what is left out. We are very results-focused, utilising high dose actives, suspended in clean and natural bases.