Organic Surge Supports Campaign To Ban Plastic Microbeads

In today’s news it has been announced that a worldwide ban on the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics should be imposed, something that has been demanded by MP’s.

These tiny balls of plastic are often used in shower gels and facial scrubs and they have even been found in Arctic sea ice and on ocean floors, and the UK government will consider a ban on microbeads in cosmetics if the EU does not legislate against them.

At Organic Surge we are proud to state that our products do not contain and never have contained any plastic microbeads, and we are fully committed to our products being made with skin-loving, naturally-derived ingredients and certified organic essential oils. These microbeads are extremely harmful to the environment and we back the call by MP’s for a worldwide ban on them as soon as possible. Organic Surge’s products are not tested on animals and are 100% free of harsh chemicals - no parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate, no artificial fragrances or colourants and no genetically modified ingredients.

Take a look at our range of shower washes, bath foams and scrubs and enjoy 10% off your purchase of any of these products by entering the code BRIGHTSKIN10 at the checkout when purchasing, and if you order one of our popular Eco Bundles you will receive a free gift of our comforting lavender hand and nail cream (worth £4.50).  You can also enjoy 10% off our Perfecting Face Polish and Face Wash by entering the same code at the checkout.

These offers expire on 31 August 2016, so order quickly to receive your discount or free gift.

We’re confident that once you try our products once, you will love them forever.

How do the A-list de-stress and unwind?

By Organic Surge

Nadia Narain is one of the UK’s most popular and best-loved yoga teachers. Kate Moss describes Nadia’s spirituality as awakening her body and soul. She counts Rachel Weisz, Sienna Miller, Sam Taylor-Wood, Jools Oliver and Luella Bartley among her students. We caught up with Nadia to discover her top tips on how to de-stress and relax.

OS: You help others to de-stress, but how do you unwind and relax yourself?

NN: Mostly by spending time with my friends and family. I also really like quiet time, so I’m happy when there is no one else at home and I can take a bath or just potter or read.

OS: Can you describe your typical day?

NN: My day usually starts around 6 or 6.30am. I love the mornings – it’s when I find the time to do the things I need to do. I start teaching at 9am… and some days that can go all day. I also teach a couple of evenings a week, so when I don’t I love to be able to come home early. My days are usually pretty full – as well as my yoga teaching I run a business selling organic aromatherapy candles and natural, plant-based perfumes so if I’m not doing one then I’m working on the other. On a good day I might get to bed by 10 or 11pm!

OS: If someone came to you feeling stressed, what three things would you suggest they do?

NN: First of all, slow down. Then take some time to pinpoint what is causing the stress and address the issue. The best advice I was ever given for someone who is having a hard time is to do one nice thing for yourself each day. Whether it's eating well, exercising, going for a walk or being inspired by art, you should make sure you do something that brings you a feeling of well-being. I’ve only just started to learn about real nourishment and kindness. It took along time, I used to be hard on myself.

OS: What is your favourite Organic Surge product?

NN: I love the creamy texture of the Tropical Bergamot Skin Perfecting Body Scrub. It's delicious and organic and I love that bergamot aroma! And I love the creamy cleanser, it smells divine

OS: Can you tell us a bit about your new DVD, Flow Yoga: Strength & Stability?

NN: This is my second DVD. My first one, Everyday Yoga for Stress Release, was a 20-minute sequence designed for anyone to fit into their daily routine. Flow Yoga builds on that but brings more awareness of how to develop strength and stability – not only physically but mentally too! In August the third one comes out and that is a beginners meditation dvd and some gentle movement for slowing it all down

In search of the rural idyll

By Organic Surge

Six months ago, writer Lindsay kicked off her high heels and left her fashionable London life in search of a slower pace in the English countryside.

Lindsay also finally realised her long-term ambition of starting a food blog – Lindsay’s Feast. Lindsay says: ‘I’m endlessly inspired by food stories, from the person who grew it to the person cooking it. Flavours are so unique to each individual and speak volumes about people’s personalities.’ Starting her blog was the opportunity to tell her story and interact with people who share her obsession with food.

We caught up with Lindsay to discover more about her search for a rural idyll.

OS: Have you changed your beauty routine since moving from the city?

Lindsay: I definitely wear a lot less make-up now I live in the countryside and it’s been wonderful for my skin. I’ve also shifted to more natural, plant-based products, so Organic Surge is perfect for me. Now that I have a small garden, I spend much more time outside in the vegetable patch using my hands. Being exposed to the elements means I need something that’s going to soothe my skin and the Organic Surge Gardeners Hand Scrub and Hand Cream have been a godsend. I use both products daily and I love the lime, basil and rosemary scent.

OS: Which Organic Surge products would you find it hard to live without?

Lindsay: I’m particularly addicted to the Extra Care Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser. I use it in the evenings after a busy day outside. It’s a very gentle product and leaves my skin feeling wonderfully fresh and vibrant. It works especially well with a soft muslin cloth.

OS: Are there things you miss about city life?

Lindsay: I miss having everything on my doorstep. I loved being able to meet friends for a spontaneous brunch or popping into a favourite deli on my way home from work. Having said that, I wouldn’t trade my current lifestyle. I love the simplicity of country life.

OS: What does your typical day look like?

Lindsay: At the moment I share my time between writing and working for the National Trust. When I’m working from home, I tend to wake up early to take my Labrador puppy, Jambo, for a long walk on the heath. One of the joys of our new life is sitting down at the table for meals on a regular basis. When I was working in London, I’d often have breakfast on the go and lunch at my desk but now we really take the time to enjoy our food and start the day with a healthy breakfast, like bircher muesli. I try to be disciplined and log a good few hours at my desk, but all too often good weather tears me away and by late afternoon I’m foraging in the countryside or working on the garden. The light evenings mean we can (weather permitting) enjoy dinner in the garden. I’m obsessed with cooking seasonally, so at the moment we’re eating lots of asparagus and artichokes.

Eat natural

Lindsay has created two super-easy seasonal recipes for us:

Bircher Muesli with Fresh Strawberry Coulis (serves 2)

For the muesli:

100g oats
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon flax seeds
350ml almond milk
Drizzle of maple syrup
Dash of vanilla extract
Squeeze of lemon juice

For the coulis:

A handful of fresh strawberries (or any berries you like)
Squeeze of lemon juice


The night before, put the oats, sunflower seeds and flax seeds in a bowl, pour over the almond milk, and add the maple syrup, vanilla extract and lemon juice. Mix well, then cover and put into the fridge overnight. In the morning, mash up the berries and lemon juice with a pestle and mortar or in a processer and drizzle over the bircher muesli.

Butternut Curry (serves 4)

1 large butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks
2 large onions (chopped)
3 cloves garlic (chopped)
2 x 400g tins chickpeas
100g red lentils
1 x 400ml tin chopped tomatoes
500ml vegetable stock
100g block of creamed coconut
2 teaspoons each turmeric, cumin, paprika, coriander, chilli powder, curry powder
Olive oil for cooking
A generous handful of coriander

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and then lightly fry the onions and garlic for about 15 minutes until transparent. Transfer this mixture to a side dish then heat some more olive oil in the same pan, put in all the spices and gently fry for 2–3 minutes. Return the onion and garlic to the saucepan and mix with the spices. Add the tinned tomatoes and vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes then remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly before blending it into a smooth mixture. Return to the heat and stir in the coconut block until it is completely dissolved. Then add the chickpeas, lentils and butternut, put the lid on the saucepan and simmer gently until the butternut is cooked to your liking (roughly 30 minutes).

Serve with rice and a sprinkle of fresh chopped coriander.

Eat your way to a smoothier skin!

By Organic Surge


It’s easy to be a fan of clean living when every day we can see the difference using organic and natural beauty products makes to our skin and hair.

We all enjoyed National Vegetarian Week and we are finding it so inspiring to see all the great new vegan, plant-based, healthy living and sugar-free bloggers, chefs, cooks and writers out there. With new books from Deliciously Ella, Detox Kitchen, Madeline Shaw, Hemsley & Hemsley and Amelia Freer, there’s never been a better time to add nourishing plant-based recipes to your repertoire or even to go full out new vegan!

Bo from Bo's Kitchen is the rising star of the plant-based food revolution and definitely one to watch. She’s a vegan blogger and photographer whose Instagram page is a visual feast of delicious and easy-to-make original recipes.

We caught up with Bo to find out more about her beauty routine and life as a vegan.

Organic Surge Moisture Boost Haircare sits in the grass

Bo's top tips

OS: What is your beauty routine?

Bo: I cleanse and moisturise in the morning and cleanse, tone and moisturise in the evening. For cleansing, it has to be Organic Surge Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser. The pump dispenses just the right amount (so there’s no waste) and the texture is perfect for getting off every last trace of make-up. It’s brilliant value compared to other natural hot-cloth cleansers and it leaves my skin smelling like a bunch of roses! I also dry body brush as much as possible and do a hair mask at least once a week – I’m finding the Organic Surge 2-Minute Moisture Hair Mask is really fabulous.

Organic Surge Extra Care Products surrounded by smoothie ingredients
OS: What differences have you noticed to your skin and hair since you started using Organic Surge?
Bo: I’m very fussy about my skincare brands, but with Organic Surge I find my skin feels plumper and has a more even tone. I’m quite pale and can suffer from rosacea, but the Organic Surge Extra Care range perfectly suits my sensitive skin and the powerful ingredients (damask rose oil, shea butter, aloe vera, orange and geranium oil to name a few) mean I’m still getting a treatment every time I use them. I’m in love with anything rose and these products smell heavenly. The Replenishing Facial Oil is fabulous under the Nourishing Rose Day Cream – it sinks in quickly but leaves your skin soft all day.
OS: What is your top tip for a health-boosting food to include in our diets?
Bo: Spirulina and wheatgrass are my two top superfoods – both pack a nutritional punch to give you a huge boost and make you glow from within. I noticed a visible difference in my skin and hair after taking these superfoods with my smoothies. If you can’t get hold of them, my top tip is to drink lemon and hot water first thing in the morning – it fires up your digestive system and alkalises the body, which is perfect for healthy skin.

OS: When did you become a vegan and why?

Bo: I became vegan about ten years ago, just to see if I could do it. There aren’t any cons to the vegan lifestyle – sure, you have to cook a little bit more than before, but I think everyone should know what goes into their food. I have more energy than ever, work out every day, eat a huge variety of food and rarely get ill. It’s also very cheap to eat vegan – good for my wallet too!

You are what you eat

Bo has created  two super-easy and delicious breakfast recipes for us to start your day right.

A Picture of Cacao and coconut chia pudding next to Organic Surge Extra Care Replenishing Facial Oil
Cacao and coconut chia pudding

Chia seeds are little miracles for your skin – packed full of vitamin E, omega 3 fats, fibre, zinc, magnesium and protein, all of which help maintain a youthful glow. For the chocolate layer I added some cacao, which is high in antioxidants, increases blood flow to the skin and contains omega 6 fats which helps heal wounds and scars. Both of these superfoods combine in a creamy coconut milk mixture to make this deliciously healthy pudding.

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup water

2 tbsp cacao

6 tbsp chia seeds

1.Mix 1/2 cup coconut milk with 1/2 cup of water and add the chia seeds. Stir very well.

2.Split the mixture between two jars and add 2 tbsp of cacao to one jar. Mix well again. Leave both jars overnight in the fridge, or until all the liquid has been absorbed.

3.Layer your coconut chia pud and cacao chia pudding in your jar and top with raspberries and coconut.

Radiant Skin Smoothie Bowl next to Organic Surge Hot Cloth Cleanser and Rose Day Cream
Radiant skin smoothie bowl

This smoothie is actually a green smoothie bowl in disguise! It tastes sweet and creamy and boasts a whole host of skin boosting ingredients such as strawberries, beetroot, kale, avocado and flaxseed. The recipe makes enough for two bowls or three small glasses.

1 large handful of frozen strawberries

3 frozen bananas

1 large handful of kale (stalks included)

1/2 avocado

1 tbsp ground or whole flaxseed

1/4 cup coconut or almond milk

1/2 cup water

1 tbsp beetroot powder or 1 small raw beetroot

2 tbsp dairy free yoghurt

Toppings of choice: I used blueberries, kiwi, cacao nibs and shredded coconut

1.Add all smoothie ingredients apart from the yoghurt to your food processor or blender and mix until smooth. Pour into your bowl.

2.To make the pretty yoghurt topping, add small dollops of yoghurt all over your smoothie bowl. Stir with a chopstick of knife to make swirls. Top with fruit, cacao nibs and shredded coconut.

Time to Travel

By Organic Surge

It’s that time of year when we’re beginning to think about holidays – getting away from it all, discovering new places, escaping familiar routines. Wherever you go, though, your beauty needs and the problem of fitting everything into a too-small bag seem to follow you. So at Organic Surge we’ve created mini versions of some of our essential products to solve your problems.


The Organic Surge travel friendly tinctures lie next to sunglasses, flip-flops and jewellery ready to get packed.

Good things in small bundles

•Our must-have cleanser, Organic Surge Daily Care Refreshing Face Wash, containing 98.89% natural ingredients and suitable for all skin types, is available in a handy 95ml bottle. 

• Squinting at the sun? Rejuvenate and nourish the sensitive area around your eyes with Organic Surge Hydrating Eye Cream, available in a 20ml bottle.

Organic Surge Replenishing Facial Oil (30ml) will instantly hydrate parched, sun-kissed skin.

• And you can get Organic Surge Super-Intensive Daily Moisturiser, enriched with rose geranium essential oil and aloe vera, in a 50ml jar. ‘I wouldn’t be without my intensive moisturiser. Nothing else out there comes close,’ says customer Janny. Even on holiday, there are some things you just don’t want to change!

Organic Surges Home City bathed in golden morning sunlight.

Grown in Britain

You may not know it, but Organic Surge is based in Wick in Caithness, in the far north-east of Scotland, just a few miles south of John O’Groats. It’s a beautiful setting, even if we say it ourselves – lots of peace and quiet, picturesque houses built of local stone, a ruined castle (the Old Man of Wick) looking out over the sea and a scenic fishing harbour that was once the busiest in Britain. We’d recommend it as a holiday spot any time! Our favourite place is Keiss Beach on Sinclair’s Bay, a long strip of sand below by craggy cliffs where you can catch glimpses of seals and puffins. We’re proud to come from an area of the British Isles with so much natural beauty – it’s part of our inspiration for Organic Surge. We choose only essential oils and plant extracts certified as natural. It’s our way of protecting not only ourselves, but the environment around us as well.

Organic Surges Gardeners hand cream lies on a city guide near some pearls.

Preparing for take-off

If you are flying – to Scotland or beyond – a few simple precautions can minimise the effects of dry cabin air on your skin:

• Drink lots of water: the pressurised air in airplanes is notoriously low in humidity. A litre of water for every five hours of flight time should restore your body’s natural balance.

• Take care of your skin: up your moisturising regime before you travel and use an intensive moisturiser such as Organic Surge Gardeners Hand Cream to protect from dehydration during the flight.

• Keep moving: simple exercises such as stretching your arms, rotating your head or flexing your ankles keep your blood circulating and muscles relaxed to minimise fatigue. And don’t forget that the journey is only the start of the adventure to come!

Sleeping Beauty

By Organic Surge

 

We’ve been doing some research into sleep tips – how to get more sleep, as well as how to make it work better for you. Sleep is nature’s way of resetting and restoring our system: we can’t live without it. And the good news is that you can help the process along with natural organically-certified body care products that boost your body’s responses.



Organic Surge Overnight Sensation cream rests between a sleep mask and three lavender cuttings.

Replenish and renew

During sleep your cells rebuild and repair themselves and your skin renews itself – so good-quality sleep is essential to keep you and your skin fresh and healthy. This night-time magic also enhances your skin’s responsiveness to nutrients, which is why enriching organic night creams are work so well. Organic Surge Overnight Sensation Night Cream is a soothing organic moisturiser that uses cocoa and shea butters to nourish and rehydrate your skin and boost the natural benefits of beauty sleep. Relax, drift off – and wake to a brighter, more radiant you.

Organic Surge Gently Cleansing Shower Gel sits on the edge of a bath in a white, brightly lit bathroom wrapped in a towel

Essential aromas

Lavender has long been a top sleep tip to promote a good night’s rest – traditionally lavender flowers were tucked into pillows and apothecaries prescribed lavender oil to ease ‘griefs and pains of the head and brain’. More recently, research has indicated that the smell of lavender lowers the activity of the nervous system, easing anxiety and leaving you feeling more relaxed. Our organic skincare range uses lavender not only in the Overnight Sensation Night Cream but also in our Lavender Meadow Hand & Nail Cream. Apply both before bedtime to soothe your senses with a delicate and calming aroma. It makes sleep as easy as breathing.

Lavender Meadow Gently Cleansing Shower Gel rests in a shower, still wet

Soak or shower

Your temperature naturally drops during sleep – so stimulating the process makes you drowsy as well as boosting your chances of night-long rest. Sleeping in a cool room helps. But another top sleep tip is a hot bath or shower – this warms you up so your body experiences a sleep-inducing drop in temperature when you climb out. Organic Surge Lavender Meadow Hand and Body Wash, Hand and Body Lotion and Hand and Nail Cream all maximise the warming experience of a soak or shower by adding the soothing smell of lavender. Relax, enjoy and set your body clock for sleep. Naturally.

Organic Surge Comforting Hand and Nail cream placed on parchment paper next to a sleep mask, a cutting of lavender and a sleep diary.

Sweeter dreams


You may be getting enough sleep, but are you maximising its benefits? Here are three top sleep tips to make sure the effects of a good night’s rest are visible on your skin.

• Sleep on your back: lying on your stomach can constrict the blood vessels in the face, causing dark circles.

• Plump up your pillows: keeping your head raised can help prevent the fluid accumulation that cause puffy eyes.

• Threads of kindness: use a pillowcase with a high thread count that feels soft against your cheek and avoid fabrics or dyes that might irritate sensitive skin.

Spring is in the Air

By Organic Surge

Spring seems to have arrived – and we’ve been sharing things we notice. Leaves coming into bud, birds gathering twigs for nests, the feel of the sun on our faces, the colour of the sky… We find that just being aware of everyday pleasures really enhances our quality of life. You could say it’s a form of mindfulness – a centuries-old meditation technique that focuses the mind in the present to help relieve stress and anxiety. You can begin small by simply becoming more aware of the world around you and of your own thoughts and feelings. Birds, bees, blossom, bulbs – welcome the joys of spring!


Spring Cleaning

We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but it’s not just your home that can benefit. Winter can leave your skin looking tired and dull, but our top-quality, natural cleanser – the Organic Surge Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser – will make you feel radiant and renewed. This must-have product is enriched with shea butter to moisturise as well as damask rose and orange peel oils to calm, hydrate and rejuvenate. And it’s organically certified as using 99% natural ingredients. ‘I am soooo pleased with my skin's new bright skintone, smooth appearance and firmness, giving me (I am told) a noticeably younger look!’ says customer Cath H. Just massage the cleanser into your face and neck then wipe away with a facecloth rinsed in hand-hot water. You really will notice that spring is all around you. Find out more about our Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser here

Spring Hot Cloth Cleanser next to flowers

Lighten up

Spring is a time for wearing lighter clothes and eating lighter food. Suddenly here at Organic Surge we’re all sharing recipes for salads and looking out for British asparagus and berries. So why not lighten up your beauty routine too by switching to a facial oil? Organic Surge Replenishing Facial Oil Enriched With Argan Oil instantly hydrates your skin yet leaves no heavy traces. It’s an ingenious blend of three oils: argan, safflower and yarrow. Safflower oil comes from a thistle-like plant with a history that stretches back to the Egyptians. Yarrow – which you often see in butterfly gardens – is a traditional medicine known for its astringent effects. Our Replenishing Facial Oil is 100% natural, with over half its ingredients from organic farming. What better way to celebrate the spring? Find out more about our Replenishing Facial Oil Enriched with Argan Oil here.

Facial oil next to flowers

International Mother Earth Day

April 22 is the day designated by the UN for thinking about safeguarding the planet for future generations and living in harmony with nature. At Organic Surge we always do our best: we use organically certified natural ingredients not only to be kinder to our skin and bodies but to save the environment from pollution by unnecessary chemicals. ‘So thrilled to throw away all my chemical-filled facial products,’ says new customer Samantha S. We also donate funds to charity projects including the Kenyan Children’s Home in Nairobi and Mercy Ships, a floating hospital that brings healthcare to some of the world's poorest people. Living organically can help us all to live life better.

And it needn’t cost the earth.

New Years Means New Skin Routine

By Katherine Oakes

That post-holiday look and feel can, for many, be less than glamorous: dry and muddled skin tone, a lackluster complexion, and dark undereye circles tend to reflect our lack of self-care throughout the most wonderful time of year, making this part well, simply not the most wonderful time of the year. It is easy to think of your new beauty regime as “getting back on track” but sometimes that’s not the case – sometimes, it’s discovering a more healthy and holistic way of caring for your skin that can transform the way you think and act when it comes to beauty. So whether you are a seasoned skincare savant who has fallen off the wagon (and hey, we don’t blame you) or someone totally new to the process, the good news is that it is truly simple and starts right in your own home with the Organic Surge skincare line. And hey, it’s just one more excuse to turn your bathroom into your own personal spa sanctuary  something that we at Modernize get behind one hundred per cent.

Beauty as a Lifestyle

Your skin is the biggest organ in your body, as well as its own intricate ecosystem with a delicate balance that can be easily disrupted. However, this transparency is a dead giveaway  and it’s also your biggest tool for getting back on track toward whole body wellness. Supple, moisturized, radiant skin reflects your overall well-being so you can be sure that when things go awry the solution isn’t just in a tube. Organic Surge’s line of Extra Care skin products are free of harsh chemicals, toxins, parabens, and sulfates  the ingredients that are found in many commercial skin care products but are extremely harmful to your health and thus the health of your skin. Instead, Organic Surge nourishes and enriches your skin with 100% certified natural and organic products that beautify you from the inside out. With recyclable packaging and Organic Surge’s dedication and investment to helping alleviate impoverished children suffering in a Kenyan orphanage, it’s the kind of product that makes it easy for you to live a conscious and mindful lifestyle  the kind that not only makes you feel happy on the inside but radiates outward, too.

 

Introducing our 'safe arrival': Little Miracles Baby Cream

We've been bursting at the seams to tell you all about the latest addition to the Organic Surge family: LITTLE MIRACLES. An earth-friendly lifestyle range for babies, children and the whole family!

This year is an exciting time for Organic Surge. Not only are we celebrating 10 years of our Great British Brand, but we are also launching the Hero product in our exclusive Baby Care Range, Little Miracles.

After two years in the making, with the diligence and integrity you would only expect from Organic Surge, we début with our newborn essential, Gently Does it Baby Cream, which “loves your baby’s skin as much as you do, keeping it as soft and gentle as the day they were born.”BABY CREAM

Building upon our 10 year commitment to protect our environment and champion a natural and organic lifestyle by offering families a high quality, high organic content line of products, we bring you a cream of Organic lavender, aloe vera, German chamomile, shea butter and cocoa butter which makes our Gently Does it Baby Cream effective for delicate new skin, gently preventing future flare ups of Nappy Rash.

Formulated with German Chamomile Oil to create a multipurpose cream which is soothing to red, dry and irritated skin and gentle enough to be used on new born babies and all the family, caring for the entire family from head to toe.

baby

Organic materials are certified by an independent body to be grown and processed according to standards controlling contact with pesticides and other chemicals.

Our Gently Does it Baby Cream is certified by Ecocert to be manufactured according to standards to produce natural and organic products maximising natural materials and minimising use of synthetics.

Shea Butter is expressed from the nut of the African shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). It is a natural butter melting near skin temperature with rich triglyceride content assisting skin protecting and moisturising.

Cocoa Butter is extracted from Cocoa Beans and it has a  velvety texture and excellent moisturizing effect.

Aloe Vera Juice provides a protective gel component to the cream. A well known mild material suitable for babies skin.

Lavender Oil, the expressed fragrance from the lavender bush used in aromatherapy.


Chamomile Oil comes as a blue/green colour due to its natural content of azulene – its major skin active conditioner. It distinctive almost apple like fragrance makes it often used for aromatherapy properties.

Happy 10th Birthday Organic Surge!

Ever wanted to pick the brains of Natural Health expert and Organic Surge Founder Alan Mackenzie? Well now’s your chance.


Alan is a born and bred Scotsman, and after establishing his career in teaching and then Interior design, he also set up the largest hairdressing business in the Highlands. Alan suffered from sensitive skin and this inspired him to develop an understanding for hair and skin products, so together with renowned Italian cosmetic Scientist, he travelled to Milan to research and develop products that would alleviate sensitive skin issues. By 1995 he realised that the future lay in natural and organic ingredients and he scoured the world for the very best ingredients and formulations, and so Organic Surge was created.

 

What were you doing before you launched Organic Surge?
I suffered for many years with sensitive skin, and after founding a hairdressing business I became interested in the effect that chemicals have on the skin. I began working with an esteemed cosmetic scientist and discovered that natural formulations with organic ingredients were hugely beneficial for his skin. The rest is history!

How did you go about turning an idea into actual useable products?
It took many years of hard work and research to complete all the formulations, and the team are firm believers that that money should first be spent in research and development so that the product line up would be world class and the results would speak for themselves.


What’s the most rewarding aspect of your job?
I feel most rewarded when a customer takes the time and effort to contact us and  say how much they love Organic Surge and the huge improvement it’s made to their skin.

I know how hard we all work at Organic Surge to ensure that our products are not only beautiful to use but give real lasting results. It really does make all the development work so worthwhile. We can put as much as three years in to developing a new products and bringing it to the market place.

If you could give one piece of health & beauty advice what would it be?
Listen to your skin...choose products which are natural and work with your skin and not against it. Even if you are unfortunate enough to suffer from eczema, you can guarantee that there’ll be something in our range that will suit you, for example we spent a lot of time and research in to our lavender range which has been clinically proven suitable for sensitive and eczema prone skin.

What’s your best Organic Surge discovery?
Our Hot Cloth Cleanser. We tested and tested to bring the best Hot Cloth Cleanser to the market place, and it’s since won several awards. I'm very proud of it.

What is the OS product that you couldn't live without?
The Hot Cloth Cleanser. Male, female, whatever skin type, I don’t know anyone that doesn't love using it. That’s why we've brought out a special limited edition version for our Anniversary.

 Ten years on, Alan still strives to source the very best and affordable skin care, and is constantly innovating the successful problem-solving products of Organic Surge. With this objective in mind, Organic Surge has created many revolutionary products that really do deliver results, as well as the continuous perfection of what exists with innovations, formulas that are constantly reinvented and best-sellers that stand the test of time.

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