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When Alan MacKenzie, founder of multi-award winning Organic Surge, decided to create the most natural, certified organic skincare line possible, he couldn’t estimate how dramatically influential it would be.
“Organic skincare is one of the fastest growing areas of the beauty industry today. Our customers have educated themselves about the unpleasant side effects of unhealthy skincare, and are no longer content with just the appearance benefits offered by traditional brands”.
Having learnt valuable skills growing up in the family business, Alan trained as an Interior Designer before becoming one of Scotland’s most distinguished and respected Interior Designers. During this period, Alan co-founded a highly successful hairdressing business with his wife Alison, which is where he became interested in the effect chemicals have on the skin.
“I didn’t understand why I couldn’t buy a certified organic skincare range in my local supermarket – and at what I thought was an affordable price – so I decided to create my own. Not only did I want a range that would be best for my skin, but I wanted it to contain ingredients that would enable people to experience the benefits of using natural, healthy and organic products, and that is exactly what I have created."
Alan spent two years perfecting product formulations before launching Organic Surge in 2006, creating a product range that really worked, was luxurious yet affordable, and most importantly could be used by everyone ̶ no matter what their age or skin type.
“We have had incredible results from people young and old, with different skin types, and from those suffering from Eczema, Psoriasis, and Dermatitis. With ingredients so natural they provide relief for even the most sensitive of skin, which is something I have firsthand experience in.”
With each product Rich With Natural Promise, Alan also set down clear principles when he developed Organic Surge that included each product and a commitment to quality and service for our customers.
“Customers who tried our products loved them and were soon telling all their friends and family too. We now have over a million fans and Organic Surge is sold in at least 20 countries all over the world.”
Alan is constantly developing new products for the range and, after two years in the making, he recently launched a premium skincare range for Timeless Skin Solutions.
“I’m tremendously excited about the launch of Extra Care. As Organic Surge grew over the years I wanted to develop a premium skincare range that targeted specific skin categories. Extra Care is a complete skin care regime, with multi-sensory products that are as luxurious to use as they are results-driven. With an organic content of up to 92%, the Extra Care range brings together an extraordinary combination of ingredients, each chosen for their vital holistic properties.”
As well as producing a natural beauty range that cares for your skin Alan created a mission – a mission to create a better life for the most under privileged people in Africa. Through profits made from sales, Organic Surge have been able to donate funds to help provide accommodation, food, medical services, education and a real hope for those in need. Alan spends time regularly visiting charity projects in Kenya including Kenyan Children’s Home Orphanage in Nairobi and Watoto Children’s Charity in Uganda.
Alan believes that to see a life given back through better support or education makes all the hard work developing Organic Surge seem so worthwhile.
“I never wonder if it’s a good thing to give, I just give knowing that we have so much more than they will ever have”