Hello. My name is Kate…the creator of STEMBOTANY, and I want to share my story with you.
I always had much younger-looking skin than most of the girls my age. For instance, whenever I went to Las Vegas, I had to get carded with a wristband that proved I was over 21…Yes, even though I was in my 40s! Of course, I had been taking care of my skin much more than most of the girls my age because of my business nature (Natural essential oil business) and I always worked with skincare companies such as Shiseido and Casmara of Spain. Because of that matter, my skin was always looking healthy and young. I thought I would never get old.
But that all changed out of the blue…when my doctor told me that I had a giant internal cyst. The doctor was concerned that it could be cancer. We quickly found an OB/GYN with a cancer specialty to perform the operation and I was scared to death. The operation was a success and it turned out to be a benign cyst, but I suffered for a long time to recover. But 1 year later I was readmitted to the hospital for another big surgery.
By the time I fully recovered…I didn't look so young anymore. I started to have so much gray hair that I started to dye my hair…frequently. And my skin looked dull. At that point I didn't do anything for my hair and skin, thinking that my youthful appearance would return. But just one year later…my doctors found another rapidly-growing cyst. Of course, I had another surgery, and as a result, went through menopause. Now my hair was covered with gray hair, my skin was dull and lifeless…my face was sweating so much that the pores on my face became very enlarged.
I also spent a lot of time working in the garden during my recuperation…and it gave me sun damage and made me look very old. I was devastated and had to do something about it. I changed my diet, but that just wasn't enough. I looked everywhere to find skincare products that were organic and contained no alcohol, fragrance, petroleum-derived preservatives, chemical additives, and all the other bad stuff. I also wanted Peptides and Stem Cell ingredients to bring youthfulness back to my skin. It was nearly impossible to find any skincare products that met all my requirements. Every time I thought I found some promising product, there was always something in the ingredients list that I did not want for my skin.
I really wanted to make the perfect skincare product for myself because I coudn't use the skin care products I used to use any longer. My skin needed some magic posion. You know the stories like stage 4 cancer patient who only had a few months to live, and as a last hope, he/she started a 100% natural healing treatment. As a result, a miracle happened and they get cured completely? That kind of natural healing treatment was what I needed for my skin then. Of course, you will not find any skin care products perfectly made for that reason. So, repardless of the cost, I decided to make the perfect products with every ingredient that I approved. But in order to develop that perfect one, every lab that I contacted required a 10 thousand-piece minimum of each product. On top of that, I had to find a really smart scientist who could help me formulate a blend with all these ingredients. Luckily, I found an amazing scientist and CEO of the skincare lab that currently develops products for very high-end skincare lines and major salons. It wasn't easy to work with him though. I couldn’t get meetings with him soon enough, so I just waited in the lobby for days on end just to run into him to discuss my formulations. He was just that busy, and not interested, at the time, to manufacture such small quantities.
I studied day and night about all the different ingredients and compounds, their characteristics, melting points, compatibility, reactivity, and synergies. In the end, he was very impressed with my effort and knowledge and was willing to help me develop the products of my dream. I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy road, but I decided to go on the journey because I believed that there were many other people who were desperately searching for the same thing. In fact, I had a customer sent me a thank you letter about how she was amazed by my products. Like myself, she was also looking for the perfect skincare products with all the good things and none of the bad.
My next project was to create the perfect hair products. Suffering a long period of constant exposure to hair dyes, my hair looked dull, lifeless, dry, and very brittle. I was also suffering from severe hair loss. Every time I used a conditioner…I was literally shedding…my hands. But if I didn’t use the conditioner, my hair felt so rough and I couldn't even brush it. To get rid of the frizz, I used a flat iron, but of course, that just caused major high-temp heat damage. It was a vicious cycle.
After many months of research and many sleepless nights, I finally formulated some amazing hair products with no petroleum-derived preservatives, additives, alcohol, color, or synthetic fragrance. Best of all, it was made with Aloe vera juice instead of water. I used essential oils for some pleasant botanical scent and benefits. I did use a slight amount of silicone to the hair conditioner, in order to protect my hair from the heat tools. There has been a significant decrease (at least 80%) in my hair, and no longer falling out. Moreover, my hair now has a beautiful glass shine even with the use of hair color. Truly Amazing for me.
I sincerely wish you can reap benefits from my skincare and hair-care products and love the results that they bring you. I continuously endeavor to develop new products with only natural ingredients, Peptides and Stem Cells.
Thank you for reading my brand story.