Bashō Skincare is a collection of natural, plant based oils crafted by two women in Cornwall, England. The founders, Mimi and Tor, believe in the power of refined, organic, skincare that is ethically sourced and responsibly made. The full range of products has been thoughtfully tailored to work gently and harmoniously with all skin types.
Named after 17th-century Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō, known for his masterfully honed haikus.
A prominent aspect of haiku which resonates with Bashō is the simple observation and appreciation of each season’s unique offering and beauty.
Everything our skin needs to stay healthy, fortified and radiant can be found in nature.
Bashō’s formulations are composed with organic botanicals abundant in beneficial properties for long term skin health and luminosity.
They blend by hand in small batches to ensure optimum freshness and quality while minimizing waste as well as using recycled packaging.
Mimi and Tor live and work in Cornwall, which is known for its beautiful, rugged landscape.
Many ideas have been discussed on coastal walks and meetings held on beaches.
Creativity can flourish here amongst the space and quietude, supported by the artistic and artisan community. Their unique backgrounds from creative and artistic industries have helped them shape a skincare brand that has a strong aesthetic and unique voice within the more conventional cosmetics industry. They have deliberately chosen to avoid inherently destructive anti-aging terminology that has been an industry standard. Rather than seeking a quick fix approach, their products are designed to harmonize with the natural cycles of our bodies as they transform and age.
Bashō’s approach goes much deeper than just skincare. It centres around a holistic understanding of your skin and the creation of everyday rituals to balance both body and mind. Bashō places everyone's unique, natural rhythms and cycles centre stage and by listening to our own body, observing, respecting and tuning in to its needs - we are able to make more thoughtful and harmonizing lifestyle and product choices. Their beautiful website provides accompanying knowledge to help us better understand what happens to our skin over each month, season and lifetime.