Colorado Aromatics is one of a kind in the field…and farm

Biochemist and cancer researcher turned herbalist and natural skin care advocate and formulator – Dr Cindy Jones

 

The Colorado climate and the outdoor lifestyle can have damaging effects on the skin.

In your 20s or even your 30s you hardly notice. Skincare means pulling out your waterproof sunscreen from your backpack and dabbing a little on your face…maybe.

The things that matter…running out the door to hike with family, keeping your “standing” paddleboard meet-up with friends, or chalking up for an afternoon climb.

If anyone knows outdoors…science…and skincare…it’s Dr Cindy

I grew up hiking, gardening and now farming. I began to see changes in my skin due to sun, wind, and the arid Colorado climate, I realized I needed to look for ways to minimize those effects.

My knowledge as a biochemist and herbalist came in handy as I studied solutions to keep my skin as healthy as possible under adverse weather conditions.

Inflammation and oxidation of the skin cells are two key processes that accelerate the aging process.

Herbs provide multiple and complex antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which help to combat the signs of aging and skin damage caused by wind, sun and other environmental factors that we are exposed to on a daily basis.

The Science of Colorado Aromatics

A passionate hobby turned into a thriving, sustainable farm to skin brand (and why altitude matters…)

 

Colorado Aromatics skincare line was created to be sustainable, highly functional and have great skin feel.

My husband and I live on our Certified Naturally Grown farm (at 5,000 feet) where we grow a variety of herbs (Over 30 varieties) for the Colorado Aromatics skincare line.

Our farm looks at Long’s Peak which summits over 14,000 feet and Mount Meeker.

Why does this little detail matter?

Herbs grown at this altitude and arid climate need to work just a little harder because it puts a stress on the herbs and causes them to create more actives, which translates to more potency.

By using antioxidant-rich herbs and other actives, our line can help minimize dry skin, hyperpigmentation, redness & irritation and wrinkles.

Your skin barrier function is the most important role your skin plays in your overall health and we aim to protect it from damage.

And as a renewable resource, our herbs come back year after year so we never have to outsource.

Outdoor Enthusiasts:

Make Colorado Aromatics Cultivated Skin Care your potent farm to skin brand.

We harness the power of herbs and science to create highly effective skincare products that protect you from sea to summit.

 

I believe that the natural beauty of the herbs and their surroundings shines through in the product and, ultimately, in you.

My passion for science, love of herbs and the outdoors is the catalyst behind Colorado Aromatics skin care line. It excited me to bring a scientific perspective to the field of herbalism… and I found my niche in formulating natural cosmetics.

The complete line includes: face care, body care, bath/shower products and soaps. (You can start to browse our online shop here.)

We also own Sagescript Institute our farm based Cosmetics Science company offering formulating, microbiology, private label, bulk bases and herbs and herb extracts to small cosmetics companies. (Where the best natural companies come to test and verify the microbiome to make sure it’s clean, pure, effective and OR just say efficacy, purity

Come, meet our smart and sciencey team

 

Dr Cindy Jones
Dr Cindy is a highly sought after product formulator / research and development consultant in the natural cosmetics industry. She brings a scientific perspective to the field of herbalism and natural skincare and has created a niche for herself in formulating natural cosmetics.

George Wahl
George is Cindy’s husband. He keeps the farm running and fixes a lot of things. You’ll find him on Saturdays at the Longmont Farmers Market. He also volunteers at Hospice

Karen Kress
Karen is an esthetician. She is excellent at customer service, helps with administrative work and in the store. You can also schedule a Colorado Facial with her in our store. And…Karen loves to sing Karaoke.

Jami Bamat
Jami is a school social worker for 9 1/2 months a year. During the summer she helps on our farm with weeding and harvesting. You can also find her at the Boulder Farmers Market most Saturdays. Jami loves animals and also volunteers at Lovin’ Arms.

Interns
We frequently host interns from a number of different programs including herbalism, nutrition, horticulture and business.

Volunteers
We have several volunteers who join us on the farm for weeding, harvesting and processing herbs. Many of these volunteers are herb students while others just enjoy spending time outdoors helping to keep us Certified Naturally Grown. I have to say, our volunteers are some of the most interesting people I’ve met. If you are interested in being on our volunteer newsletter list you can sign up below. Note that this is different than our Colorado Aromatics or Sagescript Newsletters and is meant only for those wanting to volunteer on our farm. We also occasionally take herbal interns on the farm and business interns in the shop.