A note from our founder.
For lots of people, the bathroom is a place of purity, pampering and relaxation. A place to freshen up and wind down. But for lots of other people — those of us with allergies, intolerances, skin conditions and auto-immune diseases — the bathroom is not so inviting.
Hi I’m Ash, and I find bathrooms scary, too. Since I was born, I’ve been dealing with pesky intolerances and skin conditions, and for the past ten years, I’ve been living with Hashimoto’s disease. Piping hot baths? Sounds like a skin rash to me. Bubbly soaps and gels? That means puffy skin, hives, bed and Netflix. ‘Hydrating’ moisturisers and expensive lotions? I’d be itchy all over, and anything but hydrated.
My health and wellness story is so long, with so many twists and turns, that it could be made into a movie (Zooey Deschanel, if you’re listening, you can play me). I’ve spent years hopping between specialists, trying to pinpoint where my body was going wrong. Eventually, we landed on a food chemical intolerance (on top of everything else) which demanded I remove all salicylates and amines from my diet, beauty regime and cleaning products.
Easy enough. There was just one problem: I couldn’t find any products that were skin, body and bathroom-approved. If something was allergy friendly, it contained sulfates and parabens, which are known hormone disruptors. If something was free of common irritants, they were substituted with natural ingredients that trigger my allergies. If I did find a medicinal product that I could tolerate, I was too embarrassed to put it on my vanity. It was one or the other. So I decided to do something about it.
Introducing Yours Only®. Skincare that’s yours, and yours only. FINALLY.
Founder, Yours Only®.
Some of us need to be picky. Others choose to be.
We’re happy either way, because Yours Only wants you to be more selective with what goes on your skin. And we’ve made it pretty easy to do just that, with a clean regime that’s suitable for every. single. body (and face, and head of hair).
That’s because Yours Only offers whole system skincare; formulated products that are safe for the skin and the body, dressed in packaging you can’t find at the local pharmacy. But it’s much more than that. It’s a community of people that know what it’s like to deal with health issues — inside and out. When you use Yours Only, know that you’re not only getting clean and staying healthy, but we’re right there beside you in the bathroom. (Figuratively speaking, anyway. That’d be really weird if we were actually in your bathroom.)
These are not products that have been whipped up and made pretty, oh no. During the formulation phase, we considered all allergies, intolerances, skin conditions and auto-immune diseases. Ingredients were thoroughly researched, tested, tweaked and tested again. In other words, our products have been through the ringer, and now? They do exactly what they’re supposed to: keep your skin clean and protected, and your insides happy and healthy.
Better yet, by purchasing Yours Only, you’re not only improving your daily routine, but donating to allergy research, too.
Aussie made and super conscious
We love our country and support those in it, which is why we’re committed to producing our products in Australia. From development to production, we’ve kept our team on our shores, and we’re proud of it. Our packing is FSC certified and made from 80% recycled materials. Our bottles are also made from 100% PCR (post-consumer recycled) materials so now they’re more than just recyclable.
Made for hypersensitive bodies
Our products were formulated for sensitive skin and have been dermatologically tested on hypersensitive humans, not animals. We don’t add salicylates, gluten, nuts, soy, fragrance, parabens, triclosan, mineral oils, petrolatum, sulfates, colourants and animal-derived products, because we know they’re common irritants.
We donate to allergy research
By purchasing Yours Only®, you’re not only improving your daily routine, but donating to allergy research, too. We’re passionate about finding more answers about these pesky allergies, intolerances and auto immune conditions, which is why we donate 50c from each product sold to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia.
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