OUR STORY

Disciple Skincare is a London-based natural skincare company for stressed-out skin, created by Psychotherapist Charlotte Ferguson. Anxiety, stress and low mood can cause inflammatory skin issues such as adult-acne, eczema and premature aging. Disciple products are unique in that they work not only on the surface of the skin but the adaptogen rich formulas help the body and mind deal with internal stress too. Up to seventy per cent of skincare is absorbed into the body, making Disciple oils the perfect delivery system for therapeutic grade, stress-busting plant extracts.

Here's what makes DISCIPLE different: 

\\ADAPTOGENS are potent plant extracts that balance, restore and protect the body. We love these. Anxiety and stress increase cortisol - our stress hormone. Eventually this imbalance can directly interfere with the testosterone pathway and cause acne. We use botanical adaptogens that greatly improve your body's ability to adapt to stress and help to rebalance hormones.

\\PREBIOTICS. Much like our gut, our skin has a unique flora - with bad bacteria Propionibacterium acnes causing breakouts. We use inulin rich burdock root - a prebiotic plant fibre to beneficially nourish the good bacteria on the surface of the skin, helping to reduce inflammation and fight breakouts.

\\LINOLEIC ACID is an omega 6 fatty acid. Breakout sufferers have been shown to have low levels of Linoleic acid in their skin surface lipids. When our skin is deficient in Linoleic acid our skins' natural sebum becomes thick, sticky and clogs pores - that's why some skin oils can cause breakouts: not all oils are created equally. All DISCIPLE oils are high in Linoleic acid which helps to balance the skins natural sebum consistency. 

\\SMALL BATCH production is the best way to ensure fresh and potent skincare. All of our products are hand-blended in small batches — using the best botanical raw ingredients.

All of our products have been clinically safety tested.

\\CLEAN. We choose ingredients and formulations that are not harmful to your health. We are also completely transparent with our labelling. We don't test on animals.  

Our formulations are rooted in evidence-based, peer reviewed research. Some of these papers can be read here:

The effect of topically applied linoleic acid on acne microcomedones.

Essential oils and Bacterial Antibiotic resistance.

Prebiotic effects of inulin extracted from burdock (Arctium lappa).

The effects of essential oils on declining levels of estrogen secretion.

Essential oils and reduction in cortisol levels.

Effects of Adaptogens on the Central Nervous System.

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