I'm Kate Power, founder and formulator at MIDLIFE Skin and I'm so glad you're here. Like so many small companies the story of MIDLIFE Skin is also my story.
Harboring a lifelong love of all things beauty, I stretched my family’s budget for years creating my own natural skincare and makeup. When luxury skincare or makeup was out of reach, or contained ingredients I didn't love, I got as close as I could using every online resource I could find to guide me. I researched relentlessly and found many, many websites that offered “recipes” for lipsticks, lotions, salves and balms.
I even sold a few lipsticks in an online shop, but it became clear pretty quickly that making cosmetics for yourself is VERY different from properly formulating stable, high performance, effective and consistent products for a wide range of climates and customers. I knew my products worked well for me, but that just wasn’t good enough.
I sought out formal training in natural skincare formulation with a highly respected, accredited and internationally renowned school where I was trained by a cosmetic chemist. I learned skin science, basic and advanced formulating skills, how to read scientific studies on ingredients, how to safely utilize essential oils and active ingredients, and so much more. I earned certificates with distinction in Organic Skincare Formulation, Anti-Aging Skincare, Stability Testing, and Natural Cosmetic Preservation.
These are the foundations upon which MIDLIFE Skin was built.
I created this line of products, drawing on all these years of training, research and trial and error. It took a great deal of time and care to be sure that they live up to my own exacting standards and I am really proud of what I’ve created for you.
MIDLIFE Skin is intentionally small so that it is possible to retain control of the quality of our products, to limit our environmental impact, and remain accessible and accountable to you. We exist to support and uplift women inside and out through education, community and exceptional skincare.
The ritual of caring for your skin is a daily investment in you and your well being. I support you in making that investment, especially if it’s only a moment of your busy day because you will feel better for having done it. My hope is that when you take those few seconds to apply a MIDLIFE product, you also take a big deep belly breath and feel as supported and nourished as your skin.
I'm always happy to chat with folks about skin care and beauty. Let's connect.