Get to know the full story behind Sweet Cream
I had the pleasure of sharing my story with Voyage Magazine. Here's a little snippet of how Sweet Cream was born.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Bonnie Skulark.
Hi Bonnie, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Skincare has always been a part of my lifestyle. As a child, I remember watching my older sister and mother practice healthy skincare routines. At the time, I didn’t understand what they were doing, but it trained me as a young girl to properly take care of my skin. I also remember being told to apply lotion to my skin after bath and sunblock before I went outside to play with friends. Those regimens stuck with me into adulthood. It wasn’t until later in life after giving birth to my 1st child that I started to notice a difference in my skin. I notice I didn’t have that healthy youthful look anymore and it was starting to fade in my late 30’s.
In 2014, I became a mother to a beautiful health boy. After pregnancy, nursing, and new stress marks, I was left with dehydrated skin. Everything I tried on the market wasn’t helping and it was like my skin was so thirsty. I remember rubbing away flakes and feeling very low in confidence.
It wasn’t until my son turned one year old and I started to see changes in his skin as well. At this point, I decided, ok Bonnie it’s time to take matters into your own hands. My son’s pediatrics recommended an eczema treatment to treat the rough, dry patches on his skin. I remember my son crying whenever I put it on him. It’s like he knew this cream is smelly and greasy, no thank you mom. Then I started playing around with ingredients that I had in my home which were shea butter, coconut butter, and aloe vera. I also went online to look for homemade treatments for eczema. I started crafting ingredients together which was still greasy- I didn’t like it but it worked. My son’s eczema cleared up. Years later, I continued to research ingredients and educated myself on formulas that can help improve skin texture. I perfected my first lotion creation and started sending it as Christmas presents to friends and family. Then I was asked when they can get more because it was helping their skin too.
Long story short, this is how Sweet Cream was created from a frustrated mom who wanted a product that could help me and my whole family’s skin.
Read the full article at Voyage Magazine hidden gems.