Meet the Maker: Interview with CEO & Potion Master at Good Karma Skincare
Name: Cynthia Ransom
Title: Founder and Potion Master
Brand: Good Karma Skincare
Personal Motto: Enjoy the Journey
When you see what Cynthia creates, what she chooses to work on, and how she chooses to spend her time, you will see that she’s a creative, curious and compassionate soul. We’re lucky to interview Cynthia Ransom, the founder of Good Karma Skincare. As a Traditional Naturopath and holistic practitioner, Cynthia embarked on a new journey creating the beautiful, potent and super functional brand, Good Karma Skincare. What is neat about the brand is that it won as the best performing eye cream in the 2017 Clean Beauty Awards – what is even neater is that the Good Karma Skincare website has lots of “before” and “after” photos where photos clearly demonstrate that appearance of rosacea, wrinkles, redness, fine lines are drastically reduced, if not eliminated!
If you are curious, here are Good Karma Skinare’s top selling products
This is my very favorite skin cream for day and also night. I’ve tried many different night creams but this one seems to make my face feel so good and knowing that it takes care of everything makes it even better. I use it every other night because I like to rotate it with the facial oil which I also love. Of course the skin cream is used every day before I put on my makeup. Can’t say enough good things about it.
When did you start to create natural beauty products? Why did you start?
2013. My personal quest to find anti-aging products that performed without nasty chemicals, and were a value, was a failure- they didn’t exist. I began using my holistic background to create something for myself.
What’s a myth about conventional beauty products/routines you wished everyone would stop believing?
I spoke with a celebrity—who I cannot name, nor tell you the major cosmetic company he was a spokesperson for (EVERYONE throughout the world knows this company): “People don’t understand the products are the same thing, year after year. There is nothing new. Every year the big companies find the newest hyped ingredient and add insignificant amounts to the same base product and market the heck out of it as ‘a break through’. It’s all smoke and mirrors”.
Why was getting the CertClean certification important to you?
We wanted an outside source to vet our products. CertClean is the only certification program founded by a chemical engineer with a focus on beauty products. They really do their due diligence and dig into every product. I believe the CertClean certification provides our customers confidence in their choice.
How are your products special/different?
We incorporated my love of energy medicine in our products. I worked with several companies to help formulate an advanced form of homeopathy that is focused on anti-aging. I wanted the ingredients to work in synergy, and vibrate at the highest, most effective level. In fact, I just heard from a woman and healer that uses our products; she does energy healing and ‘just for fun’ she took out our products and smaller samples of ‘big name/department store/serums and creams’ and measured their energy. The ‘other’ brands all measured around 20K bovis units (the unit of energy), every Good Karma product was a tad over 1 Million bovis units.
What makes your heart smile?
My heart smiles daily, I live in joy and know that winning the lottery would not make me happier, but it sure would be fun! Good Karma would become bigger and faster, with more products, more reach, and more people involved—we could do so much more good in the world. My furry ‘kids’ bring me so much joy—animal welfare is where our company focuses (for now, we have our own 501C3, we hope to expand in other areas to help children and more). Our give program is “Beauty Feeds the Beasts, we don’t test on animals, we feed them!”. The picture included is of me (far right) with Linda & Alison on the left; we are off to deliver a truckload of food to a shelter. Joy!
What’s a product you absolutely love and know is amazing but it just doesn’t get enough attention?
Our Lux 7 Rejuvenating Facial Oil. This is the formula that was given to us by a Shaman who received it in meditation (full story here). Craziest thing, and we are so blessed to be able to share it. It is the product that gets rid of the deeper lines, crepe-y skin and more. I alternate using this and our Four in One Face Cream, the changes in my complexion are crazy good! Many people are conditioned to use a ‘nicely scented’ oil, and ours smells like oil. Period. No added scent.
You need to strip out the oil scent via refining to add even essential oils- that process also strips out the nutrients. Our product is so effective because of the nutrients! Additionally, using a 7-oil blend out performs and single oil product. Take argan oil; it is a wonderful oil, it has its benefits. Yet our rejuvenating oil gives you the healing profiles of 7 different oils, not just one. There is no comparison.
What new additions are on the horizon at Good Karma?
We are adding a Men’s line, hopefully out by November. My book, The Blue Sheep Movement, will be out around the same time. It contains stories from my private holistic practice, opening the door to holistic medicine in everyday life. True healthcare isn’t an either/or decision; you can use both medical advice and holistic doctrine . The issue is most people don’t realize they have a choice because of the legal limitations of our current medical system. Hopefully this will guide people to make choices right for them!
Thank you Cynthia for your time and for making healthier products for all of our faces to enjoy! For those wanting to see what people are saying about Good Karma Skincare products, click here!