Nature has an answer to everything if only we took enough care to question rather than guess the
true value of our beauty and wonder.. just to ask
― Mary Jean Elizabeth Quinn
Rich in Aromatherapy lore and Mindful for Natural, Clean Beauty
Quality doesn't come cheap but it should not be a great expense either.
At Mary Jean® we define quality in two ways:
choice ingredients, not only the cheapest but the more expensive as well
use a higher percentage of those oils best for treating a concern, despite costs
On our part, no expense is spared when designing a formulation.
Reviewing many a commercial formulation from the larger laboratories, one in particular caught our eye. This formulation
was for a cream: having 81% water, 4% Glycerin and 1% Sunflower. The remaining 14% was their preservatives, fragrance and
various fillers and texture enhancers1 and emulsifier system.
Mary and Elizabeth didn't trouble themselves either, with 2% natural derived Tocopherol and D Panthenol.This is quality you can
expect from Mary Jean. A real difference for you and your family.
1 Inferior ingredients and additives such as texture enhancers, thickeners and coatings,
Dimethicone, Isostearyl Isostearate (synthetic emollients), Red 7, Yellow 5 (synthetic pigments, dye), Butylene Copolymer,
Propylene Copolymer (synthetic thickeners), Propylene Carbonate (synthetic sensory enhancement) and Trimethylsiloxysilicate
(synthetic film coating).
Mary Jean® Cruelty Free Beauty & Home Fragrance
Targeting Problems with Unique Solutions
Designing unique and bespoke formulations is time consuming, costly and frustrating. It isn't easy, it
takes knowledge of natural ingredients and research of the problem and causes.
Many, many companies avoid the hassle by using a ready made commercial cosmetic base. An "off the shelf"
solution that is generic, good enough for a lot of things but poor at one thing.
It is done differently at Mary Jean,® done better.
Each of the products in our entire range are unique in their design and formulation, targeted towards a given
skin complaint, issue or concern. No two products are the same.
Trialed for many months on the trot, a new product has a lengthy development time. Feedback comes back from
family and friends, revisions are made and trials begin once more.
Mary Jean® loses money every time a new product goes back out for trial. Time is lost and it
doesn't matter. Having the correct formulation matters, the end product matters it makes a real difference.
It is the knowledge Mary has in her head. Experience of over two decades using aromatherapy oils that
is the mark of quality from Mary Jean.®
This is patience and it shows in the quality of research and product benefits.
Family owned and conscientious. Scotland's premier soap manufacturer.
Mary Jean® believes that beauty products should be cruelty free. We are proud to be Leaping Bunny
approved. A global programme, Leaping Bunny requires cruelty free standards over and above legal requirements. All of
our own brand cosmetic and personal care products are approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny
programme, the internationally recognisable gold standard for cruelty free products. We adhere to a fixed cut-off
date policy and proactively monitor our suppliers to ensure that our products continue to adhere to the Leaping
Bunny criteria. Our supplier monitoring system is also independently audited.