Local Skincare Company Going Global
A St. John's company that produces environmentally friendly skincare products, has expanded its operations into Asia and Australia.
Ossetra Wondrous Earth, a division of I.C. Spa Products, is the first Newfoundland and Labrador owned skin care company to send its products to China and Australia. I.C. Spa Products has signed a long term agreement with two companies in those countries to supply spa, salon, and wellness centers exclusively. Osstra was formed by childhood friends Lee Ann Flemming [Academy Canada Esthetics Instructor] and Darlene McCarthy [former Academy Canada Instructor].
They use ingredients in their skin-care products that are harvested in Newfoundland and Labrador with natural ingredients such as iceberg water, seaweed, berries, whelk shell, glacial mud, caplin caviar, summer savory, and birch sap. Ossetra is 95 per cent natural and 5 per cent organic. Flemming and McCarthy say there is a growing demand worldwide for natural products and this province is seen as being exotic because it is so very pristine.
McCarthy says it's their goal to expand Ossetra's products to countries all over the world.