BEAUTIFUL skincare products made locally in Dennington will be launched by two sisters on Saturday at the Port Fairy MADE market.
Beauty therapist Michelle Harry and her sister, artist and musician Oriel Glennan, have created a stunning range of products, called Ilk Skincare.
Ms Harry and Ms Glennan have collaborated on the organic range which is for all women and skin types.
Ms Harry said after years of selling other brands' products, she started to make her own.
"Skincare is very expensive," she said.
"I started using more natural products and noticed they were doing the same as the more expensive ones.
"Then when I looked at the ingredients that were in the expensive ones, even though there was some good ingredients, a lot of them had fillers in them and stuff that didn't need to be there with lots of preservatives and synthetic chemicals.
"I think we are all a little bit more aware these days of what we eat and put on our skin."
She started formulating her own products, starting with moisturisers.
"My clients took them to test and my family as well, it evolved from there and I started making more and more," she said.
"I have a solid skin knowledge from when I did my training but I did formulation courses. I went to workshops as well."
She said she defined her recipes with the help of a formulator from New South Wales.
"He helped me to perfect the products," she said.
She tested the products in different environments before they were ready for sale.
The range includes a cream exfoliant, two moisturisers - light and rich -, a cleansing oil, a botanical rose water floral spritz and an oil serum.
"Our ethos was that it needed to be simple, affordable and it needed to work," Ms Harry said.
"It also needs be as close as possible to being organic and natural. We wanted to stick to basic biology and plants."
Ms Glennan said she hadn't used a lot of make-up our skincare products in her life.
She said the products were easy to use and they weren't complicated.
"It's so simple and quick," she said.
"I love the spritz - I always feel great when I put that on. It's one or two products in the morning and you are done. You have done something good for your skin."
Ms Glennan designed the artwork on the Ilk logo, which features two pincushion hakea plants, which is in bloom currently.
"We wanted something that represented sisters and womanhood," she said.
"We came across the word ilk - cut from the same cloth, of the same ilk, and we loved the sound of it.
"It's short and simple and easy to remember. We both liked it straight away."
The MADE market is on at the St John's Church Hall from 9am to 3pm.
"We have 15 stall holders," Ms Glennan said.
"It's indoors with free entry."
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