Celestyna Higgins is a physicist who founded moss in 2015. With an innate talent for formulating and a passion inspired by her own struggles with teenage and adult acne, she decided to create her own products when she could find nothing on the market that was non-toxic, pleasant to use, gentle for sensitive skin AND truly effective to manage her own persistent acne.
moss stands for Modern Organic Sacred Skincare. Our mission is to deliver truly effective, luxurious skincare that doesn’t contain “fairy dust,” toxins or fillers of any kind.
In formulating lingo, “fairy dusting” is adding an active ingredient at a low, ineffective percentage just to be able to use it in marketing claims.
Our vision at moss is to deliver superior, non-toxic skincare drawing on the incredible power of plants and botanicals through highly concentrated and powerful formulations. Correcting acne and aging issues in a single product is our specialty. We are proud of the quality and diversity of our unusual and luxurious ingredients.
Helping our clients to optimally healthy and radiant skin is what drives us to continue producing remarkable and safe products that truly work.
What makes moss so special?
Hydrosol Based Formulations
We use botanical hydrosols instead of water as the basis for our formulations. This increases our costs dramatically, but delivers superior results. Botanical hydrosols contain the healing properties of plants, and have a pH more suitable for the skin, meaning we can drop or diminish the use of harsh pH adjusters like citric acid. Using hydrosols is the ultimate luxury for skin.
Finally: A True Synergy of Nature and Science
No longer do you have to choose between advanced dermatological technologies that are formulated with toxic ingredients OR natural skincare that is so crunchy you can make it yourself in the kitchen. We showcase the power of beautiful and exotic botanicals AND utilize the latest in dermatological technology. Our products contain a beautiful balance of herbal extracts combined with sophisticated skin-changing ingredients like peptides, ceramides, and effective but totally non-toxic preservation systems.
Premium Herbal Extracts
At moss, we use both whole plant and standardized extracts. Our green tea extract, for example, isn’t just some tea leaves steeped in water and alcohol. It is the same quality of green tea extract used in edible supplements, and is standardized to contain 98% Polyphenols/50% EGCG for antioxidant power that is over 25 times more powerful than Vitamin C or E.
We use CO2 extractions of oils whenever possible. Supercritical extraction vs. cold-pressing or expeller pressing creates a more stable, more pure and more alive and vital product than a standard oil.
High Percentage of Actives
Our active ingredients are added at the same percentage as used in studies that demonstrated profound results. So if Vitamin C has been clinically shown to decrease acne by 60% in a study at 5%, we include Vitamin C at 5%. With moss, you can be sure your skincare is working hard to bring the visible results that you would expect from life-changing skincare.