Our Mission

Terracotta was founded with a simple mission: to nourish your skin with only safe and effective ingredients, without contaminating our planet.

A Message From Our Founder

There are too many products that are branded as “natural”, but contain toxic chemicals hidden in the ingredients list. On the other hand, there are some products that are full of amazing, natural ingredients - but they’re packaged in plastic. And while we may feel good throwing those empty containers in the recycling bin, unfortunately less than 10% of plastic actually gets recycled. The vast majority ends up in landfills, incinerators, or the ocean instead.

When I created Terracotta, I didn’t want consumers to have to choose between safe, high-quality ingredients and responsible packaging. That’s why we only use ingredients that are found in nature, and packaging that is biodegradable.

This mission is very personal to me. I have struggled with eczema since childhood, so skincare has always been a big part of my life (and my credit card bill). In my early 20s, it occurred to me that I didn’t actually know what was in the products I was lathering on. The more I looked into the ingredients, the more horrified I became - my products were filled with parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial fragrances, and other questionable ingredients. This led to a multi-year journey of replacing all my products with natural, non-toxic products. After a while though, it became tiring to be constantly scrutinizing labels. I eventually decided to take a stab at making my own products - and the rest is history.

If you’ve experienced similar struggles, whether you’ve been searching for natural remedies for your eczema or aspiring to live a zero waste lifestyle, you’re in the right place :)

As we embark on this new chapter, we are thrilled to share that our beloved brand has been acquired by a remarkable family that is as passionate about our mission as we are.

This incredible family, driven by their children's experiences with eczema, has a personal connection to the journey many of you are on – searching for gentle, effective, and eco-friendly skincare solutions. Their dedication to helping those with similar skin conditions aligns perfectly with our vision for Terracotta Skincare.

- Kelly, Founder

About the Santa Teresa Family

We are excited to become part of the Terracotta family and continue its original mission. This isn't just a business acquisition for us; it's deeply personal.

Our Commitment

Carrying forward the Terracotta mission fills us with a sense of purpose and excitement. It's personal for us, too. Like Kelly, we've navigated the tricky waters of eczema, scrutinized countless labels, and wrestled with the desire for both eco-friendly packaging and quality ingredients. We deeply understand and embrace the Terracotta ethos: merging the bounties of nature with responsible, biodegradable packaging to create a skincare line that feels good and does good.

This mission, born out of Kelly's journey, now intertwines with ours. Rest assured, we're committed to keeping this spirit alive, ensuring every Terracotta product continues to embody our shared values. For everyone seeking gentle, effective, and sustainable skincare solutions, know that we're right there with you.

In this new chapter, we can't wait to become a part of your skincare routine and your journey towards a healthier planet. We're thrilled, humbled, and ready. Together, let's make skincare that truly cares.

- The Santa Teresas