Theres never been a more entrepreneurial age nor a time where the barrier to entry has been lower. The digital era means young brands can launched globally in an instant and the power of social media means that, if done correctly, the word spreads quickly. Such has been the case for skin care start up, Salt & Stone.
The new brand is the brain child of a talented group of young men; Kai Neville has established himself as one of the forerunners in the filmmaking world, along with co-founding eyewear brand, Epokhe, while Corey Wilson has cemented himself as a world renown photographer exploring innovative angles and spending time (and shooting) with his close friend, Mick Fanning. Corey splits his time between Australia and the USA. And Nima Jalali, the influential professional snowboarder from the USA who has worked extensively in the industry. From features in magazines, to signature snowboards to working on and with numerous brands across the sector including Howl and Deathlens – the three bring a diverse set of skills to the table.
So what is Salt & Stone?
Essentially it a range of skin care products, including sunblock and lip balm that is plant-based, natural, non-toxic, and rich in antioxidant ingredients.
To quote direct from their website:
Find your place.
For some this is found where the sea meets with terra firma, and the rich maritime air carries the symphony of the crashing surf and the clamor of the gulls.
And for others still, it is revealed within the wilds of the urban jungle, where cultures collide and combine on streets that belong to no one.
We create essential skincare products, developed especially for all who are called to explore, escape, and revel in their experiences. We never compromise, and use only the finest plant-based, natural, non-toxic, and antioxidant rich ingredients.
Salt & Stone is already distributed to over 80 stores across the US, and a handful in France and Japan. The brand is yet to formalise its distribution partner in Australia, but is in talks with a few candidates and aims to deliver to this region in this summer. You can visit the Salt & Stone website here.