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My name is Kristina. I am the owner and product developer here at SunTree Skincare, located in Tucson, Arizona, USA. My passion for skincare started in late 2008, but the journey itself goes way back, across the ocean.
My journey started in Latvia, a small Baltic country in Northeastern side of Europe. I was born in Riga, the capital city of Latvia. Life was very simple. My mother passed away when I was 5 years old; my grandmother raised my older brother and me. My father worked three jobs to support us all. Growing up I learned to appreciate simple things in life. Because we did not have much, my grandmother taught me a lot of life skills that now I see as a privilege; gardening, cooking, sewing, etc. There was always a home remedy for any illness, and a solution to any problem. All of our food would come either from our garden or the central market, which is like a giant farmer’s market that is open every day and has everything you need.
I loved my childhood, and I remember it with a great deal of appreciation. However, my dream was to come to the United States to further my studies after high school. When I came to the USA in 2004, one of the first things I was recommended was to shop at Whole Foods and choose organic food. I was shocked to find out that there is such a thing as “non-organic” food. Always curious, I started studying food and nutrition. My passion was to research super foods that would boost the immune system and longevity.
As life went on, I got married. When I got pregnant with my oldest child in 2008, I became more conscious about skin nutrition. With a growing belly, I started looking at skincare products that would support my skins health. Applying the same research method I did with food, I realized that I could not use most of the skincare products that were available, due to their toxic contents. I had to do something about it and I had my grandmother in mind when it came to creative problem solving. I remembered how back in my childhood we would create all kinds of remedies at home, so I started creating my own skincare products. I began applying foods I would have in my kitchen cupboard; olive oil, sunflower oil, avocado oil, aloe vera, and cucumbers, to name a few. Little by little, I started combing more complex food ingredients through continuous study of skincare formulations and research.
As I refined my skin care formulas, my friends naturally started to ask for samples. After getting feedbacks from my friends and family, I realized that this world is in great need of more natural skin care products - free of chemicals, and full of choice ingredients.
This is how SunTree Skincare was born. The sun representing the life source, and the tree as a living representation of that life source - always expanding and reaching for higher heights!
Therefore, we welcome you to join our movement! And, once again, thank you!
Owner, Product Developer