Welcome to Dr Jackson’s, a sustainable, science-led cosmetics company that creates natural skincare products and organic herbal tea blends. We believe in beauty that is clean, safe and, most importantly, effective. Our products combine meticulous research with the finest ingredients nature has to offer.
Dr Simon Jackson was fascinated by the power of nature from a young age. This led him to embark on a successful career as a scientist, and he spent over two decades studying indigenous plants and their uses in traditional medicines.
During his studies, Dr Jackson developed a particular obsession with Kigelia, the “sausage tree” found in tropical regions of Africa, whose fruit has long been revered by local tribes for its incredible medicinal properties. It was this that sparked his dream to establish a forward-thinking skincare brand based on natural remedies that have stood the test of time.
Founded in 2008, Dr Jackson’s officially launched in 2012 - by way of Sub-Saharan Africa and Shoreditch!
Dr Jackson’s academic career saw him hold research positions at King’s College, University of London, and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. However, even more influential was his time spent learning from tribal communities around the world, where he became a keen student under knowledgeable shamans and healers in the Amazon, Indonesia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Back in the UK, Dr Jackson devoted himself to testing these super-ingredients in the lab. It was this period, spent living among creatives in East London, that played an important role in shaping the brand’s stylish aesthetic and maverick spirit. Rubbing shoulders with artists and changemakers consolidated his expert scientific knowledge, motivating him to found his eponymous range of unique skincare products, Dr Jackson’s.
Today, our company stays true to its original vision and ethos under the direction of Dr Lori Bystrom, PhD, in her role as Chief Scientific Officer. Dr Bystrom brings over a decade of scientific research in botanicals, continuing the brand’s natural product development.
We are still challenging the status quo, putting just as much research into our minimalist packaging as the wonderful formulas inside them. If we don’t think an industry ‘norm’ is the most sustainable option, we’ll strive to find an alternative. That’s why we avoid plastics as much as possible, use only recyclable boxes, and pressure our packaging suppliers to develop practices that reduce waste and lower our carbon footprint.
Dr Jackson was a specialist in melanoma during his time at the Department of Dermatology at King’s College, where he researched ingredients that had special healing properties for the skin. This is how our products came to be based on the principles of pharmacognosy: the study of natural medicines derived from plants and their traditional uses.
Drawing on a combined 30+ years of leading scientific research between Dr Jackson and Dr Bystrom, we use techniques that mimic the way natural ingredients are extracted at the source. Our products are designed to care for all skin types in the most natural and effective way possible, with extra benefits for problem or sensitive skin.
All of our ingredients are rigorously tested in the lab to ensure the utmost purity, as well as being ethically sourced. Our formulations are free from parabens, sulphates, artificial fragrances or any synthetic ingredients that wouldn’t be kind to your skin.
Alongside our skincare products, our range of organic herbal tea blends perfectly complements our philosophy of holistic beauty; after all, what we consume is just as important as what we apply to our skin.
We always use natural ingredients, sustainably harvested in collaboration with rural communities worldwide.
Our goal is to continue creating the best formulations, drawing on cutting-edge ethnobotanical research from scientists around the world. Working closely with our global network of green-credential suppliers in all areas of the production chain, we have established an ecologically-minded company that promotes the principles of pharmacognosy in the cosmeceutical industry.
It is our mission to continue developing an innovative, ethical and sustainable company, working with likeminded people who wish to make a positive impact on our planet and inspire future generations.
At Dr Jackson’s, we’re not just a pretty face. In everything we do, we care for both your skin and the planet at the same time, and we never test on animals. We hope that you’ll love our products as much as we do!