Welcome to Dr Jackson’s, a sustainable, science-led cosmetics company. We create natural skincare products and organic herbal teas and believe in beauty that is clean, safe and, most importantly, effective. Our vegan and cruelty-free products combine meticulous research with the finest ingredients nature has to offer. Our products are developed for all genders and all skin types.
OUR ROOTS: A JOURNEY TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN AND THE PLANET
We officially launched our award-winning range in 2012 by way of Sub-Saharan Africa and London’s Shoreditch. But our story started way back. The medicinal plant knowledge that we draw on can be traced back centuries.
Fascinated by the power of nature from a young age, our founder, pharmacognosist, Dr S. J. Jackson embarked on a successful career as a scientist and spent over two decades studying indigenous plants and their uses in traditional medicines.
During his studies, Dr Jackson developed a particular interest in Kigelia, the “sausage tree” found in Sub-Saharan 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.
From academic research positions at King’s College, University of London, and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, he became an avid student who went far beyond the lab, travelling the world and learning from tribal communities, under knowledgeable shamans and healers in the Amazon, Indonesia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Back in the UK, Dr Jackson devoted himself to testing the efficacy of these super-ingredients in the lab. It was this period, spent living amongst creatives in East London, that played an important role in shaping our stylish aesthetic: minimal and sustainable packaging, gender neutral, for all skin types and all age groups. And, of course, never tested on animals. Immersing himself around artists, doers, thought leaders, and changemakers, while consolidating his expert scientific knowledge, motivated Dr Jackson to create the eponymous range of unique skincare and wellness products.
Today, our company stays true to its original vision and ethos under the direction of lead scientist Kristijana Durakic, in her role as Scientific Officer. A professional in Biological Sciences, Pharmacy and Biomedicine, Durakic works in a team with other scientists and formulation experts, continuing the brand’s natural product development, supported by cutting-edge research, clinical trials and consumer studies.
Discover more about Dr Jackson’s expeditions and research here.
OUR PRODUCTS: LED BY SCIENCE, INSPIRED BY NATURE
Drawing on a combined 30+ years of leading scientific research between our founder, Dr Jackson and our team of scientists, we formulate products that care for your skin in the most natural and effective way possible, backed by extensive clinical trials.
Dr Jackson was a specialist in melanoma during his time at the Department of Dermatology at King’s College, where he researched natural ingredients that had special healing properties for the skin.Our products are based on the principles of pharmacognosy: the study of natural medicines derived from plants and their traditional uses.
All of our ingredients are rigorously tested in the lab to ensure the utmost purity, as well as being ethically sourced. Particularly suited to problem or sensitive skin, our formulations are free from any synthetics or nasties that wouldn’t be kind to your skin.
Our mission is to challenge the status quo, and to go far beyond being simply eco-friendly to take an ‘environmental activist’ approach. We look at every single component of our products and put just as much research into our minimalist recyclable packaging, as we do for our award-winning formulas.
From tea bags to printing ink, if we don’t think an industry norm is the most sustainable option, we’ll push our network of green-suppliers to find an alternative. That’s why we avoid the use of plastics as much as we possibly can, use only recyclable boxes, and pressure our packaging suppliers to develop practices that reduce waste and minimise our carbon footprint.
Voted Eco Brand of the Year 2021, Best Sustainable Packaging Beauty Brand 2022 and Best Natural, Organic Brand 2023 at The Beauty Shortlist Awards
TEATIME: WE AREN’T JUST SKIN-DEEP
Superficial? Never. Your inner wellbeing is just as important to us as your healthy, glowing, beautiful skin.
Alongside our skincare products, our range of organic herbal tea blends fully complements our philosophy of achieving the perfect balance of inside/outside beauty; after all, what we consume is just as important as what we apply on our skin.
Our non-GMO 100% biodegradable teabags are derived from Non-GMO sugarcane. No strings, no glue, no staples, no printed tags, no chemicals leaching into your drink – just a pure and unadulterated cup of our organic herbal tea. Vegan, Organic and FairWild certified.
The best part: Dr Jackson’s Organic Herbal Teas have been developed each with its own target physiological effect: to relax, detox, or trigger the sense of having an adventure.
Discover our range of Organic Teas.
DOING GOOD: JOIN US IN GIVING 1% FOR THE PLANET
We are proud members of 1% for the Planet, the non-profit organisation, connecting businesses, individuals and communities working together to ensure that our planet and future generations thrive.
Without the hard work of the local communities and rural farmers from around the world, sustainably harvesting our natural ingredients, we wouldn’t be here.
Behind every ethically sourced ingredient used in our clean formulations, there’s a team of generous people, taking care of the land and ensuring that these incredible species will never become endangered.
When you buy one of our products that contain baobab or kigelia, you are not just supporting Dr Jackson’s as an independent brand in the natural skincare and wellness space, but also, just as importantly, you are bringing a fair income to women in Africa and funding the education of future generations. When researchers in some African countries looked at how this income was spent, they found that children’s education was one of the biggest expenditure categories.
That’s really investing for the future. Read more.
Via 1% for the Planet, we have created an important alliance with the Baobab Foundation, to support their educational programs and their Baobab Wilding Campaign, planting young Baobab trees and protecting them from external threats.
OUR VISION: GREENER BEAUTY, A GREENER FUTURE
As a young brand looking forward to a more sustainable future, it is our goal 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 like-minded people who strive to make a positive impact on our planet and inspire future generations.
We started a journey of clean beauty and wellness, fuelled by a love of exotic plants and knowledge transfer of natural remedies from ancient cultures, backed by science, sustainability and innovation, many years ago.
We are scientists, business people, creatives, academics and local communities united in giving back more than we take.
We hope that you’ll love our products as much as we enjoy creating them for you.
The Team at Dr Jackson’s 💚
SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE, GIVING BACK TO THE PLANET AND OUR PEOPLE SINCE 2012