Speak - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
speak is all about creating a new love language between you and your skin, using clean, plant-based ingredients. speak strive to consider the consequences of their actions, from product ideation at the beginning to the end of the product's life cycle. That has led to minimizing plastic packaging and working with NGOs. In addition to not having any ingredients like parabens and phenoxyethanol, speak are also essential oil-free in facial care for those who are truly sensitive-skinned.
The need for skincare suitable for sensitive skin began out of necessity 3 years ago for Eczema terrorised Nisa, so she began reading labels, investigating ingredients and sought to reduce the amount of products that could aggravate her condition. Still unsatisfied, she started making her own facial cleanser in powder form and shared it with friends and relatives, including business-minded Tiara. The tinder to speak’s flame was, unusually, a passing of a dear relative. A grievous moment brought the founders together, which led to a conversation that sparked an idea and morphed into an obsession and finally the creation of speak in December 2017.
speak products are made in small batches and hand-filled. This allows the product to be used by customers in it's freshest form and minimises inventory wastage due to expired goods.
EDUCATE & EMPOWER
speak products are formulated with an understanding that your skin is absorbent and delicate. They mindfully use safe, bio-compatible ingredients mainly sourced from plants to bring your skin back to its natural, optimum state. speak believe that when you are smarter about what goes into your skincare, you’re on your way to feeling and being your best.
speak will continue to be fully transparent with their ingredients and test their products in independent labs with your safety in mind.
ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY
In an effort to minimise their impact on the environment, speak have carefully chosen recyclable or compostable packaging. In place of bags and boxes, they have partnered with NGOs to make upcycled bags from excess fabrics to package the goods. Delivery boxes are brandless so they can be reused with recycled shredded paper as stuffing. This helps to keep them out of landfills and to give them a new home and provide wages for disadvantaged communities.
Products are manufactured in a facility that complies with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). speak partner with a manufacturer who shares their views of using clean, non-toxic ingredients in all their formulations.
speak ingredients are sourced from all over the world, they don't use non-sustainable ingredients. Their prickly pear oil is directly sourced from a coop that helps the local community in Morocco.