It all began with the acne breakout. I had extremely acne prone skin right from my early teens. My skin was in its worst condition when I was in 11th grade. Even dermatologist was hesitant to touch my skin since it was extremely damaged due to severe acne. I was prescribed with medications and my acne was slightly under control but when I forgot to take medication, my acne just worsens. I was just fed up after taking pills for 6 months and I don’t want my skin to be dependent on any pills. That is when I explored skincare community and started following skincare routine. At that time my skincare stash was filled with Neutrogena, Cetaphil and clean and clear. My skin didn’t improve at all.
My mom insisted me to use gram flour and wild turmeric mix to wash my face. At that time I had 0% trust on DIY and natural skincare. But after using gram flour and wild turmeric as the face wash for continuous 5 months, my skin cleared up tremendously and all of my friends wondered how my skin healed. That is when I started believing DIY skincare. From then I always whip face masks and face scrubs. I wanted to try natural skincare products and I started using Patanjali, Himalaya, Biotique products. I started reading a lot about skincare and came to know the toxic chemicals in skin and hair care products. Since I believed in natural ingredients, I started whipping up my very own skincare products and I really love it. When I was in the final year of my graduation, I decided to learn professional skincare formulation. I also started reading about herbs a lot. I started making my very own little batches of skincare products and gave it to my friends and neighbours and they all loved it. I was happy that I was able to give skincare products that actually work. My friends and neighbours insisted me to sell my products and I never felt that someone would buy my skincare products. People started approaching me in order to buy my product and I started whipping products for people whom I don’t even know personally. At that time I didn’t have any brand name or even a container. I just fill them in one of my empty product containers.
Then I thought to sell my skincare products and still, I was hesitant since I’m just 20 and don’t know anything about branding and business. Due to limited finance to invest, I did every work initially. Everything like formulation, website development, label designing, photography is done by me. This is how greenie mill born.