From humble beginnings to global green beauty Trailblazer
The Huna story began in 2013, when I was searching for all-natural skincare products to nourish and improve the look and health of my skin.
I was healthy, in my young-30’s and vivacious, but yet my skin was looking dull and lack-luster- it was absolutely lacking in any brightness & vitality, and dare I say…my skin was starting to show the first signs of aging.
I’m a bit of a health nut, and enjoy nourishing my body with nutrition-packed foods, and I know my skin will benefit from the same treatment externally. In my search, I kept coming across so-called natural brands, which were basically traditional synthetic mass-produced products with the same ingredients as mainstream brands, with just a touch of natural ‘coconut oil’ or ‘rosehip oil’- and passed off as a “natural product”. Or some brands with better intents would offer naturally-derived, synthetically-processed or altered ingredients.
Looking for healthier, safer alternatives to what mainstream beauty brands offered, and I was in search of a healthy ingredient list which I could recognize and understand. I’m very aware and conscious of what goes into and onto my body, and I wanted to find a brand that was packed with phytonutrient nutrition to feed and nourish my skin. I wanted fresh and natural…really natural…authentically natural. So I concluded, to get what I really want, I am just going to have to make my own skincare.
And so I did just that! After over a year of solid book-study, lab-based experimenting and skill-building in the area of botanicals and skincare science, I developed the initial Huna ‘Skin Nutrition’ Skincare line and launched it to the world in November 2014. Effective botanical-based ‘Skin Nutrition’ Skincare that feeds, nourishes and protects your skin. Uniquely formulated with our own organically grown dermal-botanicals, specially selected, organically grown with love, meticulously hand-harvested, and passionately crafted into Huna’s unique line of ‘Skin Nutrition’ Skincare.
Huna products have been specially formulated to improve your skin’s health and nutrition, bringing out your natural radiance and healthy glow. Huna has developed its own proprietary Active Complex Botanical Blends, which contain scientifically proven botanical ingredients to optimize skin health, deeply nourish skin, moisturize and protect the skin’s barrier.
"Huna products have been specially formulated to improve your skin’s health and nutrition, bringing out your natural radiance and healthy glow."
HEATHER URQUHART, FOUNDER
Being a Botanist, Herbalist and passionate Plant-lover and Gardener, I’ve always grown beautiful gardens filled with local plants, medicinal herbs, and nourishing vegetables.
After feeling let-down by the low quality and potency of some botanical ingredients that I had purchased off the market, I began pondering the idea of growing our own organic botanicals. It seemed like a logical next step for us, but more importantly…it just felt right. In 2015, Huna began growing our own botanicals, starting with just 6 unique plant species. Now in 2023, Huna grows nearly 100 different species on our organic and regenerative 30-acre Huna Farm in beautiful Monte Creek, British Columbia, Canada.
Now in 2023, we grow nearly 100 unique organic flowers, fruits and herbs for exclusive use in HUNA products.
Some scarce and very rare. Some common skin remedies used in Herbalism for centuries. We sow the seeds of beauty in the Spring, and meticulously hand-harvest the plants of skin-health throughout the Summer & early-Fall. Each plant is picked at its optimal time when the plant is at peak freshness. Our botanicals are minimally refined, and incorporated into Huna skincare formulations right away- to capture & retain each plant’s maximum active potency in our high-performance Skin Nutrition.
It’s not just Skin Care….It’s Skin Nutrition.
Skin Nutrition for Normal/Combination Skin in need of a healthy revitalized glowFind out more
Nutrition for Oily, Congested, Blemished or Acne-prone skin in need of clearing.Find out more
Nutrition Dry, Dehydrated, Inflamed or Sensitive skin in need of moisture + repair.Find out more