F. Miller is a Toronto based company founded by Fran Miller, which create active botanical skin and hair care products that look and feel super luxurious without the need for any harmful chemicals.
I was really lucky to catch up with Fran herself and ask her a few questions about her brand.
What do you think encouraged you to formulate your own line of body care?
I started creating my own skincare formulations after years of personal skin issues and sensitivities. I had a hard time finding natural products that were actually effective, felt and smelled luxurious and looked beautiful on your bathroom shelf, yet were completely free of harmful ingredients. I often found myself overwhelmed and unsatisfied by many skincare brands and products on the market, regardless of how much money I spent. After a few years I finally decided to make my own line a reality.
I love the paired back design of your products as well as the holistic ethos of your brand. What made you decide on this approach for your line? I imagine it’s much more difficult creating a range of products with no colourings, preservatives, sulphates etc. Why was it important to you to approach a product line in this way?
I wholeheartedly believe in the healing power of botanical ingredients and equally believe in the longterm harm that can come from so many common chemicals that our everyday products are filled with. I’m a lifelong beauty junkie but I also connect with effortlessness and minimalism in all parts of my life. We are overwhelmed by so much these days, and I think that what we eat and what we put on our bodies should be simple and pure rather than complicated. It was important for me to prove that botanical can be luxurious, natural can be beautiful, and to smell and feel incredible too.
What would you say is your favourite product from your line and what do you like best about it?
It would have to be our best-selling product - the Face Oil. It was the first product I created to combat redness, dryness and oily skin all at once. It’s highly concentrated and specifically formulated with 15 powerful oils to be balanced, easily absorbed and sensitive to all skin types. You can use it morning and night, winter and summer, before and after makeup. I would literally be lost without it!
Fran also kindly sent over some samples of her face, hair and body Oil for me to try out for myself and I can confirm, they all smell and feel amazing! I will be sure to post a full review of all of the products in the next few weeks.