J o s h Skincare | Pure.Simple.Effective.
J o s h began with Mud
Hi! I am Joshua Nece, creator of J o s h Skincare. As a long term sufferer of eczema I personally had the need to create skincare products that would not only alleviate my eczema but also help heal and keep in control. Years ago when living in San Francisco I was introduced to the idea of infusing oils with medicinal plants and herbs. Seeing almost immediate results I started learning everything I could about plants, herbs, essential oils, and anything else that came from the earth that had medicinal qualities for the skin, and started creating products for my personal use. The first product being the Mud mask. After gifting the Mud to some friends, they started encouraging me to actually create a business with these products because they loved the way it made their skin look and feel. In a word: glowy!
So, in 2015 I launched J o s h Skincare in Downtown Los Angeles with a line of 4 skincare products, beeswax candles and incense. I started this venture with an idea, passion, a truck load of determination, and by maxing out all my credit cards. Truly a passion project, as I gave it my everything. The first launch was well received, selling out at events, boutiques, and on Amazon. I quickly understood their was a return clientele that truly loved the products. So now I am taking all the knowledge and skill from the past four years and restoring the J o s h foundation by creating new products and fine-tuning all procedures. I plan on relaunching J o s h in Palm Springs Ca, with the desire to take J o s h to the next level.
I have set the goal to relaunch J o s h at $35,000
By relaunching with capital behind me I will be able to take some major steps to grow this business:
-Proper Production Space- I will have an ample space to to manufacture and store supplies will allow me to buy materials in bulk quantities and ensure efficiency and consistency in my products.
-Equipment- I will be able to buy equipment so I can produce the products in greater scale. For example: mixers, heat plates, wax warmers, 2 stills (to make my own hydrolsols that are used in products), a die cut machine and a printer.
-Materials- I will be able to restock all the raw ingredients I use at the highest quality and able to buy in bulk prices, bringing down overall costs and making for better price points and profit margins.
-Assistant- I will be able to hire an assistant at 20 hours a week, allowing me to produce more and get the product to more events and in more shops.
-Marketing- I will be able pay for advertising through Amazon, Google, and Instagram
The impact of your investment is huge for J o s h to really take the next step in scaling up and becoming a major brand. With this capital I will take the brand to the ultimate level and J O S H will be found on the shelves of stores like Sephora and Ulta.
Continuing J o s h for me is a personal dream. Everything I have experienced and learned through doing this project has had a huge impact on my personal life. It has shown me how creative and strong I actually am. I have learned that I am a very capable person and can rely on my own passions. I have felt empowered through all of this process which has been amazing and new for me. What used to hinder me (my eczema) has become the very thing that drives me to push further. It is amazing and I feel I’ve only just begun.
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