About us

About us

TORIA PILAR is the brain child of biochemist and Medical Herbalist Toria Pilar Horner. All of our lovely creams, soaps and shampoos are carefully formulated by Toria and lovingly made in small batches, by hand, by her and her helpers. This ensures that all your gorgeous goodies are as fresh as possible when you receive them.

We endeavour to make the products as clean and additive free as possible. We use no petroleum products, no artificial colours and as few synthetic ingredients as possible. All of the vegetable oils, waxes, plant material and most of the essential oils are certified organic. Apart from a small amount of beeswax in some of our heavier creams, we do not use any animal products.

Of course, none of our products are tested on animals (well, just our friends and families). We source materials from suppliers who do not engage in animal testing and who operate strict cut-off dates. Fortunately, the vast majority of our ingredients have never been subjected to animal testing.

Wherever possible, we buy materials and ingredients locally. This helps us keep our costs and hence our prices as low as possible. For the same reason, we keep our packaging simple. We don’t see the point of spending money on material that will end up in the bin and ultimately in landfill.

We believe passionately that this is how all cosmetic products should be. Most of the synthetic, sophisticated and expensive ingredients in commercial products are there to increase the shelf life of the product, they have no beneficial effect and may even be toxic.