By Elske

founder: Elske Schalk-Hansman
course: Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation + Advanced Diploma in Organic Cosmetic Science + Diploma in Beauty Brand Business Management
Graduation year: 2019
location: The Netherlands
Hero product: Hydrating hand cream

Brand overview

By Elske is a luxury, vegan skincare brand founded in 2021. All products are developed and produced in their own small-scale production space in the Netherlands. After working in the pharmaceutical industry for years, founder Elske Schalk decided to follow her passion for all things natural. She studied with Formula Botanica to deepen her knowledge of natural and organic formulation. By Elske Skincare creates beautiful nourishing hand care products that are inspired by nature and aim to bring little moments of self-care back into people’s daily lives.

The Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation and the Advanced Diploma in Organic Cosmetic Science taught Elske to confidently create beautiful products that people love. The Diploma in Beauty Brand Business Management gave her the skills and confidence to actually start selling the products.


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