Roohi Qureshi

Head Honcho at Leaves of Trees

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Leaves of Trees - Natural Skin Care

Leaves of Trees offers a line of luxury personal care products which are handmade, fair-trade and all-natural - to help people who want to make healthy and socially responsible choices about the products which they use but who aren't willing to sacrifice style and fine quality. The packaging is minimally reactive, reusable or recyclable and most labels are individually screen printed, by hand.

I make all the products in small batches, by hand. My background in chemical engineering and medicine and my interest in craft and design are what make my products special.  I would describe my line as modern apothecary with a pinch of Morocco and other exotic flavours.  Many of my products are actually based on unrefined organic argan oil which I purchase directly from a women's cooperative in Morocco. This oil moisturizes without leaving you feeling greasy and is full of anti-oxidants to reduce the skin damage caused by free radicals. 

I only use natural ingredients - so no artificial fragrances, colours, or preservatives and I never use any of the following bad actors:

  • Triclosan
  • Artificial Musks (nitromusks such as musk xylene, musk ketone)
  • Parabens (ethylparaben, methylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben)
  • Phthalates (dibutyl pthalate, DEHP, DEP)
  • Petrolatum (petroleum jelly)
  • Formaldehyde Releasing Agents (quaternium-15, 1,4-dioxane, DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine, sodium hydromethylglycinate)
  • Sodium Laureth & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Silicone Chemicals (cyclomethicone, cydotetrasiloxane, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane)
  • Coal Tar Derived Colours (paraphenylenediamine (PPD))
  • BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) & BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)

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