About Us

Photo of Cecilia Rathe who is the founder of Mary Elizabeth Natural Skincare

Hello and welcome!

We are mother and daughter, Cecilia Rathe and Claire Huntley, and we are the Founders and Directors of Mary Elizabeth (the brand name is a combination of our middle names!)

Cecilia was inspired to start making natural skincare after she was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2010. Originally a solicitor by profession, Cecilia is also a trained aromatherapist and a Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and so she really appreciates the many beneficial skincare properties of natural plant oils and essential oils.

We offer a modern approach to natural beauty, with high quality, beautiful products which really work! Our aim is to simplify the skincare regime of busy women who live a healthy lifestyle and want “greener” skincare.

We love creating multipurpose, easy to use skincare so for example our multi award winning Spearmint and Tea Tree Nurture Balm is great for lips, nails, hands, heels and just about anywhere, and our award winning Frankincense and Rose Moisturiser can be used day or night on your face, neck or décolleté.

We are delighted to be part of the Real Beauty Manifesto, founded in 2015 with the aim of uniting natural and organic beauty brands in support of a more holistic vision of honesty, integrity, community and sustainability.

We have very exciting plans to extend our current product range so do keep a regular watch for developments. Also take a look at our Blog for our Oil of the Month feature and tips on skincare, healthy lifestyle and wellbeing.

Thank you so much for choosing Mary Elizabeth. We really hope you love using our products as much as we love creating them.

Take care
Cecilia and Claire