Our Company Story
Lou's Organic Lab LLC is a family owned, veteran-owned small business in Wilmington, North Carolina that handcrafts all-natural skincare products. It was established in March 2020 and is owned and operated by Lou and Jenny Painter. (Yep, that's us in the photo.) We handcraft six world-class skincare products that are all-natural: Skin Serum Formula 1225, Her Majesty's Facial Cream, Her Majesty's Cuticle Repair Oil, Sir Pugsley's After Shave Balm, Sir Pugsley's British Beard Oil, and Working Man's Hand Salve. We handcraft these all-natural products in small batches to insure the highest quality, and we use botanicals and oils that have been proven to hydrate, heal, and nourish skin. Our products are 100% all-natural and 100% pure, free from chemicals, alcohol, mineral oil, and parabens, and we don't dilute them with water. Best of all, our products work!
Our customers love our products, and they will enthusiastically tell you that our skincare products are arguably the finest in the world (please check out our video reviews on the 'Reviews' menu tab or with each specific product under the 'Shop' menu tab.)
Skin Serum Formula 1225 was the first product we developed and it was in response to a recurring painful problem I was having with my face. Each time I would shave my face, my face felt dry and itchy and like it was on fire! So much so that it actually hurt. We traced this to the various chemicals and alcohol contained in the aerosol shave cream I was using. Jenny suggested that I look into botanicals as a source of remedy. I like to tinker, so I began researching botanicals in hopes of developing an all-natural shave cream, one that would solve the problems I was having with the store bought shave cream I had been using. I still have the three ring binder I kept during this fact-finding and formulation process with pages and pages of research on botanicals and oils that were known to hydrate, heal, and nourish skin. And it's got my notes and my original recipes for the solution I was seeking. (Jenny refers to my notebook as 'My Science Project'). With seven months of researching botanicals and formulating my original skincare recipes, and with many small tweaks to those recipes, and with Jenny's suggestions and help, we completed what became known as Skin Serum Formula 1225 in December 2019. (The great irony is that I never developed a shave cream. I couldn't get it to lather. Jenny was the first to notice and say, "We've developed something better! We've developed a skin serum!")
As development of Formula 1225 neared its completion, Jenny started putting it on her age spots and dark circles under her eyes. Very soon, she noticed that her age spots had faded, her dark circles had vanished, and her skin felt soft and supple. She also put it on several small cuts she had on her forearms from gardening, and it helped heal them. Formula 1225 softened her cuticles and healed her cracked heels. It made her face, forearms, hands, legs and feet look healthy and feel soft and supple. And of course, I used it, too, and found that it made my face feel like new! The amazing results we got from Formula 1225 told us that we had developed a very potent skin serum!
We then gave Formula 1225 to family members as Christmas presents in 2019. They absolutely loved our skin serum, and enthusiastically suggested we sell it to others! We drove home from my sister's house that Christmas Eve knowing we had developed a skin serum that our family members loved. And we thought that other people might like it, too.
Jenny and I are senior citizens and we're not technologically gifted. We had to teach ourselves how to file legal paperwork with state of North Carolina and the IRS to form a legal entity. We had to learn how to create an e-commerce website from templates, how to design business cards and labels for jars, how to order botanical supplies and jars and boxes and a hundred other business things that had to be done in order to succeed in our new venture. By constantly helping and encouraging each other, and with God's help, Jenny and I were able to accomplish these things. In March 2020, we were ready to share Skin Serum Formula 1225 with the world! (Six months later we developed Sir Pugley's All Natural After Shave Balm, who's icon on the label is a nod to Mike, our 16 year old puggle).
We named our company after my first name, Lou, and Jenny's middle name, which is Lou. After designing our company website, we took our products to local farmer's markets. People in our area bought our products at these markets, fell in love with them, and told their friends, who also bought our products and told their friends. Many people who vacation here during the summer months bought our products at these farmer's markets, and they told their friends when they returned home. And here we are! We now ship our six world-class all-natural skincare products to most of the fifty states in the USA.
Jenny and I invite you to try our products. We're confident that you, too, will fall in love with them. If not, we offer a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. Thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to read our story!