Our Company Story
Lou's Organic Lab LLC is a family owned business in Wilmington, North Carolina. It's owned and operated by Lou and Jenny Painter. (Yep, that's us in the photo.) We handcraft two world-class skincare products: All Natural Skin Serum Formula 1225 and Sir Pugsley's All Natural After Shave Balm. Both of our skincare products are arguably the finest in the world, made with botanicals and oils that have been proven to nourish skin (Our 'Ingredients' menu tab gives a complete listing of our product ingredients and how each one nourishes skin). Our products do not contain alcohol, mineral oil or parabens, and we do not dilute them with water. Both products are 100% natural.
Formula 1225 Skin Serum was the first product we developed and it was nine months in the making.
I was researching an all natural alternative to the store bought shave cream I was using, which was leaving my face extremely dry and itchy due to the various chemicals and alcohol it contained. I still have my three ring binder notebook with pages and pages of research on botanicals and oils that were known to nourish skin and my sixty-eight original skincare recipes I came up (plus the many, many small tweaks to those recipes).
The great irony of our story is that I was never able to successfully develop a 'shave cream', but as development of Formula 1225 neared its completion, Jenny tried some of our mixture on her age spots and dark circles under her eyes. Very soon, she noticed that her age spots had faded, the 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. It softened her cuticles and healed her cracked heels. I put it on my athletes foot for two weeks at night, and it healed it. The amazing results we got from Formula 1225 helping our skin told us that we had developed a very potent skin serum!
We then shared Formula 1225 with family members and friends to gain feedback. Their reviews were extremely positive. (Please see our customer reviews on the 'Review' menu tab). Their glowing reviews persuaded us to go into business and share Formula 1225 with the world. Six months later we developed Sir Pugley's All Natural After Shave Balm. And here we are!