ishga was born from a passion for beauty, science and seaweed.
A team of individuals from the Isle of Lewis, Malcolm a Scientist, Joanna his wife, a Beauty Therapist and Martin a seaweed expert, set out to create a results driven organic skincare range, which harnesses the natural antioxidants, healing and anti-ageing properties provided by the purest Scottish seaweed.
Malcolm created the Hebridean Seaweed Extract. This extract is the cornerstone of ishga. Used throughout the retail and professional range, the mineral-rich extract is blended with organic ingredients and essential oils to create each individual skincare product.
The Anti-oxidant Marine Face Cream was the first product to be developed. This was a collaboration between the laboratory in the Hebrides and our first spa partner Blythswood Square, a luxury five star spa hotel. Leon Trayling Spa Director of Blythswood Square (and Co-founder of ishga) applied his industry knowledge along with the support of expert therapists to test each product through the development process.