The 30 Second Version
Nature’s Complement formulates, produces, and sells, safe, healthy, effective, all natural (hypoallergenic) personal care/body care products that work well! Our product line includes lotions, creams, balms, bar soaps, liquid soap, deodorant, sunscreen, tooth cleaner, lip balm, massage oil, colloidal silver, insect repellent, hair care, dish soap, and laundry soap. We have developed unique and innovative formulations to create products that are both safe and effective, without the use of questionable or potentially health-harming synthetic chemicals found in most products.
Unlike many of the big name brand products which do contain harmful synthetic chemicals and preservatives, our products don’t put your health at risk by using them. And unlike many other all natural products, our products work quite well. Our product line was originally formulated for people with sensitive skin and skin allergies. But as our research and business developed we realized that not only do a large percentage of people have such sensitivities, but that most of the personal care products on the market put people’s health at risk. We have documented this with thoroughly researched science-based articles on our web site here:
Part III in development.
See our article on the safety of sunscreens.
Also see our article on the dangers of hormone disrupting chemicals in personal care products.
Finally, see: Myths On Cosmetics Safety.
Our goal is to provide high quality, healthy products that everyone can afford. We are not interested in being a high end or boutique brand. When we can save money on ingredients (without sacrificing ingredient quality), we pass the savings on to our customers. We aim to be an “everywoman’s” or “everyman’s” trusted brand.
We agree with the philosophy that business should be more than just a way to make money; it should be a vehicle for making the world a better place.
We encourage anyone interested in their health to try our products as we offer a risk free money back guarantee.
The Longer Version
Who are we and what do we know about health? Rob and I (Tober) are both trained research scientists who have worked for many years in biotechnology, pharmaceutical research and development, and toxicology testing. Rob has worked on pre-clinical and clinical drug candidates, including writing New Drug Applications (NDAs) submitted to the FDA. So we do know the science behind this field.
We both graduated from the University of Nevada Reno. My major was in biology which included courses in cellular and molecular biology, chemistry, nutrition and plant biology. Rob’s biotech curriculum included courses in chemistry, organic and biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, nutrition, and human anatomy and physiology. Rob also completed a program in Medical/Clinical Laboratory Science. We both graduated with honors even though we were both working full time and attending school full time.
At that time, we both worked for a biomedical biotechnology research company intent on curing many age-related pathologies. It was there that we developed our research skills. There we learned to evaluate peer reviewed journals, and apply the concepts to real world science. We also gained a great deal of knowledge about the aging process itself from the research we were conducting. We went on to work for several other pharmaceutical and contract research labs before starting Nature’s Complement.
However, life seemed to have a different plan in mind for us outside of biotechnology. Rob and I have also worked in clinical health care, and that has also contributed to the knowledge and experience that we draw upon to bring you Nature’s Complement. Rob and I combined our various research lab experience, our education, our health care experience, and our unique talents, to bring you high quality products that work, at affordable prices.
Producing our own products wasn’t just a desire, it became a necessity, as I discovered that my skin had developed adverse reactions to many of the ingredients that are often found in commonly available soaps, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, lotions, and many other personal care products.
Only after we started making our own products did I realize the tremendous need and desire of others for personal care products that didn’t cause allergic reactions from synthetic and unhealthy ingredients. Rob and I decided to start a new tradition of quality and healthy skin care products, and offer them to others who value the same principles and ideals.
A Bit More History; How It All Began
We have always been very selective about our ingredients, not because we’re snobs, but because we care about our health. We have always been very cautious about what we put in our bodies.
But over the years, regardless of our healthy food choices, we realized the lack of availability of personal care products that embodied the same concept of healthy ingredients as our food, was a concern. We eventually realized that what we put on our bodies can affect our health almost as much as what we put in our bodies.
There is a common misconception that if a product is for external use only, then it’s okay to put on our skin. What we may not consider is that a percentage of these ingredients will be absorbed through the skin internally. In addition, often the items we put in our mouth to consume, have been handled by our hands, which have been used to put on skin care products that contain toxic ingredients. True, we might only be getting minuscule amounts of toxic chemicals through these exposures, but even minuscule amounts can be harmful depending on what the specific ingredients are.
Over time, these minuscule amounts can add up (via bioaccumulation) to cause health problems, as I had learned from personal experience when settling for products that I thought were “not so bad”.
We used to spend too much of our time at the store reading ingredient labels in hopes of finding products that are actually healthy, with ingredients that show the producers actually care about our health, and not only about profit. Every time we’d go shopping, we would look at ingredients, and Rob would just put the item back and say “Someone should invent a product that has these ingredients, but not these ingredients.” After hearing him say that for the ‘I’ve lost count’ number of times, I decided, that somebody is going to be me.
My thought was, why not create products that are truly healthy, not just gimmicks, but real, quality products? We put our minds to work, researched different ingredients that we wanted, and how to blend them without any of the ingredients that are on our “don’t want to use” list, but still make the products work like they should. This was no simple task.
After many long hours of researching peer reviewed scientific journals on the efficacy and safety of ingredients, then many more long hours of researching which combinations of ingredients will and won’t work together, and finally making sure the products produce the results we had in mind, we have developed a line of products that I, my family, and my friends, all personally use. Safe, yet effective, personal care products that you won’t want to put back on the shelf after reading the ingredients. Products that you know with certainty were designed to both meet your personal care needs, and keep all the toxic chemicals out. Products that you know you can trust.
We don’t sell anything that I myself or my family doesn’t use ourselves. We are happy to answer any questions about any ingredients we use.
Our products might not look like exactly like what you may be used to, but that’s because we didn’t design them to look a certain way. We designed them for efficacy and healthy ingredients, so that your family and mine, can live youthful, healthy, long lives.
P.S. – Special thanks to Brandan T of Flying T Ranch for all the kind assistance with the development of this web site. Brandan’s family raises grass fed, free range cattle, in a health conscious, environmentally sustainable, and humane manner. Please support Brandan’s ranch if this is a type of product you are interested in.
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