plant-based, irritant-free, small batch, gender neutral skincare that really works.

Our products contain a unique blend of plant extracts formulated to clean, nurture, and protect your skin. Our products are created from small batches, and are based on the science of hydration, with an oil-free moisture binding component that is equally effective for women and men, for oily or dry skin, and especially for those with sensitive skin.

Skin sensitivities can be attributed to a long list of toxins, sensitizers and irritants found in most skin care brands - whether they are natural or not. These ingredients include synthetic preservatives, sulfates, dyes, parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, silicone, and even essential oils - and one of the worst offenders, fragrance - all of which we believe are at the core of just about every skin problem.

We believe that in order to achieve clear, healthy and happy skin, a simple, less-is-more practice using irritant-free products to clean and nurture skin needs to be followed to reset skin's natural balance and regeneration system.

peter schafrick - founder

I've spend almost two decades in the studio as an advertising photographer specializing in liquids and splashes. You read that right - liquids and splashes.  My website…

I was always on the lookout interesting liquids I could use on set to replicate the various lotions and potions that I needed to toss around on set. I discovered a local skincare lab who was able to supply me with concoctions that met my requirements for my productions.

Around five years ago, there was a lot of chatter about toxins in skin care products and the issues they reportedly caused. Having struggled with sensitive skin for years, I took a much closer look at the products my wife and I were using.

I found that we were slathering our faces and bodies with toxins day in and day out. I also discovered that synthetic preservatives, sulfates, dyes, parabens, petroleum, mineral oils, silicones, even essential oils and fragrances - were all triggers for sensitive skin. 

I called the lab and spoke to the chemist, and together we started a year long journey testing dozens of formulations that met three criteria: I wanted products to be clean, natural, and effective.

Once I had a few products that cleared my skin and I could no longer live without, I gave samples to friends and family. They were a hit! So I took the leap and launched Schăf.