About Simplicité Natural Skin Care
Simplicité is an ethical skincare brand that makes simple, luxurious and highly nutritive products for all kinds of skin. Established in Australia in 1992, our bottles and tubes and jars are filled with concentrated, plant-derived ingredients—all of them exclusively medicinal grade, OGA certified organically grown, or handpicked in the wild.
Everyone deserves to use products that make them feel comfortable and empowered. Simplicité is PETA accredited as cruelty free and vegan and uses no synthetic or 'natural' fragrances. All fresh plant and herbal extracts are carefully produced in our Queensland laboratory by naturopath David Lyons, using traditional methods. It’s a meticulous and gentle approach to skincare.
David and Robin Lyons, founders of Simplicité Natural Skin Care, believe in making the highest possible quality natural skin care to gently and effectively improve the skin’s appearance.
David and Robin have sold their pure plant natural skin care range in retail outlets, beauty salons and skin clinics in Australia and around the world since 1992. But the Simplicité story begins much further back than that.
Naturopath saves TV news presenter's skin
Naturopath David met the then top TV newsreader and journalist Robin when he saved her sensitive skin, using an early version of the top selling Simplicité product Damask Rose Day Creme. David says, “She’d wrecked her skin using harsh products to take the TV makeup off and couldn’t find anything to help it. Until she came to see me as a patient. When she used my cream instead of the steroid that had been prescribed the problem disappeared overnight”.
That was back in the late 1980s. David and Robin hit it off and married a few years later. By then they were making their nutrient-rich Simplicité products, just for themselves initially. As others discovered the results the products gave though, word spread. Soon Simplicité was sold in department stores and beauty therapists were giving Simplicité treatments.
Robin and David are now in their late 50s and both have glowing, clear skin.
And that’s just what their products promise and give: magnificent skin at any age.
The naturopath who helps skin
Simplicité nutritive and natural skin care products are based on David Lyons’ clinical naturopathic work since 1983 and his seven years prior to that treating skin cancer and sun damaged skin at Royal Brisbane Hospital.
David began treating skin complaints in the mid-1970s. He quickly gained a clinical reputation as ‘the naturopath who could help’ when all other avenues were exhausted. He used his natural skin care formulations of herbal remedies and medicinal creams to treat conditions such as sun damage, acne and premature ageing.
At the farm
David and Robin live in Brisbane, Australia. They spend every weekend they can at their 40-hectare rural property in the Lockyer Valley, which adjoins a little known world-heritage listed national park containing Gondwana remnant forest. Some wild crafted Simplicité plant extracts are sourced from this property.