Owners: Mike Sagin & Nigel Helsby
Location: Crowntown, Near Helston, Cornwall
Enterprises/Activities: Trevarno create an extensive range of luxurious facial and body products.
Hand made on the beautiful country estate in Cornwall, Trevarno’s celebrated gardens are a constant source of inspiration for this honest and simple skincare collection with the preservation and sustainability of this stunning environment being paramount to the skincare’s development.
Offering an extensive range of high-performance skincare, Trevarno is competitively priced which means that customers no longer need to sacrifice or compromise luxury, style or affordability in choosing the natural skincare option.
Currently supplying independent beauty retailers, Trevarno also sell direct to customers with their online store, mail order service and onsite shop.
The current range includes an extensive selection of handmade soaps, facial and body products, healing salves, suncare plus dedicated product collections for men and babies. Inspired by Trevarno’s resident peacocks, the stylish packaging features a subtle feather design and illustrates the importance of nature and the preservation of it, a theme that runs through all processes at Trevarno.
Trevarno has had great success through PR and has been featured and recommended by many influential media titles including Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, You Magazine, Red, Easy Living, Daily Mirror plus many others.
With the Trevarno Organic Skincare range ever evolving and gaining more and more devotees, the philosophy of this organic skincare collection will always remain the same – to produce purely natural and highly effective skincare preparations, which reflect the beautiful garden surroundings they are created in and inspired by.
History: The Trevarno Estate can be traced as far back as 1245 and throughout the centuries the land has been owned by a succession of notable families. However in 1994, the estate was put up for sale for the first time in 120 years leaving the new and current owner with an important restoration project ahead.
The idea was to regenerate the land into a viable and vibrant country estate for the 21st century. To fund the renovation and continuing preservation, a plan was formulated that included opening the gardens to the public. From the very beginning, it was decided that commercial activities had to be sensitive to Trevarno and the local environment, and any items offered for sale would be grown, designed or produced at Trevarno.
As part of the regeneration and with an aim to revive traditional crafts within the estate, initial research into methods of producing pure soap from plant oils, herbs and essential oils began in 1996 and by 1998 (and in time for the formal opening of the gardens to the public) the Trevarno natural soaps were proving to be so successful that an old carriage house was converted into the soap workshop to keep up with demand. This was then followed by a range of plant-based skincare remedies, which meant that part of the estate’s manor house had to be converted into the herbal workshop and has continued to evolve into the extensive selection which is available today.