The State of the Art in Old World Beauty

natural skincare beauty inspiration



"Every great brand starts with a dream. I was staying at the Gore Hotel in SW7, in a four-poster bed wrapped in crisp white linens that were fit for Henry VIII, and this was my dream." ~ Claudia Carey Batz


Imagine the apothecary shop around the corner from Kensington Palace. For hundreds of years, this is where savvy ladies-in-waiting have shopped for soothing natural balms to heal the Royal Faces when they had been ravaged by the noxious creations of the Royal Chemists. 


Imagine the present-day daughter of the family. Avoiding the family business, she goes from art school to culinary institute to yoga ashram. Somewhere in Nepal, it hits her. Her true calling: Creating the finest natural beauty products inspired by the exotic scents and flavors of her travels, based in the ancient formulas her family has perfected over the generations.


Introducing Kensington Apothecary.

The State of the Art in Old World Beauty.