Our Founder's Story: Living with a Skin Disorder

Did my picture startle you for a second? I know, it's not easy to look at. But it's the truth. Snow Fox is more than a business to me, as I still depend on this system today. 

My skin was very visibly terrible at the height of my disorder. I couldn't wear make up (it's still a headache for me today) as it aggravated my symptoms and when I did, my skin peeled off in flakes. Towards the end, I was desperate. People stared, made comments. It hurt. I still feel insecure and paranoid sometimes, even as I continue to share my old photos in public. 

I've struggled with skin issues on and off throughout my entire life, but in that picture you saw, it had lasted three years. I'd tried everything from topical/oral antibiotics, dermatologists, ointments, lasers, naturopathy, holistic therapies and countless products promising to fix me, but none of it worked. I look "cured" now but it has been a long, strict journey - one I will happily document in detail (and truthfully) in the next couple of weeks. 

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According to reports, Rosacea patients are 5 times more likely to suffer depression than normal. I was getting there, but determined not to let this disorder ruin me. So I started to research. While no medical science can confirm this, the theory I agree with the most is that Rosacea is somewhat linked to auto-immune issues or immunodeficiency (when your immune system is over or under active). Until modern medicine can figure out the exact cause and cure, Rosacea skin disorder patients like me will have to make do with management. 

Snow Fox Skincare was developed with just three products to start - because it was a meant to be a simple but effective routine to heal, maintain and manage my disorder. To do so, it had to be potent and it had to be completely clean of irritants. When I finalized the system, I wanted to help others like me. I honestly never expected such rapid, amazing growth in less than two years, but one thing is for certain: 

While Snow Fox is a relief for sensitive skin, it gives amazing results for otherwise normal skin. 

As I write this, my team and I are continuing to expand on our product ranges - each month, our ultra clean formulas are becoming more complex, more sophisticated and more potent. Our product range is expanding to target specific skin problems such as chronic dryness, deteriorated lipid barriers, Rosacea break outs and more. We've listened to client feedback and requests. We can only produce formulas that work - because unfortunately for the rest of my team, I need it. 

 

Thank you so much for coming onto our site, supporting a small Indie brand, choosing to go cruelty-free with your skincare and of course, reading about us. In the next few weeks, I will be setting up a video channel - you can follow me on IG @phoebe.spamonkeys as well as our Snow Fox channel @snowfoxskincare for an in-depth description of how I recovered my skin's texture, how I use make up even with sensitive skin and most importantly, how to use our Snow Fox products most efficiently to keep that skin glowing! 

 


Phoebe Song-Kohl 

Founder, Snow Fox Skincare 


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