Our skin is our largest organ and what we put on it is absorbed and transferred into our bodies. Because the U.S. cosmetic industry is largely unregulated, many conventional personal care products use ingredients like Peg-75 (a skin irritant & solvent) and Ethylhexylglycerin (a skin irritant and deodorizer). Many of these additives are endocrine disruptors and carcinogens - things you don’t want on you or in you.
So in 2012, Bill & Kathy Grady set out to produce a clean skin care line and developed some of the most nutrient dense -and longest lasting- skin care products you will ever use. Being organic, vegan, cruelty and toxin free, soy & gluten free (some are nut free, too), just makes them that much better. Every Landia product is handmade by the Grady’s (with their teenage daughter’s help) in their home-based workshop.
Both the Grady’s are avid gardeners and have been makers most of their lives. Bill has a plant science background and was a professional skier who when he wasn’t skiing in South America & Switzerland, built furniture and homes to finance his passion. Kathy has an art & photography background and also traveled (and skied) the world while working with her mother and sister in their family-owned travel agency in Ohio. The Grady’s met in New Hampshire (Bill’s home state and where their daughter was born) and migrated west to Oregon in 2010. Their passion now lies in growing Landia while teaching family, friends and customers that there is a better way to attain beautiful skin, healthfully.