Mama’s Gardens Skin Care in Watch Hill makes healthy, affordable products



The Zodiac Soap Collection ($ 7 each) is one of many products made by Mama’s Garden Skin Care at Watch Hill. Photograph courtesy of

In May 2020, as the world was still trying to get used to the new standard of lockdowns, face masks and social distancing, the skin care brand Mama’s Gardens Skin Care opened a location in Watch Hill, introducing new items and labels. Not only does the store carry organic soaps and lotions; customers can buy these products without breaking the bank at the expense of healthy skin.

Founders Michelle Kahn, husband Jason Kahn and Ashley Guerrette, along with husband Derek Cook officially established Mama’s Gardens Skin Care in January 2017 and settled in Essex, Connecticut. Before its inception, the team realized that while they made and used their own cleaning products, they cleaned themselves with generic soap filled with harsh chemicals. Also, they didn’t like the fact that other organic companies charge an arm and a leg for items like face masks and scrubs. Fed up with the irony, Michelle and Ashley decided to deal with this problem on their own.

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The coconut and brown sugar pre-shave scrub ($ 12).

Mama’s Gardens skin care products contain organic and all-natural ingredients with essential oils being the main ingredient. “There are no chemicals or preservatives in everything we make, that’s very important,†says Jason Kahn, Commercial Director.

In its Watch Hill store, the brand offers several products including about thirty different soaps ($ 7), body scrubs ($ 15 – $ 23), hand and body lotions ($ 10) and sprays of aromatherapy ($ 15), plus beard balm ($ 20), beard oils ($ 15), and aftershave spray ($ 10) for men.

Kahn says that if you often use generic bar soap, also known as bar detergent with a foaming agent, you may not notice the residue or chemicals left on your skin.

“If you were to shower today with [another brand] and shower tomorrow with one of our soaps, you will immediately feel it the way it rinses off, the way your skin feels when done, â€says Kahn. “It’s an immediate thing.”

The Peaceful Sleep gift basket ($ 40).

In addition to offering affordable, quality skin care products, the founders of Mama’s Gardens want customers to feel better physically and mentally knowing they are taking care of their skin and face. “We’re a small business, but we take pride in what we do,†says Kahn.

58 Bay Street, Watch Hill; 1 North Main Street, Unit 4, Essex, Connecticut, 401-3155-4499,


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