Posted: Aug 04 2015
We spoke to Amanda Connock, founder of Connock London about relaxation, beautiful scents and the incredible power of Kuki Oil.
1) What was the inspiration behind Connock London?
I grew up surrounded by the running of my family business, A&E Connock, a supplier of speciality ingredients to the perfumery and cosmetics industry so it feels like it was in the blood. Dad would travel in search of exotic ingredients and his passion had a huge influence on me. One of my early memories as a child was sitting in Dad’s office while he worked and smelling all the different bottles of fragrance on his desk. He would give my brother and me old samples of perfumes and we would blend our own fragrances and make scented bath salts that we would sell to Mum and Dad and their friends!
2) If you HAD to pick one, what would be your favourite product from the range?
My day wouldn’t be complete without Kukui Oil Hydrating Body Lotion. I can’t remember the last time I had dry skin and the fragrance is completely addictive too.
3) Can you tell us a little bit more about Kukui Oil?
Kukui Oil is a unique oil – it has outstanding skin-conditioning properties and is rapidly absorbed by the skin without leaving a greasy film. The oil contains a unique blend of essential fatty acids that help to control skin barrier functions and seal in elevated levels of moisture.
Traditionally, native Hawaiians would bathe their newborn babies in the oil to protect their skin from the harsh sun, salt water and drying winds. The Kukui’s beautiful clear oil is still used by Hawaiians today to protect and soothe the skin, as well as to help treat the following skin conditions:
Burns – including sunburn, windburn, radiation burns.
Dry or chapped skin.
Dry hair and scalp.
The Kukui Oil used in Connock London products is from the same producer my father discovered over 25 years ago.
4) What is your favourite way to relax?
We live in the New Forest so a long family walk followed by a cosy pub lunch is my favourite way to relax. Or if I am able to escape for an hour, a hot bath with Kukui Oil Bath & Shower Oil and a glass of Prosecco never fails!
5) What does the future hold for the brand?
We are in the midst of developing our next range which we hope to launch next year. This will be based on another special ingredient from a different part of the world and everything from the colours we use on the packaging to the fragrance will be inspired by that country of origin.
Thank you Amanda! Right now we have an incredible offer on the Connock London range, get a FREE hydrating moisturiser (while stocks last!) when you buy 2 or more products from the range. Find out more here.