Thomas Kindermans and mother Hilde Nys from the Ray brand.
What was your inspiration to start Ray?
My mom has been selling cosmetics in her pharmacy for 30 years. The cosmetics always work very well, but she is not really completely behind it in terms of health. Many cosmetics contain ingredients that may be carcinogenic, hormone disruptive, skin irritating or hypoallergenic.
In her search for the right brand that she supported, there seemed to be no other option than to formulate and produce herself. And voila, here we are :-)
My mom is of course a pharmacist. I am a lawyer by training and worked as a business lawyer for a year. When my mother suggested developing my own range, I was immediately enthusiastic and quit my job to put my shoulders to the wheel on this project!
1. good for your skin - the most important thing with cosmetics is that they work well. A deodorant should make you stop sweating. A shampoo should make your hair shine.
That all cosmetics are healthy and sustainable.
If you had to explain the concept of 'sustainability' in one sentence, how would you express it?
Keeping the place where we live healthy and livable for future generations.