MV Founder, Sharon McGlinchey
“In 1998 I attended a ‘make your own skincare’ workshop in a bid to help a client who’d developed a severe petrochemical sensitivity. It didn’t take me long to discover that the bad news about what went into cosmetic products – from endocrine disruptors to toxic chemicals – was true; and, in fact, it was worse than I’d been led to believe. There was no going back – I knew that I had to change my approach to skincare entirely and, at the same time, I resolved to empower women to make better-informed decisions about what they put on their skin too.
Ever since that day, 19 years ago, I have been on the same quest: to create organic, natural skin care with an open and honest approach to what I do. I think of myself as a passionate chef, using the world’s most powerful, precious and pure ingredients – all of which work holistically to transform skin and nourish our senses. Having learned so much, I feel that using commercial skincare is tantamount to eating junk food every day. Nineteen years on, here I am, working closely with naturopaths and complementary health practitioners – and still gaining so much satisfaction from helping people achieve radiant healthy skin, naturally.”
With a cult worldwide following of editors, influencers and celebrities, including Emma Watson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Poppy & Cara Delevingne and Brooke Shields – Sharon McGlinchey’s passion, knowledge and attention to detail have established her facials and products as the global benchmark for organic skincare. A passionate believer in the healing benefits of aromatherapy and essential oils, Sharon has established a reputation as a truly extraordinary holistic facial therapist whose products work on every skin type, including highly sensitive and intolerant skins. She is based in Sydney, Australia, and treats clients all over the world, including yearly visits to London, Paris and New York.
MV: My Vision, My Values
“19 years ago, the natural beauty industry could be found on a half-shelf in the health-food store. I was told, more times than I can remember, that MV was a bad idea. That no one cared about luxury organics (and that no one wanted to hear the truth about their face cream). I didn’t listen, and I did it my way anyway – small-batch, handmade and with nature’s most expensive oils – and your healthy, glowing skin is the best result we could have hoped for. That’s MV for you: true to our name, in both Vision, and Values” Sharon x
Honesty and integrity are the cornerstones of the MV philosophy alongside a ‘no compromise’ ingredient policy, which drives us from source to skin. We respect the world and support the organic famers that provide our ingredients and the empowered women who use our products.
Our formulations harness the very best of what nature has to offer, and when combined with our unique and respectful manufacturing process, preserve the potency and life force of the precious essential oils and organic plant oils we use. When you use the best, less is more – and that is at the heart of our MV 3 Minute Ritual, a true celebration of the Art of Simplicity (and beautiful skin).
Our commitment to results means that we will never compromise on quality, no matter what the cost. As a result, we have gained a cult following around the world with endorsements from naturopaths, holistic GPs, dermatologists, internationally renowned make-up artists, and you – the faithful consumer and champion.
At MV our commitment to women centres on reaffirming natural beauty with no negative marketing. We strongly believe women all over the world should feel empowered and respected by the brands that they buy, not disempowered by unrealistic and unattainable enhanced images. MV is passionate about embracing the beauty of ageing naturally and gracefully. We believe it is a privilege to grow older and strongly believe in challenging the beauty industry’s attitude towards ageing.