Toronto-based Denise Williams founded Matter Company, a luxe range of all-natural skincare products, in 1996. After pursuing environmental studies, and inspired by a profound interest in the natural world, Williams turned her attention to the traditional practices of herbalism. She apprenticed with a renowned herbalist and learned firsthand about growing, harvesting and wild-crafting herbs and plants, earning a certification as a Therapeutic Herbalist.
Armed with knowledge about plants and their medicinal properties, Williams began creating skincare products that were not then available on the market and that were good for the body – both inside and out. Skin salves and first aid ointments were formulated in her kitchen, using all-natural ingredients such as shea butter, plant and herb extracts, and scented with aromatic essential oils; and without chemicals like parabens and petrolatum.
The resulting skin-soothing formulas were gifted to friends and family, and became such a hit that Williams decided to launch a full-fledged natural skincare line focused on the healing power of herbs. Thus, Matter Company was born.
Substance Baby Sunstick 30SPF with Calendula & Shea Butter 18.4g$16.95 $22.00
Substance Baby Sunstick 30SPF with Calendula & Shea Butter Chemical-free Matter Company's Baby Sun Care Stick protects delicate young skin against harmful UVA & UVB rays, by using non-nano, uncoated zinc oxide. Safe for children of all...
Substance Unscented Natural Sun Care Creme Calendula & Shea Butter 180mL$19.85 $25.99
Substance Unscented Natural Sun Care Creme Calendula & Shea Butter 180mL Simple yet effective, Matter Company's chemical-free Unscented Sun Care Creme keeps the skin protected by creating a natural physical barrier to protect against the elements...
Substance Summer Care Eucalyptus Herbal Body Spray with Neem & Lavender 118mL$24.80 $33.05
Substance Summer Care Eucalyptus Herbal Body Spray with Neem & Lavender 118mL A customer favourite since 1997, now in an easy-to-use light moisturizing spray. The refreshing aroma—naturally derived from plant sources and essential...
Substance Baby Natural Sun Care Creme SPF 30 with Calendula & Shea Butter 180mL$21.55 $28.99
Substance Baby Natural Sun Care Creme SPF 30 with Calendula & Shea Butter 180mL Gentle & effective, Matter Company's chemical-free Sun Care Creme keeps delicate skin protected by creating a natural physical barrier to protect against the elements...
Substance After Sun Care Soothing Aloe Vera Skin Gel with Comfrey, Lavender & Mint 118mL$26.95 $32.99
Substance After Sun Care Soothing Aloe Vera Skin Gel with Comfrey, Lavender & Mint 118mL Whole leaf aloe is combined with a cooling blend of spearmint and eucalyptus leaf to provide natural hydrating relief to overexposed, sun-parched skin...