ST. GEORGE — What originated as a remedy for Kimberly Parry’s firstborn daughter’s sensitive skin has grown into a wildly successful skin care company that has found a new home in St. George.
Parry, a California native and a mother of two, is dedicated to promoting the importance of USDA-approved organic ingredients through her wide array of products.
Kimberly Parry Organics sources small ingredients certified by the Department of Agriculture or its accredited agents from all over the world. The company is always in search of the purest and highest quality elements, with staff traveling to Egypt, Madagascar and the United Kingdom to find them, to name a few.
However, being USDA certified is no small task.
“Most people don’t recognize the amount of work it requires and detail (of attention paid) to the ingredients,” Parry said. “We can only purchase our ingredients from approved farms – toxin-free on their agriculture, their water supply; their soil gets tested. So that makes us have to source globally in order to achieve the end result of a certified organic product that smells great and works.”
Offering products for women, infants and men, the company identifies itself as one of the largest organic manufacturers of its kind — supporting spas and retail channels all over the world.
“So many people claim organic and natural. I always tell people sulfuric acid is natural but that doesn’t mean you want to put it all over your body and bathe your kids in it every night,” Parry said. “So there is a difference and a lot of those people use those terminologies very loosely and it misleads consumers.”
Deciding to pick a new location to establish roots seemed like an easy decision for Parry after having traveled through Utah on multiple family vacations.
“We knew we wanted to get out of the state of California … and look to the right community, the right mentality, the right location to continue to grow,” Parry said. “We’re very excited to be here. We love it; it’s a great fit.”
Along with the friendly locals, Parry was also excited at the prospect of having a university in town to support the internship program she hopes to grow.
While the company is focused on creating local roots, their reach is international — currently shipping to locations as far as Asia.
“We are very committed to (our formularies) being toxin-free and chemical-free and providing what I call safe and clean science in our products,” Parry said. “There’s (a) challenge out there about organic not being powerful and it absolutely can (be). You just have to find the brand that stands behind it.”
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