is a formulator-led independent brand making natural skincare sustainable by design.
About The Brand
All our products are completely from the mind and hands of the founder Micaela, formulated in our lab in Leyton, east London.
We're a small company, running as a true passion project to release intelligent, creative formulations in cool bottles you want to display on your shelf, at a fair price.
This differs from the common practice in skincare brands of buying a formula off-the-shelf from a manufacturer and designing some flashy packaging to put it in. A lot of skincare brands are just marketing brands!
All our formulas are made with natural ingredients and use cold-pressed plant oils wherever possible.
As a small and nimble company, we put sustainability at the core of all our decisions. We pledge to be as environmentally responsible and ethical as possible within our limited framework. You can view our Impact Report in the Values menu above.
Ethics, ingredients and sustainability have been a no-brainer since this brand began in 2016.
Now, Neighbourhood Botanicals is taking things to the next level by partnering with future-defining transparency tech solution, Provenance.
View the details of our Provenance Partnership here.
Micaela Nisbet is a touring live sound engineer who tired of the hectic lifestyle on the road and retrained in cosmetic formulation. Now she ‘engineers’ natural skincare instead.
Hello! I'm Aussie ex-pat Micaela - Neighbourhood Botanicals is my world of skincare.
I was born and raised on the sunny beaches of Australia and New Zealand, where natural oils and herbal remedies were common place. After moving to London in 2010 to pursue my music career, the touring lifestyle caught up with my skin pretty fast. Late nights, partying and constant travel made my skin so dull, irritated and dehydrated.
I remembered I used to use sweet almond oil every day when I lived in Byron Bay and my skin was never better, so I began educating myself about why plant oils work so well for skincare, and learning the ingredients and benefits behind the products I'd found and loved recently.
All the natural face oil blends I could find at that time were way above my price range, so I began blending my own using cold-pressed plant oils and minimal essential oils - a version 2.0 of the sweet almond oil of past. The results were immediate! My skin was glowing and happy again.
To complement my home-grown techniques, I studied Organic Skincare Formulation between tours, and then in 2016 founded Neighbourhood Botanicals as a creative outlet and a side hustle. The brand has grown organically as the range has expanded over the years.
I still dip my toes in the touring live music world, but dreaming up new products and spending hours researching ingredients and formulating products for Neighbourhood Botanicals is my true happy place! 😊
I hope you love my fomulations, and if you have any questions or concerns about my products, please just reach out. Your feedback means a lot to me!