Micaela Nisbet was born and raised on the serene beaches of Australia and New Zealand, drenched in natural oils and herbal remedies.
At 23, Micaela moved to England to pursue her music career, bringing the natural ethos of her homeland to the smoggy streets of London.
By mid-twenties, the touring lifestyle began taking its toll, with the late nights and constant travel making her skin dull and lacklustre.
Keen to regain her Aussie glow, she threw pay checks at mainstream skincare, annoyed to find many products packed with plastic fillers or carrying ridiculous price tags.
Intent on finding an realistic solution, Micaela returned to blending her own raw oils and extracts, and the results were immediate.
To complement her home-grown techniques, she took an Advanced Diploma of Organic Skincare Formulation between tours, and founded Neighbourhood Botanicals - a range of no-BS natural oil-based skincare with solid results.
Now in her mid-30's and with the touring behind her, the main focus for the line is on keeping up skin hydration and making gentle products that don't irritate or dry the skin... along with a mascara, red lip and a healthy glow you've got all you need to age gracefully!
A life-long perfume devotee, Micaela carefully designs each blend to incorporate aromatherapeutic properties alongside a harmonious scent profile.
Combining the skincare and music worlds, the future will also see more collaborations, following the success of both Rejjie Snow and Peaches’ sellout skincare collabs with NB.
In 2019 Neighbourhood Botanicals opened a small store in Dalston, the Skincare & Life Mart, selling bulk refill body and haircare, other clean skincare brands, sustainable toiletries, self care merch and gifts.
You can visit the Skincare & Life Mart at The Factory on Shacklewell Lane, E8 2DA... But you can now shop most of the store online too!
Early 2020 NB opened our very own professional lab in Leyton, east London!
With this we've been able to scale up, bring everything in-house, spend more time on formulating new products, and keep lead times short and batches super fresh for our customers <3
All the cute packaging is recyclable, the range is vegan and natural, and there’s no animal testing, no big-pharma, no crazy markups, and no unnecessary ingredients.
Just pure skincare rock’n’roll.