Meet Camilla Brown, 30, and Liz Beswick, 29. PR girls turned ‘Gintrepreneurs’ set to take the gin and beauty world by storm with ‘CollaGin’. A gin distilled with pure collagen.
We know what you’re thinking. Another brand promising “The Elixir of Youth”. But it could be just the tipple for the beauty conscious drinker.
With collagen becoming a popular addition to Britain’s beauty regime, and gin sales at an all-time high, the creative twosome decided to combine the two and launch Young In Spirit. But the journey from creative idea to actual product has not been easy.
“We said ‘yes’ to turning our dream into reality and didn’t think how we were going to actually do it until after our rollercoaster journey started.” Comments Co-Founder and beauty fanatic Liz Beswick.
She continues: “But if we had really thought it all through before starting then the overwhelming reality might have stopped us in our tracks and we wouldn’t have achieved what we have done so far.”
“To make this happen, I found myself doing meetings at 5am. Writing to do lists and emails to suppliers whilst on the cross trainer in the gym. And have sacrificed my social life for ‘Ginmin’. But seeing our creation in my hands makes it all worth it.”
The smooth, unique tasting gin is blended with anti-ageing botanicals including angelica root, pink grapefruit and star anise, whilst not compromising on the taste.
Drinks expert and Co-Founder Camilla Brown adds: “Working at all hours is worth it when you truly believe you are working on something special. This belief is reinforced when social media goes crazy when we post images, when people invite us to speak at events on female independence and when you overhear strangers discussing your baby.”
“I’ve learnt that the key to a successful partnership is finding someone who compliments your skills. On top of this, mine and Liz’s personalities work in sync together – when she is lacking morale or feeling overwhelmed I lift her up and vice versa.
“Passion, motivation, ambition and being nice to people is key to making a business work. Especially in an industry typically dominated by men with a different attitude to business.
“We are proof that if you put your mind to something you really can do anything. And surround yourself with good people who support you and want to be a part of a life changing journey. Having the wrong support squad around you will get you nowhere.”
CollaGin is available to buy at www.collagin.co.uk for £34.99 in late March 2017.