Lauren Lamont (nee Pietersen), Owner and Founder of Natralogic, is revolutionizing the skincare industry by pioneering South Africa’s first all-natural skin care range developed specifically for the needs of pregnant women.
Lauren holds a 6-year Master's Degree in Pure and Applied Chemistry from the University of KwaZulu-Natal where she graduated with several Certificates of Merit and Deans Commendations. She has also published several articles in peer review Journals including the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, the Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics and the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review. Her Master's thesis, at the time of publication, was considered to a viable cure for cancer.
Lauren also holds a 2-year Diploma in Cosmetic Chemistry from the Society of Cosmetic Science South Africa where she graduated top in the country and received the Norman Sanan Award for most innovative product design.
In 2011, Lauren began pursuing her real passion in the personal care industry. She has been involved in the research, development, new innovation and manufacture of some of South Africa’s leading skin care products.
However, it wasn’t until Lauren became pregnant with her first child that she became very discouraged in trying to find safe and effective skincare products to use during her pregnancy. The majority of products available in South Africa for pregnant mothers contained harmful ingredients that are not recommended for use during pregnancy as they have been associated with miscarriage, bleeding complications, congenital disabilities, disruption in fetal growth and some are known carcinogens.
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Fortunately, being involved in the skincare industry, Lauren set about developing her own products to use during pregnancy which contained only the finest, most effective natural ingredients. This inspired Lauren to launch Natralogic, South Africa’s first all-natural skin care range developed specifically for the needs of pregnant women, with the intention of helping other moms feel empowered and at ease over their pregnancy skincare choices.
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Over and above Lauren’s own brand, she continues to work in the personal care industry as a Research and Development Chemist for some of South Africa's top products and brands including Woolworth, Lil-Letts, Clicks, Sorbert, Oh So Heavenly, Disney, The Tan Lab, and Island Tribe to name a few. Lauren is passionate about her industry and in providing safe and efficient world-class products, be it in local natural and organic brands or the more traditional synthetic brands. She lives in Durban, KZN, where the head office, laboratory, and manufacturing for Natralogic is based.