Our Story

Our Story Begins With Love…

Born in Iceland, the stark and beautiful land of fire and ice, I moved to the United States at the tender age of 8. As the eldest of three siblings, I was always the care taker and protector. Growing up I suffered from itchy, oily, sensitive skin. My skin issues, however upsetting they may have seemed at the time, paled in comparison to that of my younger sister. From a very young age, my sister faced a combination of skin ailments. Acne, Rosacea, extremely sensitive skin, you name it. Countless attempts with over-the-counter and prescription treatments always seemed to result in the same adverse reactions. To make matters even worse, her skin would scar, so even during short-lived periods of calm skin, scars left on her face were visible – scars that I know were felt much deeper than their outside appearance. I had to help. This is where my journey of endless research, trial and error, and the determination to find the most nutrient dense, nourishing, ingredients began. This is where Root Science took flight.

Drawing inspiration from my home country of Iceland, where medicinal plants have been used throughout history to treat ailments, the land is pure, clean and minimalistic and that is reflected in my formulas. Very few plants can survive the harsh climate of Iceland, the true test in survival of the fittest.  This inspired me to hand pick only the most powerful and effective ingredients, resulting in 100% highly active formulas, without inactive fillers.

After years of testing, I finally had my formulas perfected but there was still one ingredient missing. That special ingredient was the amazing talent of my partner Derek. His incredible and relentless determination, immaculate eye for design and business savviness made Root Science come to life. It was then that Root Science was ready to be shared with the world.

Root Science products came about because there was a need. A need for an honest skin care line made from truly organic and natural, wild harvested ingredients – products that would not only breathe new life into your skin, but also deliver life-changing results.

At Root Science, we believe in the gifts provided by nature – those which start as a root and not in a test tube. Our team, now based in Portland, Oregon, is dedicated to constantly researching the scientific backings of all our ingredients, but what excites us most is that many of our ingredients have been used for hundreds of years. You’ve probably heard of a number of them through a friend, a family home remedy, your favorite publication, or maybe even good old fashion Google. What we did is create a line of gentle yet highly effective skin care products that use these ingredients in a very delicate and well-balanced way to both heal and protect your skin topically – a topical multivitamin for your skin, so to speak.

As people, we often go to great lengths to care for our bodies and overall health. We eat healthy, exercise, take supplements, drink plenty of water, and get much needed sleep. Many of these routines undoubtedly take care of your body and skin from the INSIDE. Root Science has created a product line to help care from the OUTSIDE. After all, your skin is your body’s largest organ!

No more trial and error with poorly formulated skin care products. You can now finally treat your skin to what it needs and deserves on a daily basis – providing it with the most nutrient dense skin care products that will not only moisturize, but heal, calm, regenerate and bring out that radiant skin you were born with.

Breathe New Life Into Your Beautiful Skin!

Gigja Wesneski Founder of Root Science
Gigja Hlín Wesneski
Founder of Root Science