A naturally environmentally friendly skincare brand, INCLUSEV creates Innovative powdered cosmetics and skincare for all. Join us today as we chat with founder Monica Chandak as she tells us more about the behind-the-scenes processes and her future goals for INCLUSEV.

How did your brand begin?

Travelling & Formulating are two passions close to my heart. I always struggled to carry the toiletries in my luggage without an explosion of liquids. As a chemist I was determined to design a sustainable solution that’s water-free and lightweight that could be taken on adventures without spilling, breaking or squishing.

When did you first fall in love with designing and knew you wanted to become a designer?

I started developing cosmetics 13 years ago. The thrill of using new ingredients and the joy of seeing the amazing textures of the products I create was so satisfying that I never looked back and fell in love with cosmetic formulation development.

Values are really important to us at JewelStreet. What are your core brand values?

Sustainability, Inclusivity and Science-Driven are our core values. Every product we design at Inclusev must tick all three parameters.

Every ingredient and process we use, from sourcing to finished product and shipping, is as sustainable as possible. We use minimal and only necessary ingredients in all our products. Every ingredient is carefully chosen so it's suitable for all. As our skin and hair know no gender, we believe we don't need to put gender into our skin, body and hair care routine either. It can be as simple as Inclusev.

Where do you draw inspiration from for your designs?

As a chemist, I always look for ideas and innovations that can change how we look at traditional beauty. My biggest inspirations are nature (as it's so adaptive and always changing) and travel (I love travelling and often come up with ideas on holidays).

How do you ensure your designs are ethical and sustainable?

One of the founding pillars for Inclusev is sustainability. Each of our ingredients is carefully sourced to ensure it's traceable to its ultimate, sustainable, source and it was harvested, processed and produced ethically. All our ingredients are high quality and approved, tested and certified for their ethical sourcing, producing and shipping.

How are your products made?

All Inclusev products are waterless powders. At our manufacturing facility near London, I personally make every batch of all the products myself in small sizes to ensure freshness, potency and efficacy. As the products are simple powders, there is no complex manufacturing process involved but simple mixing and filling.

How do you source your materials?

Most of our ingredients are sourced from the UK and Europe. We have a very trusted chain of supply and are proud of our providers as they ensure every material we buy is sourced ethically.

How do you want someone to feel when they wear/use your designs?

Every Inclusev product gives you the sense of doing your bit for our planet.

5 things you get with every Inclusev bottle:

Powerful product

Less waste

Vegan and natural

Cruelty-free

Sustainable and biodegradable

Do you have any exciting future plans and where do you see your brand in 5 years?

We are so proud of what we have created and how people perceive Inclusev. We have had some amazing suggestions from our consumers and plan to bring them to reality, including:

We will be launching refill pouches soon. So you can reuse your Inclusev bottles.

We plan to launch a complementary range of waterless products including conditioner, oils and serums.

We aim to expand selling in other countries as well.

What music do you play in the studio whilst you’re working?

I love music. I usually just put Capital Radio one. And sometimes I do love to listen to Bollywood music, it's very refreshing for me.

What's the best piece of advice you've been given?

There have been moments when I felt lost, dejected, defeated and not enough. But I am lucky to have my biggest support system, my husband with me. He has always advised me to be myself, have trust in myself and take every obstacle as a new challenge to move on. If I believe I can, I will.

If you could travel to one place in the world right now, where would it be and why?

We are a family of 3 (me, my husband and a 4-year-old boy). We all share this one passion for travelling together. If I have to choose from all the places I have been to, I would choose New Zealand. I just love the landscape and natural beauty of the country.

What are your go-to style tips?

I like to be simple yet elegant and natural. A good daily skincare routine will give you the confidence to wear your skin rather than make-up.

How do you ensure you’ve got a good work/life balance?

I am a chemist, a wife and a mother. Apart from being an entrepreneur, I have duties as a mother and wife like every other woman. I always try to prioritise my responsibility as and when needed.

What drew you to JewelStreet?

I was impressed with JewelStreet's amazing collection from various designers. The core values of JewelStreet and Inclusev are very similar and we do look like a good match for each other.

What is your favourite quote?

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Thank you for talking with us Monica!

Discover more natural skin care products at INCLUSEV on JewelStreet today.