Story behind the Brand


We are so glad you found us! My name is Bernadette King and I am the founder and formulator of Ojai Sugar® Sustainable Skincare. OSSS was always brewing in my mind and taking shape overtime. 

My 62 years as a California native and 37 years in the Ojai Valley inspired and influenced my desire to stay true to my love of nature and all things natural. After all, I was a flower child in the early 70s--ha! Growing up in a family of six girls with little monies for products--I dabbled in the creations of my own homemade tonics and formulas. I was always interested in skincare and how to maintain ones health inside and out with a minimalist approach--less is best. Knowledge through exploration, experiment, and research brought me to this special place in life culminating in a passion to craft a line of skincare products that will enhance and preserve ones’ own beauty. The mission: clean, natural skincare. Since 2010.

Through our formulas we aspire to provide you with a baseline of beauty to look and feel your absolute best about the skin you're in and, the ability to maintain that standard over time. We do that by ethically sourcing the best quality all natural and wild crafted ingredients from suppliers that partner with growers that incorporate sustainable practices in the growing and processing of their plant-based materials. These ethical practices help to ensure the quality and efficacy of our products and, more importantly ensure the beauty and bounty of our planet for generations to come.

If you're ever in Ojai come by and say "hi". You can find us on Sundays at the local Ojai Certified Farmers Market on Matilija Street from 9am - 1pm. Or you can find me on the local trails: Pratt, Lucie, Fox Canyon, Fuel Break, Foothill and Cozy Dell. 

If you're reading this story and have yet to experience our products, I encourage you to try us out. To experience--use code #OSSS at checkout and save 20%. And, let us know what you think because it's YOU and what you think that really matters.

Best, Bernadette