Uzza was born in Barcelona in 2019, but the seed of the project was sown during the summer of 2018 in a garden with damask roses in Marrakech, chatting with friends and drinking mint tea while Yasmine Hamdan was playing in the background.
When we started Uzza, we talked about the need to create a brand that was able to listen and treat all skin types — knowing them for real. The need to radically change the concept of “inclusiveness” in the beauty industry, and make it truly inclusive so that no one else feels excluded because of being “different.” Uzza is more than a brand that sells creams: Uzza is the place to talk with your skin and take care of what you are.
Values we live by
We value diversity in all its forms. We are creating a safe space for all gender expressions, identities and skin tones.
We trust, respect and engage in conversations with our community.
It is time to recognize and avoid the effects that digital distortion in social networks has on people’s self-image.
Authenticity and honesty
You are worthy, not perfect. Share your vulnerability without fear.
Our approach to products
We formulate sourcing plant-based and sustainable laboratory-made ingredients, inspired by the beauty knowledge of Morocco and based on the most advanced dermatological science, we formulate in Barcelona with the healing properties of North-African ingredients.
At Uzza we believe in combining ancient wisdom, nature and science to enhance the benefits and properties of our formulas.
All Uzza formulas are inspired by Moroccan traditions, landscapes and ingredients that have been used for centuries to create plant-based cosmetics.
Our approach to sustainability
We consciously source ingredients from farmers and laboratories across Morocco and southern Europe that work following sustainable procedures.
When using natural ingredients compromises sustainability, we don't go natural. One of the most important things to remember about natural ingredients is that there is a finite amount of resources, especially when we consider the industrial scale said natural ingredients would be needed for. The labor, transportation, and packaging in order to possess mass amounts of natural ingredients can have more of a negative impact on the environment than a synthetic material.
Sustainability is usually thought of in terms of the impact on the environment, but rarely thought of as the impact on the people involved. Clearing forests to make room for plantations to grow plants to get natural ingredients is neither environmentally nor socially sustainable. It is important to keep both the environment and the people that live in that environment in mind when it comes to the collection of natural products.