Three years ago, I was turning 30 and feeling completely lost in my life. A few months prior, my mom had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. I sat down to meditate, and the idea for LARK — everything from the original branding to the products — came to me. It was the most intense experience I’ve ever had. After my meditation, I looked over to a tree and a flock of tiny larks flew out.

This wasn’t the beginning of my obsession with clean ingredients; that started a few years prior I when I became pregnant with our son. But it was like my knowledge and passion aligned and for the first time in years I felt a sense of purpose. I got to work right away launching the brand and developing the products.

I channeled all my grief and my anger into my work, creating a line of products that are safe, multi-functional and effective. My mom was there cheering me on the in those early stages, and she was excited to share in what I was doing.

My mom passed away in October of 2016. She was the strongest woman I’ve ever known. She fought (and beat) three other forms of cancer before her relapse. She was a woman who refused to give up no matter the odds. I’m proud to be her daughter.

I carry my mothers legacy and spirit with me in everything I do, and I channel her strength when times get hard. She’s the inspiration behind this brand and the driving force behind the products.

Our vision, team and product line has grown exponentially since those first few months. We opened up our first brick-and-mortar in 2018, I brought along my Creative Director, Allie Schweitzer and we now offer Holistic Facial Treatments in our Shop — the first of it’s kind in St. Louis.

I created LARK because I truly believe that safe skincare should be accessible to everyone, and that beauty and wellness go hand in hand. I believe in building a space for community and connection where we can offer natural alternatives to traditional beauty products.

Thank your for your interest in LARK Skin Co. We hope you will try and love them for yourself!

XO, LISA DOLAN