RITUAL BEFORE ANYTHING
At RBA Skincare, we believe that skincare is an essential daily ritual.
We believe that luxury can be affordable.
We believe that, like our food, fresh skincare is always the best.
We believe that science and nature can and should work together.
We believe in being of service to those who work with us in addition to our customers.
We believe you can have it all with your skincare; efficacy in nature, botanics and science, beauty in packaging, and affordable luxury.
Nice to meet you!
BEHIND THE RITUAL
Round Barn Apothecary is now RBA Skincare!
You spoke, we listened. Same beloved product formulations, new look and packaging.
In an effort to significantly reduce our use of plastic materials and to elevate the experience of using our products, RBA Skincare’s packaging is now mostly recycled glass.
Growing up in Alaska, Jen Scott spent her long summer and cold winter days outside playing sports and keeping up with her brothers. There wasn't much time for dolls, dresses, and make-up, but skincare was always a priority because of the harsh conditions.
From an early age, her mom prioritized skincare over makeup. Mud masks were a weekly ritual Jen and her mom shared that she now does with her daughter, Lily. Her love of skincare turned into a career working in Spas in Mexico and later spending 20 years at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resorts in New Mexico.
Jen wore many hats at Ojo, from running various departments, including the spa, to designing every room and community space and the spas. In 2015, Jen was searching for a skincare line that resonated with both Ojo Caliente and Ojo Santa Fe spas.
She sought a skincare line with clean, effective formulas, ingredients native to the Southwest and exceptional customer service. When she couldn't find a company that fit all of this criteria, she decided to create it, and that is how RBA Skincare (formerly Round Barn Apothecary) was born.
MEET OUR TEAM
Lulu McCumsey, Operations Manager
Lulu joined the RBA Skincare team in 2021 as our Operations Manager. Our very own "Jill of ALL Trades", her ability to move from one project to the next with a list of details finalized and her drive to build relations is something we love about her. Her love of natural, organic products is what drove her to join our initiative.
Lulu loves going on hikes and listening to the wind, her favorite time of day is when the sun is setting, a time for reflection and appreciation. She relocated here after having a dream, Santa Fe was calling her from Venice, CA.
She packed up her tiny car with her pup companion Mr. Hansomn, and set off to new horizons. She is an avid reader in astrology and holistic approaches in elevating our lives. Her sense of adventure awaits, her desires to dance and laugh are robust and is building her community here in Santa Fe one day at a time.
Marisa Ireland, Social Media
Marisa Ireland is in charge of our social media marketing.
Originally hailing from Tennessee, Marisa grew up in Southern California where she honed her love of music and began writing and performing original songs.
She also enjoys karaoke, cats, and being in nature which inspires her to support organic, eco-friendly, cruelty-free brands like RBA Skincare!
She loves working for a company that helps people look and feel their best, while maintaining their commitment to natural, sustainably-sourced products.
Kelly Nickson, Esthetician
Born and raised in Santa Fe, NM, Kelly Nickson is a certified Esthetician with a thriving private practice.
Kelly has more than 15 years of experience in world-class spas including the lead educator at Ten Thousand Waves and Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico.
Kelly has very high standards when it comes to skincare, she is clearly passionate about educating her clients on the importance of clean products and the overall health of their skin.
Kelly was drawn to RBA Skincare because of the same desire for quality skincare and education.