Our Story

Who We Are.

Hi! We are Ben and Ethan, the names and faces behind New York Cosmetics. We have a passion for luxury - luxury makes us happy. We truly believe in the transformative power of aromatherapy and luxury combined and their ability to make your home feel like that five star hotel, create memories and become a talking point. Good design and good ethics come from collaboration and every sale is a collaboration between the customer and ourselves. We're excited to start a visual dialogue, learn about you, and make something beautiful together.

 

How We Started.

Home Aromatherapy is something that has always been important to us, if your home doesn’t feel like it has that little bit of luxury, it’ll not feel like a home, a place you can kick of your shoes, relax or entertain.
It was always a dream to set up New York Cosmetics and after battling cancer in 2019 and getting an all clear diagnosis in early 2020, it was the spur needed fulfil the lifelong dream to start the business. Unfortunately, very soon after we got started in April 2020, another tumour was discovered causing a much unneeded delay in production due to having to take considerable time out for invasive surgery and it’s following recovery. In the short time of in the last quarter of 2020 (the year no one will forget) that we were active we received amazing support, feedback and customer base.

 

The Wax.

Our candles and wax melts begin with a very specific wax blend. We want to be as eco friendly and nature friendly as possible so we chose a wax which is made from rapeseed oil and coconut oil and nothing else. It is completely free from paraffin, soy, palm, beeswax and synthetic additives.

Our Ethos.

Sustainability is very important to us, as is recyclability which is why our packaging and shipping stock is either made from recyclable material or from recycled material itself, and those small bits that currently aren’t we’re working on fixing. We strongly believe if you’re in a position to put things out there into the world, it should be the best stuff for the world.