A pioneer in natural hair and skin care, Aubrey Hampton paved the way for a fledging natural products industry in the 1960s by making plant-based, synthetic-free personal care products on his own terms. Today his hair, skin and body care line is sold all over the world, but his connection to natural ingredients goes back to his father's organic farm in southern Indiana, where his mother made her own herbal beauty products at home.
A phytochemist and herbalist, he founded Aubrey Nature Labs in 1967 with just two products Relax-R-Bath and GPB Hair Conditioner simple beginning he quickly grew into the multi-national, multi-million dollar company that bears his name. Through the years Aubrey created over 200 hair, skin and body care products, which are internationally recognized as the most natural herbal products available. Nearly every health food store in the United States and Canada carries his products, which are also sold throughout Europe, Asia and South America.
Aubrey's list of "firsts" in the industry is impressive. He was first to use coconut fatty acids in hair and skin care; first to formulate cosmetic products with jojoba oil, evening primrose, blue camomile, Rosa Mosqueta® and Matcha green tea; first to develop a natural preservative with citrus extract and vitamins A, C and E; and the first cosmetic manufacturer to be certified as an organic processor (in 1994).
A dedicated animal rights activist, Aubrey was strongly committed to operating a cruelty-free company, a commitment that continues at our company to this day. In 1990 he was named "Activist of the Year" by the Culture and Animals Foundation for his work against animal testing.
He was the author of many best-selling health and beauty books, including Natural Organic Hair and Skin Care (now in its sixth printing), What's in Your Cosmetics, and The Take Charge Beauty Book (co-authored with his late wife, Susan Hussey). An award-winning playwright, he published two books of plays, GBS & Company and Wolf Trilogy, and was co-founder of the Gorilla Theatre, in Tampa, FL. He was founder and publisher of Organica, an arts and environmental publication with 70,000 readers nationwide.
Aubrey passed away on May 9, 2011, after a brief illness, but his essential work continues. At Aubrey Organics, Inc. we strive to carry on his important legacy with natural, environmentally sound products that reflect Aubrey Hampton's philosophy, personal values and commitment to the earth.