Hello and welcome. We’re Karen and Roger Dewling, founders of East Coast Glow, a wildcrafted skincare company located in amazing Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. We began this adventure in 2010 as two creatively minded (and somewhat frustrated) parents searching for a natural solution to our newborn daughter’s agonizing skin condition. Today, our modern apothecary studio and shop sits near the edge of the North Atlantic Ocean where ancient icebergs drift by each spring, offering us the purest water on the planet to use in our distillations. We’re passionate ambassadors for sustainable, plant-based skincare. We forage and harvest by hand, using only wild, sustainable ingredients. From river mint to wild rose, we embrace the seasons and the bounty each has to offer. We capture the synergy of nature with innovative formulas that blend ancient and modern science. We invite you to join us in a simple, unhurried, self-care ritual that delights the senses. – Karen + Roger

Founder / Creator

Karen Dewling

Karen holds an undergraduate degree and graduate level work in adult education. She has always been a ‘maker’ and for as long as she can remember, she’s been collecting treasures from nature with the intention of creating. So, when faced with the problem of an infant daughter with a painful skin condition, and by living completely plant-based for nearly 20 years, she was familiar with the healing power of plants. An innate curiosity for nature drives her innovative ideas for developing modern, effective formulas that create connection with the wild. After traveling the high arctic and a chance meeting with a kind Inuit elder in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, who told her she had “that east coast glow”, an idea for a company was born.

Founder / Creator

Roger Dewling

Roger Dewling is a professionally trained Red Seal Chef. Having worked at some of the finest restaurants in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Roger decided to head back to his roots in Newfoundland where he went on to hold several sous and executive chef positions and organized large culinary events focused on local fare. Roger has worked at the Bonavista Institute for Culinary Tourism facilitating courses that bring together culture, tourism, and culinary arts. He is a lead chef on the ‘From this Rock’ Culinary Roadshow, focusing on local and sustainable ingredients in a farm-to-table culture. These beginnings paved a natural path to using these same ingredients in skin care.