Creator/Founder of Dewberry Lotion
Linda Collinson had always suffered from sensitive, irritated skin; with no skin care solutions available she made it her mission to create a natural treatment. Through intensive research she found that commercial products that were available to consumers all contained ingredients that actually contributed to her dry, irritated skin – most products contain mineral oil, a colorless and odorless oil that’s made from petroleum—as a by-product of the distillation of petroleum to produce gasoline. It’s long been used as a common ingredient in lotions, creams, ointments, and cosmetics. Mineral Oil damages the skin barrier and increases water loss.”... "It clogs the pores and suffocates the skin. Cosmetic companies formulate moisturizers with heavy oils, such as mineral oil or petroleum, to replenish dry skin, but to also make one dependent on using more of the petroleum based product” Mrs. Collinson notes. In 1981 Linda created LaCrista (meaning the best) Natural Skincare so that her natural skincare formulas that worked so well for her very sensitive skin.
With hard work and determination Linda landed her products on the shelves of Walmart, Sam’s Club, Giant Food, The Cosmetic Centers, and other notable retail stores in the U.S. and abroad.
Linda was truly as spear head in the natural skin care movement as her skin care line was the first of its kind available to the mass market; she recently released a book titled: Don’t Tell Me No! How Determination Cured My Baby And Built a Million Dollar Business
Linda is releasing her famous skin care products back by popular demand. The release of her exclusive Dewberry Lotion is available on Amazon and in GNC and other select retail stores. More of her best sellers are being re-launched with her Hydrating Toner next to hit the market.
Over the course of her career, Linda has received countless awards and recognition including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The Maryland Blue Chip Award, The Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Small Business Achievement Award, A Lifetime Honorary Member Award for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and induction into the University of Maryland’s Michael Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.Her products are favored among homeopathic practitioners