About Us

A Reclamation of Skin Health

Before there was a conversation about clean, green and natural skincare, there were communities of Indigenous womxn who cultivated and foraged for plants in the forests and meadows to use as food and medicine. Instructed by cultural teachings, they identified the plants that, when blended together, could unlock health and healing.

Today, Sḵwálwen (skwall-win) is an Indigenous skincare line that honors Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) plant knowledge and ancestral traditions by using sustainably harvested and sourced organic plants to balance, renew, repair, strengthen, hydrate and protect the skin. Sḵwálwen is the Squamish word for heart. Each product has a Squamish name to honor the place where this plant knowledge comes from.


Ours is a story about the Land, and the people it holds.

The foundation it provides, and nourishment it so abundantly supplies.

It is a story about plants and roots and how to thrive.

It is a story about relationships, with each other and ourselves and the natural world and the places we call home.

It is a story about the stories we tell. The ones we repeat so that we will remember.

But mostly, ours is a story of beauty.

The beauty of ritual and the renewal of tradition.

The beauty of family, diversity and the cultures that hold us.

The natural beauty all around us and the quiet beauty that rests within us when we are still and can hear spirit whisper.

Ours is beauty from Skwxwú7mesh. By honoring our Indigenous roots, we hope it inspires you to acknowledge the land you call home.

May it hold you.