Triumph & Disaster has arrived
Dion Nash came from a long line of boxers and tailors, boxers on his dad's side, tailors on mum's. Needless to say, he grew up well-dressed and prepared to defend himself, but the contradiction was never lost on him.
At about 13 years of age, his father gave him a framed poem called ‘IF’ by Rudyard Kipling. It was at a time when son was rebelling against father, so the poem was promptly defaced and thrown in a bottom drawer, but never thrown away.
The poem is advice from a father to his son on how to be a man. It is about humility, honour, risk and reward.
More than two decades later when the seed of an idea for a range of skincare products was born, values like these were ruminating through my mind. They are values he thought would help mould a brand capable of reminding us that acts of ritual and preparation are worthy endeavours and that healthy skin is something to aspire to and be proud of.
So when a tattered poem that his dad had given him years before was uncovered in the bottom of an old chest and he read the line, ‘if you can meet with Triumph & Disaster and treat those two imposters just the same’.
The deal was done and the brand born
Triumph & Disaster is a skincare brand that believes in the transformative power of nature and science. They believe in making products with integrity and honesty — both inside and out. They're here to support you on your journey towards living a life free from toxins, chemical-based skincare and environmental contaminants.
Triumph & Disaster's philosophy is to use the best of science combined with the best of nature to produce naturally derived but scientifically engineered products that work. They use local indigenous ingredients such as Horopito oil and Ponga fern extract blended with scientifically proven and natural ingredients from around the globe, such as clay from Australia, Jojoba extract from Mexico and Tamanu oil from Polynesia.
Finally, they believe that the future of sustainable business is a path of integrity and honesty (great marketing and a rocking distribution system may also help) and that customers deserve at least this much from the brands they support.
They aim to respect nature, utilise science, create products of ritual and tools for preparation - so we can treat Triumph & Disaster, those two imposters just the same.
They believe that our bodies are temples and that good health is a right not a privilege. They know that what you put on your skin matters; it goes straight into your bloodstream through pores and cells. They also know that there's no point in eating well if what you're putting on top of it isn't equally as good for you!
Their mission is simple: to create products that help people achieve their personal triumphs while avoiding disaster (in whatever form it may present itself).
They believe in the power of plants and herbs to heal, transform and change lives. They also believe that we are not separate from nature - we are part of it. So our goal is to respect nature as much as possible by using only locally sourced ingredients in our products, while still maintaining high scientific standards for efficacy testing so that we can make sure they work for everyone who uses them!
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