About Us

  The Scrub Inspired story

When you start looking at the ingredients on the labels of your skincare products, it's hard not to question "what are these ingredients why am I putting them on my skin?".

Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and on average women put over 500 artificial ingredients on their skin daily. But why? There must be a better way.

And that's exactly what sparked our co-founders, Jessica McNeil, and Kiersten Hanly to start Scrub Inspired in 2013. Their first scrub came from a thriving garden plant, adding some sea salt from the cupboard, olive oil, and freshly zested grapefruit. People around them loved it and wanted more. They realized how complicated the skincare market has become, and we're passionate about simplifying it.

Scrub Inspired's mission is to bring you the freshest skincare products,always all natural, never tested on animals, crafted with environment in mind. We are the freshest in skincare.®

 Our roots are local.  We bring the freshest in skin care to beautiful Cape Breton Island. We're based in North Sydney, Nova Scotia.

We source our ingredients ethically and responsibly. Our products are cruelty-free, vegan, and eco-friendly. We stand by our 100% natural label, meaning no toxic chemicals, SLS, fragrances, parabens, or anything artificial in any of our products.

We're passionate about the environment and the impacts companies can have on it. Product packaging is one of the number one disposable waste sources. We choose simple packaging that's reusable and based in glass or metal. 

Scrub Inspired® is a proud women-owned Canadian company based in North Sydney, Nova Scotia. 

Jessica McNeil and Kiersten Hanly, founders of Scrub Inspired

Meet The Founders


Jessica McNeil, CEO and Co-founder of Scrub Inspired Inc

Jessica McNeil

CEO & Co-Founder

A degree in Commerce was not Jessica's starting point in business. From a young age, she showed her entrepreneurial spirit by selling newspapers, organizing yard sales, and even signing up with Mary Kay. You won't see her shower with an Oatmeal Coffee in it. It's her go-to for her acne-prone skin.


Kiersten Hanly, COO and Co-founder of Scrub Inspired Inc

Kiersten Hanly

COO & Co-Founder

As a classically trained Shakespearean performer and tech guru, Kiersten boasts an impressive resume. But more importantly, she has an infectious smile and leaves a trail of positivity wherever she goes. Her dry-to-normal skin pairs beautifully with her favourity scrub: Coconut Almond.