founder & maker
ABOUT THE Founder & maker
My name is Lizzie Chadbourne and I am in love with every product that I make and sell. My passion for natural beauty grew out of an interest in crafting, an enthusiasm about herbalism, and a recognition that I could treat my body better. After years of education, experimenting, and research - and with an improving complexion - I started Lo & Behold because I knew I had something special to offer that was making people happy. My mission was for Lo & Behold to maintain an uncommon air of fun while exceeding the highest standards of the natural care industry.
I feel lucky to be achieving my goals as a small business owner in my home state. North Carolina’s natural beauty inspires me and I’m excited to be finding a meaningful niche in its community. I source as many local ingredients as possible from small farmers and work with other independent, local companies, including using original artwork from NC artists for the product labels. A few years of selling at local craft and farmers’ markets has given me the opportunity to incorporate customer feedback into my product design. I am very proud that my products are carried by over 30 independently owned businesses.
One of my favorite aspects of my business is partnering with a Durham-based nonprofit, Partners for Youth Opportunity, which provides gainful professional experience to youth affected by poverty, immigration, and incarceration. Interns at Lo & Behold gain exposure to a broad spectrum of small-business experience while saving money for college. After three years of growing with the help of PYO interns, I am excited to become a mentor with the program and I plan to continue growing Lo & Behold by working with PYO and their students.
Thank you for your interest in Lo & Behold. I promise that when you try Lo & Behold, you will love the textures and aromas, experience noticeable results, and will look forward to using the products day and night. I love to hear from customers! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products or thoughts about natural skin care.