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Durham, NC 27712


founder & maker

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ABOUT THE Founder & maker

My name is Lizzie and I am in love with every product that I hand-make and sell. I started Lo & Behold because I was disappointed with the natural skincare options available. Nothing seemed to quench my dry skin, provide the scent I wanted on me all day, and packaging wasn't as enjoyable as synthetic options. Unlike many products available, I never use fillers. Even the smallest dollop of our salves, butters, and oils deeply penetrates skin for lasting moisture. Packed with certified organic, locally grown, nutrient-rich, unrefined and cold-pressed ingredients, the entire line is extremely effective, beneficial, and gentle for sensitive skin.

Beyond  pure ingredients that guarantee healthier skin, each product is designed with the scenting attention of a fine perfume. These unique and alluring aromas are created with essential oils and are never overpowering. In addition to luxurious scents and textures, each product label features stunning and colorful art from local artists so every time you use your product you have a moment of joy.

I am very happy to be a small business owner in my beautiful home state. I love the inspiring nature and sense of community in NC. I source as many local ingredients as possible from small farmers. New products are created based on customer feedback from local markets and shops. I feature local artisan handcrafted items that pair with Lo & Behold products. I also partner with Durham -based nonprofit Partners for Youth Opportunity, which helps underprivileged youth gain professional work experience. Many of our products and orders are packaged with help from our PYO interns.

Lo & behold is truly a women owned small business and I am dedicated to working with other small businesses. I design, hand-make, and market all the products. When you visit Lo & Behold at a local market, you will meet me! While I run almost every aspect of the business, I am lucky to get help from friends and family. My mother helps make and package products, during the winter holidays my sister sells at additional markets, and my brother-in-law hand-makes displays. Friends also lend a hand with  photography, website work, and testing the products. The talented Davie Paper Co. based in Carrboro, NC designs the labels, and I am very proud that the products are in almost 30 independently owned businesses.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my small business. Please contact me anytime with questions about the products or natural skin care in general. I promise that each product smells and feels divine, is effective, gentle, and that every time you use the product you will experience a moment of pure delight.


-Lizzie Chadbourne


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PYO Interns summer 2016