Meet Gosia Suchojad, Owner of Skincare and Haircare Company: Bunch

My name is Gosia, and I am the founder of Bunch Skincare and Haircare. I’m on a mission to bring back quality, simple, fun, and eco-conscious skin and hair products for people over 35.

My formulas meet an unfulfilled gap in the market – addressing the needs of women and men looking for simple, high-quality, natural products that are not overpackaged and have a fun element to them.

High-quality natural formulas can be fun, have sustainable packaging and contain only essential ingredients to look after skin and hair in a natural, easy to understand and simple way, as in the words of Leonardo da Vinci ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.’
 
 

 

How did you come up with the idea for the company?

 
I founded Bunch Skincare in late 2020 because I noticed that quality natural skincare and haircare products became increasingly complicated in terms of formulas, packaging and having names that don’t mean anything. I thought it’s time to bring back colours, go back to basics and stop calling everything an ‘elixir’ or ‘treatment ritual’ because there’s nothing wrong with a face oil or a shampoo.

I was always interested in biology and chemistry, and a as teenager I spent all my pocket money on glossy mags and beauty products. After studying pharmacy and working for 15 years in pharma industry I took additional courses to refresh my memory of formulating and learn new things about formulating skincare and haircare. I’ve decided to put all those skills together and that’s how Bunch started.
 

 

How has the company evolved during the pandemic?

 
The pandemic has been challenging in terms of growth and restrictions affected the way how I wanted the company to get introduced to the world.

The company was started in the middle of the pandemic but still had to evolve and come up with new ways of working. At the start I was hoping I’d be able to meet my customers face to face at markets and in shops, introduce products in a personal way and explain the ethos and what Bunch Skincare is all about.

But this was not possible due to restrictions on non-essential retail. Instead, I had to focus heavily on e-commerce and social media. I think in a long term, this will help my business to be more resilient and also will help with growth as online shopping is surely here to stay, even after the pandemic.
 

What can we hope to see from Bunch Skincare and Haircare in the future?

 
I am currently working on a couple more hair products that I hope to launch by the end of this year.

I’m also very interested in sustainability and the impact the beauty industry has on our planet, that is why I am working on further minimising the use of plastic and other single-use materials in the production process and also increase the use of recycled materials and upcycled ingredients. I also hope you’ll see Bunch products in many independent boutiques across the country, so more people can have access to quality natural beauty.

I’m also in a process of getting the ‘Leaping Bunny’ certification. Customers are looking for reassurance that the product they use is cruelty-free: being certified provides this assurance.