About Sunflower Girl Skincare Products
We are committed to caring for your skin with handmade products that are protective and enabling your skin’s own internal resources to heal and rejuvenate.
We rely on plant-powered formulas, principles of corneotherapy, methodology of combining natural oils’ fatty acids and innovations of biotechnology.
Corneotherapy, a term coined by Dr. Albert Kligman, is a skin care concept based on the research-based evidence that by maintaining the healthy stratum corneum (the top layer of the skin) we improve the function of the skin barrier and, as a result, the appearance of the skin.
Sunflower Girl founder Elvira Muckelroy is a passionate skincare and natural beauty advocate.
She has blended her love for nature and research into a non-toxic skincare line that helps your skin rejuvenate itself.
Elvira was born and raised in the large city of Samara in Russia. As a child, she spent most summer days either in the countryside where most of her cousins lived or in the Zhiguli Nature Reserve, where the Volga River swings around the Zhiguli Mountains. Fishing, picking wild berries, fruits and herbs have been an integral part of her life since childhood.
At the age of 25, Elvira was a college graduate and invited to visit Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for an exchange visit. Little did she know that a short stay would turn into over 20 years of life in southern Illinois.
Elvira met her future husband and made a home in the rural area of Makanda, Illinois. When Elvira was expecting her second child, a girl, she started thinking what kind of a role model she was going to be for her daughter and the questions of skin care were raised. Elvira enrolled in a program about natural beauty and that’s how she discovered her passion for natural skin care.
Since then, Elvira completed multiple advanced courses on formulating skincare products with the focus on natural ingredients. Eventually, she received a certification in Organic Skincare Business.
Elvira was making skincare products for herself, family and friends for a short period. The word spread and demand grew. She soon found herself with a passion-driven business adventure.
Today, Sunflower Girl is a woman-owned company serving women of southern Illinois and beyond. Elvira has participated in local health and wellness events as a vendor and a speaker, presenting her skincare line and meeting like-minded women from the area.
Sunflower Girl continues to grow with new products and online education programs for women of all ages who want to learn more about natural skin care products and anti-aging secrets.