Skincare Retailer to Open Downtown
A new business is preparing to open downtown.
Field Botanicals, a local business formerly based in North Augusta, sells cruelty-free and vegan-based skincare products.
Owner Jennifer Tinsley said she quit her day job and started the business after seeing a need for affordable, high-quality skincare products. She’d become familiar with a cosmetics industry ripe with greenwashing.
“It was always my goal to open up a downtown store,” said Tinsley, who had been running Field Botanicals out of her North Augusta home. “I’m doing a little quicker pace than intended on the shop. Downtown is on the cusp of something great, and I want to be involved in that. There’s a great need in Augusta for specialized beauty products.”
Tinsley describes her venture as an “indie beauty store,” which will sell products like botanical perfume, body spray and deodorant.
The shop is located 215 12th St, the former location of Nutrition Simply, a health-based startup business that is no longer based in Augusta.
Tinsley is planning a grand opening of Field Botanicals in October, although she will likely open the store for limited hours before then. She also plans to host workshops, demonstrations and makeovers at the shop.