Majo Medicine About Us

Majo Medicine is a natural, ethical and organic skincare brand.
We make cruelty-free, vegan products that are packed full of potent, high quality organic ingredients, which make the skin look and feel amazing.

FOUNDER'S STORY

I was born in Osaka, Japan and was raised by a Japanese father and a Scottish mother. Both of my Japanese grandparents were from Okinawa: a cluster of tropical islands below Japan, so I was heavily influenced by the Okinawa culture and the way of living. Honestly it's the most beautiful, spiritual and magical place. (Did you know Okinawa people live the longest in the world?) Scotland was my home for the latter part of my schooling before moving to London to study music at university. I am now a full time touring musician.

I travel frequently. I love my job but it’s intense and my skin suffers the most: it gets dehydrated and tired even though I always drink lots of water and look after myself. I used to buy the most expensive skincare products thinking it was going to be good for me, however, nothing helped my sensitive skin and I realised how fussy I was when it came to scents and textures and what was in the products. My interest in understanding the ingredients list (INCI) on skincare labels grew. I was/am always trying to find new, natural ways to nurture myself.

In 2014, I took some time out of music. I went to India to study and complete my yoga teacher training, something I had always wanted to do. That same year I also started to further my knowledge on natural skincare. I did a lot of studying, research and experimenting and my passion soon became overwhelmingly popular with friends and family. I decided to spread the goodness and Majo Medicine was born in 2016.

"Majo" means witch in Japanese - Magic Woman.
When I was little, I used to dress up as a witch every day, until I was about 12 years old. Totally in character, I was obsessed. I used to make potions in my grandfather’s Japanese garden using grass, sticks and mud etc. I talked to the garden too, and to all the gods and creatures who were my helpers. I loved mixing things. I really believed I was making medicine.

Majo Medicine is dedicated to this young witch (my younger self) who truly believed in the power of nature.

Every potion is made with infinite love and care.

Clare Uchima

FOUNDER'S STORY

I was born in Osaka, Japan and was raised by a Japanese father and a Scottish mother. Both of my Japanese grandparents were from Okinawa: a cluster of tropical islands below Japan, so I was heavily influenced by the Okinawa culture and the way of living. Honestly it's the most beautiful, spiritual and magical place. (Did you know Okinawa people live the longest in the world?) Scotland was my home for the latter part of my schooling before moving to London to study music at university. I am now a full time touring musician.

I travel frequently. I love my job but it’s intense and my skin suffers the most: it gets dehydrated and tired even though I always drink lots of water and look after myself. I used to buy the most expensive skincare products thinking it was going to be good for me, however, nothing helped my sensitive skin and I realised how fussy I was when it came to scents and textures and what was in the products. My interest in understanding the ingredients list (INCI) on skincare labels grew. I was/am always trying to find new, natural ways to nurture myself.

In 2014, I took some time out of music. I went to India to study and complete my yoga teacher training, something I had always wanted to do. That same year I also started to further my knowledge on natural skincare. I did a lot of studying, research and experimenting and my passion soon became overwhelmingly popular with friends and family. I decided to spread the goodness and Majo Medicine was born in 2016.

"Majo" means witch in Japanese - Magic Woman.
When I was little, I used to dress up as a witch every day, until I was about 12 years old. Totally in character, I was obsessed. I used to make potions in my grandfather’s Japanese garden using grass, sticks and mud etc. I talked to the garden too, and to all the gods and creatures who were my helpers. I loved mixing things. I really believed I was making medicine.

Majo Medicine is dedicated to this young witch (my younger self) who truly believed in the power of nature.

Every potion is made with infinite love and care.

Clare Uchima

FOUNDER'S STORY

I was born in Osaka, Japan, and raised by a Japanese father and a Scottish mother. Both of my Japanese grandparents were from Okinawa – a cluster of tropical islands below Japan – so I was heavily influenced by the Okinawa culture and the way of living. Honestly, it's the most beautiful, spiritual and magical place. (Did you know Okinawans live the longest in the world?) Scotland was my home for the latter part of my schooling before I moved to London to study music at university. I'm now a full-time touring musician.

I travel frequently. I love my job but it’s intense and my skin suffers the most. It gets dehydrated and tired even though I always drink lots of water and look after myself. I used to buy the most expensive skincare products, thinking they would be good for me. But nothing actually helped my sensitive skin and I realised how fussy I was when it came to scents, textures and what was in the products. My interest in understanding the ingredients list (INCI) on skincare labels grew. I was/am always trying to find new, natural ways to nurture myself.

In 2014, I took some time out of music. I went to India to complete my yoga teacher training, something I had always wanted to do. That same year I also started to deepen my knowledge on natural skincare. I did lots of research, studying and experimenting, and my passion soon became overwhelmingly popular with friends and family. I decided to spread the goodness and Majo Medicine was born in 2016.

"Majo" means witch in Japanese - Magic Woman.
When I was little, I used to dress up as a witch every day, until I was about 12 years old. Totally in character, I was obsessed. I used to make potions in my grandfather’s Japanese garden using grass, sticks and mud etc. I talked to the garden too, and to all the gods and creatures who were my helpers. I loved mixing things. I really believed I was making medicine.

Majo Medicine is dedicated to this young witch (my younger self) who truly believed in the power of nature.

Every potion is made with infinite love and care.

- Clare Uchima

Majo Medicine Founder Musician

I was born in Osaka, Japan and was raised by a Japanese father and a Scottish mother. Both of my Japanese grandparents were from Okinawa: a cluster of tropical islands below Japan, so I was heavily influenced by the Okinawa culture and the way of living. Honestly it's the most beautiful, spiritual and magical place. (Did you know Okinawa people live the longest in the world?) Scotland was my home for the latter part of my schooling before moving to London to study music at university. I am now a full time touring musician.

I travel frequently. I love my job but it’s intense and my skin suffers the most: it gets dehydrated and tired even though I always drink lots of water and look after myself. I used to buy the most expensive skincare products thinking it was going to be good for me, however, nothing helped my sensitive skin and I realised how fussy I was when it came to scents and textures and what was in the products. My interest in understanding the ingredients list (INCI) on skincare labels grew. I was/am always trying to find new, natural ways to nurture myself.

In 2014, I took some time out of music. I went to India to study and complete my yoga teacher training, something I had always wanted to do. That same year I also started to further my knowledge on natural skincare. I did a lot of studying, research and experimenting and my passion soon became overwhelmingly popular with friends and family. I decided to spread the goodness and Majo Medicine was born in 2016.

"Majo" means witch in Japanese. Every potion is made with infinite love and care.

- Clare Uchima, Founder / CEO

Majo Medicine Story Pro Ageing Well

OUR PHILOSOPHY
- PRO AGEING WELL™ -

“Beauty is in the wellbeing of the mind and body - it’s about authenticity, confidence, charisma, character and being comfortable.”
- Clare Uchima, Founder.

We can look and feel youthful without the stress and constraints constantly surrounding us. We are aspiring to shift the concept of beauty and the ageing process. People who are “well” in their body AND mind naturally look good, youthful, charismatic and attractive, no matter what their age. This is why we want to avoid the term anti-ageing and promote « pro ageing well » instead.

At Majo Medicine, we believe in the magic of human beings and their infinite potential. We believe our greatest lesson is to remind ourselves daily that we already have everything we need within ourselves.

TEAM

Clare Uchima

 

CLARE UCHIMA
Founder & Creative Director

Singer & Musician
Skincare Designer
Wellbeing & Mindfulness Enthusiast
Yoga Teacher
Reiki Healer
Scottish Japanese
Always wanted to be a witch.

@clareuchima

Rosa Uchima

 

ROSA UCHIMA
CEO & Designer

Designer & Engineer (M.Eng)
Creative Strategist
Previously worked for:
Google Tokyo,
TBWA/Hakuhodo
& Panasonic Design
Scottish Japanese
Nature Loving Skateboarder.

@rosauch

Hannah Watson

 

HANNAH WATSON
PR & Collaboration Manager

Beauty PR & Marketing
Make-Up Artist
Previously worked for:
Urban Decay
& L'Oreal
Australian British
Glitter Enthusiast.

@hannahroseprall

 

CLAIRE HENDERSON
Editor

Creative Agency's
Chief Sub Editor
Travel Writer & Food Blogger
Music Journalist
Event Planner
100% Scottish
Original Majo Tester
(Never tested on animals, only on friends;)

@clairehendy