- About Us
Developed in Sausalito, California, this cruelty free, USA skincare company was founded in 1990 by Jim Miller, a seasoned retail executive involved in the cosmetic and personal care business. California North was developed to deliver high quality skin care products in full sizes, realistically priced, and easily available. Today, California North Skincare and Fragrances are available through independent retailers, professional spas, online, and internationally via export.
Unique Skincare for Men and Women.
The first products we made were introduced after extensive "real world" testing. Our products were originally created for active individuals exposed to the rough outdoor climate of Northern California. The demanding tests on mountain climbers, mountain bikers, surfers, and sailors helped to define the function, ingredients, and quality of our products. They have been developed to help counteract the visual effects of aging, the sun, the environment, and other life-style factors. California North products are uniquely designed to provide the very best in quality, performance and experience for both men and women.
Proudly Made in the U.S.A.
California North® products are 100% Made in the U.S.A. Because our products are fast acting, consistently effective, and esthetically pleasing, they are recommended by dermatologists, and have won multiple industry awards. Among them is the prestigious FHM Award in Great Britain for Razor Shavecream, Action Moisturizer, and O2XYGEN Men's After Shave Balm. Our Self Tanner which was featured on the "Today Show" with Maria Shriver, as one of the best, first brought women to our products many years ago! Together with moisturizers, shampoo, conditioner, hand and nail cream, etc., Women buy and use everything in our brand offerings today. American Made, for men and women.
No Animal Testing, Period.
Our products comply with FDA requirements, the EU Cosmetic Safety Directive, and are Manufactured according to GMP. California North® products are tested only on humans. California North® maintains memberships with the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD), Born Free USA, and the Leaping Bunny where as members we never test ingredients or finished products on animals.
The Company We Keep.
We care, plain and simple. Our affiliations with top tier organizations are important in our goal of ethically sourcing, responsible manufacturing, keeping our industry moving forward, and promoting small businesses making products in the U.S.A.