FOUNDER: DR SIMON JACKSON
INVESTMENT: 2015 - PRESENT
ABOUT DR JACKSON'S
Dr Jackson's is a science-led cosmetics company that creates luxury skincare products and organic tea blends using the best ingredients nature has to offer.
The company's products are based on the principles of pharmacognosy, which is the study of natural products and the traditional uses of plants. Drawn from leading scientific research, it uses techniques that mimic the way natural ingredients are extracted at the source. All the ingredients are rigorously and ethically tested to ensure the utmost purity, and products are formulated that care for the skin in the most natural and effective way possible.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Dr Simon Jackson is a pharmacognosist, and completed his PhD at Kings College School of Pharmacy in London in 1996. As well as founding his namesake brand, he has extensive experience in the business sector, working on the NHS digitization program in the UK, as well as consultancy experience as European Head of New Infrastructure programs for Citigroup EU, and Vice President of Global programs for Citigroup in New York. He has also worked as a business consultant for large global organizations, including Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, ABN Amro and Barclays.
Dr Jackson is now focusing on the promotion of Pharmacognosy, both within business and academia, working at the melanoma unit at London’s Charing Cross Hospital, and has also completed a post-doctoral research position at the UK’s Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, specializing in skin disorders.
Most recently he has worked in sub-Saharan Africa, lecturing in Pharmacognosy at the University of Africa School of Pharmacy, as well as working in Africa on a United Nations FAO (food and agricultural organization) sponsored project looking at the commercial uses of indigenous plants.