we're passionate about the science of skincare

scratch goods began out of a personal need for natural, affordable skincare. co-founders maureen and elizabeth, high school friends now living in chicago, realized that while they were eating clean, their personal care products were still laden with questionable ingredients. knowing that 70% of what is applied to our skin is absorbed into our bodies, they slowly purged from their homes everything containing parabens, sulfates, pthalates, synthetic fragrances, + dyes.

replacing these items was much more difficult - truly natural products were hard to find, and often came with high price tags. so they rebuilt their own personal care regimen from scratch, in elizabeth's apartment kitchen. their requirements for product development remain the same today: food-grade ingredients that are safe enough to eat, fragrance from pure essential oils only, and zero water, eliminating the need for synthetic preservatives.

they opened their first brick-and-mortar shop in roscoe village in 2015, which gave space for scratch goods to grow into an experience as well as a product line: a self-service mask bar was born in 2016, guiding customers through the steps and techniques for using their all-natural goods at home. when the roscoe village lease was up in april 2017, buildout on the next chapter began in the fulton market / west loop neighborhood. the new scratch goods home offers a 6-seat mask bar, a variety of wellness classes + workshops, expanded retail offerings, + a private party space. check out current products, mask bar seatings, and wellness classes in the top menu of this page, or just stop in to say hi! see you soon :)