Breast cancer survivor pairs with oncology nurse on new cosmetics line

KENNEBUNK, Maine — SaltyGirl Beauty, a cosmetics company out of Kennebunk, Maine that produces high-quality, organic and sustainable beauty products made in the USA, on Thursday announced its nationwide online launch. Founded by sisters Sarah Kelly, breast cancer survivor, and Leah Robert, oncology nurse, SaltyGirl Beauty offers women a nourishing beauty product line using certified organic and natural ingredients.

The SaltyGirl cosmetics line includes lipsticks, foundations, concealers, mascaras and multi-sticks. Each colored product in the line was named after women who demonstrates strength, sass, and beauty, the pillars of what makes a 'SaltyGirl'. The brand launch is also accompanied by a new e-commerce website.

"After losing my hair during cancer treatment, I felt like I'd lost a part of what made me feel beautiful," Kelly said. "I ended up turning to my favorite lipstick and scarf to help me reclaim my confidence during that tough time. Our goal with SaltyGirl Beauty is to create products that allow women to feel beautiful and confident without compromise."

"I am so pleased to be able to refer my patients to a product line that enhances their natural beauty without posing health risks. I am thrilled as well to introduce these healthy lifestyle products to my friends. These  products are a joy to use for both individuals going through cancer care as well as those just wanting to enhance their overall heath"  said Tracey Weisberg, president of the New England Cancer Specialists Center.

Through Kelly's difficult health journey, the sisters were inspired to create 'Foundation4Love', a nonprofit whose mission is to give cancer patients a way to disconnect from their illness and connect with their loved ones. A full 10% of all SaltyGirl proceeds support Foundation4Love.