Keeping it Natural

Who knew the marsh could make your skin so beautiful?


It was at a Pat Conroy book signing that Cindy Edwards and Stephanie Duttenhaver developed a friendship. That friendship has grown into a business endeavor that fuses their passion for beauty and love of the South.

Sapelo Skin Care, the duo’s brainchild, is unlike any other beauty product on the shelf. “We wanted quality skin care products,” said Edwards. “The problem was, so many of the products out there contain some type of harsh chemical that actually can damage the skin.” 

Their solution was to create their own skincare  line that included local plant and marine botanicals including seaweed, honey, oyster shell calcium, gardenia stem cells and magnolia oil extract.  

With the help of experienced cosmetic scientist Michael Warshaw and their physician husbands, Dr. John Duttenhaver and Dr. Joseph Edwards, the partners developed a 3-step, 28-day recovery system that hydrates, nourishes, and improves skin quality.

“Just like the tides bring nutrients to our marshes, our products rejuvenate the skin with hydration and nourishment,” said Duttenhaver.  “The 3-step Skin Recovery System includes a renewing serum, rejuvenating cream and a softening emollient with essential oils.  These products combined will restore skin’s health and appearance.”

The partners are excited for the future of Sapelo Skin Care. “We will be the featured product at the Polished Beauty Lounge, opening in late August on Whitaker Street.” Duttenhaver added. “It’s an exciting venture that we know will be a huge success.”


This three step , twice daily anti-aging beauty regimen mimics the rejuvenating effects of the tides with hydration, stimulation, nourishment and revitalization of the skin. In addition to local establishments, you can find Sapelo online at


To get the full scoop on Sapelo Skin Care products, subscribe now or pick up the August/September issue of South Magazine.