We’re often asked how we ended up forming a company to develop camel milk skincare products. Well, CameLife is the first brand to be launched by The Australian Camel Milk Company, founded in early 2017 by Dr Jane Rose and Richard Williams.
So why camel milk skincare? Well Jane is a vets and went to Israel to research camel dairying and husbandry. She wanted to develop her professional knowledge of camels and to write a definitive reference book on camel husbandry.
Whilst in Israel, they met some truly innovative scientists and product developers who were working on a range of complementary treatments, skincare products and cosmetics using camel milk as a raw ingredient. Despite being experienced professionals, Jane was simply amazed by some of what they saw.
From that beginning, The Australian Camel Milk Company was conceived, developing an ambitious vision to create an ethical eco-system of camel dairying, scientific research, product development and manufacture using Australia’s bountiful supply of feral camels.
But we are a start up and need to walk before we can run. So we started by bringing a range of high-quality cosmetic and skincare products to the Australian market, all based on camel milk.
Jane Rose is a veterinarian with a professional interest in skin. She has worked in dermatology for over twenty years and taught dermatology at a leading US university. She is an evidence based practitioner and a passionate advocate of natural skin care.
Richard Williams is a professional engineer and project manager. Like many men of his generation, he paid little attention to skincare for most of his working life, until being utterly amazed at the power of camel balm when he applied it to a painful burn. He brings program focused business skill to the company.