West Cork natural base for a skincare start-up

Dr Jackson skincare founder teams up with John Murray to establish cork venture

27th November, 2016
John Murray and Dr Simon Jackson of Modern Botany Picture: Michael MacSweeney

Eight years after launching cult British skincare range Dr Jackson, Simon Jackson has established Cork venture Modern Botany with business partner John Murray.

Jackson, entrepreneur-in-residence and pharmacognosy fellow at Trinity College Dublin, and Murray, chief executive of the new Schull-based skincare company, have developed a multi-purpose hair, body and face oil made from natural ingredients.

While Dr Jackson was aimed at the luxury end of the skincare market with stockists including high-end London department store...

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