Three Ships Beauty Origin Story
Chemical engineer Laura Burget and business school grad Connie Lo were frustrated that all-natural high-quality skincare cost so much. Both only 23 years old at the time, they scraped together $4000 to start Three Ships. On nights and weekends outside of their full time jobs, they combined their expertise and started making all-natural formulations in Lo’s apartment. Burget and Lo also knew that many people were priced out of the all-natural beauty scene who wanted desperately to be part of it, and they made a pact for all of their products to sell for under $40. Since then, Three Ships has grown exponentially online and now sells in big name retailers like Target and Whole Foods, gathering loyal followers everywhere they go.
While Burget and Lo were starting Three Ships, Burget was dealing with personal health issues that doctors could not diagnose. Finally after loads of tests and doctor consultations, she learned that she had a brain tumor the size of an egg and elected to have surgery to remove 70% of the tumor on March 4th, 2020. As the COVID crisis came to a head, Burget was not only building a business during a pandemic but also recovering from brain surgery. After her experience, Lo and Burget decided to donate a portion of Three Ships profits to the Make-A-Wish foundation to help children with critical illnesses grant their wishes.