Why we’re offering a limited batch of our copper Skin Sculpting Gua Sha tool for only £10 (RRP £30)

We wanted to share something that has made the start of 2024 one of the trickier times we’ve had as a business… 

As many of you know, we have been working on a new product launch for over a year — our Skin Sculpting Gua Sha Tool. We spent a lot of time and money crafting what we thought was the perfect, innovative tool, that is unlike anything out there on the market.

Crafted from high-quality copper, our gua sha tool has natural antioxidant properties and is specially engineered to boost collagen production for firmer, smoother skin. 

The B-shape is designed to fit the contours of your face and neck, whilst the ‘teeth’ along one side work genuine wonders to assist with lymphatic drainage, smooth fine lines, and brighten your complexion.

We were due to launch on Valentine’s Day 2024 — and hoped you would fall in love with our Gua Sha tool just as much as we have!

However, the week before we were due to launch, we noticed an issue with some of the tools. We knew copper would eventually start to oxidise, but this usually takes many years of exposure to the natural elements, which is around the time we would recommend the replacing of the tool anyway.

Some of our Skin Sculpting Gua Sha Tools that we had used in trials began to show slight smudges and imperfections (swipe right to see) that we realised were the tools starting to oxidise prematurely, perhaps from contact with the natural oils in the skin and / or skincare products. 

Whilst the tools are still perfectly safe to use and are incredibly beneficial for the skin, the appearance isn’t what we wanted — and we will never, ever offer any products to our customers that are below the high quality you rightly expect. As such, we debated whether we needed to abandon the entire batch of gua sha tools that we had spent a year designing and iterating, not to mention using a very significant chunk of our funds in doing so. 

However, sustainability is at the heart of our brand — we’ve used premium copper in creating these tools and don’t want this valuable natural resource to go to waste. We’ve also had so many customers reach out asking when the tool is due to launch (we can’t tell you how grateful we are for your support particularly in more difficult times like these!) 

With this in mind, we’ve decided to launch a limited run of our Skin Sculpting Gua Sha Tool at the hugely discounted price of £10 per tool (RRP £30, so around a 67% discount). This is still selling at a loss to us, but we’re hoping to recoup some funds to go back to the drawing board with product development — and also means not one bit of premium copper is going to waste. 

Each tool will be sent beautifully packaged in a bespoke, gold-embossed, square Kraft cardboard box. 

As ever, a huge, huge thank you for your understanding — and if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

With love,

Phoebe and the Monday’s Child Skincare team x