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Our story begins in the 1950's when my Grandparents purchased farmland in Burke County, Georgia. My other Grandparents farmed their land too, in Plantersville, South Carolina.
Even though I grew up in Pennsylvania, the farms were my favorite places to visit.
Fast forward to the year 2000, when I first heard the term 'natural skincare', I discovered the ingredients in these new beauty products I just fell in love with are the same plants my Grandparents grew on their farms.
Our parents still grow USDA certified organic produce on these very same farmlands. This is where both inspiration and formula resources for Dirty Beauty is cultivated.
Realizing that science is at the nucleus of achieving the complexion we desire, Dirty Beauty was established to bring a fun + flirtatious attitude to plant based farm inspired high performance cosmetics.
From farm to FABULOUS!
On the farm in Burke County, Georgia
Dirty Beauty is a national farm-to-lab-to-face collection of skincare + cosmetics headquartered right outside Atlanta, Georgia.
We scientifically create formulas that help you achieve your best complexion including custom mineral foundation.
We educate the next generation with our STEM Beauty Camps + DIY Lab Beauty Kits for fun + expert training.
My engineer father raised an engineer daughter. Some people may not expect an engineer to run a beauty company, but in reality, if I hadn't been encouraged to become an engineer and get an education in STEM I wouldn't be where I am today.
Samantha Dickey is a native of the state of Pennsylvania. She grew up in the town of State College and in the outskirts of Pittsburgh, PA. During her childhood, Samantha enjoyed visiting the farms owned by her Grandparents. Her upbringing cultivated a love and curiosity for everything that is harvested from the earth.
Her love for The South led her to pursue her collegiate education at South Carolina State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology with Honors. During her college career, Samantha completed a Cooperative Education position with the United States Department of Energy Industrial Safety Branch at Savannah River Site and an intern doing Auto CAD for the Pepsi Cola Company.
After graduation, Samantha was awarded a full time position with Pepsi Cola where she supervised and managed the high quality production of a 20 million case a year manufacturing facility.
Additionally, Mrs. Dickey held a position as a Project Manager for a firm that manages and assembles displays using plastic injection molding, blow molding, and vacuum forming as well as 4 color process printing on various medium including styrene. In 2000, Samantha launched 4D Engineering, Inc., with the purpose of performing high level drafting of warehouse layouts and implementation of the process designs she created.
After about 3 years, Samantha learned the term ‘natural skincare’ and was intrigued that the ingredients used in plant-based beauty formulas are the very same crops that grew on her ancestors farms.
Equipped with skills & passion for Lab Science, Microbiology, Quality Control, Production, High Volume Blending, Graphics, Manufacturing, Engineering Technology, Plastics, and more, Samantha began formulating skin care based on the principals of math and science and the methodology of Feedback Control.
She has developed over 100 successful beauty formulas and counting.
Samantha is a wife, mother, and mentor in her community.
Downtown Woodstock, Woodstock, Georgia 30188, United States