Meet the Maker

Pam, the owner of Lather + Soul Skincare

Welcome! I'm Pam, the heart and soul behind Lather + Soul Skincare. I wear many hats — science junkie, alchemist nerd, conscious product creator, and amateur photographer. More importantly, I'm a mom, navigating the beautiful chaos of life with my incredible son, who brings immeasurable joy and wisdom into my world. He's not just my reason to hustle; he's my reason to love, laugh, breathe, and persevere.

My journey into skincare started with a passion and fascination for science and chemistry. Disheartened by the gimmicks in the skincare industry, I vowed to bring ethics, integrity, and education to the forefront. That vision gave birth to Lather + Soul Skincare — a brand rooted in holistic, science-backed, and straightforward skincare.

But my journey here wasn't paved with ease. It was marked by challenges that tested my spirit and determination. I emerged from an abusive marriage, taking a leap of faith in myself after being laid off from a job I held for 14 years. I found myself a newly single mom of a toddler, having also faced the heartbreaking experience of a miscarriage just months before. During this time, I navigated a divorce nightmare that consumed two years and nearly all my savings. It was in the crucible of these experiences that I found my voice, my resilience, and my unwavering belief in the power of love and self-discovery.

Lather + Soul Skincare grew with me through these trials. It became a beacon of hope, a symbol of my strength, and a testament to the power of perseverance. In the midst of life's storms, I not only survived but thrived. I discovered what true love actually looks and feels like, and I found my best friend, Matt, who stood by me, supporting and encouraging my dreams.

Second degree black belt in Krav Maga by Pam Harlow

Outside the world of skincare, you'll find me in a different arena: Krav Maga. Martial arts have become my sanctuary, a place where I've discovered my inner strength, grit, and perseverance. In 2021, I achieved one of my dreams — earning my black belt. It's more than a sport; it's my second family, a source of inspiration, and a testament to the power of resilience. And this is also where I found my true love and best friend, Matt.

Founder of Lather + Soul with her partner

My creative journey has taken various paths, from studying photography at Massachusetts College of Art, to exploring roles in wireless communications and nursing. Each experience shaped my determination to create something meaningful. Now in the comforting embrace of love and endless possibilities, I run Lather + Soul Skincare with a deep sense of purpose.

Thank you for being part of this journey.

 With love and gratitude,

Snowy setting with two people walking.
Pam Harlow | She/Her