Our Founder, Nomshado

I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and grew up crossing the border to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe to live with my grandmother. During my early years, I was taught directly by the family’s matriarch ancient lessons on living a meaningful life and how to interact with the world as a small but important part of a greater whole.

She taught me the lessons of UBUNTU - An African philosophy of my ancestral NGUNI origin of '“humanity” often defined as “I am because we are”. Teachings of a universal bond with all humanity.

When I moved to the UK and began to travel as a PA across Europe and lived in countries as far as Australia, new environments permanently changed my family’s story across time. Without an elder to guide me in these new spaces so began my personal wellness journey through food, beauty and modern rituals.

The lessons I have learned I have put into the heart of this company. A COMPLEXION COMPANY is the song of my ancestors through me, my way of connecting to myself through time - the modern pioneer at the forefront of technology and the ancient me anchored in African philosophy, wearing the marks of my tribe wherever I go.

Join me in this journey of healing, through beauty & health rituals and the creation of a blueprint on modern African Wellness to be passed down for generations to come.


Ngiyabonga,
Nomshado Michelle Baca

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Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu - A person is a person through other people

Translation: 'I am because of who we all are'

Zulu Proverb