Made In England: Best of British Beauty
Mimi ON Aug 06, 2012 AT 12:29 pm
With the focus firmly set on Britain this summer, we take a look at the best homegrown beauty brands on the market.
British sisters Rebecca and Clare Hopkins along with friend Sian Jones, created Balance Me to offer a simple and natural, affordable yet luxurious aromatherapy-based bath and body range that would optimise wellbeing with high performance products. And thanks to their bespoke blends of active natural ingredients that is exactly what they have done. Having won a number of prestigious industry awards, the range which is renowned for its Rose Otto range, has recently launched a skin and face care range including washes and creams to add to the already established bath and body care.
The recently launched body care range has been created by a team of leading aromatherapy and perfume experts from the UK who are committed to setting new standards for the natural and organic beauty sector. Using the finest blends of pure essential oils, chosen for their various therapeutic benefits and incredible scents, products have been created to target specific invigorating, balancing and unwinding needs. The refreshing blend of Scilian Lemon, Myrtle and Lime is a favourite, and works a treat first thing in the morning for mind and body boosting.
Created by Elijah Choo, Bodhi – meaning enlightenment - is a range of luxury botanical therapies. Boasting a higher-than-usual amount of premium essential oils, the bath and body range is not only natural, ethical and sustainable, it is also beautifully scented, formulated with super luxurious textures and, thanks to the blend of essential oils, will leave both your skin and senses feeling comforted, relaxed and balanced. We’d suggest purchasing the Assmeblage Bath and Shower Set so that you can indulge your sense no matter what your mood.
Promoting the principles of energy, balance and purity, each of ila-Spa’s organic skincare and spa products are handmade, organic and ethically sourced from the finest and purest natural plant and mineral ingredients. Super luxe, the products come in the most heavenly of textures and the most deeply intensive of scents. So whether you plump for soothing bath salts, a heady body wash or an energising body oil, you’ll be left with the most nourished and smooth skin and a lingering spa-like fragrance.
Pioneers of modern aromatherapy, Geraldine Howard and Sue Beechley set up Aromatherapy Associates over 30 years ago. Introducing the benefits of high quality, expertly blended essential oils to the masses, the brand embraces the anti-ageing properties of botanical actives as well as the more therapeutic and holistic body oils. For those who are new to the brand, the Overnight Rescue Mask is an award-winning cult product that balances and soothes skin for optimum comfort come the morning. And once you’ve tried the Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without the calming blend that instantly restores physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
Green & Spring
Inspired by their world-class and much-loved hotel and spa, Cowley Manor in the Cotswolds, Green & Spring is a range of bath, body and skincare products that combines a potent blend of 100% natural botanicals, herbs and flowers native to the British Isles, including lavender, clover and peppermint. Hand blended in the UK, this really is the best of the British landscape, bottled.