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June 29, 2020 —

20 independent natural skincare brands we love

91 Magazine rounds up 20 of our favourite independent natural skincare brands
91 Magazine editor Caroline Rowland
Caroline Rowland
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Over the last year or two I’ve gradually been switching my skincare routine to natural products – so those that contain little or no chemicals and are organic, ethical and cruelty-free. I’ve learnt through lots of reading about hormonal health, that it is a really bad idea to add hormone-disruptors such as parabens and phthalates into your body via products that are supposed to make you feel good. It’s a total contradiction right? I don’t understand why these were ever allowed to be used in products we use on our skin in the first place. Similarly with candles, the idea of burning something that is giving off toxins into the air we breathe is ridiculous when again, it is something that is supposed to contribute to our well-being. We all know about the issues associated with plastics in terms of both the environment and the chemicals that can leach into the product they contain, so again, where possible I’d much rather choose non-plastic packaging.

Choosing to opt for organic and natural products is also in line with my commitment to shopping with small independent brands as much as possible; it is generally more commonplace for these formulas to be chemical free and natural. Yes, they are often a little more pricey, but I’ve found by simplifying my routine, I use less products so it tends to balance out. Using a small selection of great quality products and drinking lots of water is much better for our skin that piling on a concoction of lotions and potions that promise the earth but instead are packed full of ingredients that are actually detrimental to our health.

The added bonus of choosing products from smaller brands, is that they usually look much prettier on your shelves too! If you are wanting to make the switch too or you already have but love to discover new brands to try, then here are 20 lovely independent well-being brands to check out. Follow the links below each image to read more about their ethics and ingredients.

Photo: Cathy Pyle
Photo: Cathy Pyle

Magic Organic Apothecary – www.moa.co.uk

The Nomad Society candles – www.nomadsociety.co

Photo: Caroline Rowland
Photo: Caroline Rowland

AS Apothecary – www.www.asapoth.com

Photo: courtesy of Narloa
Photo: courtesy of Narloa

Narloa – www.narloa.com

Photo: Cathy Pyle
Photo: Cathy Pyle

La Eva – www.la-eva.com

Photo: via Liha
Photo: via Liha

Liha Beauty – www.lihabeauty.com

Photo: via Tanaka soaps
Photo: via Tanaka soaps

Tanaka soaps – www.tanaka.store

Photo: via Soothe Me
Photo: via Soothe Me

Soothe Me – www.soothe-me.com

Photo: courtesy of Yellow Gorse
Photo: courtesy of Yellow Gorse

Yellow Gorse – www.yellowgorse.co.uk

Photo: Caroline Rowland
Photo: Caroline Rowland

Haeckels – www.haeckels.co.uk

Photo: via Bodhi & Ivy
Photo: via Bodhi & Ivy

Bodhi & Ivy – www.bodhiivyskincare.com

Photo: courtesy of V Simplicity
Photo: courtesy of V Simplicity

V Simplicity – www.vsimplicity.com

Photo: Caroline Rowland
Photo: Caroline Rowland

Kindred and Wild –www.kindredwild.co.uk

Photo: via Sansceuticals
Photo: via Sansceuticals

Sansceuticals – www.sansceuticals.com

Photo: via Our Lovely Goods
Photo: via Our Lovely Goods

Our Lovely Goods – www.ourlovelygoods.com

Photo: via Essence & Alchemy
Photo: via Essence & Alchemy

Essence & Alchemy – www.essenceandalchemy.co.uk

Photo: via Wild Source
Photo: via Wild Source

Wild Source – www.wildsource.co.uk

Photo: courtesy of Nathalie Bond
Photo: courtesy of Nathalie Bond

Nathalie Bond – www.nathaliebond.com

Photo: via Honest
Photo: via Honest

Honest – www.honestskincare.co.uk

Photo: via Holy Water Apothecary
Photo: via Holy Water Apothecary

Holy Water Apothecary – www.holywaterapothecary.com

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