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The Best British Skincare Brands To Make Your Skin Glow

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Stock up your bathroom shelf with these beauties

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It’s not just your larder where shopping local pays off in climate and community-friendly brownie points – your bathroom cabinet can also benefit from a best-of-British skincare makeover. Made in the UK, these skincare brands will give you the glow up you’re looking for.

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a pink box of Scientia After Facial Glow. bottle, tube and box.

Scientia

Self care and thoughtfully-created products are at the centre of Scientia’s ethos. It aims to promote and assist with the perfect skincare routine which will leave you glowing inside and which involves using carefully considered products. To ensure this, Scientia blends nature with science to create the best product possible, and it’s also Leaping Bunny Certified cruelty free, Vegan Society approved, and uses FSC certified packaging.

Scientia After Facial Glow, £39, scientiabeauty.com

White tub of Frances Prescott skin cream

Frances Prescott

Luxury skincare brand Frances Prescott was created with working men and women in mind, simplifying skincare routines with products that deliver three essential benefits. The brand’s hero product, the Frances Prescott Tri-Balm, cleanses, exfoliates and moisturisers in one step, giving users a glowing complexion at a fraction of the effort.

Tri-Balm, £55, francesprescott.com

Dr Sebagh

Dr Sebagh

With 30+ years of experience as an aesthetic doctor, Dr Sebagh’s line of skincare is specially formulated for people looking for ‘ageing maintenance’. In the range, active ingredients are used that are clinically proven to rejuvenate, repair and revitalise the skin at every age.

Vitamin C Brightening Primer SPF15, £55, drsebagh.com

 

TempleSpa

Temple Spa

Treat yourself to spa-level skincare at home with Temple Spa’s in-house line. It was founded by Liz and Mark Warom, who were inspired by the warmth, vibrancy, and wonderful nutritious ingredients of the Mediterranean. Its skincare products feature rich botanicals of things like olive, avocado and red pepper, plus Temple Spa’s signature Phirmaderm complex, a rich concentration of plant extracts that help address ageing by boosting collagen synthesis and plumping skin.

Double Cream face moisturiser, £40, templespa.com

Bamford

Bamford

Inspired by the award-winning Bamford Wellness Spa, the Bamford skincare range contains a high percentage of naturally derived ingredients, some of which are organic, too. The brand also has Butterfly Mark certification, powered by Positive Luxury, for its commitment to social and environmental sustainability.

Brightening Drops, £65, bamford.com

Rhug Estate Wild Beauty

Rhug Wild Beauty

Crafted from ingredients foraged from Lord Newborough’s Rhug estate in north Wales, Wild Beauty offers a luxurious collection of skincare products. There’s the cleanser with dandelion, which is rich in minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and hosphorus, which can help to hydrate tissue and support the overall skin function. Or there’s the skin tonic, with meadowsweet, which contains salicylic acid that works to remove dead skin cells from the skin surface, and reduce inflammation and irritation. Or the replenishing mask is made from honey from Rhug’s very own bees.

Rebalancing Skin Tonic with Meadowsweet, £55, rhugwildbeauty.com

 

leaves & flowers

Leaves & Flowers

This British brand was born when its founder, Sadie Leibo, started using CBD topically to help with her exercise regime. ‘I felt so different from the first day I started taking it,’ she recalls. ‘Yes, it took away aches and pains but it also invigorated me and yet also helped me to relax into any stressful situation. My whole wellbeing changed dramatically.’ She wondered what the effects would be if she incorporated CBD into a luxury skincare line – and so Leaves & Flowers was started. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, CBD has a balancing and soothing effect on the skin.

Skin Sleep Cream, £45, leavesandflowers.co.uk

Neal's Yard Remedies

Neal’s Yard Remedies

Although natural skincare is now de rigueur in the beauty world, when Neal’s Yard Remedies started in Covent Garden in 1981 it was an industry outlier. Today, its signature organic blends of ethically sourced herbs, botanicals and essential oils are loved around the world.

Wild Rose Glow Facial Oil, £25.20, nealsyardremedies.com

Skin & Tonic

Skin & Tonic

An overwhelming life crisis and constant dermatitis flare-ups prompted Skin & Tonic founder Sarah Hancock to quit her job in TV and retrain in skincare formulation and aromatherapy. Then, she set about creating her own products to soothe her skin and promote wellbeing. All Skin & Tonic’s products are independently certified organic and natural by COSMOS, meaning its ingredients are organically grown and harvested, non-GM and grown without pesticides.

Fresh Face Exfoliating Water, £19, skinandtonic.com

Wildsmith

Wildsmith Skin

The in-house skincare line of Hampshire’s Heckfield Place, Wildsmith Skin is named after William Wildsmith, who planted the estate’s woodlands in the 19th century. The anatomy of trees, and how they heal and grow, guides the brand’s skincare philosophy. It features the latest plant-derived bioactives, botanicals and minerals combined with targeted delivery systems to give clinically proven benefits.

Active Repair Nourishing Cleansing Balm, £75, wildsmithskin.com

Bramley

Originally created by Chloë Luxton for the bathrooms of her family pub, The Beckford Arms in Wiltshire, Bramley now adorns the sinks of boutique hotels across the country, as well as the cabinets of natural skincare devotees. Caring for the environment is foremost in the brand’s ethos, and its ingredients are all biodegradable and sustainably sourced, with fair trade essential oils.

Micellar Cleansing Water, from £4, bramleyproducts.co.uk

Haeckels

Founded in 2012 in Margate, Haeckels harnesses the power of seaweed harvested from the beach in front of its shop. Seaweed is rich with valuable vitamins, minerals and amino acids, and it’s also anti-bacterial, skin rebuilding and anti-inflammatory.

Sustainability has always been a part of Haeckels’ brand identity from the very beginning, and it has various conservation initiatives in place, such as refillable glass bottles, and offering a free product for every bag of beach rubbish brought to the shop.

Algae Plump + B3, £20, haeckels.co.uk

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