As the world gets more environmentally aware, the trend for ‘green’, ethically made products is moving from supermarkets to cosmetics cupboards. Whether it’s a lasting change or simply the latest big fad, the trend is a positive step for the planet. Not only are eco-friendly products good for the environment, there’s proof that they have a whole range of benefits for health and skin, too. Find out more with our guide to the best eco-friendly beauty brands in London and where to find them.
Treat yourself to a guilt-free pampering session at ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel London. The spa uses ESPA products made from sustainably and ethically sourced natural ingredients, which are great for both the body and the mind. ESPA is one of the pioneers of natural beauty and uses the purest extracts combined with the latest scientific formulas to create effective products for body, face and hair. Visit ESPA Life to enjoy a range of guiltless treatments such as massages, body cleanses and wraps, facials and indulgent rituals. There’s also a number of mindfulness and wellness therapy options available to further inspire beauty both inside and out.
For over 30 years, Neal’s Yard Remedies has been combining the expertise of apothecaries with holistic practices to create ethical, organic beauty and health products. Growing from a small space in London’s Covent Garden into a global brand, the British company has been setting natural beauty trends for decades. Neal’s Yard Remedies fills its extensive collection of creams, serums and masks with natural ingredients and ensures that all products are free from synthetic or harmful products such as silicones, parabens, phthalates and mineral oils. More than just a beauty brand, it also runs a variety of campaigns for causes such as the preservation of English bees. Find Neal’s Yard Remedies at locations across London.
"Whether it’s a lasting change or simply the latest big fad, the trend is a positive step for the planet"
INIKA is one of the world’s premium certified-organic make-up producers. Proving that the power of eco-friendly beauty brands can successfully extend to makeup as well as skincare, the company creates a full range of foundations, mineral powders, eye shadows, eye pencils, mascaras, lipsticks, liners and brushes. INIKA is stocked at a variety of organic stores across London such as Planet Organic, which specialises in eco-friendly beauty and health products.
Natural ingredients meet modern science in the bathroom with Fresh, an American natural beauty brand that’s best known for its indulgent premium artisanal soaps. Fresh is available at the world-famous department store Harrods which, as well as displaying a range of Fresh soaps, scrubs and body lotions, presents a selection of exclusive products such as The Original Brown Sugar Body Polish which combines natural oils with real brown sugar crystals to exfoliate and nurture skin.