Natural, ethical and environmentally friendly beauty brands, all produced close to home.
When many of us think of beauty brands we often look to France, America or the UK for inspiration and our go-to products. But over the last number of years, the indigenous beauty landscape has changed, with new, groundbreaking products and lines made on our doorstep.
Here are just a few to check out.
Airmid Natural Skincare
Airmid Natural Skincare is a traditional soap making company from Co Clare, founded in 2009 by an organic horticulturist who struggled to find a gentle and effective product that was also kind to the environment. Pure Chamomile – with its calming and cleansing properties – was their first soap. They now have a wide range of skincare products to include lotion bars, shampoos and lip balms as well as their Green Man range, designed to specifically meet the needs of men’s skin. Try their natural chamomile and lemon shampoo bar, €11.95, it leaves hair silky smooth and nourished. Airmidsoap.com
waters + wild perfumery
Waters + Wild is a certified organic Irish perfume company. Based in West Cork, they use local produce to create a range of scents that are inspired by the beautiful coastal landscape where they are made. The result is an award-winning range of bold and sensual certified organic perfumes, including their Wild Rose and Oud fragrance, €35. Watersandwild.com
Green Angel was founded in 2006 by Chris and Mary Mitchell when they saw a need for a natural skincare brand that was both highly effective and locally made. Merging two ancient therapies – thalassotherapy (use of seawater & seaweed) and aromatherapy (use of essential oils) Green Angel has a full range of face, body, hair care and fragrances. Greenangel.com
Copper Coast Natural Skincare
Copper Coast Natural Skincare as the name suggest hails from the southeast of the island, and offer beautiful handcrafted products that are created using unique blends of natural butters and oils mixed to work in harmony with the body for soothing, hydrating, and healing. With Top to Toe Skincare Sets costing just €30, Copper Coast Natural Skincare is a wonderful choice for gifting as well as self-care. Coppercoastnaturalskincare.ie
Oxmantown Skincare is a natural, ethical and environmentally friendly skincare company based in Stoneybatter, Dublin, only using high quality natural, organic and cold-pressed oils chosen for their therapeutic properties and scented with pure essential oils. Bestsellers include Papaya Fruit Cleansing Balm, €24, Rose & Neroli Hydrating Face Mist, €24 and Pink Clay Exfoliating Face Mask, €23. Oxmantownskincare.ie
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