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Gently does it with Botanicals

Gently does it with Botanicals

Crushed walnut shell in a ‘dermatologist tested’ face scrub has led to a $4million lawsuit, with claims that it can cause micro-tears and long-term skin damage. Which shows that it makes sense to avoid all harsh abrasives.

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A peaceful antidote to call centres!

A peaceful antidote to call centres!

Three recent review: from a cancer survivor, a beauty blogger and a well-respected magazine for professional beauty therapists. All of them love our products. Which is music to our ears!

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Confusing packaging is a ‘deal breaker’ for women

Confusing packaging is a ‘deal breaker’ for women

Would you understand what tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate was if you saw it on an ingredients list? Most of us wouldn’t, and according to research it would probably put us off purchasing a beauty product if we were looking for something natural and organic.

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Say ‘NO’ to animal-tested products

Say ‘NO’ to animal-tested products

Most people believe cosmetics are no longer tested on animals. But they are. Support Naturewatch Foundation’s campaign to ban this horrible practice – for once and for all.

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Organic Sanitiser is the perfect take-away product

Organic Sanitiser is the perfect take-away product

Kayleigh reviews our organic sanitiser: “Other sanitisers always leave my hands feeling so dry and uncomfortable but this one makes my hands feel really moisturised, instead of stripped to within an inch of their lives – a first for me.”

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Looking for authentic organic? Check the label

Looking for authentic organic? Check the label

Some people have been confused by a new high street haircare range using the name ‘Botanicals’. They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. But there’s a world of difference between organic and non-organic ingredients.

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Greenwashing; when organic isn’t always organic

Greenwashing; when organic isn’t always organic

The Soil Association’s latest campaign is called ‘Campaign for Clarity’ and highlights the increasing trend of ‘greenwashing’. It’s a scandal that large companies are able to display terms like ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ on their labels. When they’re clearly anything but.

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New Botanicals Organic Sanitiser

New Botanicals Organic Sanitiser

We’ve just launched our latest product; an organic sanitiser that’s perfect for both home and salon use. Tried and tested by the Nail House in Bristol, they tell us it passed with glowing colours!

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Lemongrass hand balm gets the thumbs up

Lemongrass hand balm gets the thumbs up

Beauty blogger Heidi reviews Botanicals lemongrass hand balm: “A purely natural product that is perfect to care for hands and cuticles, especially during the winter months when our skin dehydrates so easily”.

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Jessica’s Treatment Room launch

Jessica’s Treatment Room launch

“What I love is that no one person is the same, which is why Botanicals was the perfect choice for me as it lets me tailor-make my treatments to the client’s individual needs, and keeps my job challenging and rewarding.”

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Planting a seed

Planting a seed

“My passion for this cause led me to research the market for authentic, natural and organic skincare brands, but there seemed to be very few available. I therefore decided to create my own range and Botanicals was born.”

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Therapist profile: Laura Evans

Therapist profile: Laura Evans

As winter fast approaches here in the UK, mobile therapist Laura Evans has managed to escape the grey skies and lives on the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman. She explains why both she and her clients love Botanicals.

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Therapist profile: Sarah Santa Cruz

Therapist profile: Sarah Santa Cruz

Based on the beautiful island of Majorca, Sarah offers a combination of holistic and beauty treatments using the Botanicals skincare range. She says that Botanicals encompasses everything she looks for in a product brand.

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Celebrating Organic Beauty Week

Celebrating Organic Beauty Week

We’re celebrating The Soil Association’s ‘Organic Beauty Week’ by going completely wild (wild rose to be exact!) with a special offer worth £15 on three of our favourite Wild Rose products. (Offer now closed.)

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Limited edition ‘Organic Beauty Box’

Limited edition ‘Organic Beauty Box’

The Soil Association has teamed up with You Beauty Box to create special limited edition collection of the finest organic skincare products – which includes our very popular ‘Radiance Facial Serum’.

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Happy 25th birthday to Beauty Culture

Happy 25th birthday to Beauty Culture

It was 25 years ago that Beauty Culture first opened for business. Based in the Lancashire market town of Bacup in the Rossendale Valley, the salon offers organic treatments using Botanicals products, so we were delighted to join in their silver jubilee celebrations by offering free goody bags of skincare treats for their special open day…

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Organic best at fighting free radicals

Organic best at fighting free radicals

The natural solution to countering the attack from free radicals is ‘antioxidants’. These are vitamins, enzymes and minerals that occur naturally in plants and which are remarkably good at neutralising damage to the skin.

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Therapist profile: Kimberley Preece

Therapist profile: Kimberley Preece

I went onto the Botanicals website and ordered myself some products to try. Honestly, I felt like Christmas when they arrived! I fell in love with the Cleansing Melt and looked forward to removing my makeup as it felt like such a pamper.

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Botanicals chosen by FaceGym at Selfridges

Botanicals chosen by FaceGym at Selfridges

FaceGym approached leading brands from around the world to test and select the very best facial products for inclusion in their programme, and to retail in their Selfridges-based store. Guess who they chose!

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Heavenly feet treats

Heavenly feet treats

“Natural, organic, full of goodness and will have you feeling like you’re walking on clouds. I would highly recommend this for both men and women and the trio collection is perfectly affordable.”

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Research shows natural is best

Research shows natural is best

Switching to natural skincare brands can have a huge impact on the levels of potentially damaging chemicals in our bodies, according to recent research published in the US. Overall, the girls showed a 25-45% drop in the levels of the four chemicals.

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Latest reviews from beauty bloggers

Latest reviews from beauty bloggers

“The cold weather mixed with central heating can be devastating for my skin. I find that Botanicals nourishing face balm is exactly what my skin needs. It’s perfect for night time and I wake up with perfectly hydrated skin.”

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