With globally renowned spa brands, cult-status facialists, and cutting edge science, British brands are at the forefront of the beauty industry.
Combining homegrown natural ingredients with innovation, these are the best names to know, from longstanding heritage brands to under-the-radar newbies, carving out a new approach to luxury skincare. Harking from the rural Scottish coast to Hackney, this is Citizen Femme’s edit of the British brands to cherish.
Jo Malone London has been a mainstay of every discerning fragrance collection since the first cologne was released – the iconic Lime, Basil and Mandarin. Regularly looking to the British landscape for inspiration, whether it’s the countryside, city or the coast, the latest candle collection artfully uses fragrance to conjour moments that would take place in a quintessential British townhouse.
Jo Malone London has been a mainstay of every discerning fragrance collection since the first cologne was released- the iconic Lime, Basil and Mandarin.
Powered by natural active ingredients, the luxury skincare and spa brand, Elemis, works with British farmers to pack the best into its products, marrying results-driven ingredients with aromatherapy so they smell and feel divine too. The Pro-Collagen range is loved by Editors and beauty afficiandos alike – formulated with Red Algae and avocado oils for bouncy, radiant skin.
Founded in 1993, this skincare range is also stocked in 550 spas globally with it’s sparkling flagship spa at London’s The Corinthia. Wellness is central to the brand so products work to treat the mind and body in tandem. The Soothing Body Oil is aromatic with sandalwood, rose geranium and frankincense to calm the mind and sweet almond oil to nourish skin.
When Dr Sebagh isn’t working as a facial plastic surgeon from his swish Marylebone clinic, he’s developing the high performance anti-aging product range, that addresses many of the skincare concerns his clients have. The Deep Exfoliating mask is packed with azelaic and lactic acid to gently buff away dead skin cells in just 5 minutes. Use twice weekly to keep skin glowing all year round.
Heritage fragrance house Penhaligon's began as a small barber shop on Jermyn Street in 1870 and this year celebrates it’s 150th year. Always a pioneer of complex scents, The Favourite, is an uplifting feminine scent of musk, mimosa and iris distilled into the most charming of bottles.
Noble Isle is an ode to the British Isles. The founders scour all corners to source locally sourced ingredients to pack into their scented candles, hand washes and creams. Whether it’s taking inspiration from Scottish pine forests, samphire from the Irish Coast or elderflower from Cornwall, the results are always heavenly.
Whether it’s taking inspiration from Scottish pine forests, samphire from the Irish Coast or elderflower from Cornwall, the results are always heavenly.
From the brainchild behind the sleek Taylor Taylor London hair salons, as cherished for their chic décor as their crack team of hair experts, comes this vegan, clean haircare range used in salon and in your homes too. The Legend Dry Hair Mask truly lives up to it's namesake, restoring gloss and strength between salon trips.
Trinny Woodall, former makeover queen circa 2000, was once known for the ultimate wardrobe cleanse, and now she wants to cleanse your make up bag too. She is on a mission to streamline make up bags, with her innovative beauty stacks for women on the go. The highly pigmented creams for lips eyes and cheeks are super blendable and buildable, for top ups throughout the day, packaged in a nifty little stack.
The highly pigmented creams for lips eyes and cheeks are super blendable and buildable, for top ups throughout the day, packaged in a nifty little stack.
London’s leading facialist, Sarah Chapman, knows a thing or two about skincare. Her much-lauded facials have a 16 week waiting list and you'll have to compete with the likes of Rosie Huntington Whitley and Victoria Beckham for an appointment. She developed her Skinesis product line in 2008 so you can recreate her facials at home. The Morning Facial, combining an oil and active serum, leaves skin with an unparalled glow.
Produced in small batches in cool East London, Guy Morgan is the under-the-radar beauty brand to know. This hardworking balm may look small but is a hard hitter for dry, chapped skin. The formula of shea butter and myriad cold pressed organic oils, including raspberry seed and baobab, locks in moisture and repairs the skin barrier.