“Not only do the products themselves and the interior of the shops do dreamy things to me, but I love what the brand is all about too. Simple products, naturally made, which are ethically sound (and that’s always a nice bonus, isn’t it?!)”
I recently discovered an amazing skincare brand, which I am now slightly obsessed with. So, it only seems fair to share it with you all; Honest Skincare. Think Aesop, and you’re along the right lines already.
Not only do the products themselves and the interior of the shops do dreamy things to me, but I love what the brand is all about too. Simple products, naturally made, which are ethically sound (and that’s always a nice bonus, isn’t it?!)
When I made my first trip into Honest Skincare, I honestly felt a little like a kid at Disneyland. By this, I mean I was well and truly engrossed in how amazing the whole store looked and all of the products that were on offer. Now, I was well aware that I was just staring at everything trying to take it all in, but I was also well aware that I was tragically failing at attempting to hide how amazed by everything I was. But I couldn’t help it. Luckily for me, that didn’t stop the lovely lady in the store being super friendly, really helpful and most of all, not weirded out by me (that I know of). Phew. I’m new around here, alright?!
As I mentioned, I love what the whole brand is about. Now, I’m not personally veggie or vegan, but even I prefer to buy products which I know refrain from animal testing – and you guessed it, Honest Skincare only have their products tested by people. Hurrah! In fact, I’m pretty sure the lady said that almost all of their products were vegan (except two which were soon going to change – and may well have done so already), so if you are vegan, this is another fab brand to add to your ‘must-have’ list!
Not only is their packaging gorgeous, but it’s also biodegradable and reusable, so they’re good to the environment too. Plus, all of their products are handmade in the UK – so you can support your local and all that!
My first purchase from Honest Skincare was the Black Pepper + Lemongrass hand wash. Not only does it smell great, but it also feels much thicker than the norm, making your hands feel super soft. Let’s just say it’s definitely not the same feeling as you get with your usual Tesco’s own hand wash, which I used to get as it was a cheap option (no offense). Yes, this definitely isn’t a cheap version – it’s luxurious, and it looks it too. Plus, as the packaging is reusable, once you’ve finished with it, I would definitely keep the bottles and refill them. Even if it is with a cheaper option next time…
Of course, knowing me, I couldn’t stay away for long. And, as we’ve now finished the bathroom (hooray!) I wanted to take a trip back for a few more items I previously had my eye on to complete the bathroom’s new (more sophisticated) look. So, I’ve recently also bought the accompanying hand balm, and some relax body + bath salt scrub. If you recently saw my Instagram story, you’ll have seen I had my first bath the other night where I tried the bath salts out. Again, this one’s not cheap but one things for sure – it smells divine. And if that alone isn’t enough to make you want them, then the fact it makes your skin nice and smooth too is always a winner. I’m still yet to try out actually using them as a scrub (I just put them in the bath), but as my skin felt smooth without even doing this, you can almost guarantee that using it as a scrub would make your skin feel like a babies bum. Or something like that.
I’ve also recently discovered that Honest also hold workshops, such as making your own candle (it’s what dreams are made of, right?!) as well as having a treatment room where you can get massages, manicures – the lot. I mean, is there anything Honest haven’t thought of?! Surely now you can see why I think it’s ah-mazinggggg. So, you can definitely expect me to be coming back to this place on the regular – most likely with my next purchase being their lip balm. Yes, I’ve been eyeing it up for ages now and have managed to resist so far. Let’s see how much longer that lasts…