Category Archives: Health and Beauty

Bee Good skincare products – Made in Britain using British beeswax

One of my followers on twitter, Bee Good make cleansers, moisturisers, hand creams in the UK – http://beegood.co.ukhttps://twitter.com/BeeGood_UK

Bee Good Honey & Wild Flax Daily Moisturiser.  Made in Britain using British beeswax.

Bee Good Honey & Wild Flax Daily Moisturiser. Made in Britain using British beeswax.

Magnetic Copper Bracelets Made in the UK

If you want a made in the UK magnetic copper bracelet, a quick search on the net for made in the UK or made in England magnetic bracelets will find you some. Copper is no longer mined in commercial quantities in the UK (it used to be mined in places like Cornwall) so the copper any of these companies use will be imported. The idea behind bracelets like these is that they are believed to help relieve the pain associated with arthritis and possibly the magnetic copper bracelets even help with IBS, menstrual cramps, headaches and carpel tunnel syndrome by increased blood flow speeding up the body’s natural healing processes. Some copper bracelets are fitted magnets adding the benefits of magnetic therapy to the age old copper remedy. Whether these really help, I don’t know.

These are some of the suppliers I found:

Cornish Copper Bracelets magnetic and non-magnetic copper bracelets and rings are crafted for them “by skilled Copper Smiths in workshops in Cornwall.” The company, based in Tewkesbury, are also known as Crystals and Holistics. They also have an eBay shop – https://www.cornishcopperbracelets.co.uk

Laurence Butler Ltd. – http://www.copper-bracelets.com – all made in Cornwall, England.

Astral Magnetic – http://www.astralmagnetic.co.uk – at least some made in England.

Lilac and Cream –  http://www.lilacandcream.co.uk – at least some made in England products – under the jewellery category I found some Laurence Butler magnetic bracelets and other Cornish jewellery.

As well as some on Amazon and eBay. There may well be other UK manufacturers of magnetic bracelets.

Laurence Butler M80 magnetic plain mens band bracelet. Made in England (Cornwall).

Laurence Butler M80 magnetic plain mens band bracelet. Made in England (Cornwall).

Health and Beauty Products Made in the UK. British Made Health and Beauty Products for Men, Women and Children

With such a large range of reasonably priced health and beauty products made in Great Britain, there really is no excuse for not buying British when it comes to looking after your skin.

Please also click the link in this sentence to see my favourite British made bars of soap.

Also, please see British Made First Aid and Survival Kits – Survival Gear – Medical Kits – Medical Supplies – Ropes and String – Military Equipment

And for shaving related products, please see Shaving products.

For British made face masks see here.

For British made hairbrushes and combs please click the hyperlink in this sentence.  For magnetic copper bracelets click here.

Enliven Health and Beauty products are made in England. http://www.enliven.co.uk Enliven is available online at www.brandrefill.co.uk and from shops and and wholesalers within the UK and Worldwide.

Enliven Original Antibacterial Handwash. Made in England

Enliven Original Antibacterial Handwash. Made in England.

Enliven made in England liquid hand soap in use in a French restaurant (outide the UK).

Enliven made in England liquid hand soap in use in a French restaurant in Islamabad, Pakistan. Photograph by author. Photograph by author 21 August 2015.

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Hairbrushes and Combs that are made in the UK

British made hairbrushes and combs.

Denman brushes are top quality and they still produce the majority of their products in the UK. Check the packaging and if it is UK made it should say so.  Unfortunately country of origin information is not given on their website (but country of origin labelling can be seen in some of the pictures). Some Denman products are foreign made, for example their JDMB55 Jack Dean Military Brush is made in the Far East and their JDCB Jack Dean Club Brush is foreign made too. I understand the Denman branded range of brushes are all made at their factory in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Denham combs seem to be made in the UK too, but do check the packaging to be sure – http://www.denmanbrush.com

Denman D14 Small 5 Row Styling Brush. Made in Northern Ireland.

Denman D14 Small 5 Row Styling Brush. Made in Northern Ireland.

Denman made in the UK combs on display in Tesco Flitwick 1 Feb 2017.

Denman made in the UK combs on display in Tesco Flitwick 1 Feb 2017. Photograph by author.

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British Made Cotton Wool and British Made Cotton Buds – Robinson Healthcare

Baby Care – Robinson Healthcare.

I’ve not been able to find UK made cotton wool balls, cotton wool pads or cotton buds in any of the major supermarkets for ages. Salvation is at hand though in the form of Robinson Healthcare.

http://www.robinsonhealthcare.com/Personal-Healthcare/Cotton-Wool/Baby-Care

Most Robinson Healthcare products are produced in their factory in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

Robinson Healthcare’s “Cottontails” and “Soft and Pure” ranges of cotton wool is made in the UK. The range includes:

  • Cotton Pads
  • Cotton Wool Balls
  • Cotton Wool Pleat and Roll
  • Cotton Buds.

Available in local chemists, at Amazon and elsewhere online, via the Robinson Healthcare Telephone Mail Order Service and via their website (in bulk).

No more buying cotton buds made in Greece or wherever from Tesco’s or Waitrose. Will now be buying English made cotton buds 🙂

Robinson foam earplugs are manufactured in China and packed in the UK. Robinson Silicone earplugs are manufactured and packed in the UK.

Robinson Healthcare Hush Plugz Silicone Earplugs. Made in the UK.

Robinson Healthcare Hush Plugz Silicone Earplugs. Made in the UK.

Robinson Healthcare’s Cottontails Cotton Buds. Made in England.

Robinson Healthcare’s Cottontails Cotton Wool Balls. Made in England.

Robinson Healthcare's Soft and Pure Cosmetic Pads. Made in England.

Robinson Healthcare’s Soft and Pure Cosmetic Pads. Made in England.

Some of my favourite British made bars of soap

Five reasons some people prefer bars of soap to liquid soap:

  1. It’s what they’ve always known
  2. Solid soap is more luxurious
  3. The feeling of scouring away the dirt in the shower
  4. Less packaging is better for the planet
  5. The bottles are fiddly.

Read the full article on the BBC.

These are some of my favourite made in the UK soap bars, in no particular order:

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Cuticura Hand Hygiene range, soap and anti-bacterial wipes – manufactured in the UK.

http://www.cuticura.co.uk

The Cuticura Hand Hygiene range is manufactured in the UK, as are some (possibly all?) of their other products such as bar soap and their anti-bacterial (and anti-viral) wipes.

Cuticura is owned by Keyline Brands Limited, which is itself owned by the Indian Godrej Group.

Cuticura Mildly Medicated Bar Soap. Made in UK.

Cuticura Mildly Medicated Bar Soap. Made in UK.  Photograph by author.

Cuticura Vitamin E hand and nail treatment. Made in the UK

Simple Skincare

Simple is a leading brand for sensitive skin in the UK.  Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes are the biggest selling facial skincare product in the UK with one pack being sold every 3 seconds according to the Simple website!  They make and sell bath and shower products, soaps, facewash, cleansers, shampoo, men’s grooming products, cleansing wipes, a range for teenagers, a baby range, sun protecting products and so on. Simple’s parent company is Unilever UK Ltd. Many Simple products are made in the UK, but not all so please check country of origin before buying.

http://www.simple.co.uk

http://www.unilever.com

Simple Moisturising Facewash.  Made in the UK

Simple Moisturising Facewash. Made in the UK

Bulldog Skincare for Men – Mostly Made in the UK

Bulldog Skincare for Men | Welcome.

The Bulldog range of men’s grooming products are mostly made in the UK.  Shaving gel, shaving cream, face wash, deodorant, Beard Shampoo and Conditioner, Beard Oil, etc. Whilst most Bulldog products are made in the UK, some are foreign made. For example their foaming shave gel cans are made Belgium, although all the other Bulldog products I have seen are UK made. They do not give country of origin on their website, so you’ll have to ask or look at the products themselves. They say on their website “We work with two main factories here in the UK in Frome, Somerset and in Preston, Lancashire. They make all of our skincare line. We also manufacture a small number of our products through specialist factories outside of the UK where they have unique skills” – https://www.bulldogskincare.com

Bulldog Original Beard Shampoo and Conditioner. Made in the UK. Front view

Bulldog Original Beard Shampoo and Conditioner. Made in the UK. Rear label view.

Bulldog Original Beard Balm. Made in the UK. Front view.

Bulldog Original Beard Balm. Made in the UK. Label view.

Bulldog Original Moisturiser 100ml. Made in the UK. Front view.

Bulldog Original Moisturiser 100ml. Made in the UK. Rear label view.

Rimmel London

Rimmel (Rimmel London) is a cosmetics brand, owned by the American company Coty Inc., but they manufacture some products in London . Rimmel is one of the world’s most popular make-up brands. Note not all Rimmel products are made in the UK, but a good few are –

http://uk.rimmellondon.com/

Rimmel Extra Super Lash mascara. Made in England. Photograph by author.

Rimmel Extra Super Lash mascara. Made in England. Photograph by author.

Rimmel Extra Super Lash mascara. Made in England. Lebel view. Photograph by author.

Rimmel Extra Super Lash mascara. Made in England. Lebel view. Photograph by author.

Rimmel Scandeleyes mascara. Made in England. Photograph by author.

Rimmel Scandeleyes mascara. Made in England. Photograph by author.

Rimmel Scandeleyes mascara. Made in England. Photograph by author. Label view.

Rimmel Scandeleyes mascara. Made in England. Photograph by author. Label view.

Rimmel Brow This Way brow sculpting kit. Made in China (despite the little Union Flag in the corner!). Photograph by author.

Rimmel Brow This Way brow sculpting kit. Made in China (despite the little Union Flag in the corner!). Photograph by author.

Rimmel Brow This Way brow sculpting kit. Made in China (despite the little Union Flag in the corner on the front of the packaging!). Photograph by author. Label view.

Rimmel Brow This Way brow sculpting kit. Made in China (despite the little Union Flag in the corner on the front of the packaging!). Photograph by author. Label view.

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. Made in England. Photograph by author 25 April 2019

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. Made in England. Label view. Photograph by author 25 April 2019