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.
And for shaving related products, please see Shaving products.
For British made face masks see here.
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
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.
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.
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.
- It’s what they’ve always known
- Solid soap is more luxurious
- The feeling of scouring away the dirt in the shower
- Less packaging is better for the planet
- 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:
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.
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
Lush have shops on the High Street and an online store selling quality handmade soaps, perfume, bath products, bath bombs, shaving cream, deodorants, make-up, toners, cleansers, moisturisers, toothy tabs, lip balm, spot treatment, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, styling gel, etc. and spa treatments. The Lush factory is in Poole, Dorset, England and I think all their products are made here. Fab. Their philosophy appears to be make local, so in other markets than the UK products may be made elsewhere.
Nelsons is the UK’s largest manufacturer of natural healthcare products, including RESCUE Remedy and Nelsons Tea Tree Cream. Their products are manufactured in Wimbledon, England.