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

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 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.

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D R Harris – Chemists and Perfumers, established 1790

D R Harris – Chemists and Perfumers, established 1790.

D.R. Harris and Co. opened in 1790 and is London’s oldest pharmacy, specialising in shaving products, aftershaves and colognes, and skincare items for men and women. Alongside this impressive range there is also a fully functioning pharmacy for which they hold the Royal Warrants to Her Majesty the Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales. Their shop has many original old items of furniture and it is simply a pleasure to shop here. The vast majority of their own brand products are made and packed in England.  They state on their website that “the majority of our products are still produced by traditional methods, being hand-made and packed in our own premises in London.”

Located at 29 St James’s Street, London.  Also available in the D.R. Harris online shop.

http://www.drharris.co.uk

https://twitter.com/DRHarrisLondon

D.R. Harris and Co. shop front, London

D.R. Harris and Co. shop front, London

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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Toothbrushes made in the UK

Toothbrushes – Not many toothbrushes are made in the UK anymore 😦

The few ones I know of are The Handmade Classic, KB42L and Smokers (and only these ones) from Kent Brushes which are made in the UK.

and D.R. Harris bone handled toothbrushes are made in the UK.

I used to always buy Wisdom toothbrushes because they were made in the UK but sadly they are not manufacturing toothbrushes in the UK anymore. Their factory is in Haverhill, Suffolk is now closed. Wisdom have told me “All Wisdom toothbrushes are now manufactured outside of the UK”. Wisdom still emphasise their British heritage on their website, but Wisdom no longer make toothbrushes in the UK. Oral B, part of Procter & Gamble make some of their products in Southern Ireland, some of which such as their dental floss are labelled “Made in Ireland” – but here they are referring to Southern Ireland which is not part of the UK. Sensodyne, park of GSK GlaxoSmithKline, do not give country of origin on their toothbrushes but they are foreign made.

Are there any other toothbrushes made in the UK that you know of please?

Kent Brushes Smokers Toothbrush. Made in the UK.

Kent Brushes Smokers Toothbrush. Made in the UK.

Kent Brushes KB42 Toothbrush. Made in the UK.

Kent Brushes KB42 Toothbrush. Made in the UK.

Kent Brushes handmade Classic H toothbrush. Made in the UK

Kent Brushes handmade Classic H toothbrush. Made in the UK

Kent Brushes handmade Classic M toothbrush. Made in the UKKent Brushes handmade Classic M toothbrush. Made in the UK

 

BONE HANDLED TOOTHBRUSHES - SHORTHEAD NO.5 by D.R. Harris. Made in the UK.BONE HANDLED TOOTHBRUSHES – SHORTHEAD NO.5 by D.R. Harris. Made in the UK.

BONE HANDLED TOOTHBRUSHES - LONGHEAD NO.2 by D.R. Harris. Made in the UKBONE HANDLED TOOTHBRUSHES – LONGHEAD NO.2 by D.R. Harris. Made in the UK

BONE HANDLED TOOTHBRUSHES - SHORTHEAD NO.3 by D.R. Harris. Made in the UK

BONE HANDLED TOOTHBRUSHES – SHORTHEAD NO.3 by D.R. Harris. Made in the UK

Toothpaste made in the UK is still available. Colgate may still manufacture some toothpaste in the UK but often USA company Colgate-Palmolive do not bother to label country of origin on their products so we don’t really know. Arm & Hammer by Church & Dwight, an American manufacturer of household products do label country of origin on their products and some are made in the UK like their Advance White toothpaste.

 

Arm & Hammer Advance White toothpaste. Made in the UK. Photograph by author 25 August 2017.

Arm & Hammer Advance White toothpaste. Made in the UK. Rear label detail. Photograph by author 25 August 2017.

Lush Toothy Tabs sold in the Uk are made in England.

Razors and Other Shaving Related Products Made in the UK

British made shaving products…You’ll find many great British saving products listed below (as usual in no particular order).

Now that Gillette and Wilkinson Sword make their razors abroad a good alternative is a King of Shaves razor. Their Azor razor (pictured below) is very lightweight (great for travel). It takes a bit of getting used to if you usually use say a Mach 3 and you need to press a bit harder but it gives a good shave and is almost impossible to cut yourself with. The razor and the blades tend to be ever so slightly cheaper than Gillette too. King of Shaves razors are designed, assembled and packed in the UK (I think the blades are Japanese), so this is a bit of a compromise. I don’t think there are any totally UK made razors anymore. That said King of Shaves tell me that their handles are designed & manufactured in UK too, in Chesham, Bucks and the last razor I bought from King of Shaves says made in the UK on the packaging. Good to know. These are very good razors. As of May 2017 the Azors 4 and 5 have now been discontinued, with the Hyperglide to follow soon. The KOS5 is the replacement for the Hyperglide with an Azor replacement due.

I was at a loss to see why King of Shaves would discontinue the Azors razor as this gave the best shave of any modern razor and it was British made.  Looking at their website today (6 August 2017) I can now see they have sadly moved production abroad.  The Retro 4, which I guess replaces the Azors, “Handle made in Mexico. Blades made in Greece” and the KOS 5-Blade, which replaced the hyperglide, “Blades made in USA and Germany. Assembled in China”. They are now a standard razor head rather than the rather unique King of Shaves Azor deign. The decision to move manufacturing abroad appears to be related to difficulties with their Japanese blade supplier. At least country of origin for these new razors is clearly stated. My main reason for choosing King of Shaves above any other modern razor was that they were British made.  Such as shame to see that they are now foreign made.  What a big disappointment. The company have told me that their “skincare & shave preps are UK developed, sourced & manufactured” still.

http://www.shave.com/

King of Shaves Azor razor. Made in the UK.

King of Shaves Azor razor. Made in the UK – now discontinued and King of Shave razors are now foreign made.

King of Shaves Alphaoil Shaving Oil. Made in the United Kingdom.

King of Shaves Alphaoil Shaving Oil. Made in the United Kingdom.

King of Shaves Shave Oil and King of Shaves Shave Gels - made in the UK.

King of Shaves Shave Oil and King of Shaves Shave Gels – made in the UK. Photographed by author in Tesco Flitwick 12/2/16.

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