A beauty brand with a British heart made in the Lake District, and an all-natural ethos to inspire…
Looking to support smaller businesses right now is more than appreciated, it can quite often be their lifeline as Covid-19 threatens to close many during what can only be described as the most testing time any brand or small business will see. (Mine included, sad face.) So here’s the start of a mini series I’m running focusing on small businesses that you can really get behind. An order to the guys featured in this series will mean more than you know…
The first up is Pure Lakes, who I was fortunate enough to meet with when I went to the Lake District last month (I vlogged the trip on my channel.) They’re a British brand made up north in the lakes and they have a real passion for natural skincare. All the formulas in their products are made with naturally sourced ingredients, so there’s absolutely no sulphates, parabens or synthetic ingredients of any type. They also ensure that all the ingredients in each formula are sourced from ethical producers so you have nothing to worry about if you’re vegan or only buy green/eco friendly products.
As well as being family run, they also inject their heritage as much as possible into the brand – something they’re very proud of. Packaging for some products features family artwork and it’s the lovely, personal touch like this that I feel makes small brands like Pure Lakes extra special. And speaking of packaging, theirs is either recycled material or is recyclable/reusable in itself – another indicator at just how much they do to be as sustainable in every way as possible.
Usually I expect hefty price tags with brands that try to meet all ethical requirements within beauty these days. It’s like I mentally add a few pounds when they tick another green-friendly box….Vegan friendly, check. Plastic free, check…kinda thing. However you get all of the goodness from Pure Lakes without the hefty price tag you expect. For example their wonderful Facial Oils are only £15/£16 and my favouruite, their Soap Free Facial Cleanser starts at only £11.
As well as everything you need for a full skincare regime they have a lovely hair care range which nourishes the hair without sulphates – something I’m really keen on at the moment. As my hair is in really bad shape I’m not using anything with sulphates in and this is soft, nourishing and lovely to use. My hair feels really soft after each use and I’d highly recommend. Plus prices start at only £8.
I can also testify to how lovely everything smells – the use of pure essential oils in the products means they all smell beautiful, indulgent and very relaxing. So if you’re looking for a spa-like brand then Pure Lakes have everything you could possibly want: good for the planet, good for you and they won’t break the bank. I can’t think of a better brand to get behind right now.
Shop Pure Lakes here.
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