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Best of British Beauty Brands

Best of British Beauty Brands

Happy St George’s Day! We’re celebrating a little bit of home pride with a spotlight on the ‘Best of British‘ and our favourite beauty brands from around the UK.

There are so many amazing homegrown beauty brands. From the names you will definitely know, to some of the smaller companies you need to try, we have put together our top picks of skincare, haircare and makeup from good old England.

10 British Beauty Must-Haves

  1. REN Radiance Renewal Mask
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    REN is an iconic British beauty brand. Established by Anthony Buck and Robert Calcraft in 2000, REN is all about high-tech skincare derived from powerful natural ingredients.

    Although their range is full of award-winning products, we adore the Glycolactic Radiance Renewal mask for its radiance boosting results and the limited edition bumper size is a must have.

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    Founded in Leeds, Illamasqua is all about championing your inner beauty and confidence with their incredible range of makeup.

    This cult brand is our newest launch and their bestselling Hydra Veil has been flying out of the store. It helps hydrate and prime the skin to give you a flawless finish; a makeup essential!

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    Founded by Nicola Elliot, NEOM is all about wellbeing and relaxation.This London brand has beautiful fragrances that we adore for a little mood boost.

    All the NEOM ranges target a specific need, such as relaxation, mood boosting or energizing. Try out thePau,for a quick burst of revitalizing fragrance, at home or on the go.

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  4. Paul Mitchell TeaTree Lavender and Mint
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    Paul Mitchell

    Although the company now has its HQ in California, Paul Mitchell has truly British roots. Paul himself (originally called Cyril Mitchell) was raised in London and learned his craft in the West End and Mayfair before heading off to the USA.

    We love that Paul Mitchell offers incredible, salon standard haircare with a heart. All their products are cruelty-free and their Tea Tree Range supports ReforestAction. Try the Tea Tree Lavender Mint Duo for refreshing moisturisation.

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  5. Zelens Youth Glow Foundation
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    Zelens are a beauty brand that more people should know about. Developed in the UK by Dr Marko Lens, all the products encourage luminous, youthful skin.

    The foundations are no exception that rule, with skincare ingredients to treat skin issues whilst providing a flawless finish. Try the Youth Glow Foundation for a radiant complexion.

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    Balance Me

    A natural British beauty brand, Balance Me are one of our favourites for skincare free from ingredients like Parabens, Sulphates and Silicones.

    Right now, we are loving using the Super Toning Body Polish to boost our skin after winter. If you want to try out out, it is also included in the #LFBLOOMS Beauty Box; sign up before this month’s edition sells out!

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    Daniel Sandler

    Daniel Sandler has been a leading British makeup artist for over 20 years and the Daniel Sandler product range is full of beautiful, luxurious makeup.

    Some of our favourite products are the Watercolour Blushes. Shake them before applying a couple of drops of these incredible liquid blushes for a natural, customisable flush of colour.

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    Every Pai product, from conception to creation, is made in London. They are sensitive skin experts, using only organic botanicals for products which soothe and repair.

    If you’re looking to try out some Pai products, then why not start with the Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil? It is one of their hero products, helping with scars, ageing, sun damage and fine lines.

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  9. Penhaligon's Ellensia
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    Perfumers since 1870, Penhaligon’s are a quintessentially British brand. With their scents still made in England and with a Royal Seal of approval, Penhaligon’s offer traditional English beauty.

    For a fragrance which will transport you straight to a beautiful English garden, try the Ellensia Eau de Parfum.

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  10. Scandaleyes Mascara
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    Rimmel London

    How could we talk about British beauty without mentioning Rimmel? Loved by Kate Moss, Georgia May Jagger and Cara Delevigne, this is as British as it can get.

    We love the Rimmel mascaras; the product they first became known for. Try the Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara for bold, fluttery lashes.

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Want to find out more about some of the British beauty greats? Shop our full collection of the Best of British and discover new favourites today.



Make Up Specialist

Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid