Själ, Taer, Cowshed and Aesop, the best in natural luxury skincare Featured

In our modern chemical age, it can be difficult to stick to the basics.

by 29 June 2009

SJÄL - Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, SW1X, Tel. +44 (0)113 204 8888, www.isjal.com
Created by the mother-and-daughter team of Karen and Kristin Petrovich, Själ is a succinct collection of holistic, simple, yet effective products that benefits the skin’s overall appearance and health. By combining European bio-technology with the insights of Eastern medicine, Själ’s precise regimen strengthens, repairs and nourishes. Thanks to consultation with research scientists, biologists, herbalists, nutritionists and spiritualists, we finally have a skincare brand that is truly dedicated to the needs of today’s consumers.

TAER ICELANDIC - Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, SW1X, Tel. +44 (0)1753 759 720, www.taer.com
Meaning ‘pure’ in Icelandic, Taer takes its inspiration from creator Thury Gudmunsdottir’s ancient family remedies. Her unique natural blends use organic Icelandic herbs, super-active algae extracts, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to purify and nourish the skin. The primary ingredient in Taer products is yarrow, known for its anti-aging, healing and nourishing properties, which Thury carefully selects at its prime in the early summer, creating the ultimate in natural, luxury skincare.

COWSHED - Soho, 31 Foubert's Place, London W1F, Tel. +44 (0)20 7534 0870, www.cowshedonline.com
A part of the Soho House group (known for its exclusive members clubs), the Cowshed bath and body range was created for the spa at Babington House, where finest botanical ingredients and essential oils were blended to create a naturally therapeutic experience. Using no animal products other than organic beeswax and wild honey, ingredients include herbs handpicked from the House’s Victorian walled garden as well as flower waters and premium oils sourced from around the world.

AESOP London (Opening 2008) - 91 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K, www.aesop-europe.com
Australian beauty brand Aesop first London store opened recently on Mayfair’s Mount Street – home to Marc Jacobs and restaurant-de-jour Scott’s. The shop in a heritage building has undergone a graceful redesign, overseen by British interior designer Ilse Crawford. With high concentrations of antioxidants well regarded by beauty junkies, who appreciate the natural and aesthetic nature of the company. We swear by the A Rose by Any Other Name Body Oil. Don’t have a chance to make it to the store? Check out Aesop’s new online shop.

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