AESOP - 91 Mount Street, W1K 2SU, Tel. (0) 207 409 2358
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 and polyphenols, Aesop’s line of skin and wellbeing products are 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.
PENHALIGON ’S - 41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7BN, Tel. +44 (0)20 7836 2150
Ask nearly any native their earliest olfactory memory, and they will mention Penhaligon’s, the perfumery founded in 1860 by eccentric alchemist, William Penhaligon. Today, Winston Churchill’s go-to offers opulence and exclusivity by way of elite fragrances in exquisite handmade crystal bottles. See the tradition first hand by visiting the Covent Garden flagship store’s archive which dates to the 1800s.
LOUISE GALVIN - Daniel Galvin Salon, 58-60 George Street, W1U 7ET, Tel. +44 (0)20 7486 8601
Natural beauty is the key to London hairdresser, Louise Galvin’s Sacred Locks: a luxury line of products renowned for their shine inducing properties. The goods, developed in Daniel Galvin — Louise’s father’s celebrated salon — comprise exclusively natural and naturally-derived ingredients and the line is carbon neutral – a combination that has made it a favorite of Vogue staffers worldwide.
LUSH - 123 Kings Road, SW3 4PL, Tel. +44 (0)20 7376 8348
The founding of bath product brand, Lush began in Poole, Dorset in 1978 as a personal sustainability project. By 1994, it had taken its first steps towards becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Now boasting 500 plus stores globally, the London flagship on Kings Road offers a great selection of the brand’s signature bath bombs.
LIZ EARLE - 53 Duke of York Square, King’s Road, SW3, Tel. +44 (0)1983 813913
In 1996, beauty editor, author and television presenter Liz Earle merged her product expertise with the marketing skills of Kim Buckler and launched an eponymous skincare brand that has gained a global following. In addition to the “naturally active” line, fans can visit the two-year-old London shop for free personal skincare consultations.
BOOTS NO 7 - 151 Oxford Street, W1D 2JG, Tel. +44 (0)20 7734 4646
For generations, the most trusted name in everyday grooming has been Boots, and their No 7 cosmetic line is no exception. In 2007, their Protect and Perfect Beauty Serum caused near riots in London, but the goods don’t stop there. The offerings includes: skincare, body care and an exclusive men’s line.
NUDE - 4 Thomas Neals, 37 Earlham Street, WC2Hâ€¯9LD, Tel. +44 (0)20 7379 7030
Those Brits who know that fresh and flawless complexions run more than skin deep take Nude skin vitamin supplements. By utilising rare ingredients like manketti, working with natural body chemistry and employing a unique pro-biotic formula comprised of critical herbal extracts, the cult range beautifies all day long.
STELLA MCCARTNEY CARE - Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB, Tel. +44 (0) 800 123 400
What began as the first luxury, vegan fashion line has evolved into a high-end lifestyle brand. Stella McCartney’s Care skincare line demonstrates that, in Britain, even rock royalty has a conscious. 100% organic, the one-year-old line is also easy, stylish and results oriented.
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