Looking for beauty products that perform amazingly, whilst also being good for you and the planet, look no further. We’ve put together a collection of our favourite Welsh ethical beauty brands.
Welsh company JECCA Makeup was founded by Jessica Blackler, a highly trained makeup artist. After working in both Wales and London with a diverse range of clients Jessica recognised that there was a gap in the market. She believed that everyone has the right to feel fabulous, but noticed that makeup products weren’t catering to everyone, specifically trans women. JECCA was created to fill this gap.
Jessica created a unisex product range that aims to fulfil the makeup wishes the transgender community while still welcoming all makeup wearers ‘who want to stand out from the crowd, feel confident, and celebrate their uniqueness.’
Try out their Conceal and Correct Palette (£20).
Available in 6 different shade ranges this palette offers colour correction and long lasting full coverage and is tough enough to cover beard shadow, birthmarks and acne.
Available from: www.jecca-makeup.com.
Spectrum Collections Brushes
One of the biggest Welsh ethical beauty brands.
Started in a garage in Barry, South Wales Spectrum Brushes have flipped the makeup brush world on its head – gone are the days of boring brushes. Spectrum produces makeup brushes in amazing trend-led colours, patterns and shapes that will brighten up even the greyest Monday morning.
Featuring the highest quality synthetic brush hairs, Spectrum are proudly vegan and cruelty-free.
Take a look at their Zodiac Inspired Brush Sets (£49.99).
Contained within a velvet pouch bag with cosmic foil detailing, these sets contain 8 must have Spectrum brushes. The brushes feature jet black bristles, gold ferrules and matt black handles finished with a scattered star print.
Available from: www.spectrumcollections.com.
Conscious Skincare is an award-winning Welsh made skincare brand, that is both organic and sustainable. Following her own skin issues, as well as those of close family, founder Rebecca decided she wanted to make high quality skincare using only natural ingredients. Since its creation Conscious has gone from strength to strength, winning two platinum awards, as well as collaborating with the Royal Ballet.
Take a look at their new look Organic Face Serums (£28).
Conscious recently redesigned the packaging of their serums which now feature modern frosted glass bottles to protect the luxurious serum inside. While the pipette closure makes sure the serum is protected from air or leakage making it perfect for travel too.
There are four different serums to choose from depending on your skin concerns.
-The Gentle serum features rosehip and carrot seed oil to help boost dry and sensitive skin.
-The Enrich serum uses ingredients like Siberian gingseng and patchouli to replenish normal and combination skin.
-The Neutralize serum is ideal to clear and balance oily, problem skin by using active ingredients such as hemp and castor oils.
-The Rejuvenate Serum contains Ricebran oil and Pseudo Collagen to moisturize mature skins.
Available from: www.conscious-skincare.com.
Myddfai is a Welsh social enterprise to provide employment and volunteering opportunities for those with learning difficulties within the local community of Rhandirmwyn.
All their products are SLS and paraben free, and they are completely cruelty-free. Myddfai produces a range of bath and body products including bath bombs, soaps, hand washes, shower gel and conditioning shampoo. As well, as creating beautiful home scents.
Look out for their Warm Ginger Gift Set (£35).
The ideal gift for someone who needs pampering this Christmas. The set features their Warm Ginger scented Hand Wash, Hand & Body Lotion, Shower Gel and Conditioning Shampoo all packaged within a beautiful red gift box tied with a Myddfai ribbon.
Available from: www.myddfai.com.
Farmers’ by Welsh Lavender
The story of Farmers’ by Welsh Lavender began in 2003 when Bill Newton-Smith and Nancy Durham wondered how they might put their Welsh sheep farm to new use. Nancy wondered if she might be able to grow a lavender hedge on the farm, by September of that year an entire field of Lavender had been planted. This is how a philosopher and journalist became farmers and distillers of lavender oil.
Nancy and Bill farm and distil the oil on their farm and then send it to Helen Lowe in North Wales, who develops and creates the Farmers’ products. The product is then sent back to the farm for bottling and labelling.
All the Farmers’ products, with the exception of the balms which do contain honey, are vegan.
We suggest their Face Cream (£20).
This rich yet light luxurious face Cream is a must-have for winter. Packed with nourishing, yet protective ingredients this cream is designed to look after your skin all day. As well as the Welsh Lavender oil the cream features ingredients such as rosemary, peppermint, carrot oil and vitamin E; making it perfect for any skin type.
Available from: www.welshlavender.com.
Miss Patisserie is a Welsh ethical beauty brand creating vegan bath and body products for the ethical woman of today. Using the finest natural ingredients Miss Patisserie creates fun colourful bath and body products that are free of GMOs, Parabens and mineral oils, and completely cruelty-free.
Look out for their Bath Slabs (£5.50).
Break off a chunk of the chocolate bar inspired Bath Slabs and add to a warm bath. We love the Dusk Rose scent. Once added to the bath a rose and musk fizz will surround you as you bathe, creating swirls of purple, leaving your skin soft and lightly scented of roses.
Available from: www.miss-patisserie.com, or visit their store in High Street Arcade, Cardiff.
Have you tried any of these brands before? What did you think? And do you know of any other Welsh ethical beauty brands that should be on our radar?