Beauty Kitchen - Affordable Skincare You Can Trust.

Beauty Kitchen always make 100% effective, natural and affordable products. Their recipes only contain 100% pure essential oils plus naturally derived ingredients that will never cost the earth.

The Beauty Kitchen Motto - People tested never animal tested.

When Beauty Kitchen spoke to women who love beauty products they all wanted products to work, smell great, look great and be good value. Few would sacrifice any of these for the environment, so Beauty Kitchen set out to find some products where they didn’t have to make that compromise. What they found was astounding! Products which were not as natural as they liked us to believe, plus they were uninspiring and over-priced.

Jo-Anne Chidley opened the first Beauty Kitchen in Glasgow to create 100% effective, natural, everyday luxury beauty products - with a sprinkle of fun and a big dollop of transparency!

Beauty Kitchen has continued to source innovative Sustainable Beauty ingredients to create effective natural products and has taught over 5,000 people how to make their own along the way! Only a few billion people left to reach to make Sustainable Beauty a reality for everyone!

Jo-Anne Chidley - The Flounder.

I’m called the Flounder because no one is perfect and I wanted everyone to know that. One of our favourite lines, and a line that you will see on many of our products is "I may not be perfect but at least I'm not fake", it applies to our products but also our employees, suppliers and customers. People like honest, humble people and at Beauty Kitchen we believe in being transparent but brave and admitting you're not perfect is a pretty good start!

When I scratched beneath the surface of the hype on many beauty products I found that so few were as natural as they claimed or that the claims they bamboozle you with are just clever marketing. When I didn't find much truth it motivated me to start Beauty Kitchen.

I opened Beauty Kitchen’s first store in Glasgow. Noticing a gap in the market for truly 100% natural products, 100% effective and affordable. Beauty Kitchen has now grown from a shop in Glasgow to being stocked in Holland & Barrett stores nationwide and being featured on ITV’s This Morning.

I originally studied Chemistry at university and went on to become a qualified herbal botanist, my passion for using natural ingredients stemmed from there. I continue to take inspiration from reading about scientific advancement in this area as well as talking to other members of the local bee keeping association.

The natural world provides us with so many great sustainable resources (as long as we look after it and give it a helping hand when needed) and 9 times out of 10 the natural ingredients work as well if not better than synthetic ones. That's why I’m passionate about 100% natural and no less!

Also, being green in the 21st century is all about being aware, making the right choices and doing what you can. I'm a bit of a Womble, making good use of the things that I find! Overall, it's the everyday things that matter and we can all make a difference.With plenty of inspiration in the world and a great Beauty Kitchen team we will continue to develop 100% natural, 100% effective and affordable products.

Beauty Kitchen Are So Kind.

The Beauty Kitchen were so kind to send me some products to try and blog about and i couldn't wait to try them! If you are not aware of the brand then i highly recommend you type in their web address and head on over there. The website not only displays high quality products with information about them to make it easier for the consumer to buy, but there is also interesting factual articles for you to make wiser choices for your next beauty purchases. I love that in a brand where their informing consumers with knowledge that you may not be aware of, the What is natural? is a great read.

Beauty Kitchen also hold workshops in Glasgow or you can purchase
Create your own kits with full instructions, the bath bombs kit looks great!
The three products that were sent to me were packaged with informative descriptions along with every ingredient listed and clear written directions. 

Abyssinian Oil - Facial Cleansing Balm.

Fragrance free natural cleansing and age defense for sensitive, oily or dry skin.
This fragrance free, non-greasy, cleansing balm simply melts into the skin and easily removes impurities and make up to reveal soft, supple, glowing skin. It contains nourishing Shea Butter and Abyssinian oil, a turbo charged version of argan oil, to help replace essential skin lipids without blocking pores, to restore the skins natural elasticity.

Ingredients: butyrospernum parkii (Shea Butter), mangifera indica (Mango Butter), limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam Oil), crambe abyssinica (Abyssinian Oil), cera flava (Unrefined Beeswax), cocos nucifera (Virgin Coconut), olea europaea (Olive Wax), oryza sativa (Rice Bran Oil), tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Directions: Warm a pea size amount between your fingers. Massage the all over the face focusing on any problem areas. Gently remove using a soft facial cloth or konjac sponge. Use morning and night, followed by Abyssinian Moisture Cream or Aroma Oil Concentrate.

Freshly made in the UK with no parabens, no sulphates, no synthetic fragrance, no this, no that, no the other...

Abyssinian Oil - Night Halo Potent Sleep Mask.

Night-time treatment to nourish and detox your skin while you sleep like an Angel. The balm will absorb overnight to deeply hydrate and refresh your skin. Once you’ve woken up from your ‘beauty sleep’, cleanse your face with a konjac sponge or face cloth and admire your new glowing complexion!

-Nourishing and Detoxing Overnight Mask
-Cleanses, hydrates and refreshes skin
-Glowingly beautiful finish 

Ingredients: Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Crambe Abyssinica (Abyssinian) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Bakuchiol (Psoralea Corylifolia extract), Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf Oil, cymbopogon martini (*Palmarosa), pelargonium graveolens (*Rose Geranium), rosa centifolia (*Rose Absolute), michelia alba (*Magnolia), juniperus virginiana (*Cedarwood), citrus aurantium amara (*Petitgrain),** limonene,** linalool, **geraniol, **citral, **citronellol, **eugenol, **farnesol *Natural Pure Essential Oils **potential allergens found in essential oils All other ingredients are vegetable, fruit, mineral or coconut derived

Directions: Just before bedtime, take a good finger full and smooth it all over your face and neck so that the balm forms a thin layer, inhale & sleep well.

Suitable for all skin types. Freshly made in the UK.

Inspire Me Citrus Wonder Balm.

Where ever, when ever, wonder balm it! Why can you never find a lip balm when you need one? Our moisturising wonder balms are in the cutest little tins so you will always keep yours with you so you can apply in public! (not suitable for Vegans, contains Beeswax). For lips and dry bits

Ingredients: Olea Europaea (Olive Oil), cocos nucifera (Coconut Oil), cera alba (Beeswax), butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), theobroma cacao (Cocoa Seed Butter), hydrogenated olive oil, crambe abyssinica (Abyssinian Seed Oil), citrus aurantium dulcis (*Orange Sweet), litsea cubeba (*Litsea Maychange), cymbopogon flexuosus (*Lemongrass), mentha spicata (*Spearmint), ocimum basilicum (*Basil), citrus paradisi (*Grapefruit), foeniculum vulgare dulce (*Sweet Fennel), citrus reticulata (*Mandarin Red), mentha piperita (*Peppermint), limonene, linalool, citral, citronellol, eugenol, geraniol *Natural pure essential oils

Directions: Apply to lips and dry bits as required. Its all natural so won't dry your skin out no matter how often you apply!

Freshly made in the UK with no parabens, no sulphates, no synthetic fragrance, no this, no that, no the other...

Trust Your Beauty With The Beauty Kitchen.

Trust is an important part when using any product on your skin. Placing your trust in brand to look after your skin as well as being able to follow a skin routine that is easy, can sometimes leave you frustrated especially if you have paid a fortune for a product and the directions are complicated. Beauty kitchen offer highly affordable products that really do work and are easy to use! 
The facial cleansing balm is highly effective yet so easy to use and everyone should have this product in their skincare routine. Not only do you need a little of the cleansing balm, but this completely cleanses the skin leaving it moisturised and supple without stripping the skin of its natural oils, a perfect clean base and canvas for you to apply your other products.

The night halo potent mask really is your angel at night by working on your skin to reveal a complexion you may of dreamt about achieving. You only need a little of the product to glide over your skin to form a thin layer. Taking a deep breath whilst your eyes are closed your imagination is transported to any lovely destination, thanks to the magical scent. On awakening in the morning the mask had absorbed into my skin and i was pleasantly surprised on just how this can transform your skin texture and skin tone. The night halo potent mask is the perfect excuse to go to bed early, as you will want to experience it night after night. 

The inspire me wonder balm is that buddy you can keep close to you, in your bag or pocket, or maybe that coat you wear all the time. Applying to your lips to keep them moisturised whilst also protecting them, the wonder balm does not disappoint with its slide off lid for easy on-the-go application. A pleasant citrus scent awakens your senses whilst the balm caresses your lips. 
You can apply the wonder balm to other dry areas such as rough cuticles, hands or a dry area that needs instant moisture instantly. You could also add a natural sheen over your lipstick, use as a brow tamer or want to tame frizz or fly-away hairs.

I was not only surprised on just how easy the beauty kitchen products are to use, i was also surprised with how well they work on your skin. Directions are clear and easy to follow, whilst applying the products is a luxurious moment. Using any beauty product should be special, not only for your skin but also for your well-being,
Beauty kitchen not only offers both but they are also a skincare brand you can trust.
X Neil.