Beauty from Across The Pond
Move over, France! Sayonara, Japan!
Some of the most innovative skin care in the world is coming from the UK. You read that correctly. Britain is hot right now, and The Gilded Girl has the top brands that we think are going to be just your cup of tea:
Rodial: Pairing world-class anti-ageing ingredients with ground-breaking innovation, Rodial products are high-performance skincare essentials to address a range of skin concerns. All Rodial products contain their namesake Pomegranate Ellagic Tannin which naturally helps to firm the skin and boost collagen production revealing a more youthful complexion. Revolutionary contouring make-up is a perfect complement to the bestselling Rodial sculpting skincare. A tightly edited range of luxury products sculpt and define the face for a flawless finish. It’s no wonder this line is found in the vanity drawers of some of the world’s most beautiful women!
Andrea Garland: Andrea Garland’s Natural Beauty Products are all handmade in Hackney, East London. All ingredients are natural, sourced from ethical suppliers and as many as possible are organic to ensure a more considerate, holistic and gentle approach to skincare. Absolutely none of the ingredients, or products have been tested on animals. These lip balms come in a variety of delightful vintage-style pill boxes and quirky, fun jewelry pieces. Andrea Garland has been asked to make specific designs by the ever fashionable Liberty of London and for parties thrown by no less an arbiter of good taste as Vogue magazine.
Bloom & Blossom: This natural mother and baby line counts the Duchess Catherine, Kate Winslet, and Victoria Beckham among its fans. Simple and effective, this lush line contains no parabens, SLS, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances or colorants.
Lily Lolo: Lily Lolo is an award- winning British brand offering an expertly formulated range of high-performance, high quality mineral makeup must-haves to help you achieve flawless natural beauty. Their products are free of any parabens, synthetic perfumes or dyes. Whether your skin is dry, oily or anywhere in-between, Lily Lolo makeup will give you a light, flawless and seamless finish without clogging or irritating. If you’re looking for pure, natural beauty, then this is your line!
Penhaligons: Penhaligons is the epitome of classic British style. They partner with master perfumers who can interpret their distinctive ideas; conjuring up new perfume sensations that flow against the tide. Their scents are still made in England using the finest rare ingredients – from hand squeezed bergamot, to jasmine at twice the price of gold. Their unusual and distinctive fragrances are bstill bottled in founder William Penhaligon’s original design: clear glass with a distinctive ribbon-wrapped stopper.
Figs & Rouge: A 100% organic, 100% pure, 100% natural skincare product! Vitamin enriched organic essential oils, pure nourishing shea butters, and nature’s best organic bees wax. This is the award winning formulation made to deliver the best and most effective moisturizing and natural balm for all skin types. This is a Gilded Girl favorite and a top seller.
- Elizabeth Quesnelle