BRAND: SKIN & TONIC

Skin & Tonic are a London based organic, sustainable, ethical and honest skin care brand.

None of their products contain more than 7 carefully selected ingredients - because they believe less is more. Each product is crafted in small batches by the Skin & Tonic team and the brand supports small, local producers in the UK and France.

I have tried a few of the amazing Skin & Tonic products - my favourites are the Brit Beauty Oil which is like a super oil, hydrating and wrinkle smoothing. I also love the Rose Mist which smells amazing and helps to wake up my face.

I am a big fan of Skin & Tonic, I love what they do and they do it very well. I'm happy I found them! Here is some more information about the brand and how and why it all started:

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NAME OF BRAND/COMPANY: Skin & Tonic

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: September 2014

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: Sarah Hancock and Joshua Wade

WHY WAS IT CREATED: In 2009, after being diagnosed with a severe case of endometriosis, I was explicitly told that my chances of having children were next to zero. So, I decided to completely overhaul my lifestyle: I walked away from a high-pressure career in TV; I quit smoking and drinking; I transformed my diet and I started practicing yoga.

One day, I read a report by the European Environment Agency about the effect endocrine disrupting chemicals in cosmetics were having on our bodies and the environment: I was shocked at how many synthetic chemicals my body was absorbing on a daily basis from my precious big brand products! I immediately switched to totally (certified) organic skincare and gradually started formulating my own products, whilst training in skincare formulation and aromatherapy. By making these changes, my overall health improved but I was also able to empower myself in the face of illness. Endometriosis, like all chronic diseases, can be super painful and exhausting. Paradoxically, though, we would never have launched Skin & Tonic without itโ€ฆ

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: Skin & Tonic is a minimal organic skincare brand. We make award winning, certified organic products that are handcrafted in small batches in Hackney, East London. We use no more than 7 carefully sourced plant-based ingredients because we strongly believe that less really is more when it comes to your skin. We donโ€™t use wasteful secondary packaging, our products are unisex and multifunctional and our labeling is honest, informative and fun. Skin & Tonic is based on a simple mantra: People, Planet and THEN Profit. Our products are cruelty free and fully certified organic by the Soil Association. We work (wherever possible) with local producers, we donate 10% of profits to Charity Water and we offset our carbon footprint by planting trees in the Suffolk countryside.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: Our new limited edition Summer Festival Kit! Weโ€™ve curated a selection of eco-friendly festival necessities; perfect for any discerning, eco-conscious festival goer. The Kit features deluxe versions of our festival beauty essentials: a Rose Mist to keep you fresh and floral and to tone and hydrate your skin; a Naked Lip Balm to keep your lips silky smooth; and one of our multifunctional Calm Balms (rub onto your wrists and temples when you eventually go to bed - the blend of lavender, chamomile and calendula will help you drift off to sleep - or you can also apply it to dry skin patches). Weโ€™ve also included a pair of exclusive, limited edition Skin & Tonic LoveSpecs, an eco- friendly bamboo toothbrush, and some bespoke Skin & Tonic biodegradable glitter, all of which comes in a super cool Fair Trade Skin & Tonic canvas wash bag. (Top Tip: Calm Balms are ideal for applying face glitter!)