We were really glad when we heard that the Indie Beauty Expo was coming to London, because what we saw of the New York one really excited us!

Now of course there are quite a few beauty shows some of them really huge and some smaller: what we liked about the idea of the Indie Expo is that it is more niche and the perfect opportunity to meet new and interesting brands that we may not be familiar with yet.

We enjoyed our experience there and we thought we’d bring you a selection of some of the brands that we’ve discovered there that we really are excited about as well as things to look out for from brands that we already know and love. One thing that felt like the word on everyone’s lips … how to make a move to being as eco-aware and eco friendly as possible, which is something you’ll notice in these brands that we can’t wait to talk about.

 

The Kind Planet Company

We were given their ‘power balm’ and its addictive! it’s 100% organic and uses 9 key ingredients from west Africa the most unusual being red palm oil: this use anywhere and everywhere balm is high in antioxidants.

This lush balm is orangey in colour (thanks to the palm oil) has a light but soothing fragrance and is easily absorbed leaving dry skin feeling soft and nourished.

What’s also very unique about this brand is this uses SUSTAINABLE Palm Oil that DOESN’T damage the environment. You can find out more about this on their website here.

About the Brand

This is a UK brand with a social conscience – 5% of their sales go to charities who support our Plant & People Power chosen charities. They own a cooperative smallholder farm network in Sierra Leone and Ghana, meaning their super sustainable palm oil not only carries the Rainforest Alliance certification, which ensures that rainforests have not been clear cut or habitats destroyed, but also that our network of farmers are paid a Fair for Life premium.

Their mission is to prove that beauty and skincare can come without pain and that palm oil can be used for good!

 

 

Verdant Alchemy

This UK brand is all about stress relief through bath and body products and they have an impressive range of bath salts that are completely lush and smell amazing. They believe in the restorative power of a good bath as part of your self-care regime.

About the Brand

We were excited to discover this gorgeous bath and body brand that was launched earlier this year by Vivien Leung as response to her wellbeing needs and ultimately ours. The range is vegan and certified ‘cosmos natural’ by the soil association.

 

Balipura

We love the whole concept of creating your space and using an aura mist to alter the space around you drew us in. We also love crystals, so bringing those two together for us is a match made in heaven. We got to try the mists there and they were divine!

About the Brand

Their products are all handmade with the finest quality crystals, Certified Organic Essential oils on a base of pure water from a natural spring of one of Bali’s revered volcanoes where the water is fully charged with its natural life force.

The water (Tirta) is very important to the people of Bali, one of the most important sacred objects (together with flowers) used in everyday Balinese life.

 

 

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Awake Organics 

We had the opportunity to try the ‘Sea Quartz crystal & Algae cleanser which has clear quartz crystal, spirulina & turmeric. It has a slight grittiness to it to help remove dirt and dead cells. and it’s a gorgeous green colour.

About the Brand

This is a brand that we’d been talking about a couple of days before attending the show, so it was a moment of perfect synchronicity that we saw their fabulous stand and met their owner Mabel.

The thing that captivated us about this brand is the fact that not only is it organic, vegan superclean beauty but it comes from a place of love for the planet and love of people plus the thing that makes my heart skip a beat is that they’ve incorporated the power of healing cr