In 2010 Andrea Garland found herself wondering what exactly to do with her collection of vintage tins, compacts and pill boxes objects of vintage beauty that could be repurposed for a useful life in our modern world. The eureka moment arrived with the idea of filling the jobless tins with her own 100% natural, beeswax based lip balm…..the Andrea Garland company was born. An Aromatherapist by trade, Andrea had been holding workshops on the art of making natural beauty products, already having a small selection of natural beauty creams and oils she expanded upon this range using carefully chosen selections of products with the emphasis always on plant based, premium quality, non-chemical ingredients that were kind to the skin and the natural world.
With a basket full of products, Andrea got herself a market stall in the just becoming fashionable Brick Lane market and through the seasons began selling her ever-growing collection of vintage tins, pill boxes, oils and creams. The business growing too fast to stay on a market stall, expanded into an online shop as well as supplying shops both in the UK and worldwide.
Going from strength to strength Andrea incorporated her love of vintage fashion to create, self designed lip balms, jewellery and beauty accessories all with her distinctive modern take on a vintage look. Online expansion has led to global exposure with collaborations with brands from all around the world such as Nordstrom in the US, Isetan in Japan and Liberty of London. There have been reviews of Andrea Garland products internationally including features in The Times, The Guardian, The New York Times, Vogue and Marie Claire to name but a few.
Today the brand is still evolving and has recently undertaken a rebrand with a classic look of red and white candy-stripe accompanying the reformulated and updated skincare range. Understanding the many qualities of plant based ingredients and their impact of on the skin, Andrea has introduced a range of products that focus upon the therapeutic benefits of the botanical world and the natural beauty of nature. The new, clear glass containers give the customer a 360 degree view of the products and show off the full palate of the natural colours within; hues of pink, yellow, blue and violet therapeutically couple with carefully chosen rich blends of scent, oils and ingredients, kind to the eye body and mind.
- Small batch making
- Handmade in London, UK
- Use of the finest natural ingredients
- Therapeutic and holistic beauty formulation
- Not tested on animals
Our hands, care, natural ingredients, plant based cold pressed oils, therapeutic grade essential oils, as many organic and British ingredients as possible, recyclable and reusable packaging, love
Machines, parabens, phthalates, SLS, synthetic fragrances, mineral oils, animal testing