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Next Discount Week  1 October 2021

I am retailing from The Bob Tree, Montrose and making my products and packing online orders at my Murray Street shop. If you are local, you can choose shop collection on checkout and collect from The Bob Tree or from Artesan Crafts.

Trends in Cosmetics

The UK may allow animal testing for cosmetic ingredients for the first time since they were banned in 1998. The UK government has announced that it has reconsidered its policy and decided to align with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) which has stated that some ingredients in cosmetics may need to be tested on animals to ensure their safety, in conflict with previous European cosmetic regulation rulings. Last year the ECHA won a court appeal to force a German ingredient company ensure the safety of employees to 2 ingredients related to sun screen; homosalate and ethylhexylsalicylate, by animal testing rather than alternative forms of testing. 

Sources;; -August editions

I looked on the ECHA website and saw an open consultation on testing regulations underway which closes in October so I am sure I will be posting more on this topic which may bring the government in direct conflict with the cosmetic industry and consumers.


Consumers are shifting their focus from the notion of anti aging to a focus on authentic aging and specific skin issues associated with aging while making their skin look as healthy as possible. This revolution is driven by the pandemic and a focus on truth in beauty products says Avon.  Source   Cosmetics  

* The content in this section reflects interesting trends in my personal opinion with no influence or sponsorship involved.

Recycling News

I'm on a mission to promote recycling and sustainability. I started with  my product packaging . Join me on my journey through my blog.

I recently joined the Terracycle Scheme to recycle Marigold Gloves and their packaging from my shop in Murray Street Montrose.  Just put your used gloves and packaging through the shop letterbox.   

I just joined the Terracycle Scheme to recycle plastic rings - the thing that holds cans together - collect yours and pop them through the letterbox.

I'm working on customer vouchers in exchange for my product packaging. More here soon.

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