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Nature is the key...

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We believe that the natural world can provide us with all we need to enhance our wellbeing, which is why we only use the very best that nature has to offer within our formulations.

Our skincare is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nutrients derived from all natural ingredients that are all sourced from sustainable suppliers.

We are dedicated to creating a range of ethical products from the vegan and organic ingredients we use in each of our products to the waterless formulations that means you’ll never find any preservatives within any of our products.

Natural Ingredients

We will never use synthetic fillers or preservatives in our skincare making them free from parabens and sulphates. All our products are 100% natural and always will be. 

Expertly Handcrafted

We formulate and make all of our products by hand in small batches to ensure the highest quality products reach you in the best condition possible.

Cruelty Free & Vegan

Our products, and the ingredients we use, are all cruelty-free and vegan friendly. We will never use any animal-derived ingredients within our products.

Why I began Pretty Special Beauty...

I began my career as a beauty therapist and quickly realised that I wanted to adopt a more synergistic approach to beauty and wellbeing. Combining my experience in the skincare industry, and my passion for holistic therapies and wellness, Pretty Special Beauty was born.

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Pretty Special Beauty allows my extensive training within the skincare and holistic sector to unite, bringing together a transformative experience that are beneficial both physically and mentally. 

I wanted to create more than just a natural skincare brand, as with my knowledge and training in aromatherapy and traditional Chinese medicine modalities, I strive to help bring a little clarity and relaxation to all those who immerse themselves into a Pretty Special Beauty routine. 

Lisa x

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A-Z of Essential Oils in Our Products...

Benzoin (Styrax Benzoin)

Traditionally used as a key ingredient in incense, today it is widely used in topical skincare due to its antiseptic and healing properties. It’s very useful to calm and soothe itchy skin and can boost elasticity in mature skin. Benzoin is one of my personal favourites, which is why you will find it used as a base oil in a lot of our products including: Yoga Mat Spray, Restorative Night Balm, Beauty Sleep Pillow Mist and Meditation Oil, Heart & Soul Meditation oil, and our Mango & Camellia Cleansing Butter.

Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia)

Is a good balancing oil that improves skin tone and soothes dry, itchy skin. It has a sunny, uplifting scent that boosts mood and eases anxiety, working as a natural antidepressant. You will find Bergamot in our Yoga Mat Spray and our Radiance Beauty Oil.

Chamomile (Chamaemelum Nobile)

Mostly associated with sleep, it’s an obvious choice for our Beauty Sleep Pillow Mist and Meditation oil. But did you know it also has excellent anti-inflammatory and skin soothing properties. It’s a repairing oil that has been shown to promote fast tissue regeneration and can clean blocked pores, which is why we chose it as a botanical extracts in our Mango & Camellia Cleansing Butter.

Frankincense (Boswellia Carterii)

If you want an oil that’s grounding, lifts the spirits, increases energy and focus and aids meditation, then Frankincense has it all in abundance. This is it was an ideal choice for our Serenity Meditation Oil.

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)

Probably one of the most versatile, and well used oils! Known primarily for it’s relaxing and calming properties, lavender is very often used to promote restful sleep, hence you can find it in our Beauty Sleep Pillow Mist and Meditation oil, Heart & Soul Meditation oil and Restorative Night Balm. It also has excellent skin rejuvenating and healing properties, perfect for our new Clarifying Face Polish.

Mandarin (Citrus Reticulata)

We only use mandarin in our Mango & Camellia Cleansing Butter, mainly due to it’s detoxifying and toning properties. It can also help with cell regeneration and has very slight astringent properties so can be used by sensitive skin types. A calm, gentle oil with an uplifting aroma, it adds a sense of cheerfulness to your daily cleanse!

May Chang (Litsea Cubeba)

An uplifting and stress reducing oil that can improve overall skin health by supporting the immune system and reducing inflammation. It’s another personal favourite which is why you can find it in our Yoga Mat Spray, Radiance Beauty Oil, Serenity Meditation oil, and our Mango & Camellia Cleansing Butter.

Myrrh (Commiphora Myrrha)

Used in our Serenity Meditation Oil to enhance focus and provide a strong sense of purpose. It works synergistically with Frankincense to build confidence in overcoming difficulties.

Orange (Citrus Sinensis)

Another oil that we use in our Serenity blend, which is stress relieving by calming the nervous system and reducing anxiety. It’s uplifting and can help promote restful sleep.

Palmarosa (Cymbopogon Martinii)

This is quite an underrated oil that a lot of people don’t know about, but it’s actually a lovely oil to include in skincare due to its nourishing and balancing properties. A particularly good oil for dry, mature skin types it hydrates, moisturises and rejuvenates. Palmarosa is a natural toner so it can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and act as a skin brightening oil. Therapeutically it’s a relaxing oil that can calm the mind and reduce anxiety, making it a perfect choice for our Restorative Night Balm.

Rose Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens Var Roseum)

Rose Geranium has powerful antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties which are reported to alleviate acne breakouts and skin irritation. These properties also help the oil cleanse out the pores and remove dead skin cells, making it effective for reducing potential breakouts. It has a stabilising effect which is also believed to help balance both dry and oily skin, helping keep it clear and supple. It was a clear choice for our Mango & Camellia Cleansing Butter as it's an uplifting, calming oil that can help balance emotions.

Rose Otto (Rosa x Damascena)

A beautiful, decadent, rich oil that supports cell and tissue regeneration, helps maintain skin elasticity, minimises broken capillaries and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is no wonder that we use it in our Radiance Beauty Oil, especially as it creates a sense of relaxed wellbeing, which is perfect when using the oil for facial massage or gua sha.

Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata)

This is an excellent oil for improving the complexion on all skin types as it has a balancing action on sebum secretion. It also helps to restore youthful glow by improving the tone of tired and sagging skin. It is a very relaxing and sedative oil that can help lower blood pressure and reduce feelings of anxiety, making it a perfect choice for our sleep and meditation products as well as our Radiance Beauty Oil. I always advise to use sparingly on the pillow – as it’s also an aphrodisiac!

Ylang Ylang
Chamomile
Frankincense
Rose Geranium
Bergamot
Mandarin
May Chang
Lavender oil
Rose oil
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