I first spotted this Austin Austin in The Method in Stockbridge (Edinburgh) but wasn't going to be back in that part of town any time soon! I discovered Woolf & Moon were a stockist and rushed and placed an order. My order arrived a couple of days later. It was carefully packaged and the outer box in perfect condition (my personal bugbear is getting a bashed box through the post!)
Austin Austin was founded by father and daughter team, Richard & Bessie Austin (Richard is founder of Rainbow Wholefoods and Kingfisher Natural Toothpaste) and Bessie previously worked in design & advertising.
The range is very affordable, with stylish packaging, certified Organic by The Soil Association and COSMOS, made in East Anglia in small batches and Vegan friendly (apart from the body cream which contains a small amount of beeswax). There is no SLS, parabens, mineral oils, artificial colours or fragrances used. Packaging is recyclable.
I want to try all the products are some point. See the range available HERE. I picked up their Palmarosa & Vetiver Hand Cream (250ml - £13) which is simply gorgeous. It's made with extracts of plants, grasses, seaweed and algae which nourish and protect and heavenly scented with essential oils of marjoram, palmarosa, rosemary, vetiver and lavender.
To use: apply as often as needed for nourished and sweetly scented hands. I just love the scent of this it's slightly spicy with floral and herbal notes.
I fancy Neroli & Petitgrain Body Cream next!