Flying the flag for Scottish Skincare

The Scottish winter brings a host of skincare issues alongside the plunging temperatures, horizontal rain and gale force winds. What better solution than to turn to some home-grown beauty brands?

The multi-award winning Amaranthine Beauty creates small batch vegan, palm oil-free and cruelty-free products in Edinburgh. Amaranthine’s range of face masks come in four options, for detox, radiance, rejuvenating and soothing. They come as dry powders so you just add some water and use what you need. You can find out more about the range at

Lorraine Tait’s Blushberry Botanicals Aberdeen workshop specialises in natural vegan products using the finest ingredients. Lorraine studied botany, chemistry and nursing and this combination of skincare science and healing underpins the range. She does some excellent natural deodorants, lip butters and clay masks. We really liked Blushberry’s Rose Clay Gentle Exfoliating Face Polish, which does exactly what it says on the beautifully designed tin! Find them at

The Edinburgh Natural Skincare Co.’s latest range, Eternal, is deliciously scented with a balanced blend of Amber, Frangipani, Jasmine, Narcissus, Clove and Oud. Their Eternal Anti- Ageing Super Cream and their Super
Serum both use anti-oxidant Black Lilac Seed Oil, which offers highly efficient and deep moisturising protection for your skin. It’s very calming, and has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory benefits which makes it a highly effective for sensitive and older skin. The entire range can be found at 

Last, but not least, Aberdeen’s own Alpha Clinic offers their own skincare line, Alpha Clinical. Their lightweight H2∞ Endurance Moisturiser offers long-lasting hydration that leaves the skin velvety smooth, firm and glowing. It’s packed with peptides, Tara seed extract, humectants and soothing emollients. There’s a whole line of products, so a consultation is the best way to find the best combination for your skin. Find
out more at

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