About Us 

 

Our mission is to reconnect people to the natural world, and to raise their awareness of the importance of the ingredients they 'feed' their skin.

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© 2019 by ANNWYN Botanicals Ltd

Environmentally friendly packaging

No harmful chemicals, no palm oil and no parabens

Vegan-friendly and no animal testing

Ethically sourced ingredients

- About ANNWYN Botanicals -

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ANNWYN - From the Earth

ANNWYN is the old Celtic word for ‘the Otherworld'. Our Celtic ancestors believed that in the Otherworld, all good things came, or grew, from beneath The Earth. So – from this, our mission is:

 

  • To reconnect people to the natural world.

  • To raise awareness of the importance of the ingredients they ‘feed’ their skin – the largest organ in the body, first line of defence against infection and an open super highway to irritation and problems once exposed to irritants.

  • As lifelong nature lovers we live immersed in the Natural World and care passionately about the wellbeing and preservation of every living thing on our planet.​

Our belief in our products

Natural ingredients

 

  • Formulated from natural and responsibly sourced botanicals, herbs and essential oils, with no harmful chemicals  

  • Ingredients sourced responsibly, locally where possible and from Fairly Traded Women’s Co operatives around the world

  • High % organic ingredients

  • All of our products are suitable for vegetarians and most are suitable for vegans (we use beeswax and honey extract in some of our products)

  • In line with our Ethical Policy in carefully sourcing our ingredients, nothing has been tested on animals.  We test our products within our own team and in wider groups with tester volunteers

  • No synthetic fragrances or colours

  • No palm oil

  • No SLS/SLES

  • No silicones

  • No parabens, petrochemicals, harsh foaming agents

  • No GMO

Our packaging

At ANNWYN Botanicals we strive for an ‘Earth-Friendly’ approach as much to our packaging as to the ingredients we use in our formulations.

 

In 2018, Zero Waste Week, an annual awareness campaign, reported that more than 120 billion units of packaging is produced every year by the global cosmetics industry, most of which are not recyclable. The UN has predicted that if the current rate of waste production continues, by 2050 our oceans will carry more plastic than fish and an estimated 99% of seabirds will have ingested plastic. Earlier this year, they declared our current situation a “planetary crisis”,

Our first choice of packaging is to use recyclable amber glass, used also to maintain the integrity of our natural ingredients. Where safety is an issue, for example in a shower product, we have to use a different product.

 

We have sourced high quality, sustainably produced biopolymer bottles; they are recyclable, do not cause deforestation, are made from renewable raw materials, and do not increase atmospheric CO2.  They cost us more, but we are happy to make this investment.

 

ANNWYN Botanicals recognises we have more to do to eliminate our plastic use completely but we are happy to be on our way and already making a difference.

We make all of our products by hand with a beautiful and inspiring view over the North York Moors in the United Kingdom.

But earthlier happy is the rose distilled

Than that which withering on the virgin thorn

Grows, lives and dies in single blessedness.

- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream