Lucy Bee Scoops Gold and Silver at 2019 European Skincare Award
Lucy Bee has won Gold and Silver in the Hard Soaps Category at the eighth annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards.
The Awards were founded to encourage and reward manufacturers of skincare products that are ‘free from’ many of the allergens, chemicals, additives and fragrances associated with skin sensitivities, allergies, and ethical, environmental and health concerns.
Lucy said of the awards –
“We are absolutely over the moon to take both Gold and Silver place at the Free From Skincare Awards. When we created this bar of soap, we knew we were making a fantastic, ethical product, completely free from palm oil and all nasties. They lather up beautifully, I used to always use shower gel but now I will always use our range due to the ethics and it is also kinder to the environment. We’re glad that our hard work has paid off and that people are appreciating how great the soaps really are”.
The announcements were made on 30thJuly, and followed a long judging process which included a rigorous month-long assessment by four experienced skincare testers,and concluded with week-long expert judging sessions.
Soap is traditionally made by saponification which is a chemical reaction between two natural ingredients. This is the way Lucy Bee creates their soap bars which are made in the UK using 100% of their own organic, raw Fair Trade Lucy Bee Coconut Oil. Lucy Bee use sustainable, natural ingredients and unlike many other soaps, do not use any palm oil, even sustainable palm oil, due to its negative impact on the environment, habitat, animals and eco-systems.
Lucy Bee Soap is also free from the following which are often found in other soap bars: sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sulphates (SLES), artificial fragrances and dyes, preservatives and petroleum.
The range has been certified by some of the most respected certification bodies – Soil Association (COSMOS Organic), Fair Trade (FairTSA), Vegan Society and Cruelty Free International. It has also been awarded the #1 Best Buy by the Ethical Consumer Guide. The rating system takes into account things like animal testing, human rights, climate change, environmental reporting, palm oil, company ethos, product sustainability, pollution, factory farming amongst many other important factors.
Winners, Hard Soaps, 2019
What the Free From Skincare Testers said:
Lucy Bee, Fragrance Free Natural Soap
“It lathered up so well, the best of any soap I’ve ever tried. It was more like a rich cream than a soap lather … Cleansed the body so well without feeling as if it was stripping skin’s oils … held its shape, did not crack … skin felt hydrated, nourished and clean – a nice bathing experience”
“Gentle coconut fragrance is lovely … lathered superbly and efficiently … hand-friendly shape … cleansed wonderfully, felt as if it was moisturising my skin … a good, generous, strongly performing soap … Imagine safe for virtually anyone to use (unless you have coconut allergy) … I cannot think of any way which this perfect product can be improved.”
“Lovely soap which lathered up very well and was very effective at cleansing hands and body … Surprisingly moisturising, skin didn’t feel tight … no cracking, no discolouration … great value for money and seems to last longer than many of the soaps I’ve tried”
Lucy Bee, Lucy Bee Spearmint Basil & Clove Exfoliating Natural Soap
“Cleansed my hands really well and left them feeling very soft, hydrated and moisturised … The addition of the coconut shell made the soap really effective at exfoliating … Have never known a soap lather as well as this one, was like shaving foam!”
“Delicious spearmint, just what I need in my morning shower … lathered efficiently .. refreshing to use, the exfoliating particles are just right, and work well … cleansed perfectly … totally delivered … held its shape and quality until it was all gone”
Lucy Bee is a lifestyle brand selling food, skincare and soap products all completely free from palm oil and with minimal use of plastic. Lucy Bee is concerned with Fair Trade, organic, ethical and sustainable living, recycling and empowering people to make informed choices and select quality, natural products for their food and their skin.
We’re really excited to announce that our Fair Trade Organic Coconut Milk is now available in 297 Tesco stores, as well in Asda stores, too. We’re confident that you’ll love this plant-based milk as much as we do. It’s 99.9% coconut and has a wonderful smooth and velvety texture, similar to dairy milk. Unlike other dairy free milk alternatives, our Coconut Milk has no fillers, rice or water.
'Ethical Consumer Magazine' have voted our Coconut Milk #1 UK Best Buy for Non-Dairy Milks. Click on the image to see which stores stock our Coconut Milk
Fair Trade isn't just about paying workers a fair price and a fair wage, though these are very important factors. Choosing Fair Trade products has a much wider impact, which we, the consumer, can influence. Click on the images above to see how your support of Lucy Bee is making a difference around the world.
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