Fairfield Gardens started in 2007 but it was the issue of beauty miles that made us stop and reconsider our direction. We are on a mission to create a line of products not only produced in the UK, but which contain a high proportion of ingredients that are grown, produced or manufactured in the UK – something that you just don’t see on the High Street.
Our multi-award winning range of lip balms are the first step on the way to realising that dream. We use at least 75% British ingredients in all of our lip balms, and we are always on the lookout for new home-grown ingredients to help us push that percentage ever higher.
But it’s not just a gimmick. We are committed to producing quality products that are effective. Our awards and positive feedback from our customers can attest to that.
There’s no denying that there are some amazing ingredients and products that come from abroad, but we aim to show that skincare ingredients don't have to be exotic to be effective. There is a wealth of untapped natural goodness that is being under-used right here at home.
Fields of oil seed rape are a familiar sight in the summer, but wouldn't it be wonderful to see more fields of lavender, calendula, chamomile, cornflowers, borage and the like? And with food farming being increasingly pressed by supermarket practices leading to low margins for farmers and high volumes of waste, who knows, creating a demand for home-grown skincare might even help to revive the British farming industry!
It might take a bit of looking to find the right products, but there are wonderful websites out there like Sophia's Choice and Love Lula, which have brought together some great British skincare brands. Also sites like Make it British and Britipedia list all manner of British-made goods - from clothes to appliances.
So try to seek out natural skincare (and other) products that are made in Britain and ideally, if you can find them, choose products that use British ingredients too, like Fairfield Gardens Lip Balms.