We’re firm believers in both style and substance. Just because a product is beautifully designed and well-presented, doesn’t mean it should perform any less effectively than its counterparts. This has long been integral to our ethos at Glasshouse and we are routinely delighted when we see other natural and organic brands follow a similar suit. Enter Austin Austin: our newest brand launch at Glasshouse and one very much worth getting excited about.
Austin Austin are a Norfolk-based, Soil Association certified-organic brand for hair, hands and body. The brainchild of a father-daughter duo - Bessie and Richard Austin - the brand combines Richard’s experience and know-how in the organic industry (he launched one of the UK’s first wholefood shops in the 1970s) and Bessie’s background in art and design. Together they have created a range of six products that bridge the gap between aesthetic desirability, natural ingredients and high performance. We’re thrilled to have the full range online.
From a bergamot and juniper fragranced sulphate-free shampoo to a rich shea body cream heady with neroli, the six products are delicately scented (by award-winning perfumers) and packaged in the original artwork of London and Madrid based artist Christian Newby. In fact, every collection will feature a different artist showcasing their work on the bottle and box of Austin Austin’s sustainable packaging. Although we do have a particular soft spot for these characterful line drawings.
Free from GM ingredients, sulphates, silicones, parabens, mineral oils, artificial colours or fragrances, Austin Austin’s products are also cruelty-free and packaged in bottles that are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic. Scroll down to find out more about the range.
Rich with nutrient-dense baobab, this sulphate and silicone free shampoo works by moisturising and strengthening the hair. Zesty and fragrant, top notes of bergamot and grapefruit make this a joy to lather up and leaves hair feeling (and smelling) fresh.
An ideal follow-up to Austin Austin’s shampoo, their conditioner is full of plant and olive extracts for optimum softness and smoothness. The argan oil and shea butter mean a couple of small dollops on mid lengths to ends is enough for a healthy hit of hydration.
A body soap that’s gentle enough to use all over without stripping the skin’s natural oils, this formula is fragranced with neroli and petitgrain for a heavenly shower experience. Sunflower seeds and sustainable coconut offer enough moisture to leave the skin feeling soft and supple!
A perfect pairing after Austin Austin’s body soap, this luxurious body cream is a real treat for skin. A small amount goes a long way thanks to cocoa butter and natural betaine, whilst the scent is warm and rich with neroil, orange and cardamom.
For hands that need special attention and bathrooms that deserve great design, this hand soap is a great all-rounder and will leave your hands soft and soothed, thanks to aloe vera, plants, grasses and algae. Not forgetting the delicate scent of palmarosa, rosemary and lavender.
A pump of this Austin Austin hand cream after washing will seal in moisture and leave your skin smelling fresh and fragranced.