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Welcome to Suneeta London!

This is our small family business, for which I hand-make all of our completely natural, fresh, vegan and chemical-free skincare products.

Our recipes are based on the ancient philosophy of Ayurveda, renowned for enhancing well-being, with my own original twist, to make wholesome natural skincare products.

Much love, Suneeta xx

What's in your skincare?

From moisturisers to cleansers to scrubs, almost all cosmetic products sold on the high street have the same main ingredient: water. 

Usually, preservatives are the second ingredient in moisturisers, after water (eau). The preservatives need to be so high up the ingredients list to preserve all that water! It makes you question what exactly we are paying for when we spend £20 on a moisturiser whose main ingredient is water. These preservative ingredients are used in skincare products to give them an incredibly long shelf life, so that they can be bought to sit on shop shelves and in stock rooms without fear that they will go off.

Have you ever used a moisturiser and noted that it sinks into your skin straight away?

This does not mean that the product is necessarily ‘good for your skin’; it most likely means that the product has a high preservative content.

Alcohol and other similar preservatives can make a thick or chemical-laden skin-care product feel almost weightless, creating a deceptively pleasant aesthetic. And what’s more they make you use more of their product. These ingredients do not just preserve products but they actually increase absorption of products into your skin. Known as penetration enhancers, these ingredients sink quickly into your skin by breaking down the skin's barrier - destroying the very substances that keep your skin healthy over the long term. Not to mention how problematic it is that these preservatives are helping the other harmful ingredients absorb into your body...

NATURAL | HANDMADE | VEGAN

Our handmade skincare is all 100% vegan and cruelty free, made using nothing but natural ingredients from Mother Nature! 

Better for you, your family and the environment. 

Sustainable skincare accessories

A selection of our favourite eco-friendly accessories for a plastic free bathroom.
Including our Organic Cotton Muslin Cloths, Peach Wood Hair Combs, Bamboo Toothbrushes, Cotton Rounds, Natural Loofahs and more!

Blog

SLS and SLES - Are they bad for our skin?

What is SLS?


SLS is the foaming agent in most conventional shampoos, body washes, cleansers and even washing up liquid. 

SLS, or sodium lauryl sulphate, is a synthetically produced chemical surfactant, which works by stripping bacteria away by turning liquids into foam. 

Not only is SLS harmful the the health of our skin and hair, the chemical process of producing SLS typically involves either palm oil or petroleum, both of which have serious negative impacts on the environment. 



Why is SLS bad for skin?

SLS works by removing surface bacteria and oils from your skin and hair, but one of the unfortunate side effects of using SLS is that your skin and hair’s healthy natural oils are stripped away in this “cleaning” process. These oils, which are naturally present on your skin, are there for a good reason! 

Jennifer Poust
Our use of plastic

Our use of plastic

We believe that making efforts to reduce your carbon footprint is about looking at the bigger picture. Instead of simply trying to avoid plastic, it is about making lifestyle changes and attitude changes that will make you more environmentally friendly in the long term.


Buying from smaller businesses and, of course, shopping locally is a great way to reduce your environmental impact. Large companies who mass produce products have a larger carbon footprint than smaller businesses who handmade products or produce in small batches. 


 

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Adult Acne, Hormones and Dehydrated Skin

Adult Acne, Hormones and Dehydrated Skin

More often than not, hormonal acne is really the result of hormone changes and not a direct result of skincare. (But bear with us because skincare is important!)

It is caused by the body producing excess androgens (a.k.a. male hormones), which lead to increased oil production in hair follicles around the chin, lower cheeks and jawline.

Let’s break this down... We know that all pores and hair follicles secrete oil - this is our skin’s way of moisturising and protecting itself, however some pores produce more oil and sebum than others. For example, the scalp is particularly ‘oil-producing’ because this helps keep the hair healthy. 

In the same way, the hair follicles on the lower part of male faces - basically everywhere there is increased facial hair growth

 

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Golden Turmeric Collection