Neal's Yard Remedies
since the 4th of December, 1981 Neal’s Yard opened it's doors in a once forgotten corner of Covent Garden, in the heart of central London, England.
a passionate belief that beauty should be natural, not synthetic, has been at the heart of this company since the beginning, over 30 years ago. believing in nature, honesty and transparency, and a natural right to know what goes into the products you buy.
A vision to bring the expertise of the apothecary and our holistic approach to health and beauty to people and communities.
Beauty with no nasties
The skin is the body's largest organ, and an active barrier between our bodies and the environment. It's well known that what you put on your skin ends up in your body - just think of nicotine patches. That's why we believe it's really important to know exactly what's in the products you use on your skin.
Over the last 50 years, tens of thousands of new chemicals have been developed, most of which have never been properly tested on humans. We absorb a huge array of these synthetic chemicals through our food, our toiletries, and our immediate environment, and whilst we may not be able to avoid all of these chemicals, we believe it makes sense to do what we can to minimise contact wherever possible.
What's in our products?
When it comes to ingredients, we pride ourselves on our honesty, integrity and transparency. We make our products with the maximum organic, natural and wild ingredients, and carefully select other functional ingredients (detergents, emulsifiers, surfactants etc) with a view to safety, efficacy and biodegradability. Our entire range makes use of high quality organic plant-based ingredients, and we fully disclose our ingredient information with our customers, both online and, where space allows, on our packaging.
What's not in our products
We believe that what you leave out of a product can be as important as what you put in. Here's just a few of the ingredients you won't find in any of our products, and why:
No silicones - they coat skin, and impede its natural function
No mineral oils - derived from petroleum, and have a tendency to block the skin
No parabens - these are linked to hormonal imbalances
No GM ingredients - not enough is known about possible long-term implications
No phthalates - it's reported they have toxic impact on humans and animal life
No propylene glycol - derived from petroleum
No animal testing - unnecessary and cruel
No DEA - associated with known carcinogens
No EDTA - (powerful metal chelator), and doesn’t biodegrade readily
No acrylates - derived from petroleum
No nano - not enough is known about its long term implications
No BHT - linked to breathing and lung impairment