Odylique was one of the first companies to create certified organic cosmetics and formulate the purest cosmetics possible. Today it's a multi award-winning brand with a wide range in beauty, body care and baby products, including a range of essential oils, supplements and make-up.
It started with Margaret. Thirty years ago, Margaret Weeds – Nottingham native, contemporary of one Anita Roddick, and qualified in herbal medicine and aromatherapy – was suffering with very, very sensitive skin. She wasn’t alone: eczema ran in her family and she and her children were all plagued with sore, dry, itchy patches. It being the late 80s, conventional cosmetics or prescription skincare were the only real option available. These were often packed with petroleum, artificial additives and other skin irritants which simply didn’t suit her allergy-prone skin.
Each and every one of Odylique ingredients has therapeutic credentials. They make this happen by using actives – herbs and essential oils – in therapeutic concentrations. Plant oils must be virgin and cold-pressed so that they have their full antioxidant vitamin-content intact (this more actively nourishes the skin and protects it from premature ageing). Odylique doesn’t do synthetic chemicals. Ever. Everything is certified to strict Soil Association organic standards. The brand leaves out lanolin, wheat, dairy & soya derivatives, salicylic acid, peanut oil, common allergen tree nut oils and more... all the things that can upset sensitive skin.
Odylique NEVER tests on animals. Instead, they test on human volunteers who have sensitive and allergy-prone skin. The brand also makes sure that their raw materials suppliers and all of their distributors follow the no-testing-on-animals rule, as well as adhere to Fair Trade standards and use responsible, sustainable packaging.