Lyonsleaf*

Lyonsleaf was formed by Ben and Vicky Lyons. They run Lyonsleaf from their small farm on the Mendip Hills in Somerset, England.

Lyonsleaf started out as a food and herb business, selling the produce they grew on their farm to local restaurants and at farmers markets. However, they had long been making natural skincare products as a hobby (using home-grown ingredients from their farm) and so in 2010, they started to sell some of their beauty products on their market stalls, too.

Calendula on the Lyonsleaf Farm in the Mendip Hills
Calendula on the Lyonsleaf Farm in the Mendip Hills

Lyonsleaf skincare was an instant hit with their customers, who would wander off with a tester and return half an hour later to buy. Ben & Vicki were also amazed to have many customers telling us it had worked wonders for treating their eczema and psoriasis.

Lyonsleaf is passionate about producing skincare that is 100% natural and 100% water-free, using 100% active ingredients to produce incredibly effective products that are safe, gentle and affordable.

With a lot of hard work, Lyonsleaf has since developed into becoming the small but perfectly formed award-winning range of 100% natural skincare products you see today.

Questions put to Lyonsleaf about Ingredients :

– Are your products certified cruelty-free, vegan,  or organic (where appropriate )  If not, does the brand have any plans to put that in place?

Lyonsleaf – We are in the process of becoming leaping bunny and organically certified however as you can imagine this is a lengthy process and we are not quite there yet, that being said we do not test any of our products on animals at any stage of products and never have done and we ensure that all products bought in are done so from companies who have a strict no animal testing policy, neither have we used harsh chemicals in our field of herbs, it’s quite literally just a case of going through certification which is taking place as we speak.

– How do you decide what products to buy in as organic and which ones to not? I presume it is due to pricing and if they exist. Is that correct?

Lyonsleaf– We choose by optimising purity and value, if we feel that there is a great danger of toxicity then we would be more likely to choose organic. For example, we don’t buy organic almond oil as it is formed in a shell and the danger of toxicity is reduced. That being said 90% of our ingredients are organic.

– Do you have any ingredients apart from the Calendula that is grown in the UK?

Lyonleaf – Yes, we grow marshmallow root here on the farm.

– Are the Beauty Balm, Body Balm and Calendula Cream considered marine safe?

Lyonsleaf– Are any essential oils marine safe? All of the other ingredients would be considered marine safe but I’m not sure about essential oils, although our essential oils do come from 100% plants

*Essential oils are considered marine safe if disposed of in diluted concentration.

.- Do you use non-nano zinc oxide?

Lyonsleaf– Yes, absolutely.

Awards & Customer Reviews

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Lyonsleaf BB Award
For Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm
Award for Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm
For Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm
Award for Beauty balm
For Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm
Lyonsleaf Calendula award
For Lyonsleaf Calendula Cream
Award for Lyonsleaf Calendula Cream
Award for Lyonsleaf Calendula Cream
Award For Lyonsleaf Calendual Cream
Award For Lyonsleaf Calendual Cream
Award for Lyonsleaf Calendula & Marshmallow
Award for Lyonsleaf Calendula & Marshmallow Balm
AWard for Lyonsleaf Body Butter
Award for Lyonsleaf Body Butter
Award for Lyonsleaf Zinc & Calendula Cream
Award for Lyonsleaf Zinc & Calendula Cream
AWard for Lyonsleaf Zinc & Calendula Cream
Award for Lyonsleaf Zinc & Calendula Cream
Award for Lyonsleaf Zinc & calendula Cream
Award for Lyonsleaf Zinc & calendula Cream
Award for Lyonsleaf Zinc & Calendula Cream
Award for Lyonsleaf Zinc & Calendula Cream

Accreditations – Working towards organic & cruelty-free certification.

Packaging – Glass jars and metal lids, plastic free, all recyclable or reusable.

What I like: The products work and are great for sensitive skin, the packaging –  all recyclable, the ingredients, some grown on their own farm.

What I did not like: It would be good if the Almond oil is Organic. Some of their recommended product use Beeswax, so we are unable to stock them, which is disappointing.

My hero products: Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm & Lyonsleaf Calendula Cream

Where to buy? On Wild Earth Beauty, Lyonsleaf or sold by Lyonsleaf on Amazon Prime

In Conclusion: I really like Lyonsleaf Skincare, what they stand for and that they grow some of their own ingredients. Their products consistently have high reviews.

Zero-waste

Yes

Plastic-free

Yes

Certified Vegan

No

Certified Cruelty-free

No

Certified Organic

No

Marine Safe

Yes

Sustainable

Yes

Biodegradable

Yes

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