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Natural & Organic Beauty For Health and Happiness

Welcome to Hattie & Hugh!
We are a luxury online destination for clean, modern, ethical beauty products and accessories.
Our collection of natural products are certified organic, eco-friendly, non-toxic, cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free and fair trade. 

Harriet Shackleton Owner of Hattie & Hugh

I am Harriet (AKA Hattie). I absolutely love makeup and skincare products and over the years have spent a LOT of money trying to find products that not only delivered on their promises, but didn't irritate my sensitive skin. I came to realise there are a large number of ingredients that I must avoid, including petroleum based products which sit on the skin, essentially smothering it.

I learned about what is in the products we all use every day and that although we are definitely becoming more savvy about what we buy and where it comes from, there are a huge number of companies 'green washing' their products; making claims that they are 'natural' or 'organic' when they are nothing of the kind. 

I searched for an all-in-one place to buy really good quality, ethical, affordable makeup and skincare products but I found shops and sites that were either hopelessly old fashioned, were prohibitively expensive, or that had an 'Organic' section almost as an afterthought. I didn't want to trawl through each and every product label, or make-do with horrible packaging or nasty smelling products, to get something that works.

The idea for Hattie & Hugh was born! 

It took a few years to gather the courage to leave my full time job in marketing and take the plunge into setting up this business. I am SO glad I did! I have met so many amazing people from all over the planet who make the most wonderful products.  What they all have in common is the passion, love and commitment that goes into their work. Our eco-conscious, honest and cruelty-free ethos is shared by all the companies we work with. 

Our collection of products are not only effective, but have that something special that makes them a pleasure to use and pretty enough to put on display. We are constantly searching for and testing out new products produced using the latest techniques and technology.  I believe that luxurious, effective, modern skincare should be available to all, so many of our products are unisex and we stock products at a range of prices. We absolutely will not endorse makeup brands who do not cater for darker skin tones. 

This truly is a family business and every product we stock has been personally sourced and tested by me, or by my friends and family members. Hugh is my brother-in-law who has not only kindly allowed me to borrow his name, but who along with my sister Elsie, has been a great source of help, advice and support. My boyfriend (well, fiance really but that is a weird word!) Cass does all the technical and design work that has made the website so pretty and functional.

I really hope that we can help you with any skin or hair issues you may have, from brittle nails to dry hair or adult acne, we have products to suit everyone. Get in touch via email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and we would love to answer your queries.

Thank you for reading and I look forward talking green beauty with you soon. 

x Harriet 

More about us....

Cosmetics and personal care products are absorbed by the body’s largest organ; the skin. The mix of toxins we are all exposed to every day are known to accumulate in the body.

At Hattie & Hugh we take the hard work out of finding perfect alternatives to beauty products which contain unnecessary synthetic chemicals such as parabens, petrochemicals, SLS, formaldehyde and synthetic perfumes and colours. 

Every Hattie & Hugh product has been hand-picked to ensure it meets with our strict criteria. We list all of our ingredients so you can be confident of high quality skincare, bath and body, haircare and wellbeing products that really work. Our cosmetics are available in a range of prices, from luxury brands to everyday essentials.

Just a few of many reasons to shop with us:

  • Clean, modern skincare products 
  • Solutions to skin issues such as dryness, oiliness, irritation and sensitivity 
  • Salon grade natural haircare that really works 
  • Beauty tips and trends, video tutorials, information and samples
  • Wallet-friendly, every day ranges in addition to high-end, luxury brands
  • Cult and award winning beauty products that work, smell great and look lovely
  • Listed ingredients 
  • Fair Trade suppliers with environmentally responsible manufacturing techniques and packaging
  • No products that have been tested on animals. Palm oil, where used, is from sustainable, orangutang friendly sources
  • Support smaller local producers in the UK
  • Easy ordering and excellent customer service 
  • NO: SLS, mineral oils, petroleum by-products, formaldehyde, synthetic perfumes and colours. 
  • YES: olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, argan oil, essential oils, botanical extracts

At Hattie & Hugh we have done the research for you so that you can shop with confidence, knowing that each product has been chosen with care.

Where products state, for example, '98% natural' this will often refer to the use of small amounts of synthetic preservatives such as phenoxyethanol and ethylhexylglycerine. These substances will be used in such small amounts that they are safe for use, and they prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, yeasts, and mould fungi in the products. We make it easy to avoid these ingredients if you wish, by listing the ingredients of each product.

Some of our candles are mineral based, but as they are not being applied directly to the skin we have decided these are safe. We offer completely natural alternatives if desired, please see ingredients lists for details.

Thanks to Lolo Studios Photography and Leanne Perilly MUA for my profile picture. 

Legal

Hattie & Hugh is not affiliated with any company or any other on-line store. All company or product names used on this site are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders, and we are authorised UK distributors of all our brands.

Hattie & Hugh Ltd operates and is registered with the HMRC as a Private Ltd Company, registration number 8298035.

Registered Office:

Sutherland House,
1759, London Road,
Leigh-on-Sea,
Essex,
SS9 2RZ

Hattie & Hugh does not sell wholesale to private individuals or to businesses. 

Please note; all advice we give is correct to the best of our knowledge but not every product will be right for everyone. We try very hard to only stock products that will not cause adverse reactions, but in the unlikely event you do have any problems, please consult your GP or skincare specialist. And of course, let us know

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