Gerlinde Naturals is a national award winning vegan skin care company based in the rural Lincolnshire countryside, UK, and run by Gerlinde, a professional skin care formulator and holistic lifestyle enthusiast.
MADE BY HAND ON YOUR ORDER TO GUARANTEE FRESHNESS
You and your skin are at the heart of our business, that's why we like to manage our company in an oversee-able family run environment where we can make sure that all steps from production to shipment can be kept bespoke and personal.
OUR PRODUCTS ARE FREE FROM
GLYCOLS, SILICONES, ALCOHOL, SYNTHETIC COLOURS, SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES, PETROCHEMICALS, ANIMAL INGREDIENTS
100% VEGAN - CRUELTY FREE
Gerlinde strongly supports animal welfare and therefore doesn't use ingredients from animal sources (beeswax, lactic acid, retinol, lanolin, etc.). We also regularly support 2 wildlife charities , the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and the Born Free Foundation.
*Vegan Beauty Guide for Beginners by Sarah Seaward who decided to go Vegan because of the way we farm animals and the consequences this has for our environment .
Here at Gerlinde Naturals HQ we are also environmentally conscious and try to contribute wherever we can to help our planet recover.
every single product is also stability and microbiologically tested and certified by a cosmetic chemist with a Cosmetic Product Safety Report which conforms to EU Cosmetic Regulations 1223/2009 (see more information at the end of this page *)
CAREFULLY SOURCED, PUREST PLANT-BASED INGREDIENTS
Gerlinde Naturals ingredients are conscientiously sourced and greatest care is taken in the production process not to damage important components like vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and high performance active ingredients in plant extracts, which are fantastic for environmentally stressed, sensitive and ageing skin.
Some of Gerlinde's favourite ingredients she uses in her formulations:
We can also offer more than 250 Five Star ***** reviews from happy customers around the world. Reviews can be found directly linked to each individual product.
• Bronze Award FreeFrom Skincare 2015 for our Rejuvenating Body Lotion with Arctic Blackcurrant Extract
• Platinum Winner for the Best Night Cream in the Janey Lee Grace Awards 2015 - Skin Recovery Night Cream
• Bronze in The Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2016 for the Moisture Boost Serum
• The Moisture Boost Serum is a winner in the Janey Lee Grace 'New for 2016 Platinum Awards - The Best of the Best New Natural Products
• Super Nourishing Face Balm is an Award Winning Product in the JANEY LOVES 2016 Platinum Awards in Association with the UK Health Radio
• Beauty Shortlist Awards 2017 'Editor's Choice' for our Avocado Hand Therapy Cream
• Silver in The Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2017 for the Avocado Hand Therapy Cream
• Winner of the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2018 for Best Face Balm for very dry skin - Super Nourishing Face Balm
As an Austrian, Gerlinde is naturally very proud to have her products on the bathroom shelves of a luxurious 5-Star chalet in the Austrian alps.
Hotel Bentley's House***** SLH Group, Lech/Zürs am Arlberg
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I AM GERLINDE
and I am the creative mind behind the Gerlinde Naturals vegan friendly skin care range, born in Austria. I am also a holistic lifestyle enthusiast with most of my family and friends being involved in herbalism, homeopathy, bach flowers, aromatherapy, life coaching, cranio-sacral therapy, nutrition, mountain rescue and pretty much everything that involves nature and healing mind and body naturally.
Personally, I had been struggling with very sensitive and dry skin all my life and trying to find the right product even in specialist shops was difficult. About 20 years ago, I decided that I had enough of spending a fortune on products that did nothing or only very little for my skin and started to mix up my own balms. I was adding and exchanging ingredients, playing with different herbs and supplying my lovely friends and family with samples. As luck would have it they loved my balms!
It was so much fun and I enjoyed going through tons of literature and learning more and more about skin issues and using herbs to soothe and heal. It turned out to be a favourite hobby and I finally found the best solution for my skin too - not just my skin, an extended circle of friends with similar issues came to ask for my creams and started to rely on them. As pleased as I was, it could be quite difficult at times to hold down a full time job and produce dozens of creams in the evenings. So after years of considering, I made the decision to say good bye to my full time job, get all necessary certifications and develop, produce and market my own skin care range, knowing that my educational background, decades of using herbs and formulating for myself and friends will stand me in very good stead.
In 2012 I launched Gerlinde Naturals Vegan Skin Care, sharing my passion for a more natural, gentle and healthy life style with everybody and introducing a tried and tested skin care line which embraces the phenomenal power of botanical ingredients, soothing, hydrating and balancing the skin.
MY PROMISE TO YOU
As an independent small business, hand blending every product myself and with a family background of herbalists with a holistic approach to life, I can promise that I will always listen to your needs, be flexible, approachable, willing to go the extra mile for you. If you need advice and probably a bespoke product, I am more than happy to help you and your skins' needs.
*All Gerlinde Naturals products have been professionally formulated and additionally are certified for safe use by a qualified Chemist as required by current legislations to legally produce and distribute natural skin care products.
Please make sure that your natural or organic skin care supplier holds a Cosmetic Product Safety Report/Certificate (CPSR). This is a legal requirement for everybody who produces skin care products within the European Union, this also includes micro businesses who display and sell for example on market stalls at farmers markets, Christmas fairs, etc. This ensures that you are receiving a product which is fit for purpose, adhering to cosmetic guidelines, packaging and hygiene standards to avoid contamination and health issues.
A word about Phenoxyethanol as a preservative
Gerlinde Naturals is a member of the Guild of Soap and Toiletry Makers