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 THE DAY OF 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 have the opportunity to get to know our customers, creating a special relationship by understanding and remembering their likes and dislikes. We are also able to make sure that all steps from production to shipment are kept bespoke and with a unique personal touch.
All our products are freshly hand-blended with lots of love, care and attention to detail, on the day of your order by Gerlinde personally. In this way, customers can make requests, feel comfortable, in safe hands and be sure that all ingredients are as perfect, unspoilt and as fresh as possible - not a single product will ever sit on a shelf for months waiting to be sold.
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
• Bronze Award Free From Skincare 2018, category Face Care (wash off) for your Cleansing Cream
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 creams and balms. I tested and experimented with different herbs, tinctures, oils, butters and waxes, botanical extracts, natural emulsifiers, and through trial and error worked out how to get the most benefits from combining certain ingredients.
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.
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 certified skin care line which embraces the phenomenal power of botanical ingredients, soothing, hydrating and balancing the skin.
I am very passionate about my products and small business and I think that I can stand up to any big natural skin care company when it comes to well-adjusted and working formulations. I have been learning, formulating and developing for so many years now that when I look at the ingredient list of some of the very well known and sometimes also very expensive natural skin care ranges, I usually can't spot many differences apart from enviably large branding, advertising and marketing budgets.
My business is kept on a manageable and personal scale where I have the opportunity to get to know my customers and create a special relationship, understanding and remembering their likes and dislikes and giving advice.
Because I produce every single product fresh on the day of the order, customers can make requests, feel personally pampered, in safe hands and be sure that nothing has been sat on a store shelf for months and months.
I can honestly say that I could not imagine doing anything else. This is my perfect job and vocation, exceptionally rewarding and keeping me on my toes. But even better, is that all my customers are genuinely the most loyal, supportive and lovely people I could ask for, thank you so much!
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 assure you that I sympathise with every single request and always answer all emails as thorough as I possibly can. I listen to your needs and I am 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