The best British beauty brands

The best British beauty brands

Liz Earle limited edition Jasmine and Osmanthus Cleanse and Polish £20.75

Celebrating 20 years since she first kept our faces 'cleansed and polished', Liz Earle launched her affordable skincare range in 1995, having previously worked as a beauty editor. Her Cleanse and Polish facial treatment is a best-seller, and if you've ever tried it, you'll know why. Expect glowing skin in mere minutes.

No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Serum £24.95, Boots

First launched in 1935 with a range of products that offered 'the modern way to loveliness', No7 has built itself up to be the UK's number one skincare brand. Of course, by far its most famous and adored product are the Protect and Perfect serums - it's rare to find a bathroom cabinet without one!

Space Girl Bath Bomb £2.35

Another British brand celebrating its 20th anniversary, LUSH is famous for its cruelty-free ethos and it's amazingly creative bath bombs. There are now 104 shops at home, and more than 900 overseas - that's a lot of multi-coloured, flower-filled, glittery bathtimes.

Cocoa Butter Body Butter £13

Founded in 1976 by Anita Roddick, The Body Shop's ethos was always one of feeling good and doing good combined. Its products are as sustainable and ethical as possible, which has continued since the brand was bought out by L'Oreal in 2006. We love this body butter - simply the sweetest-smelling way to get soft skin.

Make Yourself Youthful CC Superfluid SPF15

A relative new-comer to the Brit beauty scene, Soap & Glory was launched in 2006, and since then has more than held its own in the market. Famed for its rather cheeky product names and its award-winning The Righteous Butter body butter. We love the Make Yourself Youthful CC Cream too - perfect for light, summer coverage, it also 'blurs' away wrinkles.

Wonder'full Mascara with Argan Oil £7.99

While you might think of Rimmel as a brand for teens, it's actually one of the world's oldest, having launched over 180 years ago! Built on a perfume dynasty (favoured by Queen Victoria, nonetheless), the brand is credited with inventing one of the first non-toxic mascaras. We love this Argan oil-infused version, great for nourishing and boosting sparse lashes.

Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Wash £17

Opened in 1981 in Covent Garden, Neal's Yard Remedies quickly grew in popularity thanks to its natural, non-synthetic ingredients - a radical idea back then. We love this nourishing, non-drying cleanser which is perfect for removing make-up.