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Edinburgh Evening News 2022

August 22, 2022

Journalist Julie Douglas from The Edinburgh Evening News published a fantastic article about myself and fellow Edinburgh skincare brand owner, Lucy, from Lucky Cloud Skincare, both recently winning silver medals in the Free From Skincare Awards 2022 and why we celebrated together.

Our best-selling Facial Oil won a silver medal in the 'Problem Skin' category - four testers with skin prone to redness and acne put our Facial Oil through it's paces for four weeks, completing detailed questionnaires to return to the judges who had the final decision.

The following are excerpts from the article:

It was cause for a joint celebrations for entrepreneurial adversaries Lucy and Sarah, whose respective studios happen to be side by side in the same building at Palette, St Margaret’s House, London Road.

“Not only are we both Edinburgh-based natural skincare brands, our workshops actually share a wall, which is quite funny to be honest. While we don’t share details about our product developments, it’s so amazing to have someone close by to chat to about skincare and the industry,” said Sarah.

Lucy agreed, adding: “This isn’t the first time we’ve both won awards in the same competition; it’s super empowering to celebrate together. Having someone who really understands what goes into every stage of running a beauty brand just a knock of the door away is brilliant.”

The Europe-wide awards, now in their 11th year, were established to reward manufacturers of skincare products that are free from many of the preservatives, additives and fragrances associated with ethical, environmental and health concerns, as well as causing skin sensitivities and allergies.

Read the full article here.

A quote from one of the Free From Skincare Awards testers on our Facial Oil:

“I liked how hydrating this product made my skin feel and how it also gave my skin a glow. It performed well at keeping skin hydrated. Over a period of use I noticed my skin appear more healthy looking and dry patches less noticeable. Blemishes also appeared reduced and I was having less frequent breakouts and red areas. It helped me feel more confident with my skin and I was impressed with the progress. After a month, my skin condition improved in that I had little to no dry patches of skin; my skin appeared more glowy and hydrated. I also feel like my skin looked more youthful with less noticeable fine lines. It helped with my acne and blemishes by reducing the appearance and amount of breakouts I am prone to. Exceeded expectations.”

Natural skincare brand Amaranthine's founder, Sarah Rueger.

Sarah Rueger

About the author

Sarah is the founder of certified palm oil free natural skincare brand Amaranthine. She is a qualified organic skincare formulator and has diplomas in Beauty Therapy and Clinical Aromatherapy.