Did you know that most cosmetics ingredients travel a long way? Sustainable skincare is very hard to achieve.

Sonestia offers a unique range of English face and body oils made with 99% carefully selected locally sourced oils, such as cold-pressed hemp seed oil, borage oil or poppy seed oil. Sourcing locally enables them to reduce their carbon footprint and to support local farmers.

In addition to their range of English oils, Sonestia has also a range of butters and balms made with locally sourced oils and fairly traded shea butter from Africa. As well as being local & ethical, Sonestia skincare is also sustainable, vegan and eco-friendly. Free from palm oil derivatives, their products are presented in recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging.

Sonestia skincare products are handmade in the little market town of Saffron Walden in Essex by Sandrine, PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and member of the Society of Cosmetic Sciences, so you can be sure that your products are not only natural but also safe and high-quality.

Kind to your skin, their products are suitable for the most sensitive skins. And as a friendly small business, they are more than happy to help. Don’t hesitate to contact them directly for advice on the best products for you. And if you are still unsure, they have 30 days satisfaction guarantee. For honest and sustainable skincare – trust Sonestia.


We love the fact that their products are handmade with locally sourced oils and essential oils. Every little step to reduce the carbon footprint counts! And at the same time, we are doing our bits to support local businesses.

We love their values and their transparency about the ingredients. The short list of ingredients is detailed in full English for each product on their website, so it is easy to understand and check if you have any allergies. They also have a range with no essential oils for people with very sensitive skin.

As a small company, you can easily contact directly the founder Sandrine and she is always happy to help. This company has outstanding customer service!

And finally, thanks to a no-fuss packaging and honesty policy, you get a high-quality product at an affordable price!

  • 100% natural products handmade in the UK with locally sourced oils and essential oils
  • biodegradable formula and recyclable packaging
  • no unnecessary outer packaging
  • no hidden ingredients, full composition available on their website
  • free shipping over £30 or delivery from £2.95
  • 30 days satisfaction guarantee

Check their review on their website, on Facebook or on Google My Business.

Here are a few examples:

'I approached Sandrine with a skin concern and she was so helpful, I really appreciated her time and expertise. I tried the omega face oil and it is lovely, so gentle and soothing, even on my (then) very sore skin. I highly recommend these products.'  Amanda, Facebook

'I am using the Rosemary English Face Oil and the Blood Orange Lip Balm. I really recommend those handmade products, such a nice smell and a great feeling on the skin! My skin feels amazingly soft and I genuinely enjoy the lovely natural scent that comes with it.' Melissa, Google



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Company tagline: Sustainable Honest Skincare
Amazing Qualities:
Vegan, Eco-friendly, Sustainable, Locally sourced, Handmade, High-quality
Typical Price Range: £5 to £50
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