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Brand Feature: Lulu & Marula

Lulu & Marula is a natural, ethically produced skin and body care collection developed in their beauty studio in Cape Town, South Africa. They create conscious, scientifically formulated skin care that works with your skin to balance and boost its natural processes for healthier, happier skin.

  

 

Lulu & Marula was started in 2013 by Jesslynn Shepherd, a long-time beauty enthusiast, skincare product hoarder, and green living idealist. The brand launched in response to Jesslynn's personal struggles to find a simple, truly natural solution to her complicated skin. A few years later, professional skincare scientist Monique Spaltman joined the team, and now heads up all product research, development and testing to ensure top-notch quality, always.

 

Only pure botanical and plant-derived ingredients are used; none of our products contain any artificial colouring, fragrances, parabens, petrochemicals, synthetics or other harmful ingredients. They don’t test on animals, and all of their products are endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty.

 

 

 
Lulu & Marula don’t take life too seriously, but when it comes to skincare they don’t mess around; which is why they based their collection on these 6 key principles:
 

1. SIMPLICITY IS THE NEW AWESOME

Which is why they have created a routine with fewer products that delivers everything you really need for healthy, glowing skin.

 

2. NATURAL IS POWERFUL

The brand doesn't use fragrances, preservatives, or any other whatchamacallits. Each jar and bottle is full to the brim with only good stuff that actually works; making their range ideal for all skin types, even the most sensitive of skins. 

 

3. RELISH SIMPLE PLEASURES

They like to think of caring for our skin as a much needed daily ritual – a moment of calm in the panic of everyday life. It’s a chance to slow down and be mindful; which is why they've created each product with a sensory experience in mind. From Balancing to Calming, each use will take you on a little holiday.

 

4. HANDMADE IS THE BEST KIND

From the inside out, every product is made with care and in small batches. This gives the team as much control as possible over the entire production process, ensuring top-notch quality at every step. 

 

5. THE FUTURE IS LOCAL

It’s important to those behind the brand that they also empowers local businesses, by using them to supply their ingredients and packaging, wherever possible, their collection is made and sourced in and around South Africa.

 

6. THOUGHTFULLY SUSTAINABLE

The brand doesn’t test on animals, because they believe it's "whack" and also use minimal glass and cardboard packaging that can be recycled or reused.
 

 

Marula oil is at the heart of their skin and body collection.

It is one of the richest natural sources of antioxidants including vitamins C and E, essential fatty acids, and all-round good guy rejuvenation tools to give you healthy, glowing skin. Marula oil protects against environmental aggressors, helps reverse photo-damage, boosts cellular activity, and hydrates at the deepest levels.
 
Just think of Lulu & Marula as part of your healthy, balanced skincare routine and lifestyle.