• Pop Up Wellbeing Event

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    As we approach the year anniversary of the start of our collaboration with Jennifer Young, we wanted to shine a light on all it has brought to our spas ahead of Jennifer's upcoming wellbeing event in collaboration with Cancer Research UK.

    Our specialised menu was developed by Jennifer for our UK spas to offer trusted, high-quality treatments to those living with and beyond cancer. When Sam Reynolds, founder of Sam’s Spaces (a resource for those adjusting to life after cancer), tried one of our treatments she felt at ease as soon as she arrived in spa. Having treatments tailored for those living with or after cancer means that we can remove the anxiety that can be associated with laborious and intrusive pre-treatment forms. Instead we focus on the needs of the client, taking note of their preferences and avoiding or focusing on specific areas to give them the best experience possible.

    On Friday 30 August, Jennifer will be hosting a pop-up wellbeing event at the Cancer Research UK Marylebone Premium Store. From 10:30am - 4pm, Jennifer and her team will be on hand to offer skin, nail and wellbeing advice, mini treatments and workshops. It will be a chance to learn some helpful self-care tips while enjoying complimentary treatments. Beyond the free treatments and workshops, an exclusive free gift worth £20 will be given on all product purchases of £30 and over. The event is open to all and will be a great chance to learn more about the incredible work of Cancer Research UK, Beauty Despite Cancer and Jennifer Young.

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    Marylebone Premier Store Cancer Research UK, 24 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 4PG

  • Talking Travel with The London Chatter

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    Kelly Eastwood aka The London Chatter is a pro at packing light without compromising on style or her skincare routine. We visited her in her West London flat - a treasure trove of eclectic souvenirs from her travels, gorgeous clothes (of course) and a LOT of baskets - where she talked us through the contents of her carry on, shared her top travelling tips and told us why conscious consumerism is where it's at.

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  • 'Cupcycling' - a Sustainability Story

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    Sustainability has been a core part of Cowshed's philosophy since our early days and we are always looking for new ways to reduce the environmental impact of our products and packaging. As part of our refresh, we are now using G . F Smith for the paper boxes that hold our skincare. These are made at a paper mill in the Lake District from recycled coffee cups which would otherwise have gone into landfill.

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  • Scrub Up for Summer Skin

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    Cowshed trainer Jess Sproson told us how getting into the exfoliating habit with our new Dual Action Body Scrub means the moment the sun shows its face, she can make the most of her summer wardrobe. She shared her expert tips for perfectly polished skin, whether you’re a fake tan fan or not.

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  • Fresh-faced Fasting

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    For some of us, our skincare and beauty routines are so deeply ingrained into our day that going without them would be akin to leaving the house without brushing your teeth. It’s not necessarily pure vanity; being comfortable in your own skin is hard and doing all you can to feel that way isn’t to be knocked. That being said, when the phrase ‘skincare fasting’ started cropping up across the internet, I was intrigued. I’ve always subconsciously viewed fasting as a spiritual act - a test of will, resilience and faith - that I’ve never really committed myself to. I wanted to change that.

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  • Never Mind the Bullocks, Meet Awake - Our New Mood

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    Our refresh has seen a few changes which have inspired some questions. Many involved the mood that no one seemed to recognise: Awake while others were asking 'where has the men’s mood gone?' Bullocks was our men’s grooming range, but we realised that its uplifting and invigorating qualities were universally relevant so we reimagined it as Awake, our newest mood.

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  • Meet the Artist: Katie Scott

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    One of the biggest changes you'll notice to Cowshed this summer is how our products look. Illustrator Katie Scott was chosen to create new botanical illustrations that emphasise the natural ingredients that are at the heart of everything we do.

    Ruth Costello, Soho House Design Director, Graphic Design & Art Direction, says: We originally chose to work with Katie on our Morning Noon Night book to illustrate the ingredients that we use in the Cowshed spa at Soho Farmhouse from the produce gardens. For the Cowshed refresh we wanted to find a way to tie the new branding to the walled garden at Babington House without it looking twee or obvious. Katie's obsessed with creating something that pays tribute to the heritage of plant illustration but with her own spin. I think it would have been hard to find anyone else who’d give it that detailed finesse.

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  • Cowshed Refreshed

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    You might have noticed that things look a little different around here. That's because twenty years after we opened our very first spa at Babington House in Somerset, we realised that Cowshed deserved a refresh. While the quality of our products and our commitment to natural ingredients remain unchanged, our packaging and names have evolved to make them more relevant for today.

    So, what’s new?

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  • Why Our Shampoos Don't Foam

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    In our commitment to all things natural and botanical, we’re very conscious of the impact that Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) in shampoos can have on the environment and the health of our scalp and hair follicles. With this in mind, we turned once again to Jess to clue us in on the debate surrounding SLS: what it does, why we don’t use it and what we use instead.

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  • Oliya's DIY Beauty Hacks

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    Cowshed's New Product Development Manager Oliya Kalashnikova isn't just the expert who formulates all our products, she's also a fan of home-grown, DIY beauty too. Here she shares some of her favourite hacks for healthy hair and skin.

    My go to face mask for super hydrated, fresh skin:

    Ingredients:
    Honey
    Full fat Greek yoghurt
    Avocado
    A dash of olive oil

    Method:
    Put them all in a blender and leave on your face for up to one hour.

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