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Conscious Skincare

How ethical is Conscious Skincare?

Conscious Skincare, an up-and-coming ethical skincare brand, is one of The Good Shopping Guide’s leading Ethical Accreditation members and is featured on our list of the Top 200 Ethical Businesses.

Conscious Skincare is a family run award-winning skincare company, founded in 2011. The brand designs, creates and make all its multi award-winning organic products from its rural retreat on the beautiful west coast of Wales. Its unique and natural plant-based blends are inspired by the local land and seascape. Every ingredient is there to perform.

The brand receives an impressive Good Shopping Guide ethical score of 99 in our Skincare Ethical Comparison Table and therefore successfully passes our ethical benchmark.

Skincare brands aiming to improve their sustainability and ethics should look to Conscious Skincare as a shining of example of how this can be achieved.

In which areas does Conscious Skincare perform well?

With an outstanding GSG score of 99, Conscious Skincare receives a top rating in the majority of criteria within our Skincare research.

Conscious Skincare performs particularly well in the Animals section of the assessment, having achieved a top rating in the Animal Welfare and Vegetarian/Vegan categories.

The brand is completely cruelty-free and is firmly opposed to animal testing. This is evidenced by its certifications from Naturewatch and PETA. Conscious Skincare is also fully vegan and has been approved by The Vegetarian Society.

Conscious Skincare also received a top rating in the Environmental Report category, due to its comprehensive sustainability policies. This includes focusing on recycling, sustainable packaging and minimising energy consumption.

What makes Conscious Skincare so sustainable?

Conscious Skincare was founded on a strong set of ethics and values held by its founders, Rebecca Martin and Quentin Lees. This includes a strong commitment to positive animal welfare practices.

The company actively engages in bringing animal testing to an end by signing petitions, writing to companies, writing to politicians and supporting animal welfare organisations. Conscious Skincare also has a donation option at checkout to donate to a local animal charity, which it then pays monthly.

Conscious Skincare also demonstrates its sustainability efforts through prohibiting the use of palm oil in any of its products. Palm oil is notorious for its harmful environmental impact, particularly in terms of its role in contributing to deforestation. Choosing to avoid this ingredient therefore minimises Conscious Skincare’s overall environmental impact.

Additionally, Conscious Skincare’s branded bags are hand-made by a Fairtrade co-operative in India. Recycled saris are used to line each bag, making each one as individual as the people that make them.

How did Conscious Skincare achieve Ethical Accreditation?

Conscious Skincare has attained Ethical Accreditation from The Good Shopping Guide. This involved a thorough assessment of the brand’s ethical policies and practices to verify its ethical status. Conscious Skincare is subject to regular assessments to ensure the company maintains high ethical standards.

Conscious Skincare is therefore permitted to use our Good Shopping Guide Ethical mark, which certifies the brand’s ethical status and allows consumers to recognise Conscious Skincare as an ethical brand.

Visit our ratings tables to see which brands have achieved The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Accreditation. To find out more about how it works, please get in touch or complete a Free Initial Assessment Form.

Browse Conscious Skincare’s ethical products on the company website.

Ethical performance in category


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Awarded Ethical Accreditation

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  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Irresponsible Marketing


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


  • Ethical Innovator


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