We are excited to announce that since Christmas 2022 we have been stocking a brilliant local brand, An’du.
A small mother/daughter run company in East Sheen, An’du was born out of the desire to produce high quality hair care with minimal impact on the environment. A combination of cutting edge, green technology and careful design has resulted in An’du producing the first ever solid shampoo and conditioner bars that contain bio-surfactants. Bio-surfactants are ultra-mild cleansers manufactured through the process of fermentation. They are classed as postbiotics. Trials of postbiotics have shown them to have a beneficial impact on the scalp*. These health benefits include acting as an antioxidant, positively affecting the host’s immune skin barrier, helping damp down inflammation, and improving pH level of skin.**
Throughout their range, the products have the same underlying principles; vegan, cruelty free, plastic free, sulphate, phalate and silicone free, pH balanced and plant based. The packaging is compostable and made with vegetable dyes, it is also linked to the World Land Trust giving carbon balanced paper which allows the WLT to protect critically threatened tropical rain forests.
Please drop in to chat to our staff about these bars or to make a purchase!
Back to Basics Shampoo Bar. Don't let the name fool you, Back to Basics is far from basic. This luxury formulation is filled with the newest generation, plant-based ingredients on the market today. We champion the use of bio-fermented ingredients which help support hair repair, scalp health, moisture and pH balance as well as being one of the most sustainable ways of manufacturing. This bar will cleanse all hair types, leaving it soft, smooth and with a beautiful shine. Back to Basics is pH balanced for your hair and scalp helping maintain your scalp's microbiome and protecting the cuticles of your hair meaning less breakage and frizz.Scented with a blend of both natural and synthetic oils, this bar smells like reading your favourite book under the shade of a leafy tree on the edge of the beach. The air is fresh, the sun is warm and woody undertones complement the top notes of crisp sea salt and sage floating on the gentle wind, leaving you feel relaxed, content and pampered.