59- Small-batch beauty

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the har­vests have been like, and to get to know our plants al­most as well as we do,” says founder and apothe­cary

Bri­tish or­ganic brand Skin & Tonic sources its in­gre­di­ents from di­verse lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing Sus­sex in the UK, the south of France and Sri Lanka. Its prod­ucts are crafted in Hack­ney, east Lon­don, in num­bered batches of 50 to 100. “No two pro­duc­tion batches are iden­ti­cal be­cause each in­gre­di­ent dif­fers on a molec­u­lar level de­pend­ing on that year’s har­vest, the soil, the air qual­ity and the weather. Th­ese all have an ef­fect,” says founder

Skin & Tonic, Lon­don

Toronto-based Leaves of Trees creates small- batch prod­ucts such as Char­coal Anise soap.

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