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Our journal celebrates getting back to nature, connecting with our inner child, dreaming of freedom and modern life.
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Get Summer Ready
As Summer approaches and our thoughts turn to sunnier weather, it is a good time to consider the skin that may have been neglected after months of colder weather and layers of clothes.
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BEAUTY MATTERS
The Wildsmith Guide to Masking
At Wildsmith, we love to share skincare advice and the following are some tips to take your current skincare routine and create facial masks with what you have available.
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BEAUTY MATTERS
Transitional Skincare
Moving from season to season is the perfect time for you to press pause, analyse and review what you want from your skin care products, assess how your skin is behaving and set new skin goals.
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BEAUTY MATTERS
FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR SKIN
This month we want to celebrate those moments when our skin has felt at its most cherished – hydrated, bouncy, glowy and comforted. Turning our attention inwards in the few weeks around Valentine’s day.
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BEAUTY MATTERS
WINTER SKIN

Winter can be really damaging to the skin if it is not cared for, the cold air outside zaps moisture from the skin and the things that bring comfort to us like coming home to a lovely warm and cosy house can also add stress to the skin. 

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BEAUTY MATTERS
AUTUMN IS HERE
Your skin can change up to 4 times a year as the seasons come a go, these changes leave their mark on your skin. As the temperature drops so does the moisture content in the air and we say hello to dehydrated and dry skin. The cold air will zap the moisture from the skin, and you may notice the skin feels dry and parched. 
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BEAUTY MATTERS
Review: Toning Body Serum
A potent body serum packed with powerful ingredients to hydrate and help tone the appearance of skin.
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BEAUTY MATTERS
Inspiration and Creation: our new Hand Wash and Lotion
Our exquisitely formulated and expertly crafted hand wash and lotion inspired by the plants and botanicals found in the grounds at Heckfield Place, the spiritual home of our brand. Both the wash and lotion are gently fragranced with Linden, Roman Chamomile and Cedarwood and come in aluminium containers to recycle forever.
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HOW TO LIVE WILD
HOW TO MAKE A SCENTED GARDEN INSPIRED BY FRAGRANCE
A really fun and easy way to grow a fragrant garden is to take apart the components of a delicious perfume and grow the plants yourself. Clemmie Frasershows us how. Artwork by Michalis Christodoulou.
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GOOD DEEDS
Meditation Bob
Bob Roth is the world’s most in-demand Transcendental Meditation coach with some 25.7k followers on Instagram, many of them celebrity devotees. He sat at the feet of guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1970s and today he dispenses wisdom to stressed-out, 21st-century souls, including war veterans, British school children and Katy Perry. By Kathleen Baird-Murray
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… JAN
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. A model now, a model back then, a model citizen always – American-born Anglophile Jan de Villeneuve believes wishes can come true and just might be related to Spike Lee.
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BEAUTY MATTERS
THESE BOOKS WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT BEAUTY
Images of beauty bombard us. From the moment we wake up and put on our make-up (as Aretha Franklin so eloquently put it) until we go to bed at night, pictures of painted faces, glossy hair, bodies of all shapes, sizes, colours and ages pop up on Instagram, fill the pages of magazines, beam through our screens, and dress blank spaces in museums and galleries. But how often do we consider beauty from an intellectual point of view? Pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable, and read these excellent books which in different ways, challenge our obsession with physical perfection and pose guilt-free, sometimes complex questions to make us re-evaluate the way we think about beauty.
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HOW TO LIVE WILD
BORN TO BE WILD
Mass rewilding programmes across the globe are seeing vast tracts of land being returned to their natural state, with indigenous “big five” beasts – from jaguars in Patagonia to red deer in Sussex – spearheading Mother Nature’s rebirth. David Annand explores a brave new world of booming biodiversity
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… SOLANGE
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month jeweller Solange Azagury-Partridge tries her best while setting the dance floor on fire to Grace Jones
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… SAM MCKNIGHT
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month, fashion’s favourite hairstylist Sam McKnight is careful what he wishes for, but makes time for Good Times.
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… BILL
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This issue, leather designer Bill Amberg is murder on the dance floor and a murderer on a life raft.
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GOOD DEEDS
WILD AT HEART FOUNDATION
When society florist Nikki Tibbles embarked on her third dog rescue mission to Puerto Rico, she thought she knew what to expect. But as Fiona Golfar discovers, you’re never quite prepared for the heartbreak and inspiration.
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… SKYE GYNGELL
Real dilemmas; real solutions. From our real-life super-heroes. This issue: Skye Gyngell, of Spring Restaurant, votes to take her brother-in-law Jeremy on a life raft and safeguards the fish in the ocean
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BEAUTY MATTERS
BACK TO NATURE
As the annual beach-body-ready season kicks off in earnest, Christa D’Souzacelebrates her decision to have her breast implants removed and finds that for her anyway, natural is best
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BEAUTY MATTERS
WHY WE ALL NEED BATH TIME
Ritualised in many countries – the Japanese onsen, Turkish hammam, Russian banya – the benefits of bathing go far beyond getting clean. Charlotte Sinclair explores the body, mind and soul-healing powers of immersing yourself in water
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GOOD DEEDS
CUT TO THE CHASE
How hairdresser Joshua Coombes’ desire to reach out and connect with people living on the streets launched a humanitarian movement with a pair of scissors and a hashtag. David Annand hears the story behind #DoSomethingForNothing
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HOW TO LIVE WILD
AS NATURE INTENDED
Writer and gardening enthusiast Tom Loxleyon why we need to embrace biodiversity and start cultivating a healthier planet for all of us to live in – including the pests…
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… DON
Real dilemmas; real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month, Don Letts, filmmaker, DJ and former member of Big Audio Dynamite, credits his education to the school of punk rock and wishes he’d said something a bit smarter to Lauren Hutton
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BEAUTY MATTERS
SKINCARE 2.0
Meet the high-tech (and one ancient low-tech) facial tools that promise to boost collagen, reduce puffiness, make wrinkles fade, and even prevent acne and soothe rosacea – all in the comfort of your own home. By Danielle Fox
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BEAUTY MATTERS
SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY HAS COME OF AGE
As a child, Josephine Fairley loved to create her own natural, home-made skincare; as an adult, she would go on to have a stellar career as a beauty editor in a world of high-tech beauty. But what if these polar opposites could meet?
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… KATE
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month, Kate Spicer, journalist and author of Lost Dog, does wonderful things with carrot tops and thanks her dog for the gift of routine and unconditional love
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… BOBBI BROWN
Real dilemmas; real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month, mother-of-three Bobbi Brown, who left her eponymous cosmetics brand after 25 years at the helm and now heads up a wellness brand, a hotel and a website, Justbobbi.com, loves drinking tequila in her spare time and wishes she could eat French fries without calorific consequences…
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… SINÉAD
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month the Irish writer, academic and advocate Sinéad Burke champions climate justice and dances to the Spice Girls. By Kathleen Baird-Murray
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… MARCIA
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month, Marcia Kilgore, founder of some of the world’s most exciting beauty brands, including the water-saving Soaper Duper, has recycled 50 tons of plastic bottles and has a crush on her husband (now that he has a new beard)
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BEAUTY MATTERS
MIND OVER MOISTURISER
Is the old adage “beauty is only skin deep” about to be turned on its head? Nicola Moulton examines the intertwined relationship between our mental wellbeing and how we look – and discovers new schools of thought linking a positive frame of mind to healthy, beautiful skin
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HOW TO LIVE WILD
HOW TO GIVE YOURSELF A FACIAL AT HOME
You will need: A large pot of manuka honey, colloidal...
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE…JANE
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month, Jane Scotter, founder of biodynamic farm Fern Verrow dreads feeding her pigs after a heavy snowfall and cooks a mean chicken stock with egg noodles
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BEAUTY MATTERS
INTRODUCING MYCELIUM PACKAGING: CAN THE ANSWER TO THE WORLD’S PACKAGING CRISIS BE FOUND IN FUNGI?

From an abundance of cardboard in the recycling system to a ‘plastic island’ in the Pacific Ocean, the world is being taken over by waste. But could a new mushroom-based material be the solution we have been waiting for?

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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… ERIC
Real dilemmas; real solutions. From our real-life super-heroes. This issue: former Royal Ballet Soloist Eric Underwood has a crush on Oprah Winfrey and is thankful for not fitting in
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… VAL
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. World-class make-up artist Val Garland, author of Validated, saves the planet one fleck of glitter at a time and talks to angels. By Kathleen Baird-Murray
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… NANCY
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. One half of the band Babeheaven (“we’re the best band ever, so cool and so nice”), Nancy Andersen drinks from the Love Island cup and admits to being a bit of a Drake fan from time to time.
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THE WILD ONE
BE MORE… PALOMA
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This issue, just back from her world tour, Paloma Faith uses Tinder in entirely the wrong way and no longer chases idiots.
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BEAUTY MATTERS
VEGAN SKIN CARE: HOW TO GO VEGAN IN THE BATHROOM
Nowadays it is definitely not at all WILD to eat meat exclusively on a regular basis, but have you scrutinised your beauty regime? Clemmie Fraser has a four-step plan to help you clean up your act in the bathroom. Artwork by Michalis Christodoulou
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BEAUTY MATTERS
WHEN THE NUMBERS STACK UP
Rigorous scientific testing proves that natural skincare works – and more than stands up against cosmeceutical brands. Beatrice Aidin scrutinises the evidence.
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HOW TO LIVE WILD
I Tried A Vegan Diet and This is What Happened
As a passionate animal rights advocate – who enjoyed eating the occasional roast chicken and fish dish – Kate Morris was conflicted. Would three weeks of solid veganism be enough to break the carnivorous habits of a lifetime?
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BEAUTY MATTERS
The Big Question: What's the Best Way to Get Rid of Pigmentation?
Claire Coleman asks two skincare professionals for their views on this perennial post-summer problem
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BEAUTY MATTERS
Banking On Kindness
For many of the 13 million people in the UK living below the poverty line, grooming essentials such as toothpaste, tampons and deodorant have become unreachable luxuries – a fact that catapulted PR Jo Jones and writer Sali Hughes into launching Beauty Banks, a charitable foundation committed to pr...
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THE WILD ONE
Interview With Bryan Adams | Rock & Roll Beauty | Wildsmith Skin
Real dilemmas, real solutions – from our real-life superheroes. This month, Bryan Adams, photographer, vegan and all-round total rock star, aims to plant a million trees, and gets down to KC and the Sunshine Band
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BEAUTY MATTERS
Introducing Mycelium Packaging
From an abundance of cardboard in the recycling system to a ‘plastic island’ in the Pacific Ocean, the world is being taken over by waste. But could a new mushroom-based material be the solution we have been waiting for?
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