173 – Launching an Organic Skincare Brand – Hannah Lovegrove

In an industry that is dominated by big brands, how can you stand out from the crowd and launch something new?

In this episode, I chat to Hannah Lovegrove, co-founder of Lovegrove essentials, about what it takes to launch an organics skincare brand that is made in the UK.

Hannah started her award-winning business in 2015 with her daughter Hayley. She has some great advice for how she has achieved such success by putting the customer first and ensuring the highest standards in everything that the company does.


  • How Hannah, with her daughter Hayley, began Lovegrove Essentials through their combined experience in the beauty and wellbeing industries 02:02
  • Why Lovegrove prefer to manufacture their products themselves and how they launched with just 5 key products 04:31
  • How understanding their audience helped Lovegrove to promote and sell their products 07:55
  • The high standards that Lovegrove Essentials maintain to ensure accreditation on their products 10:33
  • The challenges of starting a beauty brand 13:56
  • How Brexit and Covid caused supply chain issues and meant that Lovegrove had to take a pause on distribution 14:56
  • The expansion of the Lovegrove Essentials team from the original mother and daughter founders 17:57
  • What Hannah would have done differently if she was launching the brand again 19:29
  • The one big tip Hannah has for anyone looking to set up their own beauty and wellness brand 26:12

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