How did we begin?
Well back in June 2013 I (Kat) began testing out a few theories, one of them being whether I could make my own bath bombs. Turned out that I could, and as they say the rest is history! What started as a hobby, quickly progressed into a small but thoroughly enjoyable business. The business grew substantially and we expanded from just bath and body products into the world of Nail Polish by launching Ard As Nails on 7th August 2015. Since then the business continues to grow thanks to a loyal fan base and what we hope is a business that caters to our customers.
Well, from day one ingredients have always been at the top of the list in terms of using the best that we could get our hands on. We have learnt a lot along the way and now source the freshest ingredients from local suppliers when we can. All of our ingredients are sourced through UK suppliers. For our Soap-Dodger products we try and list the complete ingredients online so you always have a source of reference to ensure you don't have any allergies to anything we use in our products. If any products are not showing these or look incorrect (or if you have a general query) please do let us know.
A full list of our Polish Ingredients can be found here.
Vegan & Cruelty Free
As the business progressed I continued to listen to Customers and what they wanted. It seems that people are a lot more conscious of what ingredients are in the products they are using and many people wanted to know if things were cruelty free. Legislation banned animal testing some time ago but we worked on tweaking our recipes until we found a solution that meant we were not using ANY animal derived ingredients. Once we had managed to do that we set about getting ourselves registered with PETA and we now proudly ensure that we use Vegan & Vegetarian ingredients only. This means that all of our products are cruelty free!
Regulations for cosmetics are extremely strict and we have held out licences since 2013. All manufacturing must comply with Regulations (EC) 1223/2009*
*The new post-Brexit legislation has now come into force and we apply by these new rules which we will update here (when we remember!)
We are fully insured as a business and hold public and product liability.