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The Barker & Sloane brand

Sometimes pictures speak more than words. And no doubt you’ll have noticed yourselves that video is becoming part of our day to days lives so this is the Barker & Sloane brand story in visual form.

Simply put, this is our story. It’s the story of who we are, our ethos that is embedded into everything we do and what we stand for. It showcases our roots and celebrates our rural heritage. Enjoy!

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Top Skincare Tips for Mask and Face Coverings

Let’s face it, with the announcement that face coverings are now mandatory in shops in England, grabbing your face mask is as essential as grabbing your keys when your leave the house.

If you’ve already been donning a mask for a while, no doubt you will have already encountered a number of skin issues like an increase in acne breakouts (now nicknamed as “maskne”), rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. For the rest of us who are choosing a range of masks to go with our outfits, sadly we have these potential skin nightmares to “look forward to” but these top skincare tips will help keep those problems at bay.


COVID-19 Update – We’re still open for Business

A note from our Founder, Claire, about Barker & Sloane and COVID-19 in this unprecedented time.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a worry for us all and is having an impact on the health of our loved ones, the businesses we rely upon and the way we live our daily lives. As we all continue to navigate through these unique and evolving challenges, I want you to know that:

We are still open for business and are here for you.

I am fortunate that we work on a isolated farm and whilst I am normally supported by an amazing team of casual workers, for the foreseeable future, I will be working alone. By opting to work alone, I am self isolating myself and therefore reducing the risk to you, our loyal customers and my own family.

My only visit out is that to the Post Office which may change to a Courier collection service if it’s more appropriate (currently, I do not queue and the PO counter staff are behind a glass fronted counter). This is being reviewed on a daily basis but simply put, as long as we have a postal service either by Royal Mail or Courier, then we still have a business so keep ordering! Remember that we are still offering our FREE P&P for UK orders over £50.

The downside of lone working is that I can only do so much, so in busy periods our usual service times may be implicated slightly. Please bear with me whilst I juggle many plates all at once!

All our events have been cancelled until late summer so we are now only trading via our website I am no longer accepting visitors to our unit for business meetings or customer collections as per Government instructions.

I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your ongoing support and understanding in these strange times. I have plenty of stock available at the moment and plenty of raw materials to make more product.

My final words are that I wish that you and your families remain safe and well. Use this lockdown time to pamper yourselves, look after one another and catch up on all those little jobs that never usually get done! I look forward to the future where we can once again meet face to face at events throughout the country.

Claire x


Beauty Shortlist Award winners announced

Can you believe it?! News is just in that Barker & Sloane has won an award in the global Beauty Shortlist Awards 2020! To say that we are over the moon is an understatement. So without further ado (cue the drum roll….), let me tell you that; out of 39 countries, over 6,000 products and hundreds of brands including some big names like Neals Yard, Weleda, Tropic Skincare etc, our very own Overnight Recovery Repairing Night Cream has won an Editor’s Choice Award.

We love the fact that each product is tried, tested, used, abused and thoroughly put through its paces. We know our products actually work and this is the industry standard that says we’re top notch. Read more about why we love these beauty industry awards below.


About last season – Guest Blog by Emma Brown

All about last season and my field trials of Barker & Sloane skincare…. So last season for me kicked off with an amazing Ladies Day shooting in Wiltshire organised by Kington Events with some of my favourite humans all wearing Emma Brown Tweed and for me entering the field and seeing my clothes in action was a very proud moment indeed.

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Barker & Sloane – The new name for skincare for rural life

Formerly Purdey & Sloane….

You may or may not have heard the news from our social media profiles but despite us holding the UK Trademark for Purdey & Sloane for cosmetics, we have been embroiled in a legal issue with James Purdey & Sons (Gunmakers), who were claiming that our trademark was invalid and were trying to enforce us to cease and desist immediately.


Behind the Brand

Interview with Claire Barker, Founder of Barker & Sloane

When you’re head down preparing to launch a new business, it’s good to step back and reflect where you’ve come from and why you started it all in the first place! We are lucky to be working with Tara Punter PR who recently tied me down to get the low down on who we are….