The Tarbert-based Essence of Harris enterprise is marking the latest milestone in their success story by launching their hand-poured products with American cosmetics giant, Anastasia Beverly Hills.

The company will be showcasing its unique range, including soy wax candles and reed diffusers, at the ABH salon in Beverly Hills.

Each Essence of Harris product has been carefully developed to be as local, sustainable and natural as possible, and as part of its strong ethical stance, the business is committed to creating jobs on the Isle of Harris, where every product is hand-poured.

Jamie McGowan, founder of Essence of Harris, reached out to the team in Beverly Hills to introduce Hebridean products to the Californian cosmetics brand, offering to send samples to the US from their production facility in Tarbert.

To the excitement of the Essence of Harris team, the Beverly Hills brand agreed, and the journey to launch the products in the US began.

Jamie comments: In the midst of Coronavirus retail worries, the launch of our products with a global giant like Anastasia Beverly Hills is a hugely positive boost for the team in Tarbert and marks another key milestone in the development of Essence of Harris, enabling us to not only showcase our Scottish products overseas, but to share the story of our island home to buyers in Beverly Hills.

“Knowing how Americans love the Scottish Isles, and have such an affinity with Scotland, we expect them to relate to the provenance and quality of the Essence of Harris range. Anastasia Beverly Hills is a brand we’ve admired for years, with their design-led products and charitable ethos we are proud that our products from the Outer Hebrides will be showcased on the shelves of their prestigious salon.”

The Anastasia Beverly Hills store is now reopened for business, following a temporary closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The shop can be found at 438 N Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills.