An image of Karen standing in her studio.

In this series, we are taking a closer look at the creative community of Gabriel’s Wharf, and what makes them such a unique addition to London’s iconic South Bank.

In the second instalment of the series, we have been talking to Karen MacDonald who is the owner of Blomma Beauty. Blomma Beauty has just moved into our arty enclave, making them the first cosmetics store to open in Gabriel’s Wharf!

What Karen likes the most about Gabriel’s Wharf is the real sense of community that you can find amongst the other business owners – which is one of the reasons why she was so excited about opening a new branch of her store here.

At Blomma Beauty, you will find all-natural, organic, vegan, and cruelty-free beauty from independent brands that are all handmade in the UK.

Blomma Beauty is passionate about helping you make informed and conscious choices about your beauty and wellbeing regime. They are here to help you find the right products for your skin, your lifestyle, and your ethics. You can enjoy the best handmade and organic skincare, cosmetics, and wellbeing products in the UK at Blomma Beauty. These products have been personally tested and chosen for their quality, efficacy, sustainability, and ethical credentials as well as zero waste and consciously packaged options too.

One of the independent organic brands stocked by Blomma Beauty is Husk & Seed. Karen talks us through a tutorial on how to use two of Husk & Seed’s products: the Husk & Seed Gently Nourishing Cleansing Balm and the Husk & Seed Hibiscus Oat and Apricot Powder Exfoliator.

The Husk & Seed Cleansing Balm is a beautiful blend of shea butter, mango butter, pumpkin seed oil, safflower, grapefruit, and lavender. This gentle, soothing concoction of ingredients within the balm is the perfect mix for gentle cleansing, and the ingredients make the product beautifully fragranced too.

The Husk & Seed Hibiscus Oat and Apricot Powder Exfoliator can be blended with the Cleansing Balm to create a lovely deep clean, by mixing the two together. This mixture produces both a nourishing and cleansing exfoliator, which reaches deep into your pores and removes any impurities that may be clogging up your skin. The gentle ingredients used in both products also give the mixture a little bit of softness, so the products are not too harsh on the skin.

We asked Karen: “If you had to describe Blomma Beauty in three words, which three words would you pick?”

She responded: “Natural, Curated, and Personal!”


Blomma Beauty is suitable for all skin types and conditions, including sensitive, combination, dry, and oily skin. Whether you are looking for a range of new products to start a brand-new skincare routine, or you are simply looking to try a new brand, Blomma Beauty has the right product for you.

Visit Blomma Beauty in Gabriel’s Wharf to explore their products and discover a new organic beauty regime for yourself.


To discover the full range of products in stock at Blomma Beauty, visit their website, Instagram, and Facebook below: