Affordable Body Washes from down on the farm

October 29, 2019 3 min read

Pink Julep blog featuring Byre Body Washes

Ashley Turner, the lady behind the long-running Pink Julep blog, reviewed our Body Washes describing them as “great”, “moisturising” and with scents that are “lovely”. You can read her post below.


Byre Body Washes. Photograph © Pink Julep

Byre – Affordable Body Washes From Down on the Farm

If you're like me, you might be scratching your head about the name of this new British skincare brand, but it actually couldn't be more appropriate. Byre is an Old English word that means cowshed, which accurately describes where each of these three body washes get started. Byre British Dairy Bodycare is a new range that starts down on the farm and gives back to the farmers as well.

One of the byproducts for most dairy farmers is whey which is often discarded as waste from the cheese making process. The curds are separated from the whey to make cheese, but rather than discard this byproduct, Byre is using it for good. Whey is great for moisturising and nourishing the skin, so it's a shame that 870,000 tonnes go to waste every year. Byre British Dairy Bodycare is using this byproduct to make skincare products, starting with three lovely body washes that are now available at Sainsbury's.

The body washes come in three varieties that include Skimmed, Semi-skimmed and Full Cream in keeping with the dairy theme. Each one has a different scent and is formulated for different skin types. The blue is Full Cream and is rich and creamy, while the green Semi-skimmed is a little bit lighter, with the lightest variety being the red Skimmed version. Byre body washes are made from 96% naturally derived ingredients which includes sweet whey powder sourced from British cows. Sustainable poppy seed oil alongside vitamins and natural extracts leave the skin feeling silky, smooth and soft. The entire range is free from parabens, silicones, synthetic colours and mineral oils while the packaging is widely recyclable.

Byre Body Washes. Photograph © Pink Julep

The whey used in these products is sourced from approximately 200 British Red Tractor Farms, a designation that assures high quality standards in farming and food production. The whey is then mixed with deionised water and heated to 75°C to pasteurise it. The formula for the body washes is made up of just 1% of the whey, however that's all that's needed since it's so effective.

Byre doesn't only support the British dairy farming industry by purchasing a byproduct that would normally be wasted... The brand also commits a percentage of its annual net sales to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution which provides financial assistance, guidance and practical care to people in need within the farming community including farmers, farm workers and their dependents. Byre is going the extra mile to take care of the people who help them to produce their product and I must admit that I love that about this brand.

I've tried all three of the body washes in the new Byre British Dairy Bodycare range and I think they're great! My favourite is the Full Cream for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it's my favourite scent of the three though all of them are lovely and quite light, but also because I tend to have dry skin and I need as much moisturising help as I can get in my body wash. Retailing for just £5 for a 250ml bottle, Byre Body Washes are a bargain and great for most skin types. Keep your eyes peeled for Byre on your next trip to Sainsbury's! For more information, visit or check them out on Instagram at @byreuk.

Blog text and images reproduced from © 2019 Pink Julep.

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