GWEN

Gwen makes sure that the people in the know know about Soap & Glory. She stalks key targets, she plans events, she devises cunning ways to get us noticed, and she does all of her own stunts. As well as lighting up the office with her chic couture (having accumulated quite the wardrobe after stints at Chanel and Paul Smith), she keeps us in delicious home-baked goods, melts our hearts with tales of her son, Izzy, and – pay attention people – was the Handstand Champion of Menlo Park Gymnastics. Colour us impressed.

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:

THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER™

BECAUSE…

Who WOULDN’T LOVE the RIGHTEOUS BUTTER?? It’s creamy, super moisturizing goodness that smells like a dream! It’s particularly helpful when my oh so sensitive American skin can’t stand the British dry winter!


Blitzen

Don’t you wish it could be Christmas EVERY DAY? (No? What if we take out the family squabbles and stress about the turkey being done yet?) Well, like Santa and that thoroughly charming tourist village in Lapland, Blitzen lives Christmas all 365 days of the year! Helping out Cool Runnings on our range of sell-out Christmas gifts, Blitzen is chiefly responsible for hunting out cool new bag styles, having to go on strenuous designer-fuelled R&D missions. When she’s not scouring the streets for exclusive fabric swatches she’s dropped (thankfully found under a parked car), Blitzen is the Lord Of The Dance – expressing her creativity via the medium of TAP (& Zumba).
 

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:

Sugar Crush™
 

BECAUSE…

It smells delicious and leaves my skin feeling amazing! What more could you want?!


Frenchie

A veritable missionary, spreading the gospel of Soap & Glory in exotic, far-off lands, Frenchie racks up the air points (and a fair few green-eyed glances) by regularly jetting off to some of the most beautiful places the world has to offer. And Australia. (BOOM! You can take Posty out of New Zealand, but you’ll never take the New Zealand out of Posty. Moving swiftly on). Dedicated, capable, and seemingly unflappable, Frenchie is deservedly one of the most-loved people at Soap & Glory HQ, where she regularly exercises her super power of getting people to fall off their diets. We put it down to her ‘joie de vivre’ (and limitless supply of nutella & pancakes).
 

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:

Girligo™

BECAUSE…

When I am travelling in all these hot and humid countries, I need the lightest moisturizer possible. This one is so cool, I have never seen an equivalent.


Jade

Office butterfly, master of ceremonies at team building events, and Most Holy Orderer Of Cupcakes, Jade makes sure that HQ runs like the well-moisturised machine it is. With a particular knack for getting to know people & going out of her way to meet their needs (which generally boils down to making sure there’s enough tea), Jade has also melted the hearts of staff & fans alike, thanks to posting Facebook pictures of her adorable pug puppy, Porridge (Porridge!). Jade has, however, revealed a disconcerting habit of throwing herself off things (the world’s third-highest bungy) and out of things (skydiving from an aeroplane) while on holiday. Adrenaline junkie or can she just not bear to be away from us?
 

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:

Glad Hair Day™
 

BECAUSE…

One thing that makes a girl feel better is freshly washed hair.


Big Red

Big Red (perplexingly not carrot-top related) works with the other ‘Ops operatives’ to move Soap & Glory safely around the world so it’s ready and waiting for you to buy. (He’s also Posty’s go-to whenever she needs to reach the English Breakfast from the top shelf in the kitchen.) He’s a qualified hang glider pilot, so if a runway opens anywhere near the office, he might have a novel commute into work.
 

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:

Dr Spot™
 

BECAUSE…

Being a low maintenance sort of chap, I have to admit to a fairly basic skincare routine (Don’t tell Marcia!), but I have it on the authority of my teenage daughter and son that this stuff is the way forward. Word on the street is that it works quickly to reduce redness and swelling and doesn’t dry out your skin.


Lau-Random

When LauRANDOM isn’t overseeing quality issues and making sure that all Soap & Glory goodies get to their assigned destinations with their Is dotted and their Ts crossed, she’s showing off her mad calculator skills. Nicknamed LauRANDOM because of her tendency to make conversations go ‘off piste’, she once auditioned for X Factor on behalf of a children’s hospice (but sadly lost out to a man raising money to buy a prosthetic cart for his 2-legged cat). Ahh showbiz, you fickle mistress.
 

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:

The Fab Pore™ Facial Peel
 

BECAUSE…

Because great skin starts with deep pore cleansing and this revitalising treatment is invigorating yet soothing. The exfoliation helps minimise fine lines too – bonus!


Go with the Flo

One of Soap & Glory’s sophisticated European types, it’s no wonder Go With The Flo specialises in making sure our products ‘translate well’ in our much-cherished markets abroad. A calm blue ocean under pressure, she’s gone the extra mile in delivering to impossible timeframes (having given birth to her son in seven minutes), and nurses a penchant for ‘fierce’ hair and one day, skydiving from a plane.
 

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:

Feel Good Factor™
 

BECAUSE…

I am completely addicted to it and now can’t imagine life without it! It has a great SPF so it’s perfect for protecting my skin through the harsh British winters and hot summers in Corsica and it smells amazing.


Wolfie

This is Victoria. Our Global Sales & Marketing Director who we secretly refer to as Wolfie, because she’s tough as nails but appears to be very proper and nice.
 

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:

Hand Food™
 

BECAUSE…

It’s a hero among hand creams. Absorbs super quickly, is very moisturising without being greasy and leaves hands really smooth. PLUS has our signature Original Pink fragrance. Have one deskside, bedside, in handbag and by sink!


SWITZ – HEAD ALCHEMIST

SWITZ is named after Switzerland, as she’s pathologically organised and makes the rest of us look sloppy. She is not, however, boring and will never be found wearing frumpy clothing or a headscarf. (OK, if it was a Hermes headscarf, maybe).

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:

MAKE YOURSELF YOUTHFUL™

BECAUSE…

I love MYY serum. It leaves my skin looking dewy and bright, and is super moisturising!


RUDEY JUDY – VENERABLE APOTHECARY

Meet RUDEY JUDY who once, legend has it, SWAM THE CHANNEL. We’re trying to convince her to do it again, while we row a bathtub across beside her to pelt any risky looking fish with the oval end of our long-handled backbrushes.
 

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:

WISH UPON A JAR™
 

BECAUSE…

It is everything you could wish for from a jar of cream! It smoothes, softens, moisturizes, helps fight wrinkles and brightens my complexion. I know it’s got loads of great actives in as I have seen them mix it in Swiss labs where only the best will do! I also love the natural sweet smell of orange which feels so fresh on the skin and the fact that it’s such a great moisturizer it will help restore & protect my skin after being in the sun.


NAT

Eyeshadow on, eyeshadow off; eyeshadow back on again…Nat’s been recruited into the colour department, which would be fine if she wasn’t a bit forgetful. (She confesses to ‘getting quizzical looks’ on the train home, when the lipstick on her top lip contrasts with that on the bottom. Safe to say she’s looking forward to trialing the new seasonal trend of blue lips and red eyes with some trepidation.)
 

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:

THICK AND FAST™ MASCARA
 

BECAUSE…

Whenever I use the mascara my lashes are noticeably thicker and fuller, it is by far the best mascara I have ever used and is a firm staple in my makeup bag. One of the things I love most is the fact that it has the NOFLAKE24 technology because nobody wants flakey lashes!


POSTY – WORD JOCKEY

There’s nothing like a lifetime of having people misspell your real name to set you up for a career in copywriting. POSTY (because sooner or later, she delivers) bats the fun of phrase back and forth with Marcia all day long, and lives (and dies) by the three keys: ‘Could it be WEIRDER?’, ‘Could it be FUNNIER?’, and, ‘DOES THIS BORDER ON CORNY?’ (if yes, please try harder).
 

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:

FLAKE AWAY™
 

BECAUSE…

I love the heady, invigorating fragrance and the shea butter & almond oil leave you silky soft.


THE FERNINATOR

Develops new cosmetics for Soap & Glory – but it’s not all glitz and glamour. She still cringes at the memory of testing eyeshadow at our factory – one eye natural, one eye full-on smoky – when somebody called ‘LUNCH!’ and she was forced to chow down with twenty-some handsome Italian chemists while looking like Starchild from KISS.
 

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:

SEXY MOTHER PUCKER™
 

BECAUSE…

I am totally addicted to the gorgeous lip flavours and my lips feel like they are actually getting bigger!


SPIDEY – ‘MARKETING MAVEN’

When she isn’t winning dress-up contests (notably as peacocks or zombies), she multi-tasks on many aspects of UK marketing madness, while keeping a sly eye on ‘the competition’. A real animal lover, we suspect she’s got a higher than average chance of turning into a crazy old cat lady. But we’d never say that to her face.
 

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:

THE FAB PORE HOT CLOTH CLEANSER™
 

BECAUSE…

It is everything I need in one tube plus includes a handy cloth! I have really dry sensitive skin so it is perfect for gently removing the grime without upsetting my skin. When I use this product I don’t have to use moisturiser, so it is a real bonus.


MR SHEEN

Clark Kent by day, barefoot runner and unicycle hockey player by night, MR SHEEN (no relation to Charlie) gives all of our artwork that final ‘airbrushed’ polish. He’s also the office’s barometer of indie musical taste, so on slow days we entertain ourselves by imagining that his favorite song is “I Retouch Myself” by the Divinyls (of course this is entirely made up and likely not as thigh-slappingly hilarious as we think it is. Yes it is. No it’s not. Yes it is. No it’s not.)

 

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:

HEEL GENIUS™
 

BECAUSE…

After a hard run it leaves my feet feeling super soft, smooth and pleasant smelling. Marathon training seems like a walk in the park now Hobbit feet are a thing of the past.


Speedy

Tasked with keeping Soap & Glory on the cutting edge of the web, SPEEDY usually has a lot of do and a lot of tight deadlines (which means she tends to go a little ‘high rotate’ when she talks). She eats up ‘coping with the unexpected’, so was impressively unflustered when she found herself locked in Louis Vuitton with Paris Hilton in Hawaii. (More on that another time…)

 

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:
BUTTER YOURSELF™

 

BECAUSE…

This is the ultimate stress reliever. Even better is the yummy smell which always turns heads as well as helping to keep me away from the chocolates, now there is a diet plan I like!


AA BRILL

There’s nothing about Excel this woman doesn’t know (or Facebook, or YouTube, or Twitter or Tumblr). Creative
AND breathtakingly organized, ‘BRILL’ (because she just is) also boasts an impressive on-command grasp of the
periodic table and once played a roller-skating dwarf in a pantomime. That’s what you call an all-rounder, people.

 

FAVOURITE PRODUCT:
HOCUS FOCUS™

 

BECAUSE…

It makes my concealer stay on better and appear less ‘clay-like’ – sort of like a really expensive light reflecting one. It also adds a really subtle sheen under my powder, in fact it just somehow makes all makeup look a bit better! I was worried it would make me look too shiny but that’s not the case at all and you only need a little bit so it lasts for ages.