A look back at 2023

As we began 2023, we knew it was going to be an incredibly exciting year for us, especially as we were celebrating our 10-year anniversary! Here we are, about to start a new year, but before we dive into it, let's reflect on some of the standout moments from this year.  

Saying goodbye to plastic  

As part of our ongoing efforts to reduce the amount of plastic packaging, we replaced ourRejuvenating Eye Balm with a glass jar. We are thrilled to offer another one of our products in eco-friendly packaging, making our range even more sustainable. 

Award wins  

We had a brilliant year when it came to awards, even just being nominated means a lot to us! OurMuscle Recovery Oil andAnti-oxidant Marine Cream were the Editor’s Choice in the Beauty Shortlist Awards. In the Beauty Bible Awards, ourAnti-oxidant Marine Cream received Gold in the Day Moisturiser category, while ourShampoo & Body Bar received Silver in the Soap category. OurRegenerating Face Serum won the ‘Age Better Skincare’ category at the Health & Wellbeing Awards. Additionally, our collaboration with Swell and Coworth Park was awarded the 'Best New Spa Treatment' by Pure Beauty Awards for our Hebridean Sound Treatment. Well done team ishga! And thank you for all your support. 

A reimagined spa  

We are proud to be part of the newly reimagined spa at Blythswood Square. The unique spa has been designed to offer you an opportunity to re-establish your bond with the natural world, drawing inspiration from the captivating landscapes of the Scottish Hebrides. You can choose from four journeys, Relax, Detox, Invigorate and Recover. Each one uses contrasting thermal therapies that will soothe your mind, body and soul. An experience of pure bliss awaits you. This is where it all began for ishga ten years ago, so we are delighted that the Spa at Blythswood remains one of our spa partners to this day. 

The Dorchester Collection  

We were thrilled to announce that ishga launched in The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane, London. We are honored to partner with such a prestigious hotel collection. Their beautiful treatment rooms host ishga facials, massages, and ourunique sound treatment which transports you to the serenity of the Outer Hebrides. 

The Dorchester is a hotel rich in heritage, with a fantastic reputation for delivering excellent service to all their guests. The team are creative and focused on ensuring everyone who walks through the door is made to feel special. This ethos is aligned to what we want to achieve with ishga, and the partnership gives us an unrivalled opportunity to introduce our brand to guests staying or those who are visiting one of the leading hotels in London.” 

 - Leon Trayling, Co-founder at ishga 

AIG Women’s Open 2023  

In August we were down in Walton Heath, Surrey, sponsoring the Women’s Open golf event. We love meeting ishga fans old and new at events like these, and it was the perfect opportunity to introduce our new Hydra+ Marine Cream. We also shared some cake with those who visited us as we celebrated our 10th birthday! 

Hydra+ Marine Cream launch 

Developed from ten years of expertise, theHydra+ Marine Cream was the first of our products to contain multiple molecular weights of hyaluronic acid. These are combined with our unique Hebridean seaweed extract which is rich in antioxidants, the result? Skincare heaven.   

Little ishga treatments at Luxury Family Hotels 

Created specifically for children and their unique skin needs, we launched a range of 15–25 minute treatments for children aged 3-16. with Luxury Family Hotels. We hope to release the range of products as a retail option in 2024 so watch this space. Read more about our partnershiphere.  

Hebridean Night gifting range 

Inspired by the beautiful Northern Lights (that can be seen from the Isle of Lewis) our limited-edition Christmas range was the most visually striking one yet. Shop ourDiscover ishga gift set,Sonas Candle,Luxury Gift Bag and Cracker Gift Box.  

Scottish Women in Sport Awards 

In November we sponsored the Scottish Women in Sport Awards in the Para-Athlete category, won by Samantha Kinghorn. Held in Glasgow, the eventrecognises and celebrates the hard work and dedication of girls and women as they participate in every aspect of sporting life. We were delighted to support again this year with a category sponsorship and winner’s prizes. 

Giving back 

As always, we will continue to support our charity partners, including Beatson, Bethesda Care Home & Hospice, and the Eve Appeal, amongst other important local and national causes. It’s important to us to give back where we can, and we look forward to continuing our support in 2024.  

It has been such a great year we cannot wait to see what 2024 brings. We would like to say a big thank you to all our customers for your continued support over the years, we would not be here if not for you. Wishing you a fantastic Christmas and New Year from all the team at ishga.