Hotel Chocolat has branched out out of its core chocolate offering to partner with ex-Lush boss to launch its first beauty range.
The Rabot 1745 range was the idea of Andrew Gerrie, who left Lush in 2015 after 20 years at the helm and is currently a non-executive director at Hotel Chocolat.
He reportedly found inspiration for the new range at Hotel Chocolat’s Rabot estate in St Lucia – where the retailer’s cocoa beans are grown.
Rabot 1745 features 14 skincare items and they are now available in Hotel Chocolat stores nationwide and online.
”Hotel Chocolat is constantly developing new ways to harness the power of cocoa,” the retailer said in a statement.
Chief executive and co-founder Angus Thirlwell added: “We are thrilled to introduce Rabot 1745; inspired by the wild beauty of our Saint Lucian cacao plantation, with its rich variety of flora and fauna.
”In collaboration with modern day apothecary Andrew Gerrie we have crafted a beauty range like no other, that truly captures the spirited essence of our Rabot estate, first established 1745.”
Hotel Chocolat also recently launched a new coffee range – featuring beans, ground, pods and cold brew bottled coffee.