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With a massive amount of companies offering you commission on sale of their cosmetics the hardest thing you will have to decide is which company you decide to go for.

It is clear from the amount of companies around that cosmetics are the ideal home based business to be in.

Some of the top companies offering home based workers in the UK are –

Tropic Skin Care

After appearing on BBC’s The Apprentice in 2011, Susie is given the opportunity to present her passion and vision for natural and cruelty-free skincare to Lord Alan Sugar. Impressed by the products, he spots a unique business opportunity and invests to become a 50/50 partner.

After a year of planning, Lord Sugar and Susie start their Social Selling Business Platform. Their mission is to empower people all over the country and provide them with the means to start their very own beauty business with Tropic, earning their dream salary on their own terms.

They say you can earn between £100 – £10, 000 a month and full training is given to become what they call Ambassadors of Tropics. You earn 25-35% of your personal sales and the same percentage on your own personal website. They also offer cash reward bonuses. 
You don’t need any experience – you’ll be taught everything you need to know. Once you’ve registered you’ll be able to buy your Beauty Kit for £45 (worth over £220) containing our best selling products and business tools. Share The Body Shop® products with your family, friends and social network and sell at parties, earning 25% immediately * on your sales. Earn 25-30% on your sales. Earn a place on our annual lifestyle incentive trips and events (last trip was to Bali!)

Neals Yard Remedies

  • Have fun running your own business and earning extra money
  • Enjoy sharing award-winning organic beauty products you can believe in
  • Receive rewards, bonuses and promotions
  • Work hours that suit you and your family
  • Benefit from our excellent customer service support and free website
  • FREE training available
  • Low cost start-up: just £95/€109

Avon – 

Hold a party at home or online. Share new products with friends, and have some fun while you’re doing it.


Packed full of the latest innovative products, we print a new brochure every three weeks, giving you loads of opportunities to share the latest products with your customers. Think of it as your shop window and share it with customers whenever you can! Earn 25% of your sales every three weeks Sell over £160 in one camapaign and earn a discount of 25% of your next products. Sell online, they set up a FREE website store for you. Get free products when you sell over £87 in each campaign.

Mary Kay – 

The $100* Mary Kay® Starter Kit is more than a bag. It’s a beginning. The first step to starting your own Mary Kay business is getting your very own Starter Kit, which comes in a stylish bag. £85-£185 It includes these must-haves and more:

  • Full-size products for demonstration.
  • Samples to share with your potential customers.
  • Brochures and DVDs with easy-to-learn sales tips.
  • Special offers for new Independent Beauty Consultants.
  • A wealth of digital and print tools are available to help you keep your Mary Kay business running whether on the go or in person. You will have access to: 
    • Your very own Mary Kay® Personal Web Site.**
    • Your new digital personal assistant, myCustomers+℠ app.
    • The Mary Kay InTouch® website, which was exclusively created for U.S. Independent Beauty Consultants.
    • The Mary Kay® Virtual Makeover App, eCatalogs, social media tools and more. 
    • Mary Kay University for invaluable education. 
    • Printed tools for you like Applause® magazine and makeup application guides. 
    • Printed literature for your customers such as the quarterly issue of The Look catalog and new product fliers. 
    • Your own business cards, party tools and more!
    • You can sell through parties, online or on the go…

Gentle Cosmetics

You can build a big base of local business customers that can earn you a significant regular income. Simply introduce them to Gentle Cosmetics and place their orders. Your new business customers can include:

• Hair & Beauty Salons
• Lifestyle, Gifts and Accessories Stores
• Chemists
Sell Gentle Cosmetics products to family, friends and take it to your workplace.
You can also hold a ‘Gentle Cosmetics ™ At Home Party’ that will significantly boost your earnings potential.
Work from home with the support of Gentle Cosmetics. Be your own boss and become a self-employed Independent Gentle Cosmetics Representative. You can work the way you want with flexible hours by joining us today.
The amount of money you can earn as a Gentle Cosmetics Independent Representative really does depend on you. The more products you sell – the more you earn.
Whether you want to your clear credit cards, save for a holiday or next Christmas, Gentle Cosmetics can deliver all of that and more. Gentle Cosmetics is both kind to the skin and affordable, and with so many exciting products available, there’s something for everybody.
If you would like to find our more about becoming a Gentle Cosmetics Independent Representative then we would love to hear from you.
If you love mineral makeup and natural cosmetics we are now offering a bulk purchase discount of 40% on orders over £200 to reward our loyal retail customers!You could make a bit of money by selling mineral cosmetics from home to friends or family or even start your own business selling makeup – the possibilities are endless…

Vie at Home

Are you looking for an opportunity that allows you to work from home, earn extra money and be your own boss? Join VIE at home as a Consultant and we can offer you all that, as well as:

  • Flexible working hours – choose the hours you want to work to fit around your lifestyle
  • Free training to get you up, running and earning money very quickly
  • Fabulous incentives
  • Earn free Make Up
  • New friends – we’ll introduce you to a whole new network of like-minded people
  • Make extra money! Set your own goals and reach for the stars

There’s no experience needed! Many of our Consultants choose to make their VIE at home business a full time career. Others use it as a chance to earn extra money, save up for a holiday, treat their family or see it as a profitable part time job opportunity.

Join up £35-£60 £25 Insurance

Party Plans are a fun, informal way for you and your friends to get together to learn a little about aromatherapy and sample the Best Aromatic range of natural & organic creams, gels and balms.

As the party host you will benefit from the choice of two complimentary products or a free 30 minute aromatherapy or Reiki treatment. Small or large groups can be catered for.

For more information call 01262 470460 or send a message


Join as a consultant by submitting your KYC and get all benefits as a VIP Customer apart from that you will be getting an opportunity to make your network and earn big money. Once you are registered with Oriflame, you can take all training on the website of Oriflame.Joining in with Oriflame is going to be real fun. Not only you get professional recognition but you also get to know new people and make new friends. Also, you get to participate in various activities and amazing events. Being an Oriflame Member, you can benefit up to 20% on your desired products.


As a JAFRA Consultant, you can sell premium products, have fun with beauty, and be the best version of you with JAFRA! Think about the last time you went to a party with your friends. Now, imagine that party in a makeup aisle. THAT’S what a JAFRA Party is like.

Remember, you can earn money by selling JAFRA product. Up to 50% commission with a qualifying order.

You can SHARE JAFRA catalogs and brochures with your current friends, HOST a party and showcase products with your new friends or SELL online on your own website and social media to ALL of your friends, family, and coworkers…

Diligent Consultants can earn vacations with hard work, stellar sales, and helping your team sell products. Become an Independent JAFRA Consultant and Be a part of something bigger and join more than 500,000 Independent JAFRA Consultants in 18 different countries, all empowering each other to live life their way. Kits from €19 .