French organic cosmetics retailer Melvita is to open its first UK store in November at the St Martin’s Courtyard development in Covent Garden.

Melvita, which launched online in the UK in January, stocks more than 300 beauty products certified by EcoCert.

The 675 sq ft store will adhere to the environmental philosophy instilled by the brand’s founder Bernard Chevilliat, a biologist and beekeeper, and will use environmentally friendly materials.