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‘Positive snacking’ brand Kitchen Rebels launches with dairy-free drinks range

Newly launched food brand Rebel Kitchen has kicked off its product range with dairy-free drinks for children aged three and over. The Mylks are lactose-free, suitable for vegans, vegetarians and those on a lactose-free diet. Made from a blend of coconut milk and pure spring water from Somerset, the first flavour to launch is Choco […]

January 29, 2014 Continue Reading
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Collagen-boosting supplement from Oz hits UK shelves

New from Australia comes Qsilica PRO COLLAGEN anti-ageing supplement, designed to promote natural collagen production and improve overall skin hydration. The supplement contains natural-origin ingredients including Lipowheat wheat ceramides, colloidal mineral silica and vitamin C. Lipowheat is composed of natural active lipids and has been found to fight against harmful toxins and maintain skin elasticity. […]

January 29, 2014 Continue Reading

Luscious locks from Lavera

Already well known for offering natural and organic skincare products, Lavera has now branched out into hair care, creating a range of affordable products using natural organic plant extracts and fragrances. The new range comprises six shampoos, two conditioners and four hair care treatments. The offer includes Organic Balance Shampoo containing lemon and mint extracts […]

January 29, 2014 Continue Reading
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Trying it out with Skin Minis

New Zealand brand Living Nature has launched Skin Mini packs as a way for customers to dip their toes into its natural skincare range. Available for normal/dry, dry/mature and oily/combination skin, the packs contain a trio of 30ml cleansing, toning and moisturizing products from the Living Nature range, sufficient for four to six weeks if […]

January 29, 2014 Continue Reading

Beauterama expands brand range

Natural and organic brand distributor Beauterama Trading has been chosen by two UK natural skincare brands, Shea Mooti and Fikkerts, to help them expand into the Asian market. Shea Mooti produces skincare products for mothers and babies using shea butter as the main ingredient. Violet Reid, founder of the company, said: “We are very excited […]

January 27, 2014 Continue Reading

Redbush Tea Company helps villages in Namibia

Since 2001, the Redbush Tea Company has been working towards a sustainable future for the San Bushmen of Namibia, and this year two Bushman villages in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy will have access to a reliable source of clean water thanks to the company’s ongoing efforts. Two special raised water tanks have been funded from […]

January 27, 2014 Continue Reading
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Essential chills out

Bristol-based wholesaler Essential Trading is expanding its chilled and frozen storage facilities in order to meet increasing consumer demand in these sectors. Chilled foods currently represent about 10% of all UK retail foods by value, and with consumers demanding fresh and healthy versions of convenience food, this makes the chilled sector a dynamic one within […]

January 10, 2014 Continue Reading

Combat that cold with Weleda

In the first in what will be a six-strong homeopathic range, Weleda has launched a Cold Relief Spray to combat cold and flu symptoms, containing 6x potencies of Allium cepa, Drosera, and Gelsemium. Allium cepa tincture is made from the fresh onion bulb grown biodynamically in Weleda’s Derbyshire herb gardens. It is effective in relieving […]

January 9, 2014 Continue Reading

Vitamin E slows dementia study shows

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that high doses of vitamin E taken daily may assist in slowing down the onset of dementia in those with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. The study – Effect of Vitamin E and Memantine on Functional Decline in Alzheimer Disease – analyzed […]

January 7, 2014 Continue Reading

So Pure Skincare hits stores

So Pure Skincare, a new British brand founded by Geeta Sood, recently debuted on UK shelves. The skincare range was born out of Sood’s desire for a natural balm to treat her son’s eczema which he had developed at about six months old. “I was not keen on the synthetic brands my doctor had suggested,” […]

January 7, 2014 Continue Reading
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Nature’s Path revamps website

Gluten-free breakfast cereal provider Nature’s Path has unveiled its revamped website, complete with a vibrant new look, blogs, newsletters and competitions. The website aims to demystify coeliac disease and reassure those suffering from the condition that ‘free-from’ needn’t mean ‘taste-free’. It also seeks to take the ‘free-from’ debate to a wider audience and encourage those […]

January 6, 2014 Continue Reading

Cosmetics Europe recommends MI ban

Following the spate of allergic reactions that have been reported relating to the preservative methylisothiazolinone (MI or MIT), commonly used in bodycare products, the European personal care trade association Cosmetics Europe has now recommended its member remove the chemical from leave-on skin products. The problem with the chemical was highlighted last year on a BBC […]

January 3, 2014 Continue Reading
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PHB expands into Europe, Southeast Asia

British beauty brand PHB Ethical Beauty has recently expanded by opening franchise stores in The Netherlands and Brunei, making founder and CEO Rose Brown the youngest franchiser ever. The 22-year-old entrepreneur, daughter of UB40 drummer James Brown, launched the beauty and skincare brand in 2012 to provide a natural and ethical alternative to mainstream beauty […]

December 18, 2013 Continue Reading

Oliver’s celebrates the spirit of Christmas

Earlier this month Oliver’s Wholefood Store in Kew celebrated the Christmas season with a feasting and late night shopping festival. Customers were invited to sample traditional Christmas food and drink, including mince pies and panettone, and check out the store’s festive offerings after being greeted at the door with a glass of mulled wine. Several […]

December 17, 2013 Continue Reading

Scottish vitamin D study ‘irresponsible’

A study conducted by ScotCen Social Research and commissioned by the Food Standards Agency and Scottish Government has stated that the average level of vitamin D in the Scottish population is above the current indicator of optimal vitamin D status, even though it also found that over a third of participants recorded sub-optimal levels of […]

December 9, 2013 Continue Reading

Omega-6 health labelling questioned

An analysis published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has suggested that allowing health claims for vegetable oils rich in omega-6 linoleic acid but poor in omega-3 a-linolenic acid should be reconsidered as these oils may actually increase the risk of heart disease. In 2009, Health Canada’s Food Directorate approved a request from the food […]

December 9, 2013 Continue Reading

On-trend Mother Nature set to be big in 2014!

Innova Market Insights recently announced its predictions for the top 10 food and drink trends in 2014 at the Food Ingredients Europe trade show in Frankfurt, with the majority of the trends falling neatly within the remit of the natural food environment. The research company predicts that there will be an upsurge in ‘new’ superfoods, […]

December 5, 2013 Continue Reading

H&B goes on the snail trail

Holland & Barrett has launched its first beauty-focused cross-media advertising campaign, aiming to emphasise the company’s ethical beauty credentials. The £360,000 campaign by RKCR/Y&R focuses on Snail Gel, the anti-ageing beauty solution made from ethically-source snail slime which went into stores earlier this year, and features TV and print advertising as well as POS materials. […]

December 2, 2013 Continue Reading