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Tree of Life launches retailer beauty buyers guide

Natural and organic wholesale distributor Tree of Life has added a 52-page Natural Beauty Buying Guide to its insight series for retailers. The guide offers insight and details of products spanning the Tree of Life beauty and personal care range from skincare, bath and bodycare, to baby care, products for men and VMS. “Natural and […]

May 7, 2015 Continue Reading
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Northampton Health Store celebrates launch

Following the closure of Health Quest in October, retailer Carol Faulkner has opened her new venture, Northampton Health Store, kicking off with a launch party in January to celebrate with existing customers and attract new ones. “The launch party was fantastic,” says Faulkner, “We had lots of companies supporting us including Solgar, Kinetic, Natures Aid, […]

February 6, 2015 Continue Reading

JooMo refines face wash, refreshes packaging

JooMo has enhanced its 100% natural Honey & Orange Face Wash and relaunched it in conjunction with the company’s new-look packaging. The two in one cleanser and moisturizer for young skin still uses JooMo’s signature original skin repair system SaponinJ but has been refined to create a product which has been formulated to be richer, […]

December 16, 2014 Continue Reading

Madara captures the power of seeds

Organic skincare brand Madara has introduced its new Superseed range, consisting of a trio of synergistically blended oil serums. Each oil is a concentrate of eight to ten active berry, fruit and vegetable seeds oils designed to work on a deep cellular level for more beautiful skin. The range aims to target three different skin […]

December 12, 2014 Continue Reading
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As you like it

Next month Stratford-upon-Avon will see the opening of a new natural and organic spa and shop, The Bard’s Mistress. Described as a luxury retreat, the new venture combines a shop and treatment room offering signature facials, massages and treatments, and is the brainchild of beauty therapist Esther Cooney who teamed up with organic skin expert […]

August 28, 2014 Continue Reading

Gluten-free beauty claims on the increase

Gluten-free credentials are increasingly finding their way into the UK beauty sector, with a 22% increase in the use of the gluten-free claims in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to a blog by Mintel’s Lucy Cornford. With only 1% of launches specifically highlighting their gluten-free credentials on pack, she says that the potential […]

August 12, 2014 Continue Reading

Vitona celebrates UK launch

Danish healthcare brand Vitona has arrived in the UK, marking the occasion with a launch party held at Soho House in London on 3 June. The company, which produces organic functional foods and food state supplements, recently rebranded for the UK market and has reformulated two of its best-selling products: Oil of Life Beauty and […]

June 18, 2014 Continue Reading
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LoveLula Boutique launches for fledgling brands

Online natural beauty website LoveLula has created a new section called LoveLula Boutique which offers aspiring brands a platform from which to showcase and sell their products. Sonia White, director of the company, launched the new section to actively support young, artisan brands needing a marketplace in which to bring their products to the attention […]

May 8, 2014 Continue Reading

Mother nurture

New brand The Natural Birthing Company has launched, offering a range of natural skincare products developed to solve the skin challenges faced by women during pregnancy, postpartum and when breastfeeding. The range comprises Down Below perineal massage oil, which can also help prevent stretchmarks during and after pregnancy; Cool It Mama body spritz – an […]

March 27, 2014 Continue Reading
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French Fruitology

Fresh from France, Pulpe De Vie is a certified organic skincare brand offering products based on fresh fruitology. When founder Julie Ducret moved to Provence, she aimed to create a brand that is colourful, fun and energetic by taking whole fresh fruit grown by organic producers in the region to produce natural multi-purpose face and […]

February 25, 2014 Continue Reading

Mixing it up

Mixologiste is predicted to be the next key beauty trend for 2014 according to Mintel, which says that manufacturers are creating new combinations which blur the lines between beauty technology, overlapping skincare, hair care and colour cosmetics. “Mixologiste is fast becoming the stand-out trend that spans all beauty and personal care categories … While manufacturers […]

February 25, 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
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Sustainable Beauty Awards honour natural brands

A number of natural and organic brands received recognition at the inaugural Sustainable Beauty Awards launched by Organic Monitor. Weleda won the award for Sustainability Leadership due to its ‘value-creation business model’. The judges referred to the fact that the company’s business model creates economic value in a way that also creates value for society […]

November 26, 2013 Continue Reading

Vitabiotics launches male skincare range

Leading VMS brand Vitabiotics is entering the lucrative male grooming category. Its Wellman Skin Technology sub-brand sees the addition an Anti-Ageing Moisturiser, Under Eye Serum, Facial Scrub and Face Wash. The products employ a “powerful blend of nutrients and botanicals” and are positioned as ‘functional skincare’ products. Vitabiotics marketing director Robert Taylor says the push […]

August 10, 2013 Continue Reading
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Blooming marvellous – Herbfarmacy celebrates 30th anniversary with a blaze of colour

Nearly 300 visitors joined Herbfarmacy founders Paul and Carol Richards last month at a special Open Farm Weekend to celebrate the organic skincare company’s 30th anniversary. As well as enjoying seeing the fields full of flowering herbs – echinacea, mullein and calendula among them – visitors, who included natural beauty ambassador and Radio 2 Presenter Janey […]

August 10, 2013 Continue Reading

Former health food retailer launches new skincare range

Former health store retailer Chris Sams Rafferty (known as Sam) has been getting a very positive reaction from the trade to her new natural and organic skincare range Pomegranate. The range was launched at Natural & Organic Products Europe back in April. Comments Rafferty: “We got a terrific response at the Olympia show from both […]

May 18, 2012 Continue Reading