Natural Beauty

Bringing the UK natural and organic products industry the latest natural beauty news.

Lathering up for Organic September

US soap brand Dr Bronner’s has teamed up with Whole Foods Market to begin a nationwide campaign in the UK, which will run throughout Organic September.

ORGANii introduces organic baby line

ORGANii has created a four-strong range for conscientious parents who want to use natural and organic products on their baby’s skin.

Go with the FLO

New natural feminine care brand FLO has hit UK shelves with the aim of offering affordable, healthier, eco-friendly menstrual products. The Hackney-based start-up was founded...

Biodegradable microbeads developed at University of Bath

Scientists from the University of Bath have announced the development of biodegradable microbeads made using cellulose. A research team from the University’s Centre for Sustainable...

UK start-up CELF Haircare launches natural line

Aiming to ‘inspire people to nurture their hair’, London-based CELF has come to market with a range of organic and vegan hair care products.

Britain’s women spend £1.15BN on facial skincare

Women in Britain spent £1.15 billion on facial skincare in 2017, and sales are set to rise by 15% to reach £1.36 billion in 2023, according to research from Mintel.

Countdown to Christmas

It’s easy to tell when the festive period is approaching because the nights get longer and boozier, the streets are paved with fairy lights and good cheer, and excitement builds for the celebrated launch of the Natural Beauty Yearbook!

Totally Solid shower gels

This month sees Eat Grub co-founder Neil Whippey launch Shower Blocks – bubbly, hydrating and plastic-free alternatives to shower gel.

Living Nature turns 30

Living Nature, New Zealand’s first certified natural manuka honey skincare brand, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Living Nature has harnessed the nourishing, hydrating,...

Kinetic goes live with trade website

Kinetic Natural Products Distributor has updated its website to provide a new B2B platform for its trade customers. The new website has been designed to...

Charity claims ‘world first’ for vegan efficacy test for cosmetics producers

The Vegan Society is claiming a world first for its new in vitro efficacy test, developed by UK-based microbiological testing laboratory MSL.

Grahams Natural skincare range comes to UK

Australian skincare brand Grahams Natural is now available in the UK to soothe and treat a range of skin conditions with steroid-free formulas.

The long and short of it

Good hair means more than liking your cut; it’s about healthy minds and a healthy planet. Rosie Greenaway meets the experts pushing for both.

Beauty shifts: beyond skin deep

Helen Yeardsley, beauty industry expert, casts her eye over the campaigns making waves in the natural beauty space and examines the trends being driven by Generation D

Who’s who in natural beauty 2011: Your top five

If you had to pick the people that represent the modern face of natural beauty – who would they be? That’s the question that...

Transparency key for new London beauty brand

Determined to be upfront about its ingredients, new-to-market natural and organic beauty brand By Sarah took the decision to list them in full on the front of each product.

MuLondon partners with Stonewall

Natural skincare company MuLondon has announced that it is supporting LGBT charity Stonewall.

New app helps consumers Beat the Microbead

A new app Beat the Microbead from environmental organization the Plastic Soup Foundation has launched to enable consumers to test for microplastics.

Summer loving

Summer solstice (solstice derived from the Latin word sol, meaning ‘sun’) happens around 21 June, and is the longest day of the year. It’s also the only day of the year when all locations inside the Arctic Circle experience a continuous period of daylight for 24 hours, and many argue that it marks the official start of summer.

Puressentiel produces antipollution elixir

With increasing awareness about how pollution compromises skin health, Puressentiel has created Organic Essential Elixir to help regenerate skin cells and renourish skin.