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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 make ordering simple and more efficient, and will also house all media assets, including images, descriptions, ingredients and digital banners, to make it easy for retailers to be involved with […]

June 22, 2017 Continue Reading
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L’oréal gets offer for The Body Shop

Cosmetics giant L’oréal has received a firm offer for The Body Shop from Brazilian manufacturer Natura Cosméticos SA. In February it was rumoured that L’oréal was considering selling The Body Shop, which it purchased in 2006 for £652.3 million. Now, the bid from Natura will be submitted to L’Oréal’s employee representative body and is subject […]

June 21, 2017 Continue Reading
Biodegradable microbeads

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 Chemical Technologies (CSCT) have produced an alternative to the plastic microbeads by dissolving cellulose, reforming it into beads and then setting them. The microbeads are stable enough to use in […]

June 12, 2017 Continue Reading
NATRUE

NATRUE in new sustainability project

Natural and organic cosmetics standards body NATRUE is participating in an innovative new sustainability project, which will transform consumer waste into packaging for new organic products. NATRUE is a partner in the EU-funded URBIOFIN project ‘Horizon 2020’, which runs from 1 June 2017 for four years. Announcing NATRUE’s role in the project, Klara Ahlers, NATRUE president […]

June 12, 2017 Continue Reading
Biodegradable microbeads

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 Chemical Technologies (CSCT) have produced an alternative to the plastic microbeads by dissolving cellulose, reforming it into beads and then setting them. The microbeads are stable enough to use in […]

June 12, 2017 Continue Reading
hemptouch

Hemptouch brings hemp skincare offer to UK

Slovenia skincare brand Hemptouch has launched into the UK market, initially through Planet Organic. The products combine hemp cannabinoids (CBD) with hemp flower hydrolate and raw hemp oil to sooth skin and provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Silvija Spehar, herbalist and brand founder, says that the therapeutic range of ointments and creams was developed for […]

June 12, 2017 Continue Reading
FreeFrom Skincare Awards

FreeFrom Skincare Awards shortlist is announced

Almost 200 products from more than 100 brands have made the shortlist of the sixth annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards. The awards acknowledge and reward cosmetics ‘free from’ many of the ingredients which some consumers need, or want, to avoid. Five brands lead the way with four shortlisted products each – AA Skincare, Bloomtown Botanicals, Feisc, Gaia and Neantog (The Irish Nettle Company). The […]

June 8, 2017 Continue Reading
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SA shop pops up for Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week

As part of the inaugural Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week in May – which saw the campaign move out from the umbrella of Organic September – the Soil Association opened a pop-up shop in Shoreditch. Throughout the week certified brands – including Viridian Nutrition, Neals Yard Remedies, Therapi Honey Skincare, Herbfarmacy, La-Eva, VOYA, Nourish Skincare […]

May 25, 2017 Continue Reading
pai

Pai Skincare secures £3.45MN investment, opens first online store in Asia

London-based sensitive skincare brand Pai Skincare has closed a £3.45 million (€4 million/USD4.5 million) Series A investment led by Luxembourg based CAP Invest. Pai plans to double-down on e-commerce, hire an experienced CTO/head of e-commerce and expand its global direct retail operation. With six websites covering Europe, North America and Australia, the UK-based business will […]

May 25, 2017 Continue Reading
urtekram

Urtekram introduces new fragrance line

Danish organic beauty brand Urtekram has enhanced its UK offer with a brand new scent: Nordic Berry. The new fragrance will be available over four products: Shampoo, combining organic willow bark extract to help moisturize and balance the scalp Conditioner, which features a new top-down tube and contains organic aloe vera and glycerine to help […]

May 23, 2017 Continue Reading
naobay

Naobay launches balancing skin range

Naobay’s new Equilibria antioxidant range is designed to balance the skin from the outside in through a three-step regime: cleansing, toning and moisturizing. The Equilibria Gel to Milk Cleanser is a translucent gel cleanser that changes into a light cleansing milk upon contact with water. Designed to soften and cleanse, it includes olive, apricot and […]

May 23, 2017 Continue Reading
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Carun expands hemp skincare range

Organic skincare and supplement brand Carun has expanded its UK range of skincare products made using cannabinoids and terpenes from Cannabis sativa extract. The new products – Carun SOS Balm, Shower Gel and Hemp Oil – employ the whole cannabis plant, which makes them, rich in beneficial cannabinoids. Carun’s SOS balm is enriched with olive […]

May 23, 2017 Continue Reading
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