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 […]
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Almost 200 products from more than 100 brands have made the shortlist of the sixth annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards.
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 […]
It’s not often that I champion a single brand to be taken up by independents – it’s not really what us journalists with integrity do – but on this occasion, I’m willing to break my rule.
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 […]
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 […]
Pai Skincare, the London-based sensitive skin care brand, has closed a £3.45m (€4m/USD4.5m) Series A investment led by Luxembourg based CAP Invest.
Splat has introduced its Express Oral Care Foam, which has already scooped an award in the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2017. The foam is formulated with natural ingredients including liquorice, sea buckthorn, pomegranate extract and aloe vera gel. Splat Express Oral Care Foam enables on-the-go dental hygiene without the need for water or a toothbrush. The […]
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 […]
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 […]
Green People is celebrating 20 years of organic beauty with a new special edition Damask Rose Skincare collection. Scented with rose otto, extracted by steam distillation from the damask rose, it takes 60,000 roses to produce just one ounce of rose otto, which was chosen by Green People for its soft, calming aroma to help […]
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 […]
AA Skincare has introduced a range of eight solid Shampoo Bars aimed at both home use and the summer holiday market. The bars blend antioxidant, mineral- and vitamin-rich natural ingredients with 100% pure essential oils including frankincense, rose, argan, cinnamon, peppermint and bergamot. Free from parabens, preservatives and artificial fragrances, a 50g bar provides twice […]
Australian brand The Natural Family Co (NFco) has launched a new natural oral care range featuring toothpaste and toothbrushes. NFco Natural Toothpaste is a gel formula that delivers cavity protection through xylitol, and a clean feeling mouth with the fresh taste of Australian native river mint. The toothpastes are available in Original, Sensitive, Whitening and […]
Kinetic has secured a prestigious advertising space for organic skincare brand Antipodes at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Shoppers are enticed by premium designer labels rather than the contents of the product. The fact that these products often have over-inflated prices has in turn distorted consumer perspective of how much beauty products truly cost to make.
If you don’t have an uber-dewy complexion and you’re not working your ‘bitten lip’ look every day, then you clearly haven’t got your K-Beauty ‘thang’ down pat! Asian beauty trends have dominated the beauty market since their arrival in 2014. “Asian-ification”, as dubbed by Nicole Tyrimou, beauty and personal care analyst at Euromonitor International, is, […]
What are the trends and innovations in organic haircare? We investigate this exciting sector and its key players. Words by Rebecca Barnes (more…)
Scientists delve deeper to unlock the secrets of perfect skin and discover how microbiology is shaping the future of the beauty industry. Words by Julia Zaltzman (more…)
Weleda MD Jayn Sterland tops this year’s ‘Who’s Who in Natural Beauty’ industry hotlist The UK’s best natural beauty retailers have been announced today with the publication of the autumn edition of Natural Beauty News, published by Diversified Communications UK. Waitrose, Debenhams, Holland & Barrett, LoveLula, Beauty Kitchen, and Amaranth have all been recognised with […]
Triodos Bank calls for ‘radical’ change
June 25, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
Triodos Bank has launched a vision paper calling for a ‘radical systemic transition’ away from current production-focused systems
Mary-Jane’s Coffee opens its first CBD café
The man behind Mary-Jane’s Coffee, Jon Antoniou, has opened the South West’s first CBD cafe in Bristol’s Whiteladies Road in a bid to provide ‘a quality, affordable and great-tasting way to take CBD daily’.
News in brief
Chunky Chocolate and Chunky Orange Chocolate with Baobab are the first bars from Prodigy Snacks, a start-up which uses clean, natural ingredients with nutritional benefits to reimagine classic chocolate favourites. Bells & Whistles has launched a new vegan cake line in three flavours: Berry & Cashew, Nut Truffle and Ginger & Apricot. The gluten-, milk- […]
BetterYou reveals new-look website
Natural health brand BetterYou has unveiled its updated website, betteryou.com, with a fresh new look and feel as well as some added initiatives designed to enhance performance and delivery.
Beyond the little bottles
June 12, 2019 Ross Harris
From the yoghurt drinks of the ‘90s to Unilever’s recent investment in ‘happy bacteria’ skincare, probiotics are still a hot topic – but consumer confusion is rife, discovers Kate Miller, and puzzling legislation isn’t helping (more…)
The carbon pawprint
A far cry from the proverbial dogs’ dinner, the pet industry is now booming with healthier and greener options. From zero waste shampoo bars to premium natural and organic foods, Sharna Waid finds out what retailers are stocking to meet the demands of a growing community of eco-conscious pet parents (more…)
As more consumers seek alcohol-free, low-sugar and sustainably produced beverages, Jane Wolfe speaks with some natural and organic soft drinks brands to discover how they are ticking all the boxes (more…)
The heart of the matter
Dr Decker Weiss is a naturopathic cardiologist with an important message about inflammation. Here, Rosie Greenaway relays some of the key messages conveyed during his 2018 retailer roadshow, and discovers why ignoring the red flags could be catastrophic for cardiovascular health
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]