Natural Beauty

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

Certifiably organic

Walk into any department store in Europe and you’ll find yourself assaulted on all fronts by a dizzying array of cosmetic counters, a thick...

Beauty beyond the High Street

Ask the people behind most fledging natural brands where they want to be in five years’ time and they’ll usually mention the name of...

Go figure…

After a few years of what economists might euphemistically call ‘negative growth’, the organic market is back on the march as Osborne’s ‘green shoots...

A Lush victory

What’s in a name? Plenty, if you’re an ambitious natural beauty company that needs to communicate everything good about your brand through the well-chosen...

Setting skin free

The free-from food category has been a soar-away success for independent retailers – and now there’s every chance the sector’s sparkle might be rubbing off on the skincare market too.

MI: still a sensitive issue

“Every cosmetics product on the market in Europe is safe to use,” announces the comforting blurb on the website of cosmetics trade organization Cosmetics...

Thinking inside the box

Beauty boxes are still big news in the industry. It’s a simple idea: people pay to receive a monthly package which brands pay to...

What happens when the gloves come off?

What’s going to be the biggest women’s beauty trend to cross over from America to the UK in 2014? If activist groups like the...

Embracing sell-o-vision

For fashion and beauty snobs there’s no dirtier acronym than QVC. The original home shopping channel is associated in some people’s imagination with chintzy...

The 2014 natural beauty hotlist: Natural Beauty Yearbook announces its top...

Natural beauty advocate Janey Lee Grace has scooped the top spot for the second year running in the Natural Beauty Yearbook’s prestigious annual industry...

Who’s who in Natural Beauty back for 2014

The Natural Beauty Yearbook’s Top 25 hotlist has always been a high point of the industry year – and now we need your help...

Company profile: Palm & Sole

For Kathy Webb, founder of beauty specialists Palm & Sole, being natural means more than just offering a one-product-suits-everyone philosophy. “Because we’re hand-blended we can...

A beautiful mind

Ahead of her appearance at Natural & Organic Products Europe, Elizabeth Barbalich from Antipodes explains how a beauty philosophy born in New Zealand is offering...

Horst Power

In the run-up to his eagerly-anticipated appearance at Natural & Organic Products Europe, Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher reveals his thoughts on the natural beauty industry. Horst Rechelbacher...

Natural beauty hotlist announced

Natural beauty advocate Janey Lee Grace was named number one in the Natural Beauty Yearbook’s prestigious 6th annual industry hotlist last night (Tuesday 13 November). Hosted by...

Nominations open for Who’s who in natural beauty 2013

Who are the personalities driving the hottest trends and products in the natural beauty sector? Once again, it’s time for you to decide...

The Who’s who countdown continues – 14-11

Want to discover more about the personalities that made our Who’s who in natural beauty Top 20? Then read on as we count down...

Who’s who Top 20 countdown – 20-15

This week we'll be telling you a lot more about the personalities that made this year's prestigious Who's who in natural beauty list. Why do...

Who’s who in natural beauty 2012 announced

If you were one of the lucky people who made it out to Melvita’s Covent Garden store for our launch party you’ll already know...

On the natural beauty desk: suti skincare

The news headlines may be dominated by austerity – but there’s always room for a little luxe on the natural beauty desk. And this week...