Natural Beauty

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

A head for natural haircare

What are the trends and innovations in organic haircare?  We investigate this exciting sector and its key players.  Words by Rebecca Barnes It seems the...

Living skincare

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...

Natural Beauty Retail Awards winners & industry hotlist announced

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...

Pay it forward

Pay it forward this month. One small act of organic kindness in the name of natural beauty!

Who’s Who in Natural Beauty 2016 – voting deadline approaching

Natural Beauty News, the UK’s dedicated trade publication and news site for the natural and organic beauty industry, is now accepting nominations for its...

Beautiful at 90

Last month I joined the special 90th birthday celebrations for Weleda’s pioneering Skin Food product.

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.

A beautiful mind

Life in the 21st century is just one long, ever-decreasing circle of commonality. In the same way that the older you get, the social game of six degrees of separation actually begins to ring true, it seems to me that no matter what genre you look at, it’s intrinsically linked with all others.

Fairtrade for all

Research has demonstrated that green tea is packed with beauty benefits that consumers can attain by drinking it as well as by applying it directly onto their our skin, which is great news for all you natural beauty retailers looking for a nifty way to tap in to next month’s Fairtrade Fortnight.

Mirror, mirror on the wall

It’s official, the ideal age for a person, according to the people of Britain, is 36. New research brought to us by a recent YouGov survey shows that the majority of the 1,700 people who took part in the poll view middle age as having the highest prestige, status and everything else deemed to be good and worthy.

Retail revolution

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, even the January sales have started appearing before we’ve sung the New Year in. Loud price slashing has always been most retailers’ preferred way of engaging with consumers, and once our interest is piqued we’re further enticed with BOGOFs, three-for-two deals and any other money-saving offer that can be dreamed up. It’s a war zone where a war of attrition is being played out to the bitter end.

Inaugural Natural Beauty Retail Awards winners announced

The UK’s best natural beauty retailers have been revealed today at the exclusive launch event of the Natural Beauty Yearbook 2016, published by Diversified...

Pop up and listen

In my July Beauty Buzz column Organic beauty retailing – the future is multi-channel I wrote about how high street fashion retailer H&M had become the latest store to relaunch its beauty collection, which included a subsidiary-conscious range of Ecocert-approved sustainable products.

Are we nearly there yet?

As this latest installment of my Beauty Buzz column goes to press, we are putting away the chairs  and closing the door on yet another hugely successful Round Table discussion hosted by the Natural Beauty Yearbook and Natural Products News magazine.

Repetition is key

Keep it clear. Keep it transparent. And no, I’m not just referring to your well-cared-for complexion! That’s the mantra this September when the Soil Association embarks on yet another emboldened Organic Beauty Week, focused this year on the theme, Campaign for Clarity.

Organic beauty retailing – the future is multi-channel

The Soil Association’s Organic Market Report 2015, published in March, revealed that online shopping at independent retailers boosted the organic health and beauty sector by 20% in the last year, making it one of the strongest channels for growth.

Show and tell

Another year, another inspiring and exhilarating show. At the time of going to press with this column the dust has not long settled on the fabulous Natural Beauty & Spa show, part of Natural & Organic Products Europe, held for the first time this year at ExCeL London.

Stand up and be counted

It’s been more than six months since the team at the Natural Beauty Yearbook and Natural Products News magazine sat down around a round table with a handful of key industry figures and discussed the state of the natural and organic beauty market.

Natural Beauty Yearbook launches new beauty retailing awards

Diversified Communications UK, publishers of the Natural Beauty Yearbook, the definitive guide to the natural and organic beauty industry, has today announced the launch...

Pocket rocket sales

Internet sales, e-commerce and social media have long been the mantras for successful retailing. If you want to be perceived as being a savvy, contemporary and forward- thinking store it’s imperative that you not only have a well-presented and securely built website, but more importantly that you offer shoppers the opportunity to buy your goods online.