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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 of recovery’ start to come out for Spring. Talk at Natural & Organic Products Europe was focused around the 2.8% growth achieved in the organic sector in the UK, according to […]

April 28, 2014 Continue Reading
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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 words that name your range. That’s why Lush’s recent court victory over Amazon was so important. For those who missed the story, Amazon was actively hijacking customers who typed ‘Lush’ into […]

March 4, 2014 Continue Reading
The Chit and Janey

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 Europe. However, ongoing alarm about the use of methylisothiazolinole (aka MI or MIT) proves that some ingredients might be a lot safer to use than others. MI recently hit the headlines […]

January 9, 2014 Continue Reading
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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 fill with samples and so reach new consumers. It’s all win/win as long as the box brands keep the quality up and the subscribers feel that they’re getting something different to […]

December 2, 2013 Continue Reading
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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 diamante trinkets and Swiss Army-style cooking accouterments destined to collect dust in kitchen cupboards and bedroom drawers. But, as a surprisingly upbeat profile in last month’s Vogue shows, the channel is […]

December 2, 2013 Continue Reading
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The 2014 natural beauty hotlist: Natural Beauty Yearbook announces its top 25 most influential personalities

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 hotlist. Published by Diversified Communications UK, the much-anticipated who’s who in natural beauty top 25 was announced last night at an exclusive launch party for the 2014 edition.  The evening was […]

November 20, 2013 Continue Reading
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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 adapt to customers’ needs,” she explains. “Our tailored approach is very important. When we send a product out from the website I follow it up later with an email to […]

May 17, 2013 Continue Reading
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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 is a natural beauty institution. His pioneering work with Aveda brought the concept of wellbeing to the mainstream by fusing Western commerce with Eastern philosophies. Then, in 1997 he sold […]

February 15, 2013 Continue Reading
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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 leading French beauty brand Melvita at Whole Foods Market, Kensington High Street, in London, the launch party saw the natural beauty trade converge to hear the announcement of the Natural […]

November 20, 2012 Continue Reading
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Make your vote count!

Inventive. Genuine. Revolutionary. These are just some of the ways you’ve described the people you’ve already nominated for our Who’s Who in Natural Beauty list 2012. Since the voting launched, our inbox has been deluged with industry insiders keen to nominate the people who’ve made a real difference to the natural beauty sector in the […]

July 27, 2011 Continue Reading
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