Natural Products News shines a spotlight on a handful of the latest launches, campaigns, award wins and more from natural and organic brands and businesses


To meet the rising demand for natural remedies to reduce stress and improve sleep quality, Evopure has launched Reishi Cacao Adaptogenic Mushroom Powder. The innovative blend combines the adaptogenic properties of reishi mushroom and maca root, which have long been recognized in traditional Chinese medicine for their stress-reducing and relaxation-promoting effects. By combining these with naturally sourced ingredients including cacao and cinnamon, the blend offers essential antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and offers a healthy alternative to caffeinated teas. Evopure’s Reishi Cacao Adaptogenic Mushroom Powder is suitable for vegans and vegetarians and is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. For a sweet and warm spice drink to promote calm and wellbeing, the powder can be mixed with hot water, milk or a milk alternative.

Gummy vitamin brand Zohi has now landed in the UK with a five-strong range created by dieticians and pharmacists specifically tailored to suit different health needs. Zohi Hair, Skin & Nails are cherry-flavoured supplements  with biotin, zinc and rocket extract; Immunity raspberry and elderflower-flavoured gummies feature echinacea, propolis and vitamin D3; pineapple-flavoured Energy gummies combine Siberian ginseng, caffeine and vitamin C; Calm blends rhodiola with griffonia and vitamin B6; and Zohi Sun-Kissed helps prepares the skin for sun exposure and prolong a tan with copper, beta-carotene and lutein. “Following the huge popularity of gummy vitamins in the US, we identified a gap in the market within France, which led us to create Zohi,” says a spokesperson for the brand. “We wanted to find a way of making the everyday habit of taking vitamins more enjoyable and accessible for UK consumers.”

Straight-taking natural skincare brand faace has unveiled a dual purpose, 100% natural, handmade, vegan soap that it promises ‘isn’t your run-of-the-mill bar’. Filthy Faace Face & Body Bar is packed with skin-loving extracts and oils designed as a one-stop shop for cleansing and freshening face and body whether you suffer from dry skin or dullness. The lilac bar is described as a dreamy but dynamic concoction of oils, including sweet orange, coconut and olive oil, designed to lift away daily dirt and grime. With added glycerine and shea butter, forget the squeaky, stripped feel of soaps past, says the brand, this bar promises to put back more than it takes off – more hydration, more softness and more balance. Using ethically sourced ingredients, it has no SLS, alcohol, synthetic chemicals, petrochemicals, palm oil, synthetic fragrances, parabens or colourants, and is suitable for all skin types.

British brand The Groovy Food Company has launched a duo of Hot Agave Nectars in two flavours, Hot and Chipotle, expanding its line of plant-based, healthy alternatives to everyday essentials. Available in 250ml bottles, the vegan products are fat-free, contain no artificial flavourings and are Kosher certified. Harvested and produced in Mexico, the sauces are made from the tequila-producing Blue Weber agave plant, combined with a hit of chilli and smoke for depth of flavour. “As one of the leading brands making agave nectar, we are incredibly excited to be expanding our range again and bringing the Hot and Chipotle varieties into the Groovy Food Company family!” says Rosie Hayward, The Groovy Food Company founder. “With our original Agave Nectars already hugely popular with consumers, we naturally want to ensure we are always innovating our products whilst staying ahead of the curve.”


UK effervescent brand Phizz has unveiled its latest creation, Cherry Caffeine Boost. Described as a ground-breaking formula the tablets are designed to optimize natural energy levels, combat fatigue and drowsiness, and deliver ‘a daily dose of invigorating wellness’. Containing 75mg of caffeine (equivalent to a cup of coffee) and fortified with natural guarana to provide a fast and sustained energy release, the cherry-flavoured effervescent drink aims to heighten alertness and invigorate the mind and body. It also includes a blend of essential B vitamins to help convert food into energy and electrolyte hydration to combat fatigue caused by dehydration and help the body absorb water three times faster. The low-calorie (10kcal) tablet’s energy proposition is complemented by a range of 17 essential nutrients for optimal health.