Beauty Bites

Exclusively from Botanical Brands comes Living Nature’s latest shade of lipstick, a ‘vintage pink’ shade called Bloom. Living Nature is donating NZ$1 from the sale of each lipstick to the Breast Cancer Network New Zealand (BCN).

Natural make-up brand benecos is increasing its distribution and is now available in Whole Foods Market stores. Graeme Hume from distributor Pravera Ltd said: “The benecos range is going from strength to strength in the UK and sales are up. We are definitely seeing an increase in demand for affordable natural and organic make-up from retailers and consumers.”

Faith Products has appointed Enzo Gallone as head of export sales. “We have such a strong core proposition,” commented Enzo, “and it is very much in demand across the world – we just need to find the right people, who share our passion for all things natural and eco-friendly, to partner and develop relationships with.”

Organic Monitor’s Consumer Insights report has found that parabens is the synthetic chemicals that most consumers look to avoid, stated by 63% of buyers, and awareness of all synthetic chemicals was seen to have increased significantly since 2007. Certification is becoming more important, according to the report, with 43% of consumers looking for symbols and logos when they buy beauty products, up from 33% in 2007, with most shoppers looking out for the Soil Association logo.

Male natural skincare brand Bulldog has been crowned ‘Small to Medium Business of the Year in the 2014 Natural Business Awards. “Scalable and saleable, Bulldog Skincare has successfully disrupted in a highly competitive marketplace,” said the judges.

UK eco-brand Barenaturals has teamed up with CLF as its national distributor for its vegan soaps, organic balms and natural skincare. Founder Darcy Croft commented: “Together we will be able to spread our wings and reach all those asking for our products further afield.”

UrbanVeda has won the Pure Beauty Award for Best New Natural Product for its Purifying Day Cream. The win represents its twelfth award placement in the 12 months since the company launched.

The latest feminine hygiene product from Organyc is its natural Intimate Wash which has a pH of 4.5 and contains a blend of organic ingredients including calendula and aloe vera.

Online beauty retailer LoveLula has scooped the prestigious Retail Innovation Award at the Pure Beauty Awards. It was praised for offering customers an unrivalled choice of natural, organic and ethically produced beauty products and for expanding the horizons of natural beauty in the UK.

New to shelves is Wassen Collagen drink, a supplement which aims to promote beauty from the inside out. The orange drink, which comes in sachet form, is designed to deliver essential nutrients to the dermis layer of the skin through the body’s blood supply.

Shea Mooti organic skincare brand for mums and babies is promoting its multi-award-winning range in the UK, Europe and the Far East with its new marketing partner Geometry Global with the goal of creating original and inspiring marketing campaigns to boost customer relationships.