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.


Health International Research’s range of CBD products, Hempe, are powered by natural sustainable ingredients to provide effective relief of sore muscles and joints. The collection includes Hempe CBD Hot Muscle & Joint Gel – a warming formula enriched with CBD, clove leaf oil, menthol, eucalyptus and eugenol; CBD Ice Muscle & Joint Gel – a cooling formula enriched with CBD, Mentha arvensis, Pinus sylvestris, menthol and laurel leaf oil to relieve stiffness; and CBD SOS Balm – a multi-purpose, nourishing, soothing and regenerative balm for those suffering from dry, inflamed or irritated skin. The company’s commercial director, Ross Whittaker says: “Our CBD products represent a hugely exciting opportunity for natural health stores to entice consumers, and we are committed to supporting our trade customers by providing the very best quality, legally registered, natural cannabinoid-based health products, backed by strong scientifically-proven research.”

Sharpham Dairy has launched two new chutneys developed with Devon-based Highfield Preserves: British Bramley Apple & Hunts Wobbler Cider Chutney, combining ground spices and sultanas to give a slightly sharp, tangy and lightly spiced relish; and Ploughman’s Hunters Elmhirst Ale Chutney – a traditional chutney with chunky veg, raisins, dates and local ale from Hunter’s Brewery. The brand has also developed two new crackers in collaboration with The Fresh Flour Company in Buckfastleigh. Available in Rosemary & Sea Salt and Original Sourdough, they are made with heritage wheats, local honey, Devon sea salt and soft water from Dartmoor. Full of rustic shards in all shapes and sizes, the crackers are made with a thriving sourdough starter, adding naturally present good bacteria and a full, complex flavour to the cracker. Designed by Exeter-based Buddy Creative, the packaging is recyclable and compostable.

BEAUTYPRO has unveiled this year’s Christmas range which includes three new gift sets which provide an option for every budget – from the Skincare Cracker containing a Hydrating Serum and Retinol Under Eye Patches, to the Secret Santa set containing three best-selling masks and the luxurious Revitalising Serum Duo. Also new are the brand’s Christmask cards each contain a mask for a pampering festive treat by post which can be purchased individually or in packs of six. For men, the BARBER PRO Christmas collection includes three new sets and grooming-focused Christmask cards. The gift sets include the Skincare Cracker with an Anti-ageing Serum and Under Eye Mask and the Anti-Ageing & Hydration Set – a great choice for skincare fans hoping to achieve healthy and bright skin this festive season.

PRESS Healthfoods has added two flavours to its soup collection, to offer a quick, nutritionally-dense, plant-based mealtime solution. Nourish contains sweet potato, red lentils and spinach, with 17g of protein per serving. Energise combines butternut squash, mixed beans and red lentils, with 14g of protein. Rich in minerals, vitamins and fibre, they are low calorie, no added sugar and contribute to your 5 a day. “As a brand we pride ourselves on creating nutrition solutions that are quick and easy but above all, delicious,” says founder Ed Foy. “These two new soups are a great addition to our range and not only taste amazing, but deliver all the health benefits too … we developed our soups to ensure you get a great protein boost, whilst enjoying a natural plant-based soup that is high in fibre and supports immunity.”

Lavera latest launch is a trio of fragrance-free, calming products formulated to treat even the most sensitive skin, all enriched with nourishing organic almond oil and soothing aloe vera. Lavera’s Basis Sensitiv Calming Moisturising Cream is designed for sensitive and easily irritated skin and offers a light formula that is quickly absorbed to gently hydrate and relieve dryness and sensations of tightness. Basis Sensitiv Calming Night Cream aims to nourish and moisturize with a rich and creamy formula for instant relief from dryness and a refreshed and radiant morning complexion. Basis Sensitiv Calming Cleansing Foam is for sensitive and easily irritated skin. The non-drying foam cleanses and removes daily build-up, grease and make-up without stripping the skin’s natural oils. The products are certified organic, vegan and PETA approved, and the recyclable packaging is made using over 90% recycled materials.