Freya + Bailey has created a new natural and organic skincare range aimed at protecting skin and making it ‘battle ready’ against toxins and pollution.
28% of UK women have reduced the number of products they use in their facial skincare regimes in the past year, according to new research by Mintel.
Pukka has introduced its new Majestic Matcha Chai to bring about calm alertness and energy with the help of organic matcha and chai spices.
The safety of green tea supplements has been called into question once again after a man was admitted to hospital reportedly requiring an urgent liver transplant.
A four-strong anti-ageing skincare range has been launched by ethical brand Nature & Nurture (N&N). N&N Youth-Protect Moisturizer combines skin-boosting and nourishing ingredients and is bursting with fruit antioxidants and vitamins. Organic buriti oil in included along with roasted coffee bean oil and vanilla extract, for a strong anti-ageing boost and a subtle scent. Derma-Renew […]
Scientists at Swansea University has shown that eating a constant diet of junk food damages red blood cells (RBCs), making them more likely to undergo cancer-linked mutations. The scientists say it is the low level of antioxidants in a junk food diet that produces the damaged blood cells. Dr Hasan Haboubi, a gastroenterologist and cancer […]
A study by researchers at the University of Granada has found that vegetables deep-fried in extra virgin olive oil have a higher healthy phenol content and antioxidant capacity than their boiled or raw counterparts. The research, published in Food Chemistry, aimed to discover what effect a variety of cooking methods had on the health benefits […]
Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo and Conditioner are the two latest products from the Green People organic beauty brand. The products are designed to recharge and reinforce the strength of each hair strand to deliver ultra-soft hair with a sleek shine. Quinoa is used to enhance softness, making hair manageable and easier to style, coating each […]
London-based start-up Sibberi has brought its natural Birch Water to the UK market. The only brand with no added sugar, Birch Water is 100% birch sap, tapped straight from the trunk of birch trees, and contains only five calories per 100ml. The sap is naturally enriched with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids and has […]
Pravera has joined forces with award-winning French natural and organic brand Alorée to bring its chlorophyll-based anti-ageing skincare range to the UK market. “My experience creating skincare formulas for other brands for eight years helped develop my intuition when it comes to exploring new skincare ingredients. I had a feeling that chlorophyll, which enables plants […]
The Foraging Fox has added a ruby red twist to table top sauces with the launch of its Beetroot Ketchup. Beetroot has become known for having a list of health benefits and is a source of folic acid, potassium, magnesium, iron and vitamins A, B6 and C, as well antioxidants. This new natural condiment is […]
Gourmet Spirulina, the first spirulina food range, has launched in the UK in a bid to take spirulina from dietary supplement to tasty superfood. The new range of convenient foods consists of Crunchies, Nibs and Petals which are rich in vitamins, iron and antioxidants, and have a high phycocyanin rate of between 18% and 25%. […]
New to the Amazing Grass organic green food range comes Raw Reserve Berry, a new flavour combination of berries, probiotics and raw superfood greens to help support healthy immune and digestive systems. “Amazing Grass fans are incredibly passionate about nutrition, and we’ve long wanted to create a new way for them to enjoy the superfood […]
The recently launched Mello brand is the UK’s first and only raw fresh melon juice range. Available in two varieties – Watermelon and Cantaloupe – the range aims to fill the gap between sugar-laden soft drinks and ‘health drink’ offerings which the company says many consumers don’t find palatable. The juices are produced using high […]
To many of us, especially those who grow our own, the idea that organically produced fruit and veg is good for you just seems instinctively right. When you know what has – and hasn’t – gone into the soil and how little the sophisticated processes of nature have been interfered with by the grower, then […]
A number of scientists have questioned the significance of the recently published study by Newcastle University into the compositional differences between organic and conventional food, arguing that higher antioxidant levels in food do not confer any proven health benefits. Tom Sanders, professor of nutrition and dietetics at King’s College London, told Radio 4’s Today Programme […]
In the largest study of its kind, an international team of experts led by Newcastle University, UK, has shown that organic food is up to 69% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown crops. Analysing 343 studies into the compositional differences between organic and conventional crops, the team found that a switch to […]
Described as a breakthrough range in which aromatherapy meets phytoscience, the BRYT Skincare range utilizes botanical ingredients which are beneficial for all ages, but particularly for young adults with evolving skin. The company advocates a three-step process of cleansing, nourishing and protecting with products incorporating organic superfruits to maintain an uncomplicated, effective regime to boost […]
Natural beauty brand benecos has added a number of new lines to its cosmetics range in the form of complexion enhancers and eye products. Natural BB Cream 8 in 1 is a multi-use tinted face balm containing a blend of antioxidants and anti-ageing ingredients including organic acai berry oil, pomegranate seed oil, hyaluronic acid and […]
Chia bia has launched a new range of gluten-free biscuits – Chia Crunch – incorporating the increasingly popular superfood chia seeds. The selection of biscuits – which the company says is the first of its kind – comprises Blueberry & Almond; Chocolate Chip; Lemon Crunch; and Ginger Crunch. All the biscuits contain chia seeds which […]
New ‘backwards’ refill rules hit Brighton & Hove
December 12, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
Customers at Infinity Foods have expressed annoyance at changes to its refills system – changes which the retailer had to make to conform to regulations.
Plastic use up as supermarkets backtrack on pledges to cut back
The amount of plastic produced and used by UK supermarkets rose this year, according to a report by Greenpeace and the Environmental Investigation Agency.
Zeroing in on the plastic-free opportunity
The historic UK spa town of Tunbridge Wells is the venue for one of the country’s newest plastic-free retailers, The Zero Waste Company
SFT welcomes HRH Prince of Wales as Patron
It has been announced that HRH The Prince of Wales has accepted an invitation from the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) to become the charity’s Patron.
Pick of the products 2019
November 28, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
One thing’s for sure when reflecting on this year’s products: our industry never fails to deliver on innovation. With the word ‘sustainability’ on everyone’s lips, our sector was pioneering its ‘better for you and the planet’ products long before the phrase hit the mainstream. As the world plays catch-up, here’s a review of the trendsetting […]
With irritable bowel syndrome affecting approximately 12 million people in the UK, Jane Wolfe finds out how diet and lifestyle changes can significantly help sufferers, and investigates the low-FODMAP solution (more…)
Living life on the veg
Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores today’s sophisticated veggie market, and discovers just how much the nation’s love of animal products is costing the planet (more…)
The whole package
Want the truth about sustainable packaging? It’s complicated – but consumers and brands are both committed to change, says Matt Chittock
Leading the discussion around sustainability in retail
The Sustainability in Retail Forum is the new conference designed to help senior executives within leading retailers from across the Nordic region meet the ever-evolving challenges around sustainability. Taking place 13 November 2019, at MalmöMässan, Sweden, the event is co-located with the award-winning trade exhibitions Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia. Facing the […]
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]