Sanatio Naturalis has introduced a new two-strong facial skincare range which is COMOS certified organic and uses 100% pure natural oils.
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 […]
Piccolo enters infant formula market
February 20, 2020 Jane Wolfe
Piccolo has entered into the infant formula milk sector with a three-strong organic range in a bid to bring a fresh look and approach to the category.
SFT responds to new Agriculture Bill
In a briefing published on 3 February, the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) voiced its continued concerns about the Government’s new Agriculture Bill.
News in brief: snippets of news from NPN
Aiming to spice up the sauce and condiments market is Big Tom Spiced Tomato Ketchup boasting a significantly lower sugar content than other leading brands.
Growth for gummies
A new paper by Future Market Insights reports that the vitamin gummies market value is projected to grow at a ‘healthy’ CAGR of 5.1% between 2019-2029.
In a pickle
January 23, 2020 Rosie Greenaway
From kombucha to kraut, and kimchi to kefir, the fermented market is alive and kicking. Rosie Greenaway discovers the ancient art of fermenting and learns how to brew her own ‘booch’ (more…)
Back on track
Bone up on joint health with Matt Chittock for all the latest and traditional approaches to keeping customers standing tall (more…)
Say yes to sustainable sex
With consumers thinking more about their impact on the environment, it’s no surprise that the environmental impact of their sex lives is also coming into question. With a range of sustainable sex products cropping up on bedside tables, Sharna Waid investigates which brands are championing the alternatives and whether it’s an area worth investing in […]
The breakfast club
We’re all familiar with the old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’, but truth be told we are more likely to do the exact opposite. Jane Wolfe finds out how retailers can offer consumers easy, convenient and healthy ways to start the morning (more…)
How to become the next influential natural beauty brand
The world doesn’t need another natural beauty brand. It’s a market that is set to be worth up to $54 billion by 2027. It’s saturated like every other industry in the world. What it does need however, is a brand that is passionate, value driven and has clarity around how they want to shake things […]
The Health Store Open Day is back!
The Health Store’s ever popular Open Day makes a welcome return on Sunday 8th September. Paul Rideout, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Health Store, explains “The Open Day is back by popular demand! This will be our 8th Open Day since we launched the event back in 2009 and it is more popular than […]
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]
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. […]