October saw the launch of the eco-conscious e-commerce start-up Wearth London, which champions UK brands with sustainable values.
The winners of the 2017 Sustainable Beauty Awards (www.sustainablebeautyawards.com) were announced at a ceremony in Paris earlier this month.
Natural and organic beauty brand Naissance has undergone an extensive redesign to attract new customers and anchor it in the do-it-yourself beauty market. The brand, which specializes in natural and organic oil, massage oils and make-your-own beauty kits, has now got a fresh company look with new labels and packaging and a redesigned website. Naissance […]
Healthy Supplies has launched a redesigned website to enable users to browse products quickly and easily, and purchase in just a few clicks.
Tackling misinformation and myths about cosmetic products should be a priority for the natural and organic beauty sector, says the founder of leading natural cosmetics training school Formula Botanica.
The German footwear company Birkenstock – famous for its iconic cork sandals – used this week’s Vivaness exhibition to preview a comprehensive new range of natural cosmetic products. The trade launch of the Birkenstock Natural Care range, which marks a major departure for the company, caught the natural beauty world by surprise. “The reaction from many people […]
Holland & Barrett International opened a new flagship store at Marble Arch in London this week (Thursday 19 January).
As is usual for December, a host of predictions have been forthcoming about what will be the new trends and innovations for the coming year. As far as the beauty and bodycare sector is concerned, gender-neutral beauty is going to grow in popularity in 2017, according to the Innovation Group’s Future 100 report. Lucie Greene, […]
We speak to Jayn Sterland, MD, Weleda UK, in a special video interview.
The beauty industry is in a state of perpetual reinvention, the need for constant innovation and ‘newness’ unquestioned. To some extent that’s true for the natural and organic beauty sector too. But just how sustainable is that relentless quest for the new? Not very, according to Jayn Sterland, MD at Weleda UK.
Check out our video round-up of last week’s 2016 Natural Beauty Roundtable event, here at our Brighton offices.
Leading figures from the natural beauty sector gathered in Brighton yesterday to debate a range of issues – from latest market trends and developments, to business ethics and sustainability.
Organic Monitor has just announced the finalists of the 2016 Sustainable Beauty Awards.
The Soil Association staged two stylish events on the eve of this month’s Organic September.
Winners of the 2016 Beauty Shortlist Awards have been announced, with a raft of both new and experienced brand names and products on the list. The coveted Best Baby Brand UK went to stalwart Green People, while Best Eco-Friendly Baby Brand was a joint win for both Weleda and Neal’s Yard Remedies. A new launch […]
Waitrose has pledged that by this September no branded cosmetic products will contain microbeads (its own-label range never has) in order to reduce plastics in its health and beauty ranges, the first supermarket to do so. The retailer is also giving a facelift to its own-label cotton wool buds – one of its most commonly […]
Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) has highlighted the continuing popularity of superfoods, revealing that between 2011 and 2015 there was a massive 202% increase globally in the number of new food and drink products launched containing the terms ‘superfood’, ‘superfruit’ or ‘supergrain’. The research found that in 2015 alone there was a 36% rise […]
Mintel’s study of Global Beauty and Personal Care Trends to 2025 has highlighted the trend of ‘gastronomia’ which it says is driving consumer interest in natural ingredients as people are becoming more involved in creating their own beauty products. Brands are reacting to consumer interest in pure and natural ingredients, says Mintel’s Charlotte Libby in […]
True Organic of Sweden is launching its award-winning range of 100% natural and organic beauty products, balms and deodorants onto the UK market. Originally launched in 2007 by Tina de Sousa, the range is said to combine pure, natural and organic ingredients with serious efficiency and a striking pack design. The first product introduced from […]
Known for its use by top beauty professionals, Belnatur has now launched its Essential Range – available for use by customers at home. The range of 14 retail products combines natural plant and marine active constituents to address the needs of all skin types: dry-alipic, oily, flaccid, combination, dehydrated and sensitive. There is also an […]
Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
January 16, 2018 Jane Wolfe
Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) is to receive a loan from Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, to help grow organic sales in the UK in 2018 and beyond.
Forest Whole Foods named Best New Business
Online organic retailer Forest Whole Foods has been awarded Best New Business in the New Forest Business Partnership’s Brilliance in Business Awards.
Gove charms audience at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
Michael Gove became the first Defra minister to address the rebel Real Farming Conference in Oxford, usually a prerogative of the established Oxford Farming Conference.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]