According to Soil Association Certification’s Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Market 2019 report, sustainable shoppers have driven the market for certified organic and natural beauty products to an all-time high with a 14% rise in sales in 2018.
Last weekend a new sustainable shop opened in the Fiveways area of Brighton, to cater for the plastic-free shopping needs of local residents.
Fashion and beauty have always been intrinsically linked, and now, Jane Wolfe discovers, natural cosmetic brands and eco-conscious designers are teaming up to promote ethical values to a wider audience The ethical failings of the fashion industry have come to the fore recently, with frequent reports highlighting the environmental cost of manufacturing clothes in the […]
Inspired by Ayurvedic principles, You-create-Beauty is a new skin, body and hair care brand developed to give consumers ‘creative power’ by offering DIY subscription boxes delivered bi-monthly.
Natural and organic beauty brand benecos has introduced a range of eight colourful vegan make-up brushes and a sponge.
Vegan beauty brand Faith in Nature has revamped its brand identity and packaging for the first time in its 44-year history in a bid to reaffirm its natural credentials.
Childs Farm has introduced three new bodycare products for children, all suitable for the hair and skin of new-borns, babies and children.
Tisserand Aromatherapy has created a new Tea Tree & Aloe Vera cleanse and care collection suitable for all the family and every skin type.
In regions such as Asia and the United States anti-pollution beauty and bodycare has broken into the mainstream, but according to Mintel, Europe is still trailing way behind. In her piece Beauty Spot: Anti-pollution beauty – Why Europe needs to step it up, Mintel’s Vivienne Rudd says that despite the perils of urban pollution being […]
Family-run Australian brand Natralus has entered the UK market with its bodycare range produced using natural and certified organic ingredients. The hero ingredient of the products is the pawpaw (papaya) fruit, which is renowned for its moisturizing and soothing properties. It contains the enzyme papain which has a gentle exfoliating action, helping to dissolve the […]
South African organic bath, bodycare and home fragrance brand Charlotte Rhys is now available in the UK. The brand uses five fragrances across its range which are available in perfume form as well as in a collection of shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, body lotions and butters and hand creams. There is also a line for […]
Northampton wholefood and health store Daily Bread has been named Growing Co-operative of the Year in the 2017 Co-op of the Year Awards.
Fodder in Hereford has moved its bodycare offer into a brand new second store, just yards across the road from the original shop.
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 […]
Organic skincare brand Primavera has launched a new range of Harmonizing Rose and Osmanthus bodycare solutions to soothe and soften the skin. Described as imparting floral notes and warming aftertones, the four-strong range includes: Harmonizing Body Cream, designed to lock in moisture and protect against environmental damage while firming the skin Harmonizing Body Wash, with […]
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, […]
Natural beauty brand Saach Organics has added two new products to its range of Ayurvedic bodycare products. The new Mint & Rosemary Cleansing & Refreshing Shower Gel is designed to soothe muscle aches and pains, and the Mint & Rosemary Body Lotion aims to moisturize and revitalize the skin. Both products incorporate spearmint essential oil […]
Edinburgh health store Hanover Healthfoods has a new look and extended offer after being expanding its space this year.
This festive season Green People is supporting the Butterfly Conservation with donations from sales of its new gifting range launched in time for Christmas. Using images depicting butterflies drawn by Green People’s in-house designer Anna Parkinson, the eight-strong offer comprises gifts for women, men and those with sensitive skin, plus tree-hanging stocking fillers too. The […]
Byron Bay Skincare has launched onto the UK market with a range of 100% natural products inspired by what the company calls the pristine coastline, lush rainforest and rolling countryside of Byron Bay. Sourcing local ingredients where possible, the range uses quintessential Australian native extracts combined with active vitamins and plant oils. The products include: […]
NPE: ‘The window to the future’
April 18, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
Dubbed ‘The window to the future’ by independent retailer John McKee – director of Hanover Health Foods – Natural & Organic Products Europe has announced a 3% rise in attendance figures for 2019, with an attendance of 10,298 over the two-day show at ExCeL.
Infinity Foods issues statement on plastics
Sussex-based co-op Infinity Foods has released a statement around its stance on plastic packaging to offer a detailed answer to the question it is frequently asked: why is its own label range not packed in biodegradable or compostable material?
Wessanen €885MN buyout bid offers ‘longer-term horizon and stability’
On Wednesday (10 April) Wessanen announced a conditional agreement on a recommended all-cash public offer by a consortium of PAI Partners SAS and Charles Jobson of €11.50 per issued and outstanding share of the healthy food company.
New investment leads to refreshed Conscious Chocolate
Conscious Chocolate officially relaunched last weekend at Natural & Organic Products Europe, following new investment from Fortissimo Group.
Sparking the passion, naturally
February 19, 2019 Sharna Waid
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s a momentous time of love and lust. With a broadening range of sexual wellbeing products on the market, Sharna Waid looks into which natural remedies retailers should be exploring to support and empower their female customers’ confidence in the bedroom
A nation on the move
Kate Miller looks at the main aggravators of joint pain and uncovers how the public’s well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions can often lead to injuries come spring
The power of sour
While not yet mainstream, and certainly not new, fermented foods were heralded as one of the big trends of 2018 and continue to work their way onto the shelves of independent retailers up and down the country. Hayley Coristine investigates the qualities that are helping this ancient food technology gain wider appeal (more…)
Best bar none
With small chocolate producers choosing to trade directly, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the rise in artisan bean to bar chocolatiers who are putting cocoa farmers’ welfare before profit
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 […]
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 […]
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
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 […]