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: […]
Swiss natural skincare brand ananné has extended its offer with new hair and bodycare products designed to work in harmony with the body’s regenerative processes. Using formulas derived from plants or mineral origin, the range is certified vegan, organic and free from chemicals and synthetic substances. The products have been created in collaboration with a […]
News in brief
February 15, 2019 Jane Wolfe
Real Handful has made its debut into the kids snacking market with the launch of BUNDLZ, a two-strong range of yoghurt-coated clusters in Strawberry & Raspberry or Apple & Blackberry. Delamere Dairy has launched its new Planted range into 330ml cartons and added two new flavours: Almond Drink with Coffee and Oat Drink with Date […]
Neal’s Yard kicks off frankincense initiative
Ahead of the release of its latest frankincense-based hand serum at the end of February, Neal’s Yard Remedies has launched Project Frankincense, an initiative to propagate, cultivate and care for the sustainable production of frankincense in Oman.
Organic sector set to be worth £2.5BN by 2020
The UK organic market is now worth £2.33 billion following sales growth of 5.3% in 2018, according to the Soil Association Organic Market Report 2019.
News in brief
Organix has launched a new ad campaign built around the platform ‘Fuel their Wonder’. The fully integrated £1 million campaign is running across All4, Sky and ITVHub and is supported by online video, social, radio and in store. BioCare’s Education Series 2019 comprises sessions on Nurturing Your Health with Alessandro Ferretti, and Nutritional Kintsugi with […]
Land of confusion
January 22, 2019 - -
Allergy season may be approaching but, as Kate Miller discovers, following a number of recent high-profile cases of anaphylaxis there’s an altogether more serious issue which health food stores should be aware of: food allergen labelling (more…)
Pick of the products 2018
One of the most fascinating things about our industry – apart from the continual development and discovery (or rediscovery) of health-giving ingredients and their benefits, leading to a stream of innovation – are the ethical strides taken to make it a sector to be truly proud of. When, in 2018 the nation received a rude […]
Mind full less
Rather than making life easier, our increasing connectivity is raising the nation’s stress levels as we strive to remain available at all times for all people, while also allaying our fear of missing out (FOMO). Jane Wolfe looks at why we could all do with taking a few deep breaths (more…)
Turning over a new leaf
As the smoke clears around a fresh wave of legislation, Matt Chittock explores how next-generation healthy cannabis products are setting new highs for health stores – no Rizlas required (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 […]
Garden of Life®
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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 […]
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.