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Birkenstock wrong-foots beauty world with natural cosmetics range launch

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 […]

February 20, 2017 Continue Reading
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Innovation set to drive growth in organic personal care market

The world organic personal care and cosmetic products market is expected to reach $19.8 billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 10.2% from 2016 to 2022, according to a new report published by Allied Market Research. The report, titled Organic Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Market – Global Opportunities and Forecasts, 2015-2022, claims that “increasing interest […]

February 13, 2017 Continue Reading
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New report reveals healthy beauty trends

A new report, The Future of Healthy Beauty, has highlighted authenticity and natural ingredient innovation as key trends and opportunities for the industry. Written by Helen Yeardsley, board director of consultancy Pegasus, and beauty expert Anna-Marie Solowij, the report explores the concept of a Mecosystem, a holistic view of wellness that focuses as much on […]

October 26, 2016 Continue Reading
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PHB Ethical Beauty introduces cosmetics line

PHB Ethical Beauty (PHB) has developed a range of ethical and affordable natural and organic cosmetics, designed to blur the line between make-up and skincare. Using organic ingredients, botanical actives and pure, ethically-sourced minerals, the range aims to offer colourful and dramatic make-up which also cares for and enhances skin. The range includes foundation, BB […]

October 14, 2016 Continue Reading
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UK Government promises microbead ban by 2017

The UK Government has pledged to ban the sale and manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads by 2017. The announcement was made by Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom at the beginning of September, adding that a consultation on how the ban would work will commence later in the year. Leadsom said: “Most people […]

September 14, 2016 Continue Reading
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Living Nature’s loving the lips

Botanical Brands has extended the Living Nature certified organic lipstick range with the addition of two new vibrant shades of red. Wild Fire is described as a versatile warm and classic matte red with an orange undertone, which can be worn day or night. Pure Passion is a rich, deep matte red with a subtle […]

April 1, 2016 Continue Reading
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New ISO cosmetics standard “legitimizes green-washing”

A long-awaited ISO standard intended to provide an internationally recognised definition of ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ cosmetics ingredients threatens to “legitimize greenwash”. That’s the warning from NATRUE, the Brussels-based natural and beauty non-profit. NATRUE fears that the new standard, which in its current draft form permits the inclusion of high levels of ingredients from non-natural sources, […]

November 5, 2015 Continue Reading
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Cruelty Free International launches campaign to end animal testing for cleaning products

Cruelty Free International has launched an EU-wide campaign to stop animal testing for cleaning products after it successfully campaigned for an EU ban on testing cosmetics on animals. “A growing number of Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free companies like The Co-operative, Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, Ecover, method and Bio-D have proven it is possible to make […]

August 3, 2015 Continue Reading
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Integrity at the core

Honesty is the best policy, or at least that’s what my mother always taught me. It’s kept me in good stead throughout my life, but now it seems this age-old mantra is fast becoming the next wave of corporate policy in a bid to support sustainable product growth. A recent article in The Guardian stated: […]

October 22, 2014 Continue Reading
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Natural and organic beauty leaders pledge closer working

Prominent figures from the natural and organic beauty industry have called for the sector to work closer together and to present a more unified voice to consumers and regulators. The call came from representatives of leading brands, retailers and trade bodies who gathered in London yesterday for the first Natural Beauty Roundtable. The session, chaired by […]

September 9, 2014 Continue Reading
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Gluten-free beauty claims on the increase

Gluten-free credentials are increasingly finding their way into the UK beauty sector, with a 22% increase in the use of the gluten-free claims in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to a blog by Mintel’s Lucy Cornford. With only 1% of launches specifically highlighting their gluten-free credentials on pack, she says that the potential […]

August 13, 2014 Continue Reading
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