A new app Beat the Microbead from environmental organization the Plastic Soup Foundation has launched to enable consumers to test for microplastics.
Community Interest Company OF&G has joined NATRUE as an approved certifier of natural and organic bodycare and cosmetics in the UK and Ireland.
According to a new report by Prohibition Partners, the CBD skincare market is forecast to be worth £738 million in sales by 2024.
The historic UK spa town of Tunbridge Wells is the venue for one of the country’s newest plastic-free retailers, The Zero Waste Company
To coincide with National Zero Waste Week, Holland & Barrett launched a limited edition online-only Zero Waste Beauty Bag which sold out within three days.
The Vegan Society is claiming a world first for its new in vitro efficacy test, developed by UK-based microbiological testing laboratory MSL.
As Nature Intended has announced the opening of its new Dulwich store on Saturday 7 September, which will bring its total shop count to seven.
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.
Natural and organic beauty brand lavera has launched a limited edition Natural Pastel collection inspired by the floral shades of summer.
Natural cosmetics and bodycare brand benecos has introduced 45 brand new products to its BDIH COSMOS-certified beauty offer.
Entries are now open for the 2019 Sustainable Beauty Awards organized by Ecovia Intelligence.
Swedish brand Suntribe AB has launched its first vegan, non-whitening facial sunscreen featuring the mineral UV-filter zinc oxide in a bid to ‘open up a new avenue towards safe and environmentally friendly sun protection’.
At this month’s Natural & Organic Products Europe event, NATRUE’s regulatory & scientific officer Dr Hana Mušinović highlighted a new project to transform urban waste into marketable bio-products.
In what the brand calls a ‘world first’, Ronald Britton has launched a plastic-free glitter, Cosmetic Bioglitter Pure.
Emani Vegan Cosmetics has partnered with eco-friendly, cruelty-free fashion brand Vin + Omi as the official make-up sponsor for its London Fashion Week show tonight, entitled Planet Rewind.
Mass-market cosmetics brand Garnier is heralding a ‘new chapter’ of its development with the launch of a new certified organic range across Europe.
Claiming to be the UK’s first restaurant offering cannabis-infused cuisine, The Canna Kitchen is due to open in Brighton’s Duke Street tomorrow (1 December).
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 […]
Natural and organic beauty brand benecos has introduced a range of eight colourful vegan make-up brushes and a sponge.
Lorraine Dallmeier and Gemma Ortega Perez give us the the lowdown on the biggest trends in beauty – from skin yoghurts to ‘athleisure’, skin microbiome to the unicorn trend (yes, really). Earlier this year Lorraine Dallmeier (director) and Gemma Ortega Perez (business & relationship manager) from natural beauty training school Formula Botanica attended the In-Cosmetics Global […]
Puressentiel’s latest essentials
July 10, 2020 Jane Wolfe
Puressentiel has added to its Rest and Relax range of essential oil based products: two roll-ons and an antibacterial gel.
Britain needs to ‘grow up’ when it comes to food security
This was the message from Professor Tim Lang at the OFC Bitesize webinar Towards Greater Self Sufficiency, examining the future of food security in Britain.
The COVID-19 masks threatening the lives of whales
Billions of masks and gloves are ending up in the sea during the pandemic, says Ocean Conservancy, warning we’re heading for a surge in ocean pollution.
OTB welcomes new general manager
Last month saw the appointment of Cristina Dimetto as the OTB’s new general manager, who joins ahead of this year’s Organic September campaign.
Know the drill
June 16, 2020 Dominique Ayling
Discovering everything from ‘naked gum’ to toothpaste tabs, Dominique Ayling cuts her teeth in the natural oral care market.
The art of healthy baking
Rosie Greenaway roots through her store cupboard to learn how the therapeutic benefits of baking can be merged with the nutritional perks of superfoods.
Inflammation: the silent assassin
Chronic inflammation is a factor in myriad chronic health conditions but sometimes symptoms are invisible says Jane Wolfe.
A problem for Brits at the best of times, sleep issues are being exacerbated due to the pandemic, leaving many feeling exhausted, reports Jane Wolfe.
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. […]
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
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 […]