The winners of the 2017 Sustainable Beauty Awards (www.sustainablebeautyawards.com) were announced at a ceremony in Paris earlier this month.
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.
Pai Skincare, the London-based sensitive skin care brand, has closed a £3.45m (€4m/USD4.5m) Series A investment led by Luxembourg based CAP Invest.
The forthcoming global guidelines for natural and organic cosmetics – ISO 16128 – are not fit for purpose according to industry experts.
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 […]
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 […]
Household cleaning products and certain categories of personal care products will escape the UK’s ban on microbeads, environment campaigners have warned.
Check out our video round-up of last week’s 2016 Natural Beauty Roundtable event, here at our Brighton offices.
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 […]
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 […]
Organic Monitor has just announced the finalists of the 2016 Sustainable Beauty Awards.
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 […]
A growing number of ethical food labels are making their way to cosmetic and personal care products, reports Organic Monitor. New research by Organic Monitor into the US sector finds that almost 15% of natural personal care products are now certified to food standards, corresponding to a market value of over USD 700 million. Non-GMO […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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…)
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 […]
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 […]