Benecos has extended its certified natural make-up and skincare range with new konjac sponges, lipsticks and a concealer.
Leading natural and organic online training school Formula Botanica has launched a series of Green Beauty Conversations podcasts.
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: […]
OTB welcomes new general manager
July 7, 2020 Rosie Greenaway
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.
Urgent wake up call to Government to ‘fix the failings of food’
The Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment has published a report questioning the affordability of the recommended healthy diet.
News in brief
New kids’ food start-up Mia & Ben has launched with four organic fruit and vegetable combinations in pouches created using HPP technology.
Naturalife Bridport celebrates 20 years
Hannah Bourne, assistant manager at Naturalife Bridport, reflects on the store’s history as it marks a significant anniversary.
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.
Leading the discussion around sustainability in retail
The Sustainability in Retail Forum is the new conference designed to help senior executives within leading retailers from across the Nordic region meet the ever-evolving challenges around sustainability. Taking place 13 November 2019, at MalmöMässan, Sweden, the event is co-located with the award-winning trade exhibitions Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia. Facing the […]
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. […]
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 […]