The Beauty Shortlist’s Beauty & Wellbeing Awards are now open for entries, marking the international green beauty awards tenth year.
New UK beauty brand Angela’s Lab has launched onto the market, offering 100% natural, vegan, eco-friendly products suitable for sensitive and dry skin.
The Vegan Society is claiming a world first for its new in vitro efficacy test, developed by UK-based microbiological testing laboratory MSL.
New Zealand-based beauty brand Ethique has introduced a Zero waste, plastic-free line called Little Ethique, developed specifically for babies.
Healthier haircare and hair colour brand Tints of Nature has introduced a new semi-permanent hair colour line called Bold Colours.
Natural cosmetics and bodycare brand benecos has introduced 45 brand new products to its BDIH COSMOS-certified beauty offer.
Natural bodycare brand Andalou Naturals has launched its botanical product line CannaCell onto the UK market.
Organic and natural healthcare brand Ben & Anna has moved into the natural toothcare category through the creation of a vegan and cruelty-free dental care range.
UK mineral salt brand Westlab has created what it calls a ‘super-charged’ range of bath salts combining mineral salts and essential oils with plant extracts.
Independent British brand Sea Magik has created a new four-strong range of experiential spa products for home use.
New from Pacifica is Kale Charcoal Detox Mask designed to detoxify the skin and remove oxidized oil, blemishes, blackheads and skin-clogging nasties.
Giovanni’s 40th year anniversary celebrations were boosted when its recently launched 2chic Frizz Be Gone Hot Oil Treatment won Best New Haircare Product at Natural & Organic Products Europe in April.
Natural and organic beauty brand lavera has unveiled its newly reformulated Firming skincare offer, having also added two new products.
A new online store, KissNature, has launched in a bid to provide a one-stop shop for ethical and socially responsible clean beauty brands from around the globe.
New to the UK is New Zealand skin and hair care brand Ethique, offering a line of zero waste handmade solid beauty bars made with 100% sustainably sourced and fairly traded ingredients.
Originating in the US, OTO is a new range of high-concentration CBD products set to launch in the UK this month with three essential oil CBD roll-ons: Focus, Amplify and Balance.
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.
Alba Botanica has introduced two freshly fragranced body scrubs, which employ natural exfoliating ingredients to unveil soft, smooth, freshly cleansed skin.
Avalon Organics has introduced two new hair care products: Smooth Shine Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner Shampoo and Conditioner.
Green People has created a new Manuka & Lemon Tea Tree Hand Cream, a nurturing and hydrating hand cream suitable for those who may be prone to eczema and psoriasis.
Defra draws up advisory note for organic industry ahead of possible no-deal Brexit
September 16, 2019 Jane Wolfe
Defra has issued an advisory note for the UK’s organic bodies to distribute among companies in the industry in case of a no-deal exit from Europe.
Vegans urged to supplement ‘critical’ brain nutrient
Vegans could be at risk of deficiencies of an ‘overlooked’ but important brain nutrient, a prominent nutritionist has warned.
Rapid uptake of plastic alternatives could increase pollution, MPs warn
The rapid uptake of compostable and biodegradable plastic alternatives could be making marine pollution worse, a committee of Parliamentarians has warned.
How the market turned us into ‘passive consumers of crap’
Pointless choice: Riverford Organic founder Guy Singh-Watson on ‘how brilliantly the market excels at turning us all into passive consumers’.
A tale of two toothbrushes
August 28, 2019 Ross Harris
The UK has a problem, and it’s not just the occasional toothache. Rosie Greenaway books an appointment with the dental care industry to find out what attempts are being made to take the plastic out of periodontology (more…)
Jane Wolfe discovers that consumers are shunning traditional meal times and seeking out tasty but guilt-free, convenient snacks that nutritionally enhance their diet (more…)
Kate Miller talks to the experts about the prevalence of urinary tract infections, old wives’ tales which lead to common misconceptions, and the new smartphone-powered technology which could represent the future of urinalysis (more…)
The UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic is back. Hayley Coristine finds out what’s happening for Organic September this year.
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]