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 […]
Botanical Brands has joined forces with other leading skincare and cosmetic brands to call on the UK Government to ban the use of microbeads. Botanical Brands, along with representatives from Pai Skincare and Green People has signed an open letter issued by Neal’s Yard Remedies today (see below) to coincide with World Oceans Day flagging […]
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 […]
The US House of Representatives has approved a bill to prohibit the manufacture and sale of personal care products that contain plastic microbeads, which are known to have a significant negative impact on the environment. President Obama signed into US law the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 on 28 December after a series of studies […]
Natural and organic beauty distributor Botanical Brands was one of the two sponsors of the Gorgeously Green Gathering beauty blogger event held earlier this month in Swindon. The event was organized by three established ‘green’ beauty bloggers – Jen of Jen’s Skincare, Rachel of All Natural Aspirations and Sarah of Sugarpuffish – and aimed to […]
A range of cost-effective opening packages for independent retailers wanting to grow their natural beauty offers has been introduced by Botanical Brands. The brands on offer are Natural Being – a nine-strong manuka honey face and bodycare range from New Zealand; Lippy Girl vegan lipstick from Canada, made from organic and wildcrafted natural oils and […]
Living Nature has introduced its new and improved Thickening Mascara which is now completely free from natural fragrance, making it suitable for anyone with sensitivities. Available in Jet Black or Blackened Brown, the mascara uses halloysite clay to thicken lashes and candelilla, carnauba waxes, jojoba esters, manuka honey and tocopherol to provide smooth coverage to […]
A Total Sweet charity tie-up in Madagascar
February 14, 2020 Jane Wolfe
Total Sweet has teamed up with a small UK charity to create tree corridors on Madagascar to help lemurs and other wildlife recover from deforestation.
The rise of the four-legged flexitarians
The dog’s dinner: the UK’s pet population is seeing a rise in four-legged flexitarians, according to research firm Mintel.
New brand puts down roots for life
Brand-new to market, nutritional supplements company Lyfe Roots has launched with a five-strong offer of vegan-friendly, plant-based VMS.
Healthspan Elite joins ESSNA
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has welcomed its newest member, Guernsey-based sports nutrition retailer Healthspan Elite.
In a pickle
January 23, 2020 Rosie Greenaway
From kombucha to kraut, and kimchi to kefir, the fermented market is alive and kicking. Rosie Greenaway discovers the ancient art of fermenting and learns how to brew her own ‘booch’ (more…)
Back on track
Bone up on joint health with Matt Chittock for all the latest and traditional approaches to keeping customers standing tall (more…)
Say yes to sustainable sex
With consumers thinking more about their impact on the environment, it’s no surprise that the environmental impact of their sex lives is also coming into question. With a range of sustainable sex products cropping up on bedside tables, Sharna Waid investigates which brands are championing the alternatives and whether it’s an area worth investing in […]
The breakfast club
We’re all familiar with the old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’, but truth be told we are more likely to do the exact opposite. Jane Wolfe finds out how retailers can offer consumers easy, convenient and healthy ways to start the morning (more…)
How to become the next influential natural beauty brand
The world doesn’t need another natural beauty brand. It’s a market that is set to be worth up to $54 billion by 2027. It’s saturated like every other industry in the world. What it does need however, is a brand that is passionate, value driven and has clarity around how they want to shake things […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]