A new natural and organic brand has launched with a six-strong range of vegan deodorants to ‘keep sweat at bay and skin happy’.
The ISO 16128 guidelines covering criteria for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients and products do not have consumer interests at heart, says NATRUE.
Weleda has introduced a three-strong range of NATRUE-certified 24h Roll-On Deodorants. Suitable for those with sensitive skin, the deodorants use natural ingredients including essential oils to help neutralize odour-causing bacteria on the skin. The products contain no aluminium salts, allowing the body to detox naturally without blocking the pores. They are available in: Citrus, combining […]
NATRUE is participating in an innovative new sustainability project, which will transform consumer waste into packaging for new organic products.
Natural and organic cosmetics standards body NATRUE is participating in an innovative new sustainability project, which will transform consumer waste into packaging for new organic products. NATRUE is a partner in the EU-funded URBIOFIN project ‘Horizon 2020’, which runs from 1 June 2017 for four years. Announcing NATRUE’s role in the project, Klara Ahlers, NATRUE president […]
The forthcoming global guidelines for natural and organic cosmetics – ISO 16128 – are not fit for purpose according to industry experts.
Green beauty brand Weleda has unveiled its first range of Tinted Lip Balms, available from April. The NATRUE-certified natural balms are available in three shades, using mineral pigments and natural ingredients to provide a subtle hint of colour and shimmer. The colours are: Nude – a barely-there tint to leave a natural shimmer on the […]
Organic skincare brand Primavera has launched a new range of Harmonizing Rose and Osmanthus bodycare solutions to soothe and soften the skin. Described as imparting floral notes and warming aftertones, the four-strong range includes: Harmonizing Body Cream, designed to lock in moisture and protect against environmental damage while firming the skin Harmonizing Body Wash, with […]
Dr Mark Smith, the new director general at NATRUE, tells the show’s event director Anne Seeberg about what’s happening in the natural and organic beauty sector.
Ethical natural beauty brand Fair Squared has launched a Christmas Gift Set comprising four mini-size products, all Natrue certified, vegan and carrying the Fairtrade logo. The set contains 10ml sizes of: Green Tea Body Lotion, a light and nourishing body moisturizer; Apricot Shampoo to repair and strengthen hair; Vanilla Shower Gel, containing olive oil to […]
Onagre (French for evening primrose) is the latest scent to be added to Weleda’s natural fragrance range, which launched in the UK earlier this year. “This Christmas we are excited to be expanding our Jardin de Vie range with a beautiful fourth fragrance, Onagre, inspired by our Evening Primrose skincare collection,” explained Weleda’s managing director […]
This weekend (2-4 September), Weleda is partnering Valley Fest to bring a Wellbeing Spa zone to the festival – an area dedicated to pampering and tranquility. In four Holistic Therapy pods Weleda is treating festival-goers to a unique Weleda experience from their team of holistic therapists, offering a selection of treatments using bespoke fragrance packages […]
Weleda’s Children’s Tooth Gel is back by popular demand, with a new improved formulation and flavour profile. NATRUE-certified, the gel is developed with dentists and is natural and free from synthetic ingredients and fluoride. The clear base gel is made from non-abrasive hydrated silica, thickened with align obtained from seaweed, and is ideal for milk […]
Weleda’s new Almond Sensitive Skin skincare collection has been specifically formulated to soothe very sensitive skin and calm skin prone to irritation, as well as providing long-lasting moisturization. The range incorporate cold-pressed organic almond oil, which absorbs quickly and leaves no feeling of greasiness and provides a high content of unsaturated fatty acids to improve […]
Fair Squared has launched its personal care products onto the UK market, complete with new recyclable packaging for 2016. The fair trade, eco, vegan brand uses ingredients certified by Fair Trade Labelling Organization (FLO) and carries the NATRUE label. All products are free from parabens, nano particles, mineral and palm oil. They aren’t tested on […]
This year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe saw the launch of the NATRUE pavilion, which brought together several European natural skincare brands under one roof. The aim of the pavilion was to communicate the importance of certification for manufacturers when differentiating themselves from the greenwash beauty brands on the market, raise awareness of the NATRUE […]
Organic skincare brand Weleda is set to launch its first ever range of natural fragrances to match the instantly recognizable scents of its hero creams and lotions. Being exclusively unveiled at Natural & Organic Products Europe in April, the new Jardin de Vie fragrance range is inspired by the much-loved scents of Weleda’s Pomegranate, Wild […]
Natural and organic bodycare distributor Pravera has signed a UK distribution deal with German company FairSquared. The fair trade brand offers vegan condoms as well as certified organic toiletries such as body butters, shower gels and shaving oils, and a range of 30 products will initially launch in the UK. As part of the deal […]
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, […]
After seven years with NATRUE, Julie Tyrrell has left her position as public affairs director of the organization. Aussie brand Eco by Sonya has added Coconut & Mint Body Wash and Coconut Body Milk to its UK offer. Two Christmas gift boxes – Haute Couture for Her and Haute Couture for Him – featuring a […]
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…)
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 […]
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 […]