As we shake off the excesses of the festive season and bring our focus to another year in this constantly evolving (but sometimes fickle) industry, I am reminded of the sheer pace of change, and the increasing shift of natural and organic values into mainstream consciousness.
On 24 October London welcomed a new trade and consumer show to the UK – the Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) – with a two-day exhibition held in the city’s Old Truman Brewery. The New York City-born event was designed to introduce independent global beauty labels to press, buyers, bloggers and the public.
UK natural beauty products manufacturer Faith in Nature has doubled in size over the last five years, with sales reaching £4.6 million in the year to July 2018, according to the company.
Skin Radiance is the latest product from natural beauty and nutrition brand proto-col.
Unilever’s new ‘responsible beauty’ brand Love Beauty & Planet has arrived in the UK, with further launches into Europe expected later this year.
Submissions are now open for NPN’s ‘who’s who in natural beauty’, a countdown of the top 25 personalities who shape the natural and organic beauty industry.
Rosie Greenaway sits with Antipodes founder Elizabeth Barbalich on the Kinetic stand at Natural & Organic Products Europe to discuss Manuka honey, online marketplaces, self-care and how her favourite form of London transport inspired the brand’s latest publicity stunt Spend any time with Antipodes founder Elizabeth Barbalich and it will quickly become clear that the […]
Natural Australian haircare brand A’Kin has undergone a packaging re-design, unveiling a new look for 2018.
From British brand Isla Apothecary come two new additions to its clean beauty range: Skin Balm and Skin Purifying Mud.
Daylesford Organic launches a new range of certified COSMOS Organic sustainable hand care products.
Leading natural and organic online training school Formula Botanica has launched a series of Green Beauty Conversations podcasts.
According to the Soil Association’s Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Market Report 2018, the organic and natural beauty product sector saw its seventh consecutive year of growth in 2017, with certified sales up 24% to reach £75.9 million in the UK.
Check out our video round-up of last week’s 2017 Natural Beauty Roundtable event, here at our Brighton offices.
Nature’s Supplements has launched an online natural and organic health, beauty and wellbeing shopping portal, Naturally Better You. The company says the site hand selects products, ensuring that they are ethically sourced and efficacious, and offers customers an easy-to-filter system to facilitate shopping for free-from, as well as helping them find products for specific concerns. […]
Sales of certified organic and natural beauty products increased by 13% in 2016 to £61.2 million, according to the Soil Association’s (SA) Organic Beauty and Wellbeing Market Report. The number of SA certified beauty brands is also growing, increasing 22% to 268 licensees since 2016. This is the SA’s first separate report on the organic […]
We’re only one month into 2017 and it’s already well on its way to making its mark as the year of innovative packaging.
Natural beauty brand benecos is adding new lip balms and cleansing wipes to its product line in the New Year. The brand’s new Natural Lip Balms are designed to protect and nourish lips and keep chapped skin at bay. Containing organic shea butter to moisturise and add shine, the balms are available in Classic, Orange, […]
We speak to Jayn Sterland, MD, Weleda UK, in a special video interview.
Check out our video round-up of last week’s 2016 Natural Beauty Roundtable event, here at our Brighton offices. A full report on the discussion will appear in the Spring issue of Natural Beauty News, and we’ll also be posting mini video interviews with some of this year’s participants in the coming days. Watch this cyberspace! […]
Leading figures from the natural beauty sector gathered in Brighton this week to debate a range of issues – from latest market trends and developments, to business ethics and sustainability. The 2016 Natural Beauty Roundtable brought together a group of 20 prominent brand owners, CEOs, commentators and practitioners for a two-hour themed discussion, working lunch […]
Holdstock celebrates 20 years at Soil Association
January 16, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
Lee Holdstock, business development manager at the Soil Association, has celebrated 20 years of working with the organic certifier – a milestone which has been marked with his inclusion in Yeo Valley’s ‘Reasons to be cheerful’ corridor.
High five for HISBE
In December Brighton-based ethical independent supermarket HISBE celebrated its fifth birthday.
NAHS invites you to ‘talk shop’ at NPE
Back for its second year, Shop Talk will return as a feature at Natural & Organic Products Europe (NPE) on Sunday 7 April, with the session running between 1-2pm to include a buffet lunch.
Raising the bar
Chocolatier James Hull talks to Jane Wolfe about how the award-winning Hassocks-based brand J.Cocoa grew out of his passion for the bean and desire to give cocoa farmers their fair dues Can you tell me a bit about J.Cocoa and why you chose to produce bean to bar chocolate? From simple curiosity to hobby to […]
Pick of the products 2018
December 18, 2018 Rosie Greenaway
One of the most fascinating things about our industry – apart from the continual development and discovery (or rediscovery) of health-giving ingredients and their benefits, leading to a stream of innovation – are the ethical strides taken to make it a sector to be truly proud of. When, in 2018 the nation received a rude […]
Mind full less
Rather than making life easier, our increasing connectivity is raising the nation’s stress levels as we strive to remain available at all times for all people, while also allaying our fear of missing out (FOMO). Jane Wolfe looks at why we could all do with taking a few deep breaths (more…)
Turning over a new leaf
As the smoke clears around a fresh wave of legislation, Matt Chittock explores how next-generation healthy cannabis products are setting new highs for health stores – no Rizlas required (more…)
Nuts about healthy breakfasts
It started with the avocado, then came the kale smoothie. Now, nut butters and nut milks are at the heart of healthy breakfasts across the UK. Hayley Coristine looks at what’s fueling the interest, brands to watch and what’s next for the most important meal of the day (more…)
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.
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]
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 […]