Ihana Skincare is a new COSMOS-certified natural skincare range formulated using wild-harvested berry oils and plant extracts from the Arctic regions of Scandinavia. The range comprises eight products: two cleansers – a gentle Cleansing Cream and an oil-to-milk Cleansing Gel; a Facial Toning Mist; a Hydrating Day Cream; and four facial oils – Regenerating, Brightening, […]
Emma Bunton has co-founded a new family brand, Kit & Kin, offering a range of biodegradable nappies and certified natural skincare for mothers and babies.
Singer and ex-Spice Girl Emma Bunton has co-founded a new family brand, Kit & Kin, offering a range of biodegradable nappies and certified natural skincare for mothers and babies. The eco-friendly brand’s dermatologically tested biodegradable nappies feature animal faces and are designed to provide comfort, dryness and security for up to 12 hours. They are […]
Botanical Brands, the sole UK distributor for New Zealand-based natural skincare and cosmetics brand Living Nature, has added three new Lipstick Gift Boxes to its range, called Colour Me. The new Colour Me Gift Boxes contain three lipsticks from the Living Nature Mineral Cosmetics range that have been matched to a theme. Colour Me Romantic […]
Australian natural skincare brand Sukin has introduced two new body scrubs for summer. The new Energising Body Scrub utilizes aromatic ground coffee with micro particles of coconut and walnut shell to stimulate and smooth the surface of the skin. Rich in caffeine, ground coffee is heralded for its skin toning and brightening benefits, improving circulation […]
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 […]
Luxury spa and natural skincare brand, ESPA has launched a collection of high-performance premium haircare, in response to consumer requests on social media. Best known for its range of premium spa products, the brand reports that haircare was “the biggest new product request on ESPA social media in 2015”. Formulated using natural plant cleansers to […]
Natural skincare brand benecos has signed a deal with Sky Media to sponsor netball coverage on Sky Sports, starting this month. Tapping into the brand’s desire to reach a younger female audience with an interest in natural products, health and wellbeing, the sponsorship includes 20 Vitality Netball Superleague games which will air from January until […]
Three British natural skincare brands have become the first to display the Real Beauty Manifesto (RBM) logo on-pack. Angela Langford, SKN-RG and Essentially Nature have all shown their support for the initiative which was launched at Natural & Organic Products Europe 2015 in April in a bid to unite natural and ethically driven brands in […]
Australian natural skincare brand Sukin has launched its latest product – Micellar Cleansing Water – formulated to remove make up and impurities, soothe skin and encourage hydration. Infused with chamomile, aloe vera and cucumber to calm the complexion without tightness or dry patches, it is suitable for all skin types. The cleanser joins another new […]
Coming to Alorée’s natural and organic skincare range is Alorée City Comfort Hand Cream, available from 1 October in the UK. The nourishing ECOCERT-certified formulation contains the brand’s Chlorophyllin Hordeum Complex (CHC) serum rich in chlorophyll. Alorée is currently the only skincare brand that has been able to extract the active ingredient chlorophyll from plants […]
Australian brand Eco by Sonya has announced two new additions to its range of certified organic bodycare available in the UK. The Coconut & Mint Body Wash contains a refreshing blend of coconut and peppermint designed to awaken the senses. The moisturizing, gentle soap-free formula aims to nourish sensitive skin and help prolong the life […]
Glow Organic, a new natural and organic skincare and make-up boutique, is opening its doors from 22-28 June in Brighton’s North Laines. It will open as part of the Pop-Up Shop, a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2011 to create opportunities for young entrepreneurs and artists in the city, and will offer products from Living […]
22-year-old Birmingham University student Marija Sakalauskaite has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund to start a natural skincare company, Skin You Love. Sakalauskaite won the funding through participation in the SPEED Plus project, organized by BCU Business School, and is now working on her business project, My Skin Story – an online shop […]
Norwich-based natural bodycare store Palm & Sole SkinCare Delicatessen has launched a new website, offering a range of freshly hand-blended bodycare products by aromatherapist Kathy Webb. The offer spans five ranges, including The Collection which features Intense Balms, nourishing Oil Blocks, Raw Plant Body Oils and Deep Night Facial Oils, and Face & Neck which […]
Peini Natural Skincare from West Africa has arrived in the UK, offering a natural, toxin-free, green line of beauty products. The Peini Natural Skincare range is formulated using natural vitamins A, E, F and K-rich ingredients including cocoa, shea butter, palm kernel, palm oil, coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, groundnut oil and almond seed oil. […]
From the Beyond Organic label comes Beyond Naturals, a new range of 100% natural or naturally-derived skincare products. The company says this new non-organic range offers the same performance and purity as its certified organic products, but at half the price, citing the high cost of certified raw ingredients and certification as the reason for […]
Exclusively from Botanical Brands comes Living Nature’s latest shade of lipstick, a ‘vintage pink’ shade called Bloom. Living Nature is donating NZ$1 from the sale of each lipstick to the Breast Cancer Network New Zealand (BCN). Natural make-up brand benecos is increasing its distribution and is now available in Whole Foods Market stores. Graeme Hume […]
Susie Fairgrieve has been appointed to handle PR for the International Natural & Organic Cosmetics Association NATRUE, which aims to protect and promote natural and organic cosmetics worldwide. Two more products from the Raw Chocolate Company have been awarded the Great Taste logo: its Pitch Dark and Mint Chocolate bars will now both carry the […]
To coincide with Eczema Awareness Week (13-19 September), Australian natural skincare brand Hope’s Relief is launching a joint campaign with baby swimming specialists Turtle Tots. One in five parents have children with eczema, so the campaign aims to provide advice, tips, case studies and access to specialists to show that parents and children with sensitive […]
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…)
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 […]
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 […]