Essential oil and aromatherapy supplier Amphora Aromatics has created the new facial serum brand Scienea, launching with two initial products. The Superfruit Anti-Ageing Serum and Superberry Firming Serum are rich in vitamins and antioxidants and formulated using pure essential oils, fruits and berries, and are suitable for all skin types. The blend of over 20 […]
JooMo has introduced a new Preservative Free 100% Natural Body Wash developed using Microbiota Immune Response Regulation (MIRR) technology. The Body Wash is a three-in-one solution – it can be used as a cleanser, a moisturizer or for shaving – and is suitable for all ages and all skin types. It is designed to help […]
Launched this summer, Austin Austin is a family run company founded by daughter and father, Bessie and Richard Austin. Following a year of formulating, the six-product range of hair, hand and body care is certified organic by both the Soil Association and COSMOS. Comprising a Bergamot & Juniper Shampoo and Conditioner, a Palmarosa & Vetiver […]
Living Nature, New Zealand’s first certified natural manuka honey skincare brand, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Living Nature has harnessed the nourishing, hydrating, healing and protective properties of active manuka honey, together with other New Zealand botanicals, to create safe, effective certified natural skincare solutions. Founded in 1987 by Suzanne Hall, the brand […]
Organic beauty pioneer, Neal’s Yard Remedies, has added to its collaborative range with global wellness entrepreneur and author, Ella Mills, with its Deliciously Ella Rose Lime & Cucumber Body Wash and Body Lotion. “Following the launch of my Rose, Lime & Cucumber Facial Wash and Moisturiser last year, a range of body products was the […]
New natural feminine care brand FLO has hit UK shelves with the aim of offering affordable, healthier, eco-friendly menstrual products. The Hackney-based start-up was founded by Tara Priya Chandra and Susan Allen after they had difficulty finding organic cotton tampons in London. FLO tampons are made in the EU from certified organic, 100% cotton tampons […]
A new report by Ecovia Intelligence shows that sales revenues in the natural and organic personal care market have risen by nearly 30% since 2012, with hair care products being the most popular, with a 5% market share of total hair care products. However, growth is now slowing due to the uncertain political and economic […]
Bulldog Skincare for Men has developed five Oil Control products along with three new beard care products. The Oil Control range is formulated with witch hazel, juniper and willow bark to de-slick the skin without leaving it dry. Oil Control Moisturiser is designed to balance and regulate the skin’s natural moisture to give a matte […]
Hertfordshire-based natural skincare brand LUNA KLORIS has just launched its flagship product: Go For The Glow face oil. Produced from all-natural ingredients, the oil is packed with naturally occurring antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids designed to boost skin health without clogging pores. Go For The Glow blends antioxidant green tea with anti-inflammatory jojoba, […]
Family-run Australian brand Natralus has entered the UK market with its bodycare range produced using natural and certified organic ingredients. The hero ingredient of the products is the pawpaw (papaya) fruit, which is renowned for its moisturizing and soothing properties. It contains the enzyme papain which has a gentle exfoliating action, helping to dissolve the […]
Purepotions has formulated a range of natural hair care products made from biodegradable, plant-based raw materials, including organic cold-pressed oils, essential oils and herbal tinctures. The Hair & Scalp Natural Shampoo incorporates chamomile, nettle, chickweed and hemp seed oil to cleanse, nourish and condition, and is formulated for those with dry, sensitive or allergy-prone skin. […]
An environmentally-friendly personal spritz, FreshX, has been launched by entrepreneur Brian Chapman (founder of Percol Coffee and pioneer of Fairtrade) as an alternative to pre-moistened ‘flushable’ wipes. Formulated with aloe vera and cucumber plus vitamins E and B5, FreshX is designed to transform toilet tissue, turning it into a moist, soothing and refreshing wipe with […]
Splat cleaned up at the 2017 Beauty Shortlist Mama and Baby Awards, winning the Best Baby and Kids Toothpaste with its Baby Natural Toothpaste Apple & Banana and Splat Junior Berry Cocktail Natural Toothpaste for Kids 6-11. Its Magnolia Natural Toothpaste was Editor’s Choice. SkinGenius Clarifying Lotion has been awarded Editor’s Pick in The Green […]
Natural ethical skincare brand SheaByNature has created Sheaqueous cream as a natural alternative to aqueous creams. Suitable for the entire family, the product combines shea butter, aloe vera and almond oil to create a gentle and soothing daily moisturizer for all ages and skin conditions, including dry, itchy skin, eczema and dermatitis. The cream aims […]
Éminence Organic Skincare has introduced a new Bright Skin Overnight Correcting Cream, designed to decrease dark spots and hyperpigmentation. The hydrating formula is suitable for normal to dry skin types and uses a safe, all-natural hydroquinone alternative, derived from African potato and tara trees, combined with Gigawhite and plant-derived actives including punarnava root, stone crop, […]
South African organic bath, bodycare and home fragrance brand Charlotte Rhys is now available in the UK. The brand uses five fragrances across its range which are available in perfume form as well as in a collection of shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, body lotions and butters and hand creams. There is also a line for […]
British beauty brand Nathalie Bond Organics has revealed its gift boxes for Christmas along with a special edition Winter Candle. Handcrafted in Yorkshire, the gift boxes have a stylish minimalist design housing natural skincare solutions in three varieties. The Healthy Hands Kit includes a refreshing Peppermint & Eucalyptus Soap Block, along with soothing Rose & […]
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 […]
Scentered has introduced a new Travel Essentials Aromatherapy Balm Duo to help holidaymakers and travellers stay centred, both en route and on arrival. The duo comprises two 5g Therapy Balms: Sleep Well Therapy Balm and Focus. The 100% natural balms harness the power of essential oils in a travel-friendly, no-spill formula. Sleep Well Therapy Balm […]
As part of his speech The Unfrozen Moment – Delivering A Green Brexit, UK Secretary of State Michael Gove has said that legislation will be introduced this year to ban microbeads in rinse-off personal care products. “Last year the government launched a consultation on banning microbeads in personal care products, which have such a devastating […]
News in brief
November 14, 2019 Jane Wolfe
The Other Bar, from the United Nations Development Programme and Fairchain Foundation, contains a token that can be used to support farmers in Ecuador.
Good Hemp claims UK’s first CBD plant-based milk
In what it says is a UK first, Good Hemp is launching a range of CBD plant-based milks this month, starting with CBD Barista Seed Milk.
SFT calls for all UK political parties to commit to key food policies
The Sustainable Food Trust is urging UK political parties to prioritize the advancement of an environmentally sustainable and healthy food system.
Climate change report cast organic in ‘false and negative light’
A new study about organic farming and greenhouse gas emissions has been criticized for portraying organic in a ‘false and negative light’.
Living life on the veg
October 28, 2019 Ross Harris
Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores today’s sophisticated veggie market, and discovers just how much the nation’s love of animal products is costing the planet (more…)
The whole package
Want the truth about sustainable packaging? It’s complicated – but consumers and brands are both committed to change, says Matt Chittock
With 72% of adults reporting that they exercise on a weekly basis, Kate Miller highlights why a broader definition of sports nutrition could be advantageous
The K word
With celebrity followers helping boost its appeal the keto diet is still very much in vogue. But does it sit comfortably within the natural health sector?
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. […]
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 […]
The Health Store Open Day is back!
The Health Store’s ever popular Open Day makes a welcome return on Sunday 8th September. Paul Rideout, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Health Store, explains “The Open Day is back by popular demand! This will be our 8th Open Day since we launched the event back in 2009 and it is more popular than […]
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 […]