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FreeFrom Skincare Award winners announced

The winners of the sixth annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards were announced at Olympia on Friday (7th July). Taking the Overall Award for Best Free From Skincare Product was benecos Classic Lip Balm, while Cornish body and skincare brand Bloomtown won the prestigious Best Free From Brand Award, and Honesty’s Protect Nourishing Cleanse Balm was presented with the Free From Achievement Award. Among […]

July 11, 2017 Continue Reading
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L’oréal gets offer for The Body Shop

Cosmetics giant L’oréal has received a firm offer for The Body Shop from Brazilian manufacturer Natura Cosméticos SA. In February it was rumoured that L’oréal was considering selling The Body Shop, which it purchased in 2006 for £652.3 million. At the time L’Oréal didn’t confirm the reports, but in its annual results, stated: ‘It has […]

June 21, 2017 Continue Reading
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Biodegradable microbeads developed at University of Bath

Scientists from the University of Bath have announced the development of biodegradable microbeads made using cellulose. A research team from the University’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) have produced an alternative to the plastic microbeads by dissolving cellulose, reforming it into beads and then setting them. The microbeads are stable enough to use in […]

June 12, 2017 Continue Reading
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NATRUE in new sustainability project

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 […]

June 12, 2017 Continue Reading
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FreeFrom Skincare Awards shortlist is announced

Almost 200 products from more than 100 brands have made the shortlist of the sixth annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards. The awards acknowledge and reward cosmetics ‘free from’ many of the ingredients which some consumers need, or want, to avoid. Five brands lead the way with four shortlisted products each – AA Skincare, Bloomtown Botanicals, Feisc, Gaia and Neantog (The Irish Nettle Company). The […]

June 8, 2017 Continue Reading
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SA shop pops up for Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week

As part of the inaugural Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week in May – which saw the campaign move out from the umbrella of Organic September – the Soil Association opened a pop-up shop in Shoreditch. Throughout the week certified brands – including Viridian Nutrition, Neals Yard Remedies, Therapi Honey Skincare, Herbfarmacy, La-Eva, VOYA, Nourish Skincare […]

May 25, 2017 Continue Reading
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NHS enters natural bodycare market

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has created its own bodycare brand – My Trusty ­– that is free from parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), preservatives or artificial perfumes. In the first commercial venture of its kind in the NHS, the brand is being sold in independent natural products stores and hospital shops, as well as being stocked in […]

April 25, 2017 Continue Reading
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Naturally Better You goes live

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. […]

March 22, 2017 Continue Reading
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Pop-up shop announced for Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week

The Soil Association’s (SA) first standalone Organic Beauty & Wellbeing week will feature a pop-up shop in the East End of London for consumers, press and beauty buyers to visit. Dedicated to Organic Beauty and Wellbeing, the pop-up will consist of certified organic beauty brands, mixed with wellbeing products like superfoods and supplements. Throughout the week […]

March 21, 2017 Continue Reading
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