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Natural personal care sector sees growth slow in UK

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 […]

September 5, 2017 Continue Reading
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Natural Beauty Retail Awards move to April

Natural Beauty News has today announced that the Natural Beauty Retail Awards will move from November to April for 2018. The Natural Beauty Retail Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate the importance that a great retail experience plays in growing the organic and natural beauty market. The revamped awards will now take place at […]

July 25, 2017 Continue Reading
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UK microbead ban to go ahead this year

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 […]

July 24, 2017 Continue Reading
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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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