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Fair Squared expands personal care offer

Fair trade brand Fair Squared has introduced ten fresh products to its bodycare and intimate health line. The products include: Lube and Massage Oil in Green Tea – a multitasking water-soluble gel; Women’s Intimate Shaving Soap in Apricot – featuring apricot oil to nourish and protect sensitive skin; and Women’s After Shave Balm in Apricot […]

April 26, 2017 Continue Reading
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Natural Beauty Retail Awards winners & industry hotlist announced

Weleda MD Jayn Sterland tops this year’s ‘Who’s Who in Natural Beauty’ industry hotlist The UK’s best natural beauty retailers have been announced today with the publication of the autumn edition of Natural Beauty News, published by Diversified Communications UK. Waitrose, Debenhams, Holland & Barrett, LoveLula, Beauty Kitchen, and Amaranth have all been recognised with […]

September 27, 2016 Continue Reading

ORGANii gets ready for summer

Just as the sun comes out, ORGANii has unveiled a range of suncare products suitable for even the most sensitive skin. The natural and organic ORGANii Sun Milk comes in SPF50 and SPF20, and joins an SPF15 Anti-ageing Facial Sun Cream and After Sun Cream. The suncare range uses organic ingredients such as karanja oil […]

May 6, 2016 Continue Reading
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Youthful retailing

It has always been the No 1 rule of retail – know your customer. Learning buying patterns, understanding why they step foot in your store in the first place, and making sure you keep them interested by consistently introducing new product lines will be a big help to ensure customers keep coming back. But the […]

February 26, 2015 Continue Reading

Alorée nurtures plant power in UK natural beauty market

Pravera has joined forces with award-winning French natural and organic brand Alorée to bring its chlorophyll-based anti-ageing skincare range to the UK market. “My experience creating skincare formulas for other brands for eight years helped develop my intuition when it comes to exploring new skincare ingredients. I had a feeling that chlorophyll, which enables plants […]

February 6, 2015 Continue Reading

Pravera nets sponsorship deal

UK natural and organic skincare distributor Pravera has inked a sponsorship deal with English Netball as part of its strategy to increase awareness of the natural make-up brand benecos. The agreement covers a series of adverts and pull-out brochures in Netball Magazine and event support – with LED perimeter advertising around the court – at […]

January 29, 2015 Continue Reading

Pravera brings Khadi colour to UK

Pravera has signed an agreement to distribute German herbal hair colour brand Khadi in the UK and Ireland. The range, which consists of nine products – eight herbal hair colours and an intensive conditioner – is vegan, BDIH-certified and free from peroxide, ammonia, preservatives, and synthetic or artificial colours and dyes. Khadi’s colouring agents coat […]

September 3, 2014 Continue Reading
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As you like it

Next month Stratford-upon-Avon will see the opening of a new natural and organic spa and shop, The Bard’s Mistress. Described as a luxury retreat, the new venture combines a shop and treatment room offering signature facials, massages and treatments, and is the brainchild of beauty therapist Esther Cooney who teamed up with organic skin expert […]

August 28, 2014 Continue Reading

Gluten-free beauty claims on the increase

Gluten-free credentials are increasingly finding their way into the UK beauty sector, with a 22% increase in the use of the gluten-free claims in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to a blog by Mintel’s Lucy Cornford. With only 1% of launches specifically highlighting their gluten-free credentials on pack, she says that the potential […]

August 13, 2014 Continue Reading

Pravera launches own organic brand

UK natural and organic skincare distributor Pravera has launched its own brand of certified organic personal care products, ORGANii. ORGANii aims to provide a comprehensive and affordable offer, launching with 19 products comprising six Cream Soap bars, including Wild Rose, Lime Blossom and Vanilla varieties; four Liquid Soaps, including Rose and Citrus; six Shower Gels […]

July 29, 2014 Continue Reading