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Weleda cleans up at Sustainable Beauty Awards 2016

This year’s Sustainable Beauty Awards, organized by Organic Monitor, saw Weleda win two awards and take runner up in a third category. The natural and organic brand won the Green Formulations category with its anti-ageing Evening Primrose Body and Face Care range, with Synthesis Organics making runner-up. Weleda was also placed first in the Sustainability […]

October 31, 2016 Continue Reading

Organic Monitor sees ‘golden opportunity’ in anti-pollution skincare for natural brands

Organic Monitor says it sees untapped opportunities for natural and organic cosmetic brands in the emerging category of anti-pollution skincare, with many new ingredients and finished products launching over the last 18 months. Originating in Asia, anti-pollution skincare products are now being seen internationally, says the company, with large multinationals developing dedicated ranges to protect […]

October 26, 2016 Continue Reading

2016 Sustainable Beauty Award Finalists Announced

Organic Monitor has announced the finalists of the 2016 Sustainable Beauty Awards. The jury has selected four finalists per award category (listed in alphabetical order)… Sustainability Pioneer Finalists: Éminence Organic Skin Care, Givaudan, Human Nature (Gandang Kalikasan), Weleda The sustainability pioneer award is given to an organisation in the beauty industry that is a leader / pioneer in some aspect […]

October 25, 2016 Continue Reading
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Sustainable Beauty Awards 2016 now open for entries

Entries are now being taken for the 2016 Sustainable Beauty Awards, organized by Organic Monitor. The five award categories each represent different aspects of sustainability: Green Formulations Award, Sustainable Packaging, Sustainable Ingredient, Sustainability Pioneer, and Sustainability Leadership. Amarjit Sahota, president of Organic Monitor, commented: “Sustainability is becoming an integral part of business for many cosmetic […]

July 28, 2016 Continue Reading

Organic health and beauty market flourishing says new SA report

UK sales of certified health and beauty products rose by 21.6% in 2015 to reach a value of £54.2 million, according to figures from the latest Soil Association Organic Market Report 2016, released today. The report says that Soil Association Certification now has 214 licenced health and beauty symbol holders and that brands are recognizing […]

February 23, 2016 Continue Reading
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Organic beauty retailing – the future is multi-channel

The Soil Association’s Organic Market Report 2015, published in March, revealed that online shopping at independent retailers boosted the organic health and beauty sector by 20% in the last year, making it one of the strongest channels for growth. A fantastic statistic for the natural beauty industry to be able to quote, but it’s not […]

July 13, 2015 Continue Reading
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Show and tell

Another year, another inspiring and exhilarating show. At the time of going to press with this column the dust has not long settled on the fabulous Natural Beauty & Spa show, part of Natural & Organic Products Europe, held for the first time this year at ExCeL London. New kids on the block While it’s […]

June 9, 2015 Continue Reading

Beauty Bites

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 […]

January 29, 2015 Continue Reading

Natural and organic personal care sector driven by health concerns

The latest Consumer Insights report by Organic Monitor has revealed that health concerns regarding synthetic chemicals are driving consumers to switch to natural and organic personal care products. The study found that 90% of UK consumers of natural and organic products in this sector cited ‘avoidance of synthetic chemicals’ as being important or very important […]

October 31, 2014 Continue Reading