Organic & Natural Beauty is taking place as part of Professional Beauty ExCeL London, one of the largest beauty & spa exhibitions in Europe, as an event purely dedicated to organic & natural beauty products. It showcases natural, naturally inspired, organic, fairtrade, sustainable, ethical, free-from and eco-friendly beauty products and nutritional supplements from around the world.

 

Launched in June 2013, the event offers a unique networking platform for exchanging ideas, launching new products and meeting retailers, distributors, importers and health and beauty professionals from all over the UK and around the world.

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Aromatherapy blends to help male clients

News Faye Fisher

Aromatherapy blends to help male clients

Aromatherapy treatments tend to target women, as studies have shown they are more acutely aware of the scents around them. However, ancient history has proven that men have used aromatherapy for many years. Neal’s Yard Remedies has put together six aromatherapy blends to help male clients with their concerns, including hair loss, stress and aching muscles. The six remedies below are blended using essential oils that are considered to have more masculine scents and help with the following health concerns:  Headache Relief – Peppermint has properties that are said to help relieve sinus pain. Use as a compress applied to the forehead or simply dab a drop of peppermint onto each temple.  Stress Relief – A blend of bergamot, patchouli, petitgrain, grapefruit and ylang ylang essential oils make for a great stress relieving m...

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Greenwashing: How do you identify genuin…

News Faye Fisher

Greenwashing: How do you identify genuinely organic products from those making unfounded organic claims?

There has been a major competition issue for certified organic cosmetic manufacturers in recent years due to widespread ‘Greenwashing’. There are cosmetic brands that market their products as being ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ but they are not. Here we show you how to identify genuinely organic products from those making unfounded organic claims. The Soil Association has discovered that ingredients found in antifreeze, floor cleaner and oven cleaner have been found in non-certified beauty products labeled as organic or natural. There is a known lack of regulations concerning labeling of organic or natural beauty products. Companies are taking advantage of this and misleading consumers, which is not only unfair and dangerous to the consumer, but it is also unfair to genuine organic and natural beauty companies. The Soil Association, alongsid...

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The global organic personal care market …

News Chloe Skilton

The global organic personal care market is growing!

                      The global organic personal care market is expected to witness significant growth from £4.87 bn ($8.2 bn) in 2013, to reach £9.49 bn ($15.98 bn) by 2020, according to the Market Research Consultants, Grand View Research. This reflects an annual growth rate of between 9% and 10% across Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific regions. Why is the market growing? Grand View Research suggests the growth is due to the increase in awareness of the benefits of organic products. It also implies that rising consumer concerns over the use of synthetic chemicals in personal care products could shifting their focus to organic products. With extensive product innovation, the array of products customers can choose from is also gradually expanding. Product distr...

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Pravera launches own ORGANii brand

News Chloe Skilton

Pravera launches own ORGANii brand

                                                      Pravera launched its own brand of certified organic personal care products, ORGANii.  Pravera direct is an online natural and organic beauty shop offering an affordable range of certified organic skincare, cosmetics, perfume, soaps, shower gels and plasters.  ORGANii launches with 19 products including six Soap Bars, four Liquid Soaps, six Shower Gels and three types of Organic Cotton Plasters. Each product within the range is ECOCERT certified.  Graeme Hume, founder of Pravera Ltd who developed the ORGANii brand, says, “I’ve always been passionate about bringing ethical, natural and organic brands to the UK and Irish m...

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Industry responds to trend for DIY sunsc…

News Chloe Skilton

Industry responds to trend for DIY sunscreen

                      The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has issued a warning about DIY sunscreens following a recent consumer trend towards formulating sun protection at home. DIY sunscreen have been popular with organic and natural beauty enthusiasts, often using beeswax or coconut oil as a natural SPF, however industry experts have issued warnings against using such products, reminding consumers of the risks associated with sun damage. A statement released by the CTPA said, “There are no short-cuts to making a sun protection product. Years of scientific research and testing goes into making each sunscreen and it takes whole teams of scientists to develop.” Hermione Lawson, from the British Skin Foundation, said, “Sunscreens are rigorously tested t...

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