L’Oréal has signed an agreement to acquire Logocos Naturkosmetik AG, the German beauty company which pioneered natural cosmetics with the brand Logona and other brands such as Sante
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Natura &Co, the Brazil-based global purpose-driven beauty group, and its ethical beauty brand The Body Shop, are signalling their commitment to sustainability with a very visible presence at the United Nations (UN) High Level Political Forum (HLPF), taking place this week in New York.
Skincity, one of the leading online companies within skincare and professional advice in Scandinavia has acquired the majority of shares in Effortless Skin, one of the UK’s leading online cosmeceutical skin care retailers.
Chinese authorities have denied reaching any agreement that would alter the country’s strict laws on mandatory animal testing on imported cosmetics products.
The Body Shop, acquired from L’Oreal last summer by leading ethical Brazilian beauty brand Natura, has announced four appointments to its leadership team.
Lorraine Dallmeier and Gemma Ortega Perez gives us the the lowdown on the biggest trends in beauty – from skin yoghurts to ‘athleisure’, skin microbiome to the unicorn trend (yes, really).
Ecovia Intelligence packages up some of the key learnings and findings from its Latin and North American sustainable cosmetics summits .
Mini beauty and personal care products are becoming increasingly popular among Millennials, confirming a growing consumer fascination with miniaturisation.
Weleda is one of two leading beauty brands worldwide to be the first to obtain the new UEBT certification for sourcing with respect.
The first industry-wide survey of Sweden’s natural and organic cosmetics segment shows market growth of 22.2% in 2017.
Combining topical sunscreen with carotenoids may create a synergistic effect, scientific research by cartotenoid-based ingredients specialist Lycored shows.
British heritage brand Neal’s Yard Remedies has picked up a trio of awards at the 2018 edition of the Organic Beauty Awards.
The Asia natural and organic beauty market is growing fast, reports analyst Ecovia Intelligence in this special commentary. The recent acquisition of New Zealand natural beauty brand Trilogy reflects the growing importance of Asia in the global market for natural and organic cosmetics. CITIC Capital China Partners, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm, has paid […]
Probiotics are a go-to product for gut problems in every health store, but their benefits are now starting to be introduced into the skincare sector, as Marie Drago highlighted at NPE in her session on the skin microbiome.
Hong Kong-based CITIC Capital China Partners, the private equity arm of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited, has completed a US $211 million deal to acquire the holding company of New Zealand-based natural beauty brand Trilogy.
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Organic sales at Leclerc up 22%, retailer targets 200 Le Marché Bio store openings
January 18, 2019 Jim Manson
Organic sales at French supermarket chain Leclerc grew by an impressive 22% in 2018 to be worth €930 million, reports the Linéaires.
Fix the World and Make Money the Dr Bronner’s way
Family owned natural soap brand Dr Bronner’s is the subject of an episode in a new documentary series Fix the World and Make Money, titled ‘Soap for World Peace’, which launched today on the filmmakers’ website.
Natural Products YouTube channel relaunches with Organic Pioneer series
An all new-look Natural Products YouTube channel relaunches this week with a series of ‘Organic Pioneer’ videos filmed earlier this month at the Go! Organic Festival.
Watch: Natural & Organic Products Europe in pictures
The ‘official’ photos are all in from last weekend’s action-packed and effortlessly upbeat Natural & Organic Products Europe in London. We’ve edited the cream of the crop into a snappy 60-second video. If you couldn’t get along to the show, here’s what you missed!
From bongs to baby food – how to navigate the South African market by a man who’s done (and still does) it all
September 21, 2018 Jim Manson
Founder and owner of one of South Africa’s leading natural and organic distributors, and publisher of the country’s top trade magazine for the food and beverage industry, Bruce Cohen is that rare breed, an entrepreneur- influencer – both deal-maker and commentator. Plugged in to the South African natural products scene in a way few others […]
The neuroscientist and science writer Matthew Walker describes lack of sleep as a “slow form of self-euthanasia”. His best-selling book Why We Sleepis a wake-up call for all of us, writes Jim Manson
Changing the debate on natural health in New Zealand
A campaign last year by natural health advocacy group the New Zealand Wellness Association (NZWA) played a pivotal role in seeing off divisive new legislation proposed for the regulation of the supplements and natural remedies in the country. Here, NZWA’s co-founder and general manager, Joanne Bisset, talks to NPG about the group’s on-going mission to […]
Climate change ready: Growing organically in a water stressed world
The time for debating climate change is over, says US organic farming pioneer Bob Quinn – it’s already happening, and we need to adapt fast. That’s why he has turned his attention to developing climate change ready organic crops that will thrive in hot, water stressed conditions, writes Michael Wale.
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As Europe braces itself for winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol® and the power of black elderberry
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]