At a time when the Soil Association’s latest Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Market Report reveals that sales of certified organic and natural products totalled an all-time high of £86.5m in 2018, the market has never been stronger.
Here, we round up the latest news: from an indie beauty profile of a rising French brand, to an upcoming industry masterclass in naturals and organics, to Garnier’s new range of organic skin care products, these are our top picks for recent updates not to be missed.
1. Garnier Bio brand partners with GoodPlanet on eco initiative
The brand has launched a new Ecocert certified range of organic skin care products called Garnier Bio, born out of its partnership with the GoodPlanet Foundation.
The Garnier Bio brand is being launched with a ‘giving back to nature’ initiative that aims to help support farmers as they transition to more ecological practices. Discover our full report on the story here.
2. How the CBD trend is unfolding in Europe
Cannabidiol (CBD) skin care has already taken the US market by storm, and it is starting to make a splash in European markets too.
Our senior Editor, Simon Pitman, takes a deep dive look at the trend in this recent feature.
He suggests that the biggest issue with marketing CBD in skin care and other personal care products is that a lot of consumers will mistakenly associate purified CBD with its psychoactive properties. The industry needs to step forward with consumer education to maximise on the potential of this trend.
3. Tropic opens new UK headquarters: Natural, vegan and cruelty-free
Tropic’s highest turnover to date was £29.5 million in 2018, and the UK beauty player now sells 3.3 million products per year, or one product every nine seconds. It has now opened a new, relevant headquarters in Croydon, UK, to keep up with its growth. Read more here.
4. Future of natural cosmetics uncovered: Masterclass approaches
Due to take place in Paris, 22 May 2019, Ecovia Intelligence’s ‘Natural Cosmetics Masterclass: Future Directions’ event aims to explore what consumers look for in natural and organic products, how this is likely to evolve, and how formulators, suppliers, brands and manfucaturers can keep up.
“What is the role of standards and certification schemes? How is the palette of natural & organic raw materials evolving? What developments are occurring at the retail and consumer level? Such questions will be addressed in this masterclass.” Discover more here.
5. Indie Beauty Profile: Nabila Chemillier, L’ODAÏTÈS
Formulating skin care with date nectar (the brand’s hero ingredient) Chemillier and her team have created products she describes as “a feast for the skin.” Read our full indie beauty profile from US Editor, Deanna Utroske, here.