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The surge in Organic products

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  The Soil Association’s Organic Market Report states that the health and beauty market in the UK rose by 21.6% to over £54m in 2015.  This is expected to continue to grow during 2016.  Consumers are most definitely more savvy when looking for natural and organic products.  The increased awareness of the benefits of natural products has certainly helped push sales.  The Professional Beauty Trade Show now has a specific natural and organic section as this is steadily becoming much more popular.  During 2015 consumers spent a staggering £800,000 a week on natural and organic health and beauty products.    I
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Which supplements should you be taking?

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  It is generally thought that it is entirely possible to consume all the necessary nutrients you need from a balanced diet.  Unfortunately today the western diet very rarely includes everything that is required for optimum health or to recover from illness.  Therefore taking supplements is always a benefit if you take the right ones.  So which ones should you take?   A multi vitamin/mineral is a great way to ensure you get the right boost in the morning.  A good multi vitamin should contain vitamins A, B, B1, B2, B3 B6, B12, Vitamin C and D2.  Pick one that
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Hair Health Matters

Categories: Beauty, diet, and Women.

Nutrients needed for good healthy hair There is barely a day goes by in our offices where we don’t learn something new about lifestyle issues. Most recently we’ve been helping a client prepare for a new launch day, the focus of which was a mineral supplement which has dramatically changed the lives of those who use it. The new learning came in the form of the impact that diet has on hair. I’m sure we all recognise that a good diet is desirable for better health, but I wonder how many of us realise how that impacts the health of
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Festive weight gain

Categories: diet, diet, Health, and Lifestyle.

Avoid the Festive Weight gain pitfalls Sharon shares a few ideas which will help keep the weight off during the traditional time of excess eating. This Christmas – pace yourself to avoid piling on the pounds.  You can still enjoy the festivities and maintain a healthy weight with a few simple tips.  As our Christmas gift….we’re going to share them! Drinking a large glass of water prior to your meal will stop you eating too much and help you feel full.  Water is a great way to keep hydrated over the holiday period so always keep a glass by your
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water lot of fuss

Categories: Lifestyle and Travel.

    It’s water guys….admittedly it’s rather unusual #water, but water nevertheless! This hasn’t however stopped the industry from growing like Topsy did. I tripped in to another example of the water business today, when one of my ‘industry alerts’ told me of the innovative menu at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast. It’s fantastic hotel which caters for the exclusive and well-heeled, boasting in the past that it was home to the worlds oldest Old Fashioned (one of my favourite cocktails). Now they’ve pushed the boat out in a Titanic way – as befits the hotel near the birthplace of
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the billion pound body

Categories: Beauty, Health, and Lifestyle.

The body care market – back to basics The UK body care market is growing rapidly year on year.  Consumers demand more from their products and for their money.  Figures vary depending which monitoring agency you buy from, but one bandied around values the UK market-place at an eye-watering £17 billion – of which £7 billion in 2013 was from sales alone. The majority of movement in this whopping big market is controlled by women. They’re the “key decision makers”, buying products for themselves, their partners and their families. For the most part, they are looking for simple and effective
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Sun Skin Matters

Categories: Beauty, Health, Lifestyle, and Travel.

For the first time this year we’ve seen a decent chunk of sunshine – brilliant! Or is it? Martin assesses the challenges our nearest star poses to our skin…   We love the sun – no doubting that, but like all great things in life, it comes with a few caveats and a few precautionary tales! We need the sun…it’s the source of our energy, the source of life (with apologies to Creationist readers). However, Sol, Helios, Blito – still generally just called the Sun – is not always a beneficent presence. Even 93 million miles distant it can wreak
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Can you really trust your skincare brand?

Categories: Beauty.

As the consumer demand for natural and organic skincare brands increases, there are more and more products emerging in the market claiming they are green, pure and organic, but are these statements true? Do you really know what’s in your skincare? According to extensive market research by Mintel, most consumers are keen to be green, with 83% of adults claiming to have natural, organic or green priorities. The oxford dictionary definition is: ‘(Of food or farming methods) produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial chemicals’. The time for transparency is now: It is
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Understanding the market: Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements

Categories: Health and PR.

The Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements market is a difficult one to tackle; there are many brands which are in constant battle for valuable market share- whether the brand be natural, organic, clinical, entry level or premium. Nowadays it’s becoming increasingly important to know where your brand sits within the complex market landscape and the main competitor’s strengths and weaknesses to leverage your brands USP. It’s good news for Natural supplement brands because the Market is forecast growth over the next few years- the market is currently valued at around £397 million. The recession hit the Vitamin and Supplement market hard,
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Natural and Organic Product Expo Event

Categories: Beauty, Health, Lifestyle, PR, and Spa.

Last week we attended The Natural and Organic Product show at London Olympia which consisted of The Natural Food Show, Natural Beauty & Spa, Natural Living and Natural Health.  It’s a great opportunity for industry professionals to sample, try and taste products from over 600 brands and suppliers face to face. The event was fantastic  and was packed full of brands (old and new) showcasing the largest collection of natural, organic, Fair-trade, sustainable, ethical, free-from, eco and healthy-living products we’ve seen! There was so much to take in, from new product showcases to exclusive product deals and the opportunity to
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