Going Green

As the benefits of hemp derived CBD in skincare forges ahead Anita Quade chats to Dr Adele Hosseini from ASX-listed medicinal cannabis company Bod Australia about the latest research findings. The medicinal benefits of cannabis have long been heralded around the globe – but more and more companies are looking to release CBD products to guard […]

Olivia’s skincare journey

She is known as Australia’s favourite export and for her healthy glow. After setting up the luxurious Gaia Retreat in Byron Bay Olivia launched the award-winning Australian native filled Retreatment Botanics range. She talks to Anita Quade about her health and beauty journey. You founded Gaia Retreat & Spa in 2005 ­ tell us why […]

Jessica Hart’s natural beauty

Australian supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret model Jessica Hart sits down with Anita Quade to reveal the inspiration behind her Australian made, naturally sourced beauty line – LUMA.  Tell us why you originally launched Luma in 2014? “There was a huge gap in the market at the time for affordable, naturally made beauty products. Most […]

Elle’s top 10 beauty products for AOAM

Media personality Elle Halliwell has been appointed as an ambassador for Australia’s largest organic awareness campaign ‒ Australian Organic Awareness Month (AOAM). Held in September each year, the campaign is organised by the Australian organic industry’s leading body, Australian Organic, to promote the importance of certified organics for both consumer wellbeing and the environment. According […]

Do your clients really want ‘green’ products?

Beauty consumers say they care about the ‘sustainability’ of the beauty products they buy but only 51 percent “purposefully purchase recyclable/reusable beauty and personal care products”, according to new research. The Benchmarking Group research company recently surveyed 7300 beauty consumers in the US “to gauge what steps they’re currently taking and what steps they’d be […]

Switching to Clean Beauty

INIKA Global Brand Manager Celia Trevisani reveals her clean beauty inspiration. Tell us how your career began with INIKA? “After 16 years in the beauty industry, I began to look for new ways to bring meaning to my career. When the opportunity at INIKA Organic came up I felt like it was a sign! Working […]

Estée Lauder joins fight against animal testing

The Estée Lauder Companies has become the latest beauty company to join the #BeCrueltyFree campaign – the world’s largest ever initiative to ban cosmetics animal testing. The company, which owns over 25 beauty brands including Estée Lauder, Clinique, Prescriptives, MAC, La Mer and Bobbi Brown, “one of the first cosmetics companies to eliminate animal testing as a […]

Olay trials refillable pods

Olay, the 67-year-old American skincare brand, will launch a major refillable packaging trial in the UK and US later this year. During the three month trial from October to December, the P&G brand will sell its Olay Regenerist Whip moisturiser with a refill pod that can be placed in the jar when its emptied. The […]

Natural cosmetics market set to reach US$36 billion

The natural cosmetics market is set to grow almost 5 percent this year to reach US$36 billion, according to Future Market Insights. The research company’s latest report, the Global Natural Cosmetics Market 2019-2027, found that the three key factors fuelling demand for natural cosmetics, which surpassed two billion units last year, were:          Growing consumer concerns […]

La Mer creates a ripple of good

In the lead-up to World Oceans Day this Saturday (June 8), La Mer is continuing its “La Mer Blue Heart mission to create a ripple of good to help protect ocean habitats”. Until the end of this month, the luxury skincare brand is donating US$25 (up to US$650,000) to the La Mer Blue Heart Oceans […]

10 steps to sustainable beauty

Over 140 senior beauty executives attended the 10th annual Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York last month to discuss the major sustainability issues affecting the industry. According to summit organiser, Ecovia Intelligence, the 10 key discussion outcomes were: Packaging Innovations. “With growing consumer awareness of plastic pollution, the beauty industry is facing pressure to reduce its […]

Natural beauties on show

Thousands of the latest “natural, organic and healthy products” will be on display at the fifth annual Naturally Good Expo in Sydney. The expo, which will be held at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour this Sunday and Monday (June 2 and 3), will showcase products from over 360 exhibitors in the beauty, personal […]

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