1-2 Jun 2020

Beauty, Home & Living

A Plum Job for Aussie Skincare Brand

Sponsored article Considered a gift of the Dreamtime, the Kakadu plum has long been used by Australia’s indigenous people. Now it’s now proving to be the new cosmetic buzzword. But far from just a fad, the Kakadu plum is having real and positive benefits for our skin, thanks to an Aussie company using the ingredient and other […]

How a Health Alarm Helped Create an Organic Australian Skincare Brand for Asian Skin

BE.ST Organic Beauty Sensation aims to sense the best of self – inside and outside. And for Anna Tai, BE.ST Organic’s founder, the story began with a scare. An Australian immigrant, Anna’s stressful working life as a professional accountant caused her to develop an extreme fever. When she returned to her native Hong Kong, doctors […]

Soaps With a Purpose

Everyone is starting to think about ways to cut down their waste and plastic-usage; from consumers to manufacturers; and the global market is more than ready to hear solutions for this growing demand. With the natural and organic industry growing, many companies are now taking the initiative to create products that are not only nice […]

Chemical-Free, Cruelty-Free Beauty: Why it’s the Way of the Future

For an ever-increasing number of us, it’s a case of the fewer ingredients the better – or at least the fewer harmful ingredients the better – when it comes to what we’re willing to put on our skin. In fact, the organic cosmetics and toiletries market is growing by about 13 per cent a year […]

Clean, Beauty Within, and Functional Ingredients

Written by Lisa Crawford-Jones This year marks greater mainstream awareness of “what goes on, goes in” with growing numbers of consumers understanding the direct link between health, nutrition, functional ingredients, beauty and personal care. Demand is starting to reach tipping point where mainstream retailers are actively looking to differentiate with toxin-free options and targeted marketing campaigns, and […]

From Humble Beginnings Come Great Things

3.6 million. That is the number of plastic toothbrushes purchased each year, most of which end up in landfills and oceans. The Humble Co. is fighting this norm by creating a range of natural products including toothpaste, chewing gum and natural bamboo toothbrushes and dish brushes. Using these non-plastic products helps to minimise the litter […]

The Boom of Vegan Cosmetics in 2018

Veganism is on the rise worldwide, with Australia the third fastest growing market globally. Roy Morgan Research has shown that between 2012 and 2016, the number of Australians eating a vegetarian diet rose from 1.7 million to 2.1 million (just over 11 percent of the population). The logical step for anyone pursuing a vegan diet […]

Wot’s Not to Love?

The Wotnot story starts with a nappy. Yes, that’s right, the first environmentally friendly nappy in Australia – Moltex Oko. Two mothers, Sinead Roberts and Sioned Guard, came together in 2007 with their idea to launch the Moltex nappy so that parents would have a latex and fragrance-free option for their little ones. Since then, […]

Organic Industry Growth Busting into Beauty Sector

It’s no secret that Australia’s organic industry is booming. Thanks to growing health and environmental consciousness, consumers are demanding products and services that are chemical-free and ethically-produced. Key Trends Driving Organic Beauty Industry Growth According to the report, increasing consumer awareness about the dangers of chemical compounds in traditional cosmetics has driven industry growth. They […]

Chemical-free cosmetics hit their stride

The skin is our largest organ, so it makes sense for customers to want to use products that are free from chemical nasties that go by equally nasty names. From parabens, diethanolamine or DEA, polyethylene glycol or PEG, and sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate, or SLS and SLES, for starters. But what about […]

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