1-2 Jun 2020

Beauty, Home & Living

It’s Easy Being Green – If You Know How

Like so many great business ideas, the creation of leading eco-cleaning products business Green Addict started out with a personal problem. The Noosa-based company, which recently generated keen interest with their stand at the 2019 Naturally Good Expo, was born after co-founder Sharona Webb experienced health issues in her previous cleaning business job. A Health […]

How to Make it in the Growing Natural Beauty Market

Concerns about the environment and health are the driving forces behind the burgeoning natural beauty market in Australia, which includes chemical-free, organic or vegan cosmetics, skincare items, haircare products, perfumes and fragrances. It’s a sector that continues to grow at an astonishing rate. By the end of 2024, the global market is expected to be […]

Manuka to Kanuka

Manuka has become one of the best-known buzzwords in the health and wellness industry. But what many might not know is how the miracle of Manuka was discovered – on an island 60 nautical miles off the coast of New Zealand – all because of a boy and a splinter. The unlikely discovery It was […]

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 […]

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