Vivaness 2017 [Show Report]: The biggest organic C&T show in Europe

Well, Europe’s biggest organic beauty trade fair Vivaness and its companion show Biofach (the world’s biggest organic food show) have come and gone.

This year the two trade fairs took place from 15th to 18th February 2017 in Nuremberg. According to organisers Messe Nürnberg, more than 50.000 visitors from 134 countries visited the two trade shows. There were 2,785 organic exhibitors  in total (259 of these brands/companies were at Vivaness) and this year’s Country of the Year was the host country, Germany.

As always, it was an exciting and exhausting four days! This was my fourth trade show (if you’re interested: here are the Vivaness 2014, Vivaness 2015 and Vivaness 2016 articles). And now, without further ado and in no particular order, here are my favourite brand discoveries at Vivaness 2017!

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OWN: Spring Edition 2017

Here is the PDF version of Organic & Wellness News Spring Edition 2017, which includes four articles written by me:

  • A preview of Vivaness 2017 trade show (page 28)
  • An overview of the Fair Trade market in Germany (page 28)
  • A feature on DIY Beauty (page 1/23)
  • And a look at the organic beauty market in the US (page 21).Enjoy!

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Beautyjagd: Organic beauty news in English (Chapters 34, 35 & 36)

Today’s the first day of Vivaness  trade show (yay!) so it’ll be a busy week for me. I’ll publish my official Vivaness review article in a couple of weeks; in the meantime, here are the last three Beautyjagd translations:

In News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 34), you can find an article on frangipani absolue, the annual Best of Organic Beauty 2016 review (Julia’s favourite 10 beauty products/brands from last year), a review of French beauty brand Couleur Caramel’s new limited edition “A Sunday in Deauville” and the usual Beauty Notes.

News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 35) features a detailed review of Danish brand Nuori’s Supreme-C Serum Treatment, Scandinavia-inspired Beauty Notes, an article about French organic supermarket chain Naturalia’s very cool street art cooperation and, of course, all the latest international organic beauty product launches!

And the highlights of News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 36) – which was posted today! – include a company profile of French organic niche beauty brand Graine de Pastel and – my personal favourite! – Julia’s #1pack1day Mask Challenge: a Beautyjagd Theme Week with reviews of seven different face masks (including a peat mask from Finland, a hydrogel mask from Korea, a cream mask from Hawaii and a sleeping mask from France). Enjoy!

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Beautyjagd: Organic beauty news in English (Chapters 31, 32 & 33)

Before I forget: here are my last three Beautyjagd translations.

In News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 31),you’ll find an interview with Anke Kleiner from French colour cosmetics brand Couleur Caramel, a review of five new autumn/winter body lotions, a Beauty Postcard about French brand Boho Green’s Gipsy Eyeshadow Palette and plenty of Beauty Notes about exciting international organic product launches!

News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 32) includes a line-up of organic beauty gift set present ideas for Christmas, a Finnish edition of the weekly Beauty Notes (Julia travelled to Lapland in November!), a detailed review/comparison of five manual cleansing brushes and all the usual organic C&T launch info we have come to expect from Beautyjagd ; )

And News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 33) offers the second part of Julia’s Oil Library post (+ DIY oil recipes!), a Beauty Postcard article about the Loose Flora Foundation of Australian brand Zuui Organics, a Paris edition of the Beauty Notes, a detailed book review of Imelda Burke’s The Nature of Beauty, an article about Julia’s visit to the Paris pop-up store of French beauty subscription box company Nuoo Box and, of course, a special Christmas-themed Beauty Notes article.

Enjoy!

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[Brand Profile]: Jath from ENS Korea/Jallon

And here – as promised – is the brand profile about Jath, the new organic beauty brand from Korean natural products manufacturer Jallon. I had met Jallon at Cosmoprof Asia 2016 back in November; the company has recently taken over the marketing for my all-time favourite beauty brand Whamisa. At the trade show, Jallon presented two new organic brands: Nature Belle (you can read my article about Nature Belle here) and Jath.

Jath is a premium anti-ageing face care range which was launched in the summer of 2016. Like its sister brands Whamisa and Nature Belle, Jath is manufactured by ENS Korea, certified organic by German association BDIH (Cosmos) and the entire range is completely water-free: the first ingredient in all five products is aloe vera leaf water.

The Jath line-up includes an eye cream, a face cream and three serums/elixirs which are packaged in glass bottles and jars; the outer packaging is made from stiff cardboard. All products have been scented with a similar blend of essential oils (rosewood, bergamot, geranium and lemongrass) and the fragrance is rather invigorating: zesty citrus notes, aromatic herbals and spicy wood accords.

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[Brand Profile]: Nature Belle from ENS Korea/Jallon

At Cosmoprof Asia last month I also met one of my favourite organic beauty brands from Korea: Whamisa. Whamisa’s manufacturer ENS Korea was a first-time exhibitor at the trade show, together with organic manufacturer Jallon which has taken over the marketing and promotion for the Whamisa brand.

And Jallon presented two new certified organic product ranges: premium anti-ageing range Jath and children & baby care range Nature Belle. I’ll post a more detailed article on Jath soon. This brand profile is about Nature Belle. Click on the link below for more information, ingredients and pics!

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Retail notes from Taipei: Fasun [Brand Profile]

I first came across organic Taiwanese beauty brand Fasun a couple of years ago. The packaging is rather cute (also, there are not that many certified organic domestic C&T brands) and the INCI list looks interesting.

When I was in Taipei last month I finally had the opportunity to check out the brand more closely. I’m particularly interested in face care so I bought two products, a foaming facial wash and an intriguing-looking face mask. Click on the link below for more information and pics on Fasun.

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