From 27th to 28th September 2016 the annual Naturkosmetikbranchenkongress (Natural Cosmetics Conference) took place here in Berlin.
This year, the conference focused on digitalization and its effect on the consumer: how the constantly growing connectivity is changing our society and altering consumer behavior and consumer expectations. The digital world is transforming existing retail structures, market dynamics and brand management, but it also creates exciting new opportunities for companies, brands and consumers. Excellent presentations, a great keynote speaker and interesting panelists and attendees made this one of my favourite Branchenkongress events so far.
Click on the link below for a review of the conference. Be warned though, this is one of my longer reports (I had my laptop with me so my notes are very detailed indeed)!
And here is the latest Beautyjagd translation! Julia was travelling in the Provence this summer so News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 27) has a distinct French flair – you’ll find reviews of French organic beauty products (Emma Noel, Maison Laget, Melvita, Cattier, Clémence & Vivien et. al.), a feature on the natural science of Gemmotherapy, a review of Le Secret Naturel’s Baume du Hibou range of skin care balms, a visit to French rose brand Anne Felker’s store in Souspierre and two installments of the new Beauty Postcards series (Postcard 5: Heliotropic Sun Cream from US brand Kypris/Postcard 6: Rose Beauty Capsules from Bulgarian brand Alteya Organics). Enjoy!
Here are the next two Beautyjagd translations!
News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 25) features reviews of German brand Annemarie Börlind’s and NZ brand Living Nature’s new summer gel masks and a post about the new Sensitiv range from German household cleansing brand Sonnett. You can also find the first installments of a new blog series – Beauty Postcards – which introduce the soaps of Korean-German brand Binu Beauty and French brand Douce Angevines brand new summer body oil L’Èté.
And News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 26) reviews German fragrance brand Taoasis’ two new deo sprays and the latest limited edition makeup from German brands Dr. Hauschka, Alverde and Alterra. This chapter also includes two new Beauty Postcards about the Perfume Oil Beet & Yarrow from US brand R.L. Linden and Eyeshadow Crazy Octopus from Lithuanian brand Uoga Uoga and a feature on the new fox-themed body care gift set from UK brand Green People. Plus all the usual organic beauty brand news from Germany, Europe and around the world. Enjoy!
Here are the two latest Beautyjagd translations: News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 23) features a review of the 3rd annual Natural Cosmetics Camp, an in-depth article on the immortelle plant and its use in cosmetics; a article about a visit to the Fragrances Bar in Berlin (fabulous perfume-inspired cocktails, check out the pic!) and, as usual, loads of information about new organic beauty launches in Germany and internationally. And News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 24), which was published today, offers an article about Japanese beauty treatments at Ryoko’s salon in Berlin, a very detailed feature about TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Austrian TCM brand Master Lin, plus the usual organic beauty news and product reviews. Enjoy!
Here are the last two installments of Beautyjagd in English: News and reviews from the world of organic beauty (Chapter 21) includes Julia’s famous annual sun protection feature (super detailed reviews of the latest organic sun cream launches; if you’re at all interested in organic sun care products, read this!!), another Fragrant Beauties post and two Beauty Notes articles with a strong focus on French organic beauty. News and reviews from the world of organic beauty (Chapter 22) features an interview with the two founders of organic online perfumery Savue, a feature on the new liquid eyeshadows in French brand Couleur Caramel’s Zanzibar collection, the last installment of the Fragrant Beauties series, an article on UK brand Neal’s Yard Remedies’ oil-based Nourishing Lavender Shampoo and, as always, loads of information and reviews about the latest organic beauty launches from across the world. Enjoy!
Here are the last two chapters of Beautyjagd in English! (News and Reviews from the world of organic beauty (Chapter 19) includes a review of Berlin-based Denttabs’s toothpaste tablets, Beauty Notes from Julia’s recent trip to Tokyo and Seoul, two further installments of the antique perfume flacon series Fragrant Beauties and an analysis of the top 5 beauty products sold in European online store Ecco Verde. And in News and Reviews from the world of organic beauty (Chapter 20) you’ll find product reviews of German skin care brand Lavera’s new sleeping mask, premium makeup brand Und Gretel’s Ilge Translucent Powder and aloe vera brand Santaverde’s recently launched Age Protect Fluid, Beauty Notes from Seoul, two Fragrant Beauties articles and a feature on the ten biggest organic beauty brands from Korea. Enjoy!
The 18th edition of Beautyjagd has just been published: News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 18) – this time with articles about Swedish fashion retailer H&M’s new organic beauty range and German manufacturer Denttab’s chewable tooth-cleansing tabs, a review of the new makeup launches of drugstore retailer DM’s organic own label brand Alverde, another installment in the Fragrant Beauties series about antique perfumery bottles, a new entry in the Tokyo Diaries series and Julia’s latest organic beauty discoveries in Japan.
Here is the new Beautyjagd translation: News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (17). This chapter includes a review of Vegane Pflege’s new shea butters, a feature about NZ brand Living Nature’s recently-launched Sensitive Cleanser and Toner, plus two further installments of Julia’s new articles series about antique perfume bottles. And, as always, you can read all the latest brand news about German and European organic cosmetics. Enjoy!
And here is the latest Beautyjagd translation! News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (16): featuring product reviews about French brand Cattier’s new Dry Oil, the recently launched Ribes Nigrum range from Latvian beauty brand Kivvi and retailer DM’s own label brand Alverde’s Cherry Blossom set.
There is also an article about the new Eau d’Iris perfume from artisan fragrance manufacturer Florascent and the first installment of a brand new series: historic perfume flacons. And, as always, you’ll find out all about the latest organic beauty news from Germany and Europe!
And here is the latest Beautyjagd translation, hot off the press (so to speak)!
News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (15): This installment features the second part of Julia’s big Vivaness review (favourite organic niche and newcomer brands!), an article on the latest beauty trend from Korea – peel-off face masks! – and, as usual, all the latest organic brand news from Germany and Europe. Enjoy!