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Beautyjagd: Organic beauty news in English (Chapter 15)

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!

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Beautyjagd: Organic beauty news in English (Chapter 14)

The latest Beautyjagd translation is now online!

News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (14) – this time with a pre-view article about NaturkosmetikCamp 2016 (the biggest German bar camp for the organic beauty industry), a feature about the new Cream Eyeshadows from Studio 78 Paris (review & swatches) and the first part of Julia’s Vivaness 2016 trade show review: the major launches of the big German and European organic beauty brands!

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Vivaness 2016: [Show Report]

Last week I was in Nuremberg to attend Vivaness, Europe’s biggest organic C&T trade fair. This year, Vivaness celebrated its 10th anniversary; happy birthday! The official trade show statistics speak for themselves: organizers Messe Nuremberg have announced that 48.000 visitors from 132 countries visited Vivaness and its companion trade show Biofach (the world’s biggest organic food show. EVER!), an increase of around 7% compared to 2015.

Altogether there were 2.544 exhibitors from 77 countries at both shows (Vivaness: 245 companies from 33 countries) and you can imagine how busy the trade show centre in Nuremberg was. Biofach/Vivaness always has a fantastic atmosphere: different languages everywhere, people rushing around like mad, exciting new brands to discover and interesting people to talk to…it’s one of my favourite German trade shows.

So let’s dive right in: here are some of my favourite brand discoveries from Vivaness 2016! Also, this article is even longer than my show report on Cosmoprof Hong Kong 2015 – you have been warned.

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Beautyjagd: Organic beauty news in English (Chapter 13)

The latest English-language installment of Beautyjagd (Germany’s biggest organic cosmetics blog) is online!

News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (13) – including an article on cosmetics formulated with chamomile, a feature on organic niche beauty brands from France; an interview with a product manager at raw ingredients supplier Dr. Straetmans and, of course, the latest German and international organic beauty news, product launches and reviews. Enjoy!

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Beautyjagd: Organic beauty news in English (Chapter 12)

The latest installment of “Beautyjagd in English” has just gone online!

News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (12) – this time with a visit to the Birchbox pop-up store in Bon Marché, Paris; the second part of Julia’s 2015 Review article (favourite organic cosmetics of 2015), an article on the beauty classic Cold Cream, a store profile of organic perfumery Belladonna in Berlin and, of course, all the latest info about German and European organic brand news and launches. Enjoy!

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Beautyjagd: Organic beauty news in English (Chapter 11)

One of my favourite projects is doing the translations for organic beauty blog Beautyjagd.de. Beautyjagd is run by Julia Keith who really knows her stuff: she writes about organic C&T brands, stores and companies, about new product launches, trends and ingredients.

Sometimes she publishes interviews with retailers or brands; there is coverage from trade shows and other industry events – my favourites are the weekly Beauty Notes: a round-up of new organic products, launches and brand news from around the world. In fact, this is what I particularly like about Beautyjagd: the international angle. Although the blog’s primary focus is the German organic C&T industry, Julia also writes about international brands and retailers so you get a good mixture of articles.

I do the translations for Beautyjagd: every two week there is an English-language post which offers a condensed version of the most important articles that Julia has published over the previous two weeks. And it occurred to me that I haven’t linked to any of my translations yet! The latest English installment went online today, you can find it here:

News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (11) – including an article on Japanese incense brand Shoyeido, a visit to DIY beauty store Aroma Zone in Paris, organic beauty Christmas presents, a review of US brand Ilia Beauty’s Vivid Foundation and plenty of organic products launches and brand news.

For a list of previous English-language Beautyjagd articles, click the “Continue Reading” button below.

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Natural Cosmetics Conference 2015: [Show Report]

It is that time of year again: the Natural Cosmetics Conference (Naturkosmetikbranchenkongress) was in town this week! It’s an annual event which used to be held in Nuremberg but then moved to Berlin in 2011. And it’s one of my favourite industry events: two days jam-packed with interesting lectures, discussions, forums and presentations plus the chance to meet interesting people.

The Conference always offers a good mixture of topics. This year there were presentations on consumer trends, demographics and behavior, on market research and gender marketing, but also on certifications with a particular focus on the much-debated ISO guideline for natural cosmetics and on halal certification.

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New project: Beautyjagd.de – Organic beauty news in English!

I have a new editorial project and it has already become one of my favourite assignments. I don’t know if you’ve come across Beautyjagd.de? It’s the biggest organic beauty blog in Germany and German-speaking Europe and offers well-researched articles on a wide range of topics – brand profiles, detailed product reviews, interviews, articles about regional beauty brands…..It’s one of the few beauty blogs I read for fun and not just for professional purposes.

Anyway, I’ve been a fan of Beautyjagd for years so I was delighted when Julia (who runs the blog) approached me with the following idea: she wants to offer her readers an English-language version of the most important articles (for those times when Google Translate simply won’t cut it!) and asked me for help with the translation and localisation of the content. Yay!

Instead of translating every single article we decided it would be best to publish a condensed English version of the most interesting features that have appeared on Beautyjagd. And you can check out the first English installment here. Enjoy!

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Brand Profile: CremeKampagne

I first came across Berlin-based organic skin and body care brand CremeKampagne last autumn when I visited Original Unverpackt supermarket in Kreuzberg. Original Unverpackt is Berlin’s first supermarket to sell groceries in bulk and without packaging – you bring your own containers or buy reusable packaging in the store.

I was at OU to write an article for Mintel (read the article here or check out this profile) and was walking around the store, checking out products and taking pics. OU sells a lot of regional labels and in their personal care section they carried a selection of skin and body care products from a small Berlin brand: the aforementioned CremeKampagne.

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Mintel article: Organic makeup brand Und Gretel launches in Germany

Here is my January Mintel article: the launch of new certified organic colour cosmetics brand Und Gretel. It’s a well-designed brand concept with impressive packaging, a selective distribution and a very premium price-tag. Find out more about it here: Und Gretel Cityscape. As always, please respect the copyright. Thanks!


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