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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.

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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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Beautyjagd: Organic beauty news in English (Chapters 28, 29 & 30)

Here are the last three chapters of Beautyjagd (Europe’s biggest German-language organic beauty blog) in English!

In News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 28), Julia explains why tamanu oil is so popular amongst French beauty bloggers; there is an article about French eco textile brand Les Tendances d’Emma, a autumn-themed makeup look and extra-long installment of the Beauty Notes which includes reviews of German niche perfumer Annette Neuffer’s elegant and unusual fragrances, an interesting powder clay mask from Estonia, US brand’s Axiology’s new lipsticks and the kajal pens of Indian Ayurvedic brand Soultree.

News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 29) offers the first part of the Oil Library (a very informative feature about the properties of different plant oils), Beauty Postcard 7 – US brand Ren Clean Skincare’s cult product Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial – a company profile about Human♥Nature, an organic beauty brand from the Philippines and a review of the Mangosteen Beauty Drops PM from US niche skin care brand Skinowl. Plus all the usual European and international oeganic brand news and product launches in the weekly Beauty Notes!

And News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 30) features an article about facial toners, a review of German colour cosmetics brand marie.w’s new eyeliner brush, very detailed Beauty Notes from Tokyo and Nagoya (Julia was travelling in Japan recently), another installment of the Beauty Postcard article series (the new skin treatment La Cure Peau Nette from French brand Absolution),  a long feature about the new cushion foundations of organic Korean brands Aromatica and Yuri Pibu and an article about Japanese beauty brand Naturaglacé’s new Lip Oil.

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Natural Cosmetics Conference 2016: [Show Report]

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)!

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Beautyjagd: Organic beauty news in English (Chapter 27)

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!

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Beautyjagd: Organic beauty news in English (Chapters 25 & 26)

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!

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