Natural Beauty

  • Affirmation cards celebrate the beauty of eczema
    Camilla Knowles, who is a skin positivity campaigner and founder and author of ‘The Beauty of Eczema’, has launched a deck of 31 affirmation cards and daily journal dedicated to people with eczema. The ‘Positive Vibes’ affirmation cards and ‘Positive Scribes’ journal, have been created to support the health and wellness expert’s mind, body and soul … Read more
  • 7 nutrition-based anti-ageing secrets
    CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine) Natural Chef and Nutritional Therapist Tasha D'Cruz shares her 7 secrets 1) Colourful vegetables offer vital nutrients, including antioxidants. Leafy greens, pumpkin and sweet potato strengthen immunity; berries, onions and legumes deter allergies and viruses; broccoli and cauliflower support the liver; celery aids bone health. 2) Food Prep: Pot-roast, braise, … Read more
  • Could Nuchido Time+ supplement help turn back the clock?
    A new anti-ageing supplement which is reporting unprecedented results has been hailed as a breakthrough. Nuchido Time+ – created by scientists working in the North East – was unveiled at an event in Las Vegas earlier this month where it was an instant sell-out. And since the event the company has received orders for the … Read more
  • Luxury Arabian oud essential oil perfume launches in Edinburgh
    A new, luxury perfume made with essential oil extracted from oud – a rare substance which comes from the bark of the Aquilaria tree, which is only found in the Middle East, Northern India and parts of China – has launched in the UK. The Al Rehab fragrances were launched on Friday (18 October) at … Read more
  • Book your FREE INIKA vegan make-over at UK Jan de Vries stores
    Party season is looming. That's why Jan de Vries is throwing its own in-store bash in partnership with INIKA Organic – and, best of all, you're invited! To celebrate the festive season, which is arguably the most glamorous time of the year, selected Scottish Jan de Vries stores are offering FREE vegan make-overs throughout November … Read more
  • Daily consumption of sweets, cakes and unhealthy foods associated with acne
    Poor dietary habits, increased stress and harsh skincare routines are among the most significant factors associated with acne, a new study has found. The research presented this month at the 28th EADV Congress in Madrid, evaluated the exposure to different worsening factors on acne more than 6,700 participants across six countries in North America, South America … Read more
  • Why Autumn could be the time to invest in Astaxanthin
    We all know the importance of slapping on sun cream during the summer months but could taking an Astaxanthin supplement be the key to counteracting Autumnal UVA damage? The transition from summer to autumn can be a strange time for the skin. Turning up central heating at night can trigger an onslaught of dry, flaky … Read more
  • Do you know what’s in your cosmetics?
    63% of UK consumers are unaware of potential health risks in common cosmetic ingredients.Over half (56%) don’t check the ingredients before buying a product.59% are unable to identify ingredients and their uses. Two thirds (66%) in favour of more transparency in the beauty industry. For years, companies and consumers have argued the safety of the … Read more
  • Blemish prone skin? Dr. Hauschka has the answer
    Natural skincare and beauty brand Dr. Hauschka has launched two new products to help care for blemish prone skin. With more than 50 years’ experience working with the very best natural ingredients and medicinal plant extracts, Dr. Hauschka has learnt to mimic the skin’s natural processes. With a goal to harmonise and regulate skin towards … Read more
  • 5 frighteningly good face products for Autumn
    With Autumn comes lots of fun, from kicking up leaves on long forest walks to cosy nights in with your favourite box set and spiced pumpkin lattes. Then there's all the fun of Halloween. It might be our favourite season, but with it comes cooler, windier weather which can wreak havoc on our skin. That's … Read more
  • 3 sunscreens which are actually safe
    Big brand sunscreens picked up in most of the high street stores can actually do more harm than good. They are often filled with toxic chemicals which can disrupt the hormone system and cause skin allergies. Add to that the fact that they often don't give the protection that's promised on the bottle. So what … Read more
  • How to treat Summer skin issues with Tea Tree Oil
    Dr Wendy Denning shares her top uses for Thursday Plantation's Tea Tree Manuka Honey Balm, which is available from Boots and all good, independent health stores Bites and stings – Tea Tree Oil's strong anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties prevent bacteria from entering the wound, as well as fighting off any infection the insect may be … Read more
  • One sold every 5 minutes: Holland & Barrett’s new plastic-free beauty range
    The ‘Attenborough Effect’ hits the high street: Holland & Barrett’s new plastic-free beauty range sells ONE EVERY FIVE MINUTES and there’s 55,000 people on the WAITING LIST for second release The bars of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, facial cleansers and scrubs last five times longer than their plastic bottle equivalent, and have helped to stop more than three … Read more
  • Transformed? Johnson’s baby products
    JOHNSON’S® says it has completely improved, inside and out, to deliver everything parents want and nothing they don’t. The brand, which previously came under fire for baby products containing controversial, carcinogenic ingredients such as Quaternium-15, has launched more than 50 new 'free-from' products. JOHNSON’S® says it has transformed to meet the needs of today’s modern … Read more
  • How to oil pull and whiten teeth naturally
    One of the simplest and safest ways to detoxify the body and whiten teeth is oil pulling, writes columnist Katrina Mather, who owns and runs The Body Toolkit award-winning health retreats in Scotland Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic detox technique. It’s one of the easiest ways to cleanse the body and, because it gives such remarkable … Read more
  • The Scottish brands leading the way in clean beauty
    ishga, Beauty Kitchen and Beatitude continue to lead the way in clean beauty in Scotland after being named as finalists in this year's 8th annual Beauty Shortlist Awards and first ever Beauty Shortlist Wellbeing Awards. The three Scottish brands were in the running alongside top winners OSKIA, Madara, Weleda, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Ayuna, BetterYou, Bach … Read more
  • Get free entry to Scotland’s only hair and beauty trade show
    The Scottish Hair & Beauty Show returns to Scotland this year but only after ringing in the changes by introducing a brand new holistic section AND a whole host of Scottish Barber exhibitors. In fact, it's now being dubbed Scottish Hair, Beauty & Barber! The SEC Glasgow Exhibitors at the trade-only event … Read more
  • The most unnatural beauty trends of the last decade
    From ear makeup and half-shaved heads to nose hair extensions and vampire facials, the strangest – and most infamous – beauty trends of the last decade have been revealed The hair and beauty buffs at Hairtrade.com have compiled a list of the strangest trends to have swept the nation since 2008. These are the trends that hit … Read more
  • Sunscreens don’t deliver the protection we think they do
    A recent study shows we may be getting less than half the protection we think from our sunscreens — with huge numbers of Brits potentially suffering sunburn as a result. Scientists at King’s College London found that 50-SPF sunscreen – applied in a typical way – would provide no more than 40% of the expected … Read more