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Collinsworth looks to the Elements with organic grooming

Elements by Collinsworth has been approved by the Soil Association

Elements by Collinsworth has been approved by the Soil Association

New organic men’s skincare range Elements by Collinsworth has launched in the UK, in response to ‘a huge lack’ of commercially available products on the organic market, says its creators. 

Featuring endorsements from the Soil Association, the Vegetarian Society and Cruelty Free International, the Elements by Collinsworth range comprises moisturiser (£22) with toning and nourishing soya oil, face scrub (£20), containing jojoba beans to exfoliate, cleanse and smooth, shave cream (£18), with properties of blackcurrant seed oil, balloon vine extract and sunflower oil, developed to reduce inflammation and replenish skin, and face wash (£16), made with natural liquid soap derived from organic sunflower and coconut oils. Two Elements by Collinsworth gift box sets (£35 and £38) are also available, online and from As Nature Intended shops.

Ethical Collection to tell the story of sustainable brands

Cuero&Mør's minimalist leather accessories are handmade in Los Angeles

Cuero&Mør’s minimalist leather accessories are handmade in Los Angeles

New online fashion retailer Ethical Collection is to launch in the UK later this month, with a promise to support sustainable projects across the world and tell customers the story of each featured brand.

Ethical Collection’s creator Giovanna Eastwood has selected products from Ghana, USA, Guatemala, India, Kenya and beyond, from luxury beachwear brands Aspiga and Beach Candy, jeweller Claire Fouché, milliner Pachacuti, leather accessories label Cuero&Mør, eyewear brand Bôhten and fashion and home brand Bohemia (from £30).

The English Mineral Makeup Company launches online

The English Mineral Makeup Company describes itself as 'a sustainable UK brand'

The English Mineral Makeup Company describes itself as ‘a sustainable UK brand’

The English Mineral Makeup Company has launched its range of vegan, halal, 100 per cent mineral cosmetics exclusively online.

Founded by Hertfordshire-based mother and daughter team Jeanette and Grace Burrows, The English Mineral Makeup Company is against animal testing and sources its raw materials from from companies that do not test on animals.

With more make-up and beauty products promised for ‘the near future’, the collection currently comprises mineral foundation with mirror and kabuki brush, available in 30 shades (£37), the Fairy Godmother dual-purpose primer and finishing coat (£55) and blushers and bronzers (£25) in ten shades from Cool to Real Bronze, in matte or soft glimmer finishes.

ManOrganic brings convenience to ethical grooming

ManOrganic will offer high-performance natural and organic grooming products

ManOrganic will offer high-performance natural and organic grooming products

A new online retailer has launched, specialising exclusively in natural and organic male grooming products. ManOrganic, developed by the same people behind LoveLula, will offer a convenient way to get those masculine hands on handpicked brands including UK-based Elements, Preserve – a BPA-free razor made from recycled plastic – REN and Dr Hauschka.

Green People prepares for sunshine with scent-free sun lotions

Green People's new sunblock is available from Ocado, Waitrose and John Lewis

Green People’s new sunblock is available from Ocado, Waitrose and John Lewis

Green People is getting prepped for summer with new Scent Free Sun Lotion SPF 30 (from £12.99) and Organic Children Scent Free Sun Lotion SPF 30 (£16.95). Free of chemicals as well as scents, both sunblocks are suitable for all skin types including those prone to eczema and prickly heat.

The UVA/UVB-blocking formulations – made with earth minerals, edelweiss and a filter derived from cinnamon – are also water-repellent and will not block pores.

‘The True Cost’ trailer released

The trailer for The True Cost, a documentary on the impact of fashion on people and the planet, has been released ahead of the film’s worldwide launch on May 29th.

Watch it now: 

Living Nature expands range to calm sensitive skin

The hypoallergenic range is 'formulated to deeply hydrate, nourish, protect, soothe and calm sensitive skin'

The hypoallergenic range is ‘formulated to deeply hydrate, nourish, protect, soothe and calm sensitive skin’

New Zealand skincare and cosmetics brand Living Nature is to launch a range dedicated to sensitive skin. Hitting the UK in June, the products include hydrating New Zealand Harakeke Flax gel, nourishing avocado oil and restorative organic virgin coconut oil, without fragrance or allergens.

The Sensitive Skin Range comprises mild, soap-free Sensitive Cleanser, Sensitive Hydrating Toner, Sensitive Day Moisture and Sensitive Night Moisture.


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