Spotlight series

Natural Products News shines a spotlight on a handful of the latest launches, campaigns, award wins and more from natural and organic brands and businesses

chickpeas

BRAVE has introduced three new flavours to its Roasted Chickpeas range of healthy snacks. Cookies & Cream is described as a ‘world’s first’ and sees crunchy chickpeas coated in vegan white and dark chocolate for a ‘decadent flavour’; BBQ are perfectly seasoned tangy, smoky and sweet roasted chickpeas; Salt & Vinegar is a classic flavour combination, simply sea salt and cider vinegar. “We’re really excited about this launch,” says Amber Fraser, co-founder of BRAVE. “We’re adding two household classic flavours that really work when applied to chickpeas, and Cookies and Cream ­­– which is as ridiculously indulgent as it sounds. Best of all, they still maintain the strict nutritional profile we set for all our products.” The new products are vegan and high in fibre and protein, containing more protein than nuts and fewer calories than popcorn.

Nourish London’s new Soothing Muscle Bath & Shower is a revitalizing and therapeutic gel that has been specially formulated to revive tired, aching muscles and weary limbs. Combining soothing Epsom salts with pure essential oils of lemon, pine, juniper and lavender, it can be used in the shower or bath to restore a sense of vitality when you’re feeling overtired and need help to relax tired, overworked muscles and joints. The magnesium in Epsom Salts plays a crucial role in helping muscles relax after exercise or a long day. The product is vegan, alcohol-free and has no synthetic colours, parabens or sulphates. The Soothing Muscle Bath & Shower Gel is packaged in a 100% recycled and recyclable PCR bottle.

London-based health and wellness brand Conscious {by design} has launched what it describes as the UK’s first CBD wellness pours. Available in four variants, each concentrated liquid sachet contains 20mg of Swiss-grade CBD along with a carefully crafted blend of botanicals and vitamins to benefit different areas of wellbeing. Designed for convenient consumption and a daily ritual that’s easy to stick to, at home or on the go, the concentrate is diluted to taste with water or liquid of choice. The varieties are: Immerse – designed as a jumpstart to the day; Flex – to help recharge, energize and invigorate; Recline – to promote relaxation and inner calm; and Touch – formulated to heighten the senses. The brand seeks to fill a gap in the market for a product that has successfully combined CBD with plant-based botanicals, where the quality and quantity of CBD has not been compromised.

Beauty Cleanse Skincare’s new Superfood Refine + Glow Powder Wash is a 2-in-1 waterless and palm oil-free product produced using upcycled rice diverted from food waste. The gently refining, radiance-boosting wash also contains organic ingredients including hibiscus flower extract with natural AHAs, chickpea extract, pink clay and coconut milk. The ‘unique and opulent’ powder-to-foam formulation is highly concentrated and transforms into a rich pink potion upon contact with water. The product is designed to be used as a gentle daily cleanser and exfoliant, but it’s not grainy or harsh so won’t strip essential moisture off the skin and is therefore suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. Like all the brand’s products, it’s 100% natural, vegan, microplastic-free and cruelty-free. The wash comes in a glass jar with a plastic-free aluminium cap.

New to the UK comes natural oral care brand HELLO, aiming to make brushing teeth easier, more fun and healthier for the planet and mouth. The range includes Activated Charcoal Toothpaste and Mouthwash, Whitening Toothpaste Tablets, Kids Unicorn Toothpaste and Naturally Whitening Toothpaste, made with natural flavours and responsibly sourced ingredients, including fresh mint grown by fourth generation all-female farmers in Oregon. The naturally whitening products are vegan, Leaping Bunny certified, with no artificial sweeteners, flavours, colourants and sulphates. “The point of oral care is to keep your teeth in your mouth,” says founder Craig Dubitsky. “I was spotting ingredients in other oral care products like saccharin, which also appear in diet sodas and have been banned in hand soap yet crazily you can put in your mouth! HELLO is all about using natural ingredient that are friendly to our bodies and teeth.”

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