My Visit To The Natural & Organic Products Europe 2019 Trade Show

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I love all things natural and organic so last Sunday I headed to ExCel London for the Natural & Organic Products Europe Trade Show.

Natural & Organic Products Europe is Europe’s biggest trade show for natural & organic products making it the ‘must attend’ event for buyers of natural health and living products, natural and organic food & drink as well as natural beauty & personal care products.


This is actually my 4th time attending, in the past I was invited by various brands as a visitor. This year I registered for a press badge and was chuffed to get one as it’s a trade only event. I was excited to connect with brands face-to-face and try out some of the latest product innovations to hit the market.

Image credit – NPE

Image credit – NPE


With over 700+ exhibitors and thousands of innovative products from all around the world under one roof, the show was buzzing. I quickly made my way around the event with my handy show guide in hand.


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All the stands were well laid out and there was so much to see. I visited as many stands as I could, and have put together a comprehensive list. Here are some of my highlights…

Natural Beauty New Product Showcase – I got the chance to browse the showcase and vote for products. You can view the results here


ZOJO Beauty Elixirs – organic dietary supplements for health, beauty and a beautiful figure. All ZOJO beauty potions are vegetarian, free from genetically modified ingredients, lactose, gluten, and free from preservatives, artificial colourings and sweeteners.  

I got to try out some potions and chat with founder Marta Ravensdale.  She kindly gifted me a sample which I will be reviewing later.


Absolute Aromas – one of the leading forces in Aromatherapy within the UK with a range of over 140 essential oils, carrier oils and base products. Cruelty free, suitable for vegans and sustainably sourced.


Elsa’s Organic SuperfoodsAward-winning natural deodorants that are great for tweens, teens, adults and those with sensitive skin.  New products at the show were ‘Detox Deodorant’ and ‘Armpit Detox Mask’.


Nature’s Dream Ltd – one of the leading suppliers of health, wellbeing and beauty product to the UK & Irish retail market.  Brands include Naturtint, e’lifexir and Natura Siberica.  I love Natura Siberica and was gifted some samples to try out.  


KINN Living – a range of plant-based, eco-friendly, vegan, natural cleaning and laundry products, as well as certified organic body care.  I got to chat with the lovely owner Marie to see whats new.  New launch will be a baby and children range.


The YES YES Company – a range of certified organic body safe and pH matched personal lubricants, vaginal moisturisers and washes.  All YES intimate products are certified organic by the Soil Association.


Pravera – provides a huge range of 100% natural and organic skincare, cosmetic and household cleaning products.


Lavera showcased their modern, innovative and effective natural skin, hair and body care products, along with their new range of colour cosmetics makeup.


Benecos showcased some new products and innovative packaging with a new range of refillable cosmetic pallets.  Designed to reduce plastic use for the eco-ethical consumer, these new pallets consist of refillable eyeshadows, face powders, contour powders, highlighters and blushes.


ORGANii showcased their award-winning everyday organic range of body, skin, health, dental, suncare and their new Parent & Child range.  The range includes nappy cream, baby cream, scented water and foam bath & shampoo.


Fair Squared are introducing more plastic free products and have relaunched some of their most popular products in plastic-free glass packaging.


Ben & Anna is expanding their award-winning range of natural deodorants with its new plastic free dental producst – fluoride-free toothpaste powders.  Made from 100% natural origin vegan and cruelty-free ingredients, they gently clean and whiten, while protecting sensitive teeth from enamel damage.  


TRUE Skincare – 100% natural, organic and honest beauty using the best of nature’s ingredients.  Certified organic by the Soil Association, cruelty free and vegan. Coming soon is their Organic Purifying Matcha Tea Face Mask.


Sea Magik new launches include its 21 Mineral Mist – A multi-purpose refreshing mist infused with 21 essential minerals.  Pink Salt Shampoo – made using Himalayan salt granules, with lime, rosemary and cypress essential oils, for an exfoliating and volumizing hair treatment that’s vegan, cruelty-free and kind to all skin and hair types.


Kypwell is a premium well being brand from Cyprus that I’m a big fan of.  I had a lovely chat with co-founder Elena about their new launch KypUp – energy, libido & mood enhancer.  I will be reviewing it once it launches.


AhoAloe Cosmetics introduced its range of certified organic products to the UK market at the show.  The Brazilian brand’s line includes shampoos, conditioners, body butters, after sun gel and more.  Ingredients are sourced from AhoAloe’s own organic aloe vera farm, as well as other sustainable sources from the Amazon rainforest.


CHOBS – CH Harmony Co is an organic and natural cosmetics company based in South Korea.  The range includes everything from baby lotion, shampoo and oil to anti-ageing eye cream, sheet masks, moisturisers, hand cream and much more.  


UpCircle  showcased their range of coffee scrubs and organic face serum with coffee oil.  The face serum is made with coffee oil from repurposed coffee grounds collected from London’s finest cafes.  I had a lovely chat with co-founder Anna. They are hard at work on some new projects.


Nature’s Wish – award-winning wellbeing and skincare company offering a range of high quality products rich in vitamins, essential oils and flower and crystal essences. I had a nice chat with founder Amy and we talked about the range of face oils, body & massage oils, energy sprays, roller balls and more.


Eco by Sonya Driver award-winning Aussie organic brand offering vegan, cruelty free and certified organic tanning, body and skin care.  Their new product Hempitan, a certified organic body tanning water is a spray-on formula that gives an express tan in just one hour and contains hemp seed extract, which is high in omega antioxidants, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, as well as having excellent moisturising properties.


365 Nature Ltd showcased unique wellness beauty products which combine premium CBD extract, precious herbal cold-pressed oils and therapeutic grade essential oils. 


Weleda – the world’s No 1 producer of natural and healthcare products showcased their new Skin Food collection. Loving the nice cream van!


Green People Organic showcased their award-winning certified organic toiletries and their new Taming Beard Oil made with 99% certified organic ingredients.  


Inika Organic showcased their award-winning 100% natural cosmetics.


Trilogy showcased their new Vitamin C Booster treatment and Vitamin C Moisturising lotion.


Natura showcased their range of vegan and superfood infused skin care sheet masks. Designed and created by the multi-award winning brand BeautyPro.  The masks are biodegradable and each pouch is manufactured from recyclable materials.  I was kindly given some samples and will be reviewing them soon.


Every Man Jack the #1 natural men’s brand in the United States showcased their range of grooming products for men, made using naturally derived ingredients without the usual harsh chemicals.  The range includes face wash, shave cream, beard oil, body wash, 2-in-1 shampoo & conditioner, deodorant and fibre cream for hair.


Bloom & Nora Reusable Sanitary Pads showcased their new beautiful print range of bamboo sanitary pads and waterproof storage bags. 


The Cheeky Panda is an award-winning sustainable tissue paper company who make tissues from virgin bamboo.  The range includes bamboo toilet tissue, facial tissue, kitchen towel, pocket tissue and baby wipes.


Attitude showcased their range of products that meet every family’s needs including bath & body, baby & kids, household and pet care.


Westlab Mineral Salts showcased its new Alchemy range of bath salt blends.  Made using Westlab’s signature mineral salts with essential oils and plant extracts.  The 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free range includes ‘Sleep’ with Valerian, ‘Recover’ with Arnica, ‘Mindful’ with CBD Oil and ‘Cleanse’ with Sea Kelp. I can’t wait to try them out!


Kinetic4health is one of the largest distributors of natural and organic products to the industry.  Major beauty brands include Antipodes, Jason Natural Care, Pacifica, Avalon Organics and much more.  Some of their nutrition and health brands include Garden of Life, Nature’s Answer, Nutiva, Organic Mushroom and more…


BetterYou showcased their award-winning range including their new Vegan Health Oral Spray. Their CBD oral spray will be launching soon.


A.Vogel fresh herbal remedies. Loving their green house complete with herbs.


KIKI Health introduced their new Marine Collagen range which is sustainably sourced from wild fish off the coast of France by a responsible MSC certified fishery.  Both powder and capsule options of Pure Marine Collagen are available, as well as a Marine Collagen Beauty Blend with hyaluronic acid, organic acai powder and natural vitamin C from organic camu camu powder.


Terranova award winning range of more than 100 synergistic nutritional and botanical supplements.  They showcased 47 new products and this year is their 10th anniversary.  I’m a huge fan of the brand and always love catching up with the team. 


Vitality CBD have a range of the highest quality CBD products on the market.  Available in liquid, oral spray and drops.

 


Amazing grass grow and harvest organic greens on their family farm in Kansas and craft them with the highest quality plant based ingredients from around the world.  I love their products and will be reviewing some later on.


Iswari Superfoods is a Portuguese brand with a complete range of nutrient rich organic superfoods that taste good and are prized for their beneficial properties.


Salus UK Ltd showcased their full range of liquid supplements, plant juices and herbal teas.  The popular Floradix Liquid Iron and the Vitamin B complex were available to sample.


New Nordic showcased their products including their new Apple Cider Gummies, a vegan-friendly gummy variant of its popular Apple Cider supplement that suppresses the appetite, helps digestion and can also assist with healthy weight loss.  These apple-flavoured gummies are sugar-free and made from natural ingredients, offering a convenient and healthy way to get the benefits of apple cider vinegar.


Viridian Nutrition is a favourite of mine with over 200+ award-winning supplements.  They showcased their Black seed oil and other supplements.


Essential Trading Co-operative is one of the largest worker co-operatives in the UK, and a proud pioneer of the wholefood market. Essential Trading wholesales, manufactures and distributes vegetarian wholefoods across the UK and beyond.


Coconut Merchant are one of my favourites brands of ethically sourced coconut goodies.  They have now launched their award-winning organic coconut oil in premium latch jars.  


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Yutaka – Tazaki Foods Ltd is the largest importer, developer and distributor of authentic Japanese food and drinks in the UK and Europe.  They introduced  ‘The Yutaka range’, a selection of traditional Japanese food products which now includes ingredients for sushi, sauces, soups, rice, noodles and “easy-to-use” meal kits.  “Good Food Made Japan-Easy”


Clearspring  introduced four new flavours to their Organic Italian Vinegars range which includes Peach, Raspberry, Matcha & Lemon and Ginger, Turmeric & Black Pepper. They are made in Italy using cold pressed organic apple juice. They are unpasteurised, unfiltered and contain the ‘Mother’ culture.


FREEE by Doves Farm showcased a new-look range of gluten-free baking mixes including brownie, choc chip and pancake mixes, alongside its range of naturally gluten-free flours, breakfast cereals, pasta, oat bars and cookies.  We regularly use Doves Farm as my hubby has to have gluten free foods.


BeeBee Wraps are your plastic-free alternative to clingfilm made from organic cotton and British beeswax.  They showcased their BeeBee cheese collection.  This range of beeswax food wraps are ideal for keeping cheese fresh and come in a pack of three medium wraps in vibrant designs.  Ideal for storing, organising and identifying which cheese, they can also be used for wrapping bowls, nuts and more.


TIANA Fairtrade Organics showcased their new ‘Memory Oil’ which contains a Memory Activation Complex™ and natural bioactive ingredients. This high strength and high purity vegan formula in liquid form is designed to boost the brain.  


Tony’s Chocolonely exists to end slavery in the chocolate industry.  Right now children are working illegally on cocoa farms in West Africa.  They exist to change that and lead by example, and show the world that chocolate can be made differently in taste, packaging and the way we treat cocoa farmers.  The range includes its new Milk Caramel Sea Salt bar and Dark Almond Sea Salt.  


Ecomil is the leading brand in Europe in the organic almond milk category and is exporting its products to over 50 countries worldwide. All their products are certified organic, dairy-free, lactose-freeand without animal ingredients.


Meridian Foods is the UK’s leading producer of nut butters.  They showcased their Rich Roast peanut butters made using only blanched hi-oleic peanuts, appealing to sophisticated nut butter connoisseurs looking for a more intense taste profile.  The peanuts, sourced from Argentina, have been roasted for longer to deliver a richer and more intense flavour.

Across three theatres Natural Food TALKS Theatre, Natural Products TALKS Theatre and Natural Beauty TALKS Theatre there were seminars and panel discussions with some of the industry’s most respected names.

Sessions included:

  • The conscious organic consumer
  • Cannabinoids in medicine, food and lifestyle products
  • Global trends in natural and organic
  • The Innovation pitch live to Holland & Barrett
  • The vegan consumer and the plant-based movement
  • Love down below…all things female
  • The quest for clarity – how the beauty community are demanding change

and much more…


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I had a brilliant time, it was a fantastic vibrant show. I met so many lovely people, it was just good vibes all around. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for 2020!


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Image credit – NPE

Lola  


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