Green beauty pioneers take to ExCel stage


Green beauty pioneers take to ExCel stage

Some of the biggest names in the industry will take to the stage in the Natural Beauty Talks Theatre at this year's Natural Beauty & Spa show, part of Natural & Organic Products Europe, running 22-23 April at London's ExCel.

They include experts from Holland & Barrett, the Soil Association, Weleda, Beauty Kitchen, Allergy UK, Ecovia Intelligence, Antipodes, Vogue’s former beauty editor Anna-Marie Solowij and Millie Kendall MBE.

The theatre will host two unmissable panel discussions, bringing together some of the biggest names in natural and organic beauty.  The first, taking place on opening day at 11.30am, will highlight how retailers can maximise the opportunities in the ‘male grooming’ category.  High profile speakers on the panel include: Joanne Hill, owner of Amaranth; Stephen Bisse, business development director at LoveLula; Karleen San Jose, account director at CCD PR; and blogger and make-up artist Lou Dartford.

The second panel session, taking place on the second day at 11am, will discuss the ever evolving ‘clean beauty’ trend and what it means for the industry.  The expert panel will include: Lucy Pottinger, head of category for ethical beauty and aromatherapy at Holland & Barrett; Jayne Sterland, managing director of Weleda; Lauren Bartley, development manager of beauty and wellbeing at Soil Association; Helen Lynn, co-founder of CoolGreen and chair of Women’s Environmental Network; and Jo Chidley, founder ofBeauty Kitchen.  The session will be chaired by Beauty Kitchen’s Nicola Nolan. 

Lauren Bartley from Soil Association Certification will be outlining the main findings of the Soil Association’s 2018 Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Report including predicted trends for 2018, on the show’s second day.  Published last month, the report reveals that sales of certified organic and natural beauty products increased by 24% in 2017.


Vogue’s former beauty director Anna-Marie Solowij and brand creator Millie Kendall MBE (founders of Beautymart UK and Brandstand Communications) will be sharing 10 key global consumer, technological, and product innovation trends that are shaping the future of the beauty industry – taking place on the second day of the show.

Amarjit Sahota, founder and president of research firm Ecovia Intelligence, will also be tapping into future trends in his session ‘Future of Ethical Labels in the Beauty Industry’.  He’ll be giving an extensive overview of recent developments, including future projections on the ‘growing kaleidoscope of ethical labels’.

For full seminar details and timings, click here.

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