Traction. 2015 was the year natural products gained significant traction outside their core channels of distribution. Overall, natural and organic product sales grew a stunning 14.9%, adding $9.367 billion to total $72.4 billion in sales, and reaching 11.75% of total U.S. food store sales. Perhaps more noteworthy is this fact: total U.S. food store sales grew 3.1%, adding $19.1 billion; meaning natural and organic products growth made up nearly half (49%) of this number. At this rate, the natural products industry is on track to reach one-third of total food store sales within the next generation, or $500 billion of the then $1.5 trillion U.S. food store business.
While aging is an absolute, how quickly and severely the skin ages may be partly within one’s control. Wrinkles are probably the most visible sign associated with aging. While unavoidable, they are also accelerated by extrinsic forces, so in the end, how someone treats his/her skin influences how it looks in the long run.
Considering how often you brush, rinse and floss, it makes sense for shoppers to know the risks associated with questionable ingredients found in many conventional oral care products. Consumers are starting to rethink their dental routine, and here is what they should know about their options.
Wanted: glowing skin, no crow’s feet in sight and fabulous hair later in life. It may sound like a tall order, but that’s exactly what many natural skincare companies are offering shoppers with some new launches and old favorites.
Take a capsule or mix in a powder and you’ll get stronger nails. Or healthier-looking hair. Or more radiant skin. That’s the simple concept behind nutricosmetics and it is grounded in an even simpler fact: changes on the inside, especially nutritional changes, can and will lead to changes on the outside.
Over two million Americans are diagnosed annually with skin cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. People believe that slathering on sunscreen will protect their skin from harmful rays, but in reality, two-thirds of conventional sunscreens are not strong enough to shield against all of them.
The famous French quote, “Il faut souffrir pour être belle” (“You must suffer to be beautiful”) shouldn’t apply to your makeup. While conventional products may make shoppers feel more attractive, they are wreaking havoc below the surface. If your customers experience eye, skin and lip irritation or other uncomfortable reactions from makeup, tell them to use what their skin, lip and eyes are crying out for: natural make-up.
This year makes it a (gluten-free) baker’s dozen as we honor our winners in the 13th annual Natural Choice Awards. Natural products in 18 categories were voted on by our readers, and we’ve come away with a truly impressive group of winners and runners up, including several multiple-time Natural Choice Award winners. There are some newcomers to the party as well.