Chances are, you've heard "times are tough" a lot this year. But, just how tough has it been on natural products businesses? Well, according to the 2010 WholeFoods Retailer Survey, many stores are pulling out of the recession in stride as they report strong, even thriving sales.

Today’s natural consumers are savvy about labels. As the implications of understanding label claims and seeking out reputable certifications and stamps increases, shoppers are taking a closer look at their products before they buy.

When it comes to rest and relaxation, almost everyone can agree that spas are great places to spend a little down time. However, with this economic recession, consumers may be a little strapped for cash and a pricey trip to the spa may be out of the question.

Our skin goes through a lot of wear and tear on a daily basis. In order to maintain radiant, healthy, glowing skin, it is important to take proper care of it every day.

Derma Ederma e natural Bodycare added five products to its line. Now available are a Hyaluronic Hydrating Facial Cleanser and a Hyaluronic Hydrating Mask to “deliver deep moisture and replenish dry, thirsty, aging skin.” Also new are Vitamin A Glycolic Facial Cleanser, Vitamin A Glycolic Facial Toner and Vitamin A Glycolic Facial Scrub.

Hobé Laboratories, Inc.Hobé Naturals Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner from Hobé Laboratories, Inc. helps soothe dry, flaky and irritated scalp. This moisturizing and rejuvenating formula combines Hobé’s exclusive Bio-Ferm Herbal Complex with Tea Tree Oil, Wheat Protein and Amino Acids to leave hair soft, shiny and manageable. Helps reduce split ends and fly-away hair.

Brigit True OrganicsBrigit True Organics now offers its organic Magic Balm in a larger size: a 3.7-oz glass jar. According to the company, Magic Balm is “great for cuts, bites, burns, irritations, eczema and psoriasis.” It contains St. Johns Wort to calm itchy and irritated spots, organic calendula for healing and antibiotic qualities and organic Comfrey to help skin mend.

Hugo NaturalsHugo Naturals now makes a French Lavender Hand Sanitizer spray. Available in two convenient sizes, the product contains soothing witch hazel, organic alcohol, organic aloe vera, vegetable glycerin and organic lavender essential oil. The sanitizer was formulated for those who like using hand sanitizer, but dislike the drying feeling some products on the market leave.

Avalon OrganicsAvalon Organics just released its Essential Lift line. The line includes a Smoothing Cleanser, Fortifying Toner, Firming Moisturizer SPF 15, Contouring Eye Crème, Lifting Serum and Restructuring Night Crème, which rounds out this new collection. Containing 70% organic ingredients, the line is said to help users look refreshed, renewed and revitalized.

Natural Skin & Hair Care Product News

Beauty is only skin deep, but good health runs through and through. Make sure you are providing your shoppers with the nourishing, natural skin and hair care products they deserve. WholeFoodsMagazine.com and our personal care and health news articles are here to keep you informed about the important HABA market.

 

Skin Care

Conventional companies work hard to trick consumers into believing harsh chemicals are best. Natural products shoppers are not easily fooled, and we provide info on the latest trends and natural personal care launches in our HABA features and new products section.

 

Hair Care

There are so many natural hair care products available today, so which ones are right for your shoppers? We'll explore that and more from our featured natural products page, which includes hair care features.