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UAE: Organic Pharmacy Opens
The Organic Pharmacy, the UK-based company with herbal and homeopathic
products, urban day spa and clinic, has officially opened its flagship
store in Wasl Vita Mall, Dubai. The 1100 sqm store and spa is the second
branch to open in the UAE, with the Dubai flagship store set to cater to
the growing demand for organic beauty treatments in Dubai.
Already established in eight stores around the world, including London
Kings Road, Kensington High Street, Covent Garden, Great Marlborough
Street and Hampstead Village and in America in New York and Beverley
Hills, LA, the Dubai branch will become its ninth store to promote
certified organic products with no artificial preservatives, colourants,
fragrances, petrochemicals, harsh detergents, DEA and TEA, toxic
ingredients and animal testing.
"The market is responding very well to organic products and it was
pertinent for us to set up shop in one of the most robust cities in the
world, Dubai," said Margo Marrone, Founder of The Organic Pharmacy.
"Our stores around the world all embody the essence of living an organic
lifestyle and we have seen the need to support this same culture that is
evolving on local grounds. We are delighted to officially launch our
Dubai store and look forward to meeting new customers and supporting the
acceptance of change to using organic products." states Margo.
The Organic Pharmacy is in expansion mode. It is one of many natural &
organic cosmetic companies opening concept stores across the globe. The
flagship store is likely to do well in the international city of Dubai.
Organic Monitor research finds the UAE has the largest market for
natural and organic cosmetics in the Middle-East.
The Middle-Eastern Market for Natural & Organic
Source: News Release
Brazil: Feitiços Aromáticos gets Sustainability Recognition
company Feitiços Aromáticos has received recognition for its
sustainability accomplishments from B Lab. The US organisation assesses
the compliance of companies applying for the B Corporation global
certification, which recognises micro, small and medium businesses
around the world achieving the best results in good sustainability
practices by meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental
performance, accountability, and transparency.
More than 1,200 corporations from over 120 industries were assessed.
Evaluation criteria included the company’s social and environmental
impact. The B Lab organisation grants the certification to companies
that successfully pass the validation process.
"It’s almost surreal for a small business from the East side of São
Paulo, to be highlighted with such a huge award. However, it is a great
support that encourages us to carry on building up our business brick by
brick," said Raquel Cruz, co-founder of the company.
Feitiços Aromáticos produces aromatherapy products, colognes, natural
cosmetics and a line of sexy cosmetic products. With an eye on the
international market, the company also created the brand Brasil
Source: Brazil Beauty News
Natural Cosmetics Firm Makes
Created by Brazilian impresario Junior Diego Becker, the natural
cosmetics firm NG de France has invested R$10m in the construction of
manufacturing unit at Osorio (Rio Grande do Sul).
NG de France uses essences & fragrances developed by Nelly Grosjean,
owner of the organic oils company Biossentiel. NG de France began
production of samples in October 2014 with the idea of launching its
line a year later, however until December it had orders from beauty
saloons from 15 Brazilian states.
Ng de France currently has 49 organic and vegan products, including
shampoos, hair conditioners, body lotions, skin masks and others; the
products are sold exclusively in beauty saloons. Becker commented that
hasn't got plans to introduce products in retail. NG de France has
received export orders from China, Japan, Sweden, France and the
An update on the organic cosmetics market in Latin America and
other regions will be given at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. The
Latin American edition will be hosted in São Paulo on 28-30th September.
More details will be on
Going Green to Access
the Brazilian Beauty Market