Allergy? 10 Things to Do Before You Travel Outside the UK

April 17th, 2014

Travelling outside of the UK can be daunting at the best of times, especially if you’ve never travelled abroad before.

However, it can become a downright nuisance if you have special travel requirements. Having an allergy can affect several aspects of travelling from your travel insurance policy to the medication you have to pack and even the hotel you have to stay in.

NATorigin allergy friendly cosmetics share travel tips for allergies

The best way to get around any unwanted experiences while travelling with an allergy is to prepare ahead of time and do your research.

Have a read of this guide for more information on how to prepare for your holiday when you have an allergy.


NEW! NATorigin Hypo-Allergenic and Natural Powder Eyeshadows

March 28th, 2014

NATorigin hypo-allergenic natural cosmetics have launched new powder eyeshadows and we are excited to show you the new colours.

There are subtle soft blues, grey and neutrals with a soft, shimmering finish to enhance the eyelids with colour and light.

NATorigin hypo-allergenic and natural eye shadows









The powders are formulated from the finely ground (ultra-micronised) shells of organic argan nuts from the Tree of Life. The oil from the nuts is known for its healing and anti-ageing effect due to extremely high levels of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. The eyeshadows are also enriched with extracts of pomegranate also thought to have anti-ageing and skin healing actions due to the levels of vitamins C and B5, polyphenols, potassium and other nutrients.

They are ultra-soft to the touch and extremely gentle on the skin – they add a touch of colour and give the ideal finishing touch to your eye makeup. The slight shimmer in the powder highlights the contours of the eye.

NATorigin hypoallergenic powder eye shadows are formulated with 100% naturally sourced ingredients and are certified organic by Ecocert Greenlife.

Specially designed for sensitive skin or allergies, they exclude ingredients that are known to cause sensitivity.

For best results, apply on the eyelids using an eyeshadow brush. Apply light colours on the brow bone and in the inner corner of the eye, the darker colours on the outer edge.

NATorigin hypo-allergenic eyeshadows are packaged in a circular compact with a clear lid and have an RRP of £15.00.

NATorigin wins THREE awards in The Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible

March 21st, 2014

The 2,000 experienced and independent testers at The Beauty Bible LOVE NATorigin.

The Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible is hot off the press, written by Josephine Fairley (Contributing Editor to YOU magazine writing on beauty and organic living) and Sarah Stacey (Health Editor of YOU magazine).

NATorigin wins THREE Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible Awards

An amazing total of three NATorigin products won a coveted place - and we are thrilled to bits!


NATorigin mascara, lipstick and eye make up remover all made the grade as Award Winners and this is an amazing achievement for our brand and an endorsement of their quality and performance.


To try this multi-award winning range for yourself, visit the NATorigin website.

NATorigin is the first natural range formulated to comply with both the environment and even the most sensitive skin and eyes.

NATorigin wins THREE Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible Awards

The Beauty Bible testers selected the best natural beauty products from nine categories, giving each a daisy rating for naturalness and a performance score out of ten.

The categories were make-up, skin, eyes, body, hands & feet, sun, hair, perfume and bath & bed. These were further divided into sub-categories giving the ultimate reference source for natural beauty lovers. The book itself is easy to read, beautifully designed and highlighted with some really lovely images that capture the essence of natural living.

The top scorers in each category are published alongside the testers’ comments – purchase your own copy of The Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible  here for £14.95 via Victoria Health.

NATorigin wins TWO Natural Health Magazine Beauty Awards

March 10th, 2014

We have been awarded WINNER in the Best Lipstick and Best Mascara categories in the 2014 Natural Beauty Awards – run by Natural Health magazine.

We are thrilled to be awarded TWO accolades in the biggest and most established industry awards with 49 categories and 111 awards in total. Now in their eighth year these prestigious Beauty Awards are the largest and most respected accolades, stamping industry approval and consumer satisfaction onto those products and brands, people and places that win.


NATorigin wins Best Lipstick & Mascara in the Natural Health Magazine Beauty Awards 2014


Sponsored by online beauty retailer LoveLula, the entries were judged by experienced beauty journalists on the Natural Health team plus a panel of leading natural health experts.









The industry-respected judges included:

Sarah Jagger, celebrity make-up artist

Claudia Louch, natural skincare dermatologist

Star Khechara, anti-ageing and beauty nutritionist

Jayney Goddard, president of the Complementary Medical Association

Lynne Franks, women’s empowerment guru and natural beauty fanatic

Daniel Galvin Jnr, celebrity hairdresser and natural haircare expert

Carole Caplin, leading UK health and wellbeing expert

The Natural Health Beauty Awards 2014 aim to uncover beauty buys on the market that are free from chemical nasties and are supported by top natural, organic and ethical credentials. All winners will be showcased in a super A4 glossy magazine supplement packaged with the May issue of Natural Health. A digital version will also be available on their website.

Both beauty awards will be presented to us at Natural & Organic Products Europe on the 14th April at Olympia, London.

Free From Skincare Awards 2014 – NATorigin sponsors and submits entries

March 7th, 2014

For the third year running, we are sponsoring the Free From Skincare Awards organised by Skins Matter. This year we are joined by fellow sponsors Spiezia Organics whose formulations are created in Cornwall using the synergy of herbs and flowers.

NATorigin nickel free, natural, hypo-allergenic cosmetics are sponsoring The Free From Skincare Awards 2014

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Radio Interview – ‘Using Facebook for Business.’

February 13th, 2014

Recently, I took to the airwaves being interviewed about Facebook on a local business radio show. Facebook had just celebrated its 10th anniversary and we discussed the business uses of this dominant social media site.

Digital Marketing Specialist Ian Gentles presents the Knowing Your Business Radio Show every Thursday between 10am and 12pm live on Radio Horton and was joined by a guest presenter Steve Shepherd who is a brand, graphic and web designer.

The Knowing Your Business Show Logo


They interviewed several local businesses who have utilised business pages on the social network and asked us whether we feel it is a benefit. To listen, click on The Knowing Your Business Show page.


I began by explaining how we published our business page after opening our first retail premises and wanted to raise awareness locally and increase trade. This enabled me to invite my friends to like our page. This was quick, cheap and easy marketing.

Knowing Your Business Live broadcast logo

Then I joined a few business groups and one in particular, Banbury Business Network started by Ian, has been invaluable. I have made trusted contacts and received valuable advice to help as our business as grown, particularly when we moved premises.

Since then, we use Facebook in the following ways:

  • To promote our blog, offers, awards and new products
  • To share eye health research news and articles
  • To share any magazine pages we are featured in
  • To connect with our suppliers, stockists and customers
  • To answer direct questions from customers
  • To connect with the eye health charities we support
  • To send updates from the trade or retail shows that we attend
  • To share funny or amusing relevant images to show our human side

If you haven’t already, find us on Facebook here.

Christmas Natural Beauty Gift Ideas

November 25th, 2013

Christmas is now only a month away, but you can still beat the crowds in your local shops by taking a look at these special Christmas gift ideas including some great stocking fillers.



Gifts for the special ladies in your life…


Our award winning, hypo-allergenic skin care and cosmetics range is suitable for everyone so if you’re struggling to buy for a teenager, sister, mother or even grandmother then we have the answer.

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Does your face feel tight after washing?

October 22nd, 2013

After a shower, do you find yourself reaching for your moisturiser before the rest of your body is dry?

The tightness in your skin is a sign that it needs more hydration. If left untreated, dry flakes may appear and eventually cause tiny cracks in the skin’s surface.

As well as feeling sore and looking unsightly, bacteria may be able to enter and lead to skin infections such as impetigo. Sensitivity may also be a problem so choosing a ph balanced, hypo-allergenic moisturiser will help.

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We sponsored National Eye Health Week 2013

October 17th, 2013

National Eye Health Week took place in September and it encouraged us all to take more care of our eyes and as our parent company was one of the official sponsors, we supported these important health messages.

As the only Allergy UK approved brand for dry or sensitive eyes, blepharitis and contact lens wearers, NATorigin is perfectly placed to support these key eye health tips.

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Two Janey Lee Grace Platinum Awards for NATorigin

September 6th, 2013

Results for the 2013 Janey Lee Grace Platinum Awards are out and we are thrilled that NATorigin products have won again in two categories:

NATorigin hypo-allergenic cosmetics win two Janey Lee Grace Platinum Awards 2013

Best Organic Lipstick: NATorigin lipstick
Janey Lee says “A winner yet again (for the third year running), everyone had a favourite colour but the Lychee was singled out for special praise.”

Best natural mascara: NATorigin lengthening mascara
Janey Lee says “This hypoallergenic mascara applied easily, and gave rich luscious lashes without clogging”

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