The Natural & Organic Show 2013

Cocofina Natural Coconut Juice

It wasn’t just the exhibition floor that was buzzing at Natural & Organic Products Europe.  The sessions in the Natural Food Kitchen, Natural Beauty & Spa Theatre and Natural Products Live saw crowds packing in.

There was so much to see but on my travels around the exhibition number of innovative products and ranges stood out that our readers might want to try.

Cocofina Natural coconut juice – I am a big fan of coconut juice both for the sweet natural taste and the list of health benefits.

Coconut water is the clear, nutrient-rich liquid found inside a young coconut fruit. It is rich source of electrolytes, important for muscular, cardiovascular, nervous system, and immune system function.

Coconut water boosts your energy because it is full of potassium, calcium, and chloride. It contains much less sugar and sodium than commercial energy drinks, making it a much healthier option.

It is a natural isotonic beverage, the plasma and electrolyte balance of coconut water has been found to be identical to that of human blood. This gives coconut water the ability to rehydrate and balance fluids within the human body.

Coconut water is antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant, helpful with a number of health conditions, including stomach flu, indigestion, constipation, intestinal worms, urinary problems and age spots.  Great news too - coconut water has been shown to increase metabolism, assisting weight loss.

The Konjac Sponge Company - made from 100% natural vegetable sponge for the face and body.

The sponge itself is made from the root of the Amorphophallus Konjac plant. The konjac potato is a perennial plant, native to Asia. The naturally moisture rich plant fibre which is by nature alkaline, balances the acidity of the skin’s impurities and oils. The unique net like structure gently massages the skin and stimulates blood flow and new growth of skin cells. Leaving the skin extremely clean and refreshed…..naturally! There is no need for additional cleansers or soaps, unless you really want them. The sponge will do it all.

A range of sponges for different skin requirements made from nothing entirely pure natural products includes the French pink clay sponge for tired, damaged or devitilised skin. Clay is packed full of mineral rich goodness.

The Konjac Sponge Puff with Added Charcoal Bamboo is for teen, oily or spot prone skin. The Bamboo Charcoal contains activated carbon and various minerals perfect for removing excess oil. Bamboo Charcoal is also a natural anti- oxidant so will help fight hard-to-reach, acne-causing bacteria.

The pure baby sponge is suitable for all infants from birth.

Natural Hero for effective sports recoveryInspired by her own injuries after a skiing accident, founder Louise Vincent, with the help of plant scientists and sports physios, has formulated a range that delivers effective sports recovery.

Hot Ginger Muscle Rub is a sports massage in at tube, helping to ease fatigued muscles with its blend of premium grade ginger root, rosemary, starflower and sweet fennel essential oils. This 98% natural warming and soothing cream helps combat muscle fatigue and the easily absorbed pH balanced formula also conditions your skin and smells incredible. The cooling and warming effects of Natural Hero products comes from their blend of active botanicals known as rubefacients.

Cool Peppermint Sports Muscle Spray – The botanical blend of peppermint, white willow, arnica, witch hazel and blue chamomile delivers a cool blast on the surface of the skin, followed by a light warmth. This will ease stiff and aching muscles and can be sprayed before or during a training session to revive. Black oat seed extract in the pH-balanced formula also conditions your skin.

Hot Ginger Natural Muscle Soak delivers an indulgent, moisturising and experience when it’s time to relax after a tough training session.

Natural Elements – this range was launched for professional beauty therapist salons and spas as a ground breaking natural skincare range without parabens.

Developed by the leading creators in natural skin care, its key to success was not using any petro-chemical, paraben, alcohol or perfume ingredients. Pure excellence in professional skincare sees the effect come from the quality of ingredients not gimmicks, or misconceptions of many skincare brands.

I was particularly interested in The Natural Elements 10 years younger kit, with UVA protection. UVA damage is responsible for the ageing of the skin but most anti-ageing products only provide SPF protection from UVB (which gives you the burn) and neglect the critical UVA protection.

The range contains the vital minerals, vitamins and amino acids to create the building blocks for collagen. Few skincare products provide natural collagen benefit; instead using synthetic components, which provide minimal resources for collagen building.

Your skin will feel like silk after only 10 days because of the hydration properties. So if you are fed up with your current anti-ageing product why don't you try a sample of their award winning 10 years younger kit...FREE OF CHARGE! Just e-mail john@essentially-yours.co.uk with your name and address and they will send you a free sample.

What have you got to lose....except a few fine lines and wrinkles!

Poppy Watt.

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