The Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show (NOPEX) opened its doors at ExCeL London on Sunday 16th and Monday 17th April.
For the past three decades Natural & Organic Products Europe has stood firmly at the centre of the natural products industry, platforming new businesses and thousands of pioneering natural, organic, sustainable, free-from and healthy products across five sections: Natural Food, Natural Beauty & Spa, Natural Health, Eco Living and Vegan World.
I registered for a press badge which I was able to print at home. Prior to attending the show I received an online show preview with the exhibitor list, floorplan and Seminar Programme so I was able to plan ahead.
I decided to attend the show with my daughter on Sunday. Once we arrived the whole place was buzzing, there was so much to see and do. Here are some of my highlights from the show.
The show included seminars where you could see and hear from some of the industry’s most respected names as they share the latest trends, research and innovations to hit the market.
Visitors could also head over to two innovation showcases where they could browse the nominees and vote for their favourite products to win in the prestigious Natural & Organic Innovation Awards.
The results of the Natural & Organic Innovation Awards 2023 can be found here
The results of the Natural & Organic Beauty Innovation Awards & Beauty Retail Awards can be found here.
The floorplan was easy to navigate so I first headed towards the Natural Beauty & Spa area.
It was great to discover some new brands this year including:
Raw Nature a New Zealand brand that was the first company in NZ to develop natural deodorants, lip balms, natural perfumes in biodegradable cardboard tubes.
Mummy Organics was founded in 2020 by mother-daughter team Odette & Sara. Odette, a practising midwife specialising in natural birth, had the idea of creating a range of organic products that provide natural solutions to real issues faced during maternity.
Khewra Energetics formulate skincare that is benefit-driven, using adaptogens and oils rooted in Ayurvedic tradition to calm, brighten, and restore the skin. Each product uniquely targets an internal energetic shift by balancing chakra centers through essential oils and key ingredients.
Peace and Pure understand the deep connection between emotional wellbeing and beautiful, glowing skin. Everyday stresses and strains can quickly build up and show in the form of a tired, dull or irritable-looking complexion. By changing your everyday skincare routine into a ritual of pampering self-care with powerful natural ingredients, you can achieve astounding results. They developed Timeless Elixir Facial Serum to nourish the skin, the mind and the spirit, allowing your inner beauty to shine.
It was also great to reconnect with some well known brands including Sukin, Cress Ltd, Absolute Aromas, Aviela Skincare, Upcircle Beauty, Inika, Giovanni, Antipodes, Urtekram, Wild Cosmetics, Nourish London and Salt of the Earth.
I caught up with Miniml, Attitude, Cheeky Panda, Eco-Max and Wax Wrap. It was great using the refill stations at Miniml. They have also launched Good Human Skincare that’s vegan, cruelty free, natural, zero waste and most importantly that works!
There was so much Food & drink to sample. Some of the stalls included Tiana, English Tea Shop, Doves Farm, Clearspring, AQUA Carpatica, Willy’s Ltd, Actiph, Suma Wholefoods, Bee & You, Yogi Tea, Bontasana, Belly Goodness, Ecomil, Sip & Smile, Pukka, PiQi and Clipper.
Some of the brands I visited included Viridian, Raise & Replenish, Ener-C, Plent Marine Collagen, Bio-Kult, Optibac, Bio-Care, Abundance & Health, Nature’s Plus, Rheal, Floradix and Vild Nord.
I had an amazing day networking with new brands and catching up with some well known brands. I also got lots of samples to take home which was great.
Thank you Natural and Organic Products Europe for having me.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know in the comments if any of the brands caught your eye.
Until next time,