Holland & Barrett The home of Natural Beauty

Hey guys, today I’m blogging about a very exciting event – opening of Manchester’s flagship Holland & Barrett store with the biggest in Europe Natural Beauty department. I was a part of the bloggers team who were invited to the opening & dinner at King Street Townhouse hotel

I have to admit I was blown away by a vast selection of brands & products that are now available at our Market Street store: from Seahorse Plankton range  to Dr. Organic Snail Gel  to a multiple Award- winning “miracle tube” of ” Skin Food”  from  German brand Weleda   ( whose clientele includes such A – listers as Victoria Beckham, Adele, and Rhianna), just to name a few, now all these beauty must haves and many more amazing products are gathered under one roof!

As the demand for more ethical, organic and natural beauty products has grown in recent years (with veganism reaching an all-time high), the Holland & Barrett store is a one-stop-shop for those looking for a more conscious approach to health and beauty.  In 2009 Holland & Barrett was the first store to ban parabens, SLS and SLES from all beauty products with micro-plastics (tiny pieces of plastic used by many successful beauty brands) being recently added to the banned ingredients, as they present a danger to marine life.

Lucy Pottinger, head of beauty and aromatherapy at Holland & Barrett, said: “The big trends we are focusing on at the moment are vegan beauty, DIY beauty and going back to basics to understand what’s really in our beauty products. We’re also rolling out an accredited beauty expert training module for our in-store staff, so that they can provide our customers with solutions that are as natural as they are effective.” Being a massive fan of healthy lifestyle and natural products, Holland & Barrett was always my favourite place to get vitamins & supplements, you are not just buying superb quality product there but also find yourself in professional hands of the store assistants who are extremely informative and never short of great advises. Now I can’t wait to start exploring their natural beauty products range! x

Irena D