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Flower power: Nature Girl launches in the UK

Ruth Styles

25th August, 2011

Organic perfume brand Rich Hippie's skincare sister, Nature Girl, is to launch in the UK. Ruth Styles gets a sneak peek

Cult American organic beauty brand, Nature Girl, is to launch in the UK and will be sold exclusively at Beauty Bazaar. Like fellow US import Dr Bronner, the brand also donates a large portion of its post tax profits to grass roots environmental charities. Founded by Nanette Pallrand, Nature Girl uses 100 per cent organic or wildcrafted ingredients, as does sister brand, Rich Hippie, which will also be sold at Beauty Bazaar.

‘I actually started Nature Girl because I wanted to provide women with healthier alternatives to skin care brands that were on the market at the time, most of which were synthetic even in health food stores,’ commented Pallrand. ‘As I got more involved with natural skincare I met a famous perfumer who had studied perfumery in France and I was amazed to find out that perfume was originally natural and organic and made from real flowers and plants and that it was not made from synthetic, man-made chemicals many of which cause cancer.  I had no idea that this was the case and I thought surely other women and even men would want to know. And so I started Rich Hippie to provide this safe, natural, organic alternative.’

Top picks include the Nature Love Jasmine Sandalwood body cream, £30, which is a rich blend of organic shea butter, Californian lavender water and wildcrafted essential oils, and the ultra-gentle I Am Pure facial moisturiser, £22. Also worth checking out is Rich Hippie’s newest fragrance, Abbey Road, £22: an intense floral based on Jasmine Sambac with a vanilla heart and mimosa top notes.

Nature Girl and Rich Hippie are available from Beauty Bazaar. For more information, go to www.beautybazaar.co.uk

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