Australian Bush Flower Essences products shortlisted and commended in the influential 2013 FreeFrom Skincare Awards

Australian Bush Flower Essences, an innovative series of exquisite skin & body formulations, has had their product shortlisted and a further two commended in the FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2013.

For more than 25 years, Australian Bush Flower Essences has been producing speciality, emotional-care, natural health products from Australian species for the practitioner and retail markets. All of Australian Bush Flower Essences' products are organic, certified by both the Organic Food Chain and the Australian Government.

The FreeFrom Skincare Awards were launched in 2012 to encourage and reward manufacturers of skincare products that are ‘free from’ many of the allergens, chemicals, additives and artificial fragrances associated with skin sensitivities and health concerns.

The 2013 shortlisted product: 

Australian Bush Flower Essences Soothing Firming Eye Neck Face Gel, shortlisted in the ’Face Care ('Leave On')’ category:

A gentle, certified organic firming treatment which tightens and nourishes delicate skin and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The commended level recognises products that the judges believed were ‘very good and well-made and that sat well in the natural or 'free from' skincare market.’

The following products have been commended in the ‘Hand and Body Care ('Leave On')’ category:

Australian Bush Flower Essences Intensive Hand Cream:

An intensive organic hand treatment containing Australia Bush Flower Essences and Rose Stem Cells. 

Soothes, restores and revitalises dry, chapped and cracked skin, keeping your beautiful hands velvety soft, moisturised and protected.

Australian Bush Flower Essences Soothing Body Lotion - Purifying Evening Rose:

An exquisite organic body lotion which contains Australian Bush Flower Essences.

Let go of the day's negative energies, purify and calm you skin, body, soul and senses before bed, leaving your skin toned, moisturised, purified, rehydrated and nourished.

The FreeFrom Skincare Awards are held in association with The Green Beauty Bible and the Allergy and FreeFrom Show, taking place 7-9 June 2013 at Olympia, London, where the winners will be announced.

All Australian Bush Flower Essences products are available from Revital Health Stores, independent health stores and pharmacies, or online at www.planethealth.uk.com

For more information about Australian Bush Flower Essences product ranges visit www.planethealthdirect.co.uk

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EDITOR’S NOTES:

Unlike other skincare products that are developed for a commercial market opportunity, Australian Bush Flower Essences’ products are based around a team of practitioners who have committed years of study and research to create formulations for specific skin, body and soul reflections.  They are a boutique, wellness organisation.

The Love System range of exquiste skin & body formulations contain an impressive list of active ingredients including: Aloe Vera, Ginko, Calendula, Echinacea, Goldenseal, Olive Leaf, Arnica, Evening Primrose, Passion Flower, Chamomile, Grape Seed, Marshmallow Root, Hypericum, Baobab, Ginseng, Chaste Tree, Lecithin, Irish Moss, Tocopheryl (Vit E), Macadamia Oil, Apricot Oil, Shea butter, Jojoba oil, Sweet Almond oil, Avocado oil, Rose Hip Oil, Beeswax and a plethora of exotic essential oils and Australian Bush Flower Essences. These are complex, dynamic and exquisite “life force” formulations that have set a new industry benchmark.

For more than 25 years, Australian Bush Flower Essences’ has researched and developed many innovative formulations which have been exported to more than 30 countries worldwide. They also employ an active international education and training team.

The company’s innovative airless packs are designed to keep air, bacteria and external pollutants from entering the fresh, delicate, yet cosmetically active “life force” ingredients.

A percentage of all Australian Bush Flower Essences’ purchases are invested back into the community.

PRODUCTS:

The Love System formulations are available across four ranges that reflect the 4 steps to beautiful skin: Step 1 Gently Cleanse & Purify, Step2 Rehydrate, tone & Clarify, Step 3 Daily Essence Moisturise, Step 4 Intensive Skin & Body Treatment.

Step 1 Gently Cleanse & Purify

Morning Citrus Dynamis Face Wash Serum

Containing Australian Bush Flower Essences, and organic, sun-ripened citrus, the serum gently cleanses and invigorates even the most delicate and mature of skin. It is a non-detergent, organic face wash formula for delicate, sensitive, mature, oily or normal skin, with a revitalising energy to enliven the skin, senses and soul.

Includes: Angelsword, Bauhinia, Billy Goat Plum, Bottlebrush, Five Corners, Fringed Violet, Macrocarpa.

50ml product with RRP of: £16.95

Purifying Evening Rose Face Wash Serum

With gentle, invigorating cleansing, the serum purifies and calms the skin, soul and senses before bed, leaving one’s skin cleansed, toned, purified and rehydrated. This is a delicate, non-detergent, organic face wash formula for delicate, sensitive, mature, oily or normal skin types. It cleanses without stripping the delicate skin of natural sebums.

Includes: Angelsword, Billy Goat Plum, Black-eyed Susan, Bottlebrush, Crowea, Five Corners, Fringed Violet.

50ml product with RRP of: £16.95

Purifying Cream Cleanser

An exquisite, organic cleanser for oily, dry, normal and the most delicate skin, imbibed with cleansing botanicals, exquisite oils and Australian Bush Flower Essences. The creamy milk formulation binds with dirt and impurities to purify pores and gently cleanse facial skin leaving behind a smooth, cleansed and revitalised silky skin feel.

50ml product with RRP of: £18.95

Gentle Purifying Exfoliating Cream

This is a profound, cleansing organic formulation to gently exfoliate dirt, make-up and dead skins cells, to promote a more radiant complexion. The cream can be used on the most delicate face or body. Synergistic organic ingredients refine and polish the skin without stripping it of its protective barrier, whilst moisturising and nourishing for a healthy skin glow to purify the mind, body, soul and senses.

Includes: Angelsword, Bauhinia, Billy Goat Plum, Bottlebrush, Five Corners, Flannel Flower, Fringed Violet.

50ml product with RRP of: £18.95

Step 2 Tone, Clarify, Hydrate Skin:

Specially formulated, these pure botanical organic essences are applied in a gentle skin mist to refresh, renew and revitalise the emotions, as well as the skin, body, soul and psyche. The essences rehydrate, tone and clarify the skin before the application of daily essence moisturisers or intensive face and body treatments. These can be used as a room mist to change the energy of one’s personal space.

Sensuality Mist (50ml)

Emergency Mist (50ml)

Travel Mist (50ml)

Calm & Clear Mist (50ml)

Woman Mist (50ml)

Space Clearing Mist (50ml)

50ml products with RRP of £14.95 and Space Clearing Mist 100ml with RRP of £19.95.

Step 3 Daily Essence Moisturiser:

These exquisite blends of pure, botanical organic essence moisturisers have been formulated to reflect a person’s emotional landscape. They are available in five combinations for everyday use. These deeply nurturing moisturisers are ideal for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as for dry, flaking, sensitive, mature, oily or normal skin conditions. They are formulated for all skin types, encouraging natural skin wellness, and radiant beauty.

Products in the Body Love Organic Essence Moisturisers range:

Emergency Organic Essence Moisturiser (50ml)

Travel Organic Essence Moisturiser (50ml)

Calm & Clear Organic Essence Moisturiser (50ml)

Body Love Organic Essence Moisturiser (50ml)

Woman Organic Essence Moisturiser (50ml).

50ml products with RRP of £15.95

Includes: Angelsword, Billy Goat Plum, Bottlebrush, Bush Iris, Five Corners, Flannel Power, Fringed Violet.

Step 4 Intensive Face and Body Beauty Treatments

Intensive Eye Serum

A gentle, yet intensive organic eye treatment containing Australian Bush Flower Essences, and rose stem cells to care for delicate skin tissue around the eyes. This exquisite organic formulation nurtures, rehydrates, nourishes and refreshes tender skin with nature’s antioxidants and stem cell ingredients. Excellent for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while gently soothing dark circles, redness and puffy eyes, leaving the eye zone velvety smooth, supple and radiant.

Includes: Billy Goat Plum, Crowea, Five Corners, Flannel Flower, Mulla Mulla, Old Man Banksia, She Oak, Wisteria.

30ml product with RRP of: £21.95

Soothing Firm Eye Neck Face Gel

A gentle, yet nourishing organic firming treatment, containing Australian Bush Flower Essences and Rose Stem Cells, to soothe, tighten and profoundly nourish, as well as protect delicate skin. The gel improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Includes: Black-eyed Susan, Boronia, Bottlebrush, Bush Fuchsia, Crowea, Jacaranda, Little Flannel Flower, Paw Paw, She Oak.

30ml product with RRP of: £19.95

Replenishing Night Cream

A rich, luxurious, organic, night-time formulation, to nourish and rehydrate, whilst restoring a radiant complexion. This intensive night cream combines natural, organic emollients, rich natural anti-oxidants, beautiful botanicals, exotic oils, rose stem cells and Australian Bush Flower Essences. The cream rehydrates and plumps up the skin which helps it to maintain a soft and gentle texture. It is rich in graceful, ageing anti-oxidants which fight free radicals and promote the elasticity of the skin.

Includes: Billy Goat Plum, Black-eyed Susan, Crowea, Five Corners, Flannel Flower, Mulla Mulla, Old Man Banksia, She Oak, Wisteria.

30ml product with RRP of: £23.95

Uplifting body lotion – Morning Citrus Dynamis

An exquisite, organic body lotion containing Australian Bush Flower Essences, and organic sun-ripened citrus, to invigorate the skin, senses and soul. The lotion leaves your body skin soft, velvety, moisturised, refreshed, as well as rehydrated and protected all day.

Includes: Banksia Robur, Billy Goat Plum, Five Corners, Flannel Flower, Mulla Mulla, Old Man Banksia, She Oak, Wisteria.

100ml product with RRP of: £19.95

Soothing body lotion – Purifying Evening Rose

The formula is liquid poetry in a bottle, Purify and calm the skin, body, soul and senses before bed, leaving it toned, moisturised, purified, rehydrated and nourished. To be applied all over after an evening shower or bath. Rapidly absorbed emollients and botanicals leave the skin velvety soft. It’s ecellent for dry elbows, knees and feet.

Includes: Billy Goat Plum, Crowea, Five Corners, Flannel Flower, Mulla Mulla, Old Man Banksia, She Oak, Wisteria.

100ml product with RRP of: £19.95

For more information visit: www.planethealthdirect.co.uk

About Us

Planet Health Planet Health, a distributor and marketer of innovative premium natural health products, was founded by Peter and Mandy Harwood in New South Wales, Australia in 1996. In the years since, the family business has grown to become a market leader, supplying natural health, skin and hair products to over 3000 retailers. The company’s UK operation was established in January 2010. From its Gloucestershire office and distribution centre, Planet Health UK has introduced a succession of previously unavailable brands to this market. These include Watson & Son ‘Black Label’ Manuka Honey, products from the Australian Bush Flower Essence company, the scientifically researched Qskin DNA Age Defence creams, Kosmea’s Rose Hip Oil treatment skin care and Qsilica: Beauty from the Inside Out range – with ranges now stocked by Harrods in Knightsbridge, London and many other premium retailers including Selfridges. In total, Planet Health UK supplies around 350 retailers across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, preferring the careful selection of stockists to mass supply through mainstream channels. Customers can also purchase products marketed by Plant Health UK through the company’s online store if a local retailer is not yet available. www.planethealth.com.au/ The growth of Planet Health owes much to the business philosophy of Peter and Mandy Harwood. The company carries out an extensive ethical and quality audit of the producers and manufacturers of goods marketed and distributed through Planet Health. This commitment to integrity provides an assurance to retailers and creates the foundations upon which strong, durable brands who’s products give real results win and retain the trust and loyalty of consumers. The team at Planet Health includes scientists and qualified naturopaths and a highly trained sales team focusing on retailer customer service which goes beyond all expectations for maximising sales. The premium natural health products are not tested on animals, contain no sodium laurel sulphate, parabens, petrochemicals, artificial colours or harsh preservatives and are 100% fragrance free. Planet Health Co-founders Peter HarwoodPeter held several senior roles in the natural health industry in sales, marketing, international business development and management. As managing director of Planet Health since its launch in 1996, Peter’s key objective is to expand the presence of the business in key global markets such as the UK. Peter also has a love of classic cars and art deco. Mandy HarwoodMandy’s passion for natural health, which began while she was a fitness instructor, is a major factor in the success of Planet Health. A director of Planet Health since launch, Mandy also loves horse riding and interior design and is pleased to say she’s better than husband Peter at both.

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