Planet Health International products shortlisted and commended at inaugural FreeFrom Skincare Awards
Planet Health International, the distributor and marketer of premium natural health products for skin and hair has had three products shortlisted for the 2012 FreeFrom Skincare Awards and a further six commended.
The shortlisted products are:
Qsilica Make up and Grime Cleansing Gel, a foaming cleansing gel with natural sugar and coconut extracts and jojoba seed oil which removes impurities and excess oils to balance the skin’s natural oil production
Australian Bush Flower Essences Replenishing Night Cream, a certified organic night time formulation for nourishing, rehydrating and promoting graceful aging of the skin
Australian Bush Flower Essences Replenishing Night Cream Soothing Firming Eye Neck Face Gel, 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.’
Reaching the Commended criteria from Planet Health International were:
Qsilica Strengthening Hand and Nail Cream, a blend of vitamin A, avocado oil, macadamia oil and cocoa seed oil infused with colloidal silica to smooth fine lines and soften the skin
Qsilica Replenish Wrinkles and Bags Eye Cream, for smooth and supple skin around the eyes and a fresh and youthful look
Qsilica Restore Intensive Facial Oil, a combination of natural oils that rejuvenate tired and dull skin
Qsilica Revive Nutrient Boost Face and Neck Moisturiser, an everyday product for hydration, vitality and smoothness
Australian Bush Flower Essences Purifying Cream Cleanser, a certified organic cleanser for oily, dry, normal and delicate skin
Australian Bush Flower Essences Intensive Eye Serum, a gentle treatment caring for the delicate skin tissue around the eyes.
For more than 25 years, Australian Bush Flower Essences has been producing speciality emotional care natural health products from Australian plants for the practitioner and retail markets. The new Love System Skin & Bodycare Formulations are a ground-breaking development for Australian Bush Flower Essences, created by the English-born Paul Loveday, who describes the project as “a true labour of love”.
The Qsilica skin care range includes eight products that use potent natural nutrients – not synthetic cocktails. All the Qsilica Skin Care products are infused with colloidal silica to visibly fight the signs of ageing and give that outer glow.
Every product is free of chemicals, parabens, sulphates, petroleum and synthetic additives and none are tested on animals.
The FreeFrom Skincare awards, newly launched this year to complement the established FreeFrom Food Awards, will be held in association with The Green Beauty Bible and the Allergy and FreeFrom Show, taking place 18 – 20 May at Olympia, London. The awards presentation will take place at the Show.
The Planet Health International operation was established in January 2010. The company 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. All Planet Health brands are now available from Revital Health Stores or online at www.planethealth.uk.com – Other selected stockists include Harrods in Knightsbridge, Lloydspharmacy Selfridges and Planet Organic. 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.
For more information about Planet Health International and the Qsilica and Australian Bush Flower Essence product ranges, visit www.planethealthdirect.co.uk
Planet Health International - backgrounder
Planet Health International, 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 International 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 International 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 Planet Health International through the company’s online store if a local retailer is not yet available. www.planethealthdirect.co.uk
The growth of Planet Health International 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 International. 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 International 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 International Co-founders
Peter held several senior roles in the natural health industry in sales, marketing, international business development and management. As managing director of Planet Health International 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’s passion for natural health, which began while she was a fitness instructor, is a major factor in the success of Planet Health International. A director of Planet Health International since launch, Mandy also loves horse riding and interior design and is pleased to say she’s better than husband Peter at both.