ETHIQUE CURLY HAIR

You might be surprised to learn that more than 50% of the population has curly or wavy hair. While straight tresses have dominated hair styles for many years, more and more people are embracing their natural curls.

Google Trends data shows that searches for “curly hair” have steadily increased over the last five years. In one dedicated Australian curly hair Facebook group alone, there are more than 87k members. 

That’s where products like Ethique Curly Hair come in. Tailored specifically to the needs of curly, wavy and coily hair, the products deliver everything textured hair types need in a zero-waste, sustainable, solid bar so consumers can #giveupthebottle, not their curls. That’s a big tick for curls… and an even bigger tick for the planet.

Just like the rest of the Ethique range, the Curly Hair products are sustainably produced, biodegradable, cruelty free, plant based and 100% plastic free. But there’s so much more to these solid bars of curly goodness to get your customers excited about. 

Here’s a rundown of the products along with some helpful FAQs.

Ethique Curly Hair - Professor Curl

PROFESSOR CURL SOLID SHAMPOO BAR

Made with a super nourishing blend of shea butter, betaine (from beets) and cocoa butter, Professor Curl is a 100% soap-free, pH balanced formulation that gently cleanses.

Curly hair types are naturally drier. Importantly, Professor Curl nourishes the hair so as not to dry it out. It doesn’t contain any sulphates, silicones, waxes or drying alcohols. These are all common ingredients in shampoo… and the culprits when it comes to stripping essential moisture from the hair. 

Formulated to work with the Curliosity Conditioner & Co-Wash Bar, it is suitable for all drying methods. The result of using Professor Curl is soft hair with defined curls. 

Each Professor Curl Solid Shampoo Bar is the equivalent of three plastic bottles of liquid shampoo.  

Ethique Curly Hair - Curliosity

CURLIOSITY SOLID CONDITIONER & CO-WASH BAR

The hero product of the Curly Hair range, Curliosity serves as both a conditioner, co-wash and leave-in treatment to revive, restore and reinvigorate curls.

The luxurious blend of hydrating ingredients includes shea butter, jojoba, castor oil and cocoa butter. Like the Professor Curl Solid Bar, it contains none of those curl-drying ingredients like sulphates, silicones, waxes or drying alcohols.

One Curliosity Solid Conditioner & Co-wash Bar replaces nine plastic bottles of liquid conditioner. 

FAQs

Do the products work with the Curly Girl Method?

If your customers have curly hair, there is a good chance they know about the Curly Girl Method. It was developed by an American hairdresser, Lorraine Massey, and has since taken on a life of its own. 

The Curly Girl Method covers everything from how to wash and dry different types of curly, wavy and coily hair to styling tips and products to use. It recognises that curly hair is much drier than straight hair and instructs followers how to keep their hair moisturised so as to enhance the hair’s natural curl pattern. 

An important aspect of the Curly Girl Method is the ingredients to avoid in hair care products, i.e. sulphates, waxes, silicones and drying alcohols already mentioned above. 

The Ethique Curly Hair range has been developed in line with the principles of the Curly Girl Method. 

What is co-washing?

Co-washing (or conditioner-washing) is one of the pillars of the Curly Girl Method. It is also sometimes referred to as ‘no poo’. 

Rather than using shampoo, the Curly Girl Method advocates for washing curly hair types with a cleansing conditioner. Ethique Curliosity has been formulated for this purpose. It can also be used as a regular conditioner. 

To use Ethique Curliosity as a co-wash, it should be gently massaged into the scalp to ensure dirt and oils are removed before rinsing well. I.e. it can be used in the same way a regular shampoo would be.

While Curliosity can replace shampoo in a regular curly hair routine, Ethique recommends using a foaming shampoo (such as Professor Curl) once every 3-4 weeks. This is to prevent the risk of fungal infections and also to remove any product build up that may accumulate. 

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Can the Ethique Curly Hair range be used with all types of curly hair?

Yes, both Professor Curl and Curliosity can be used with all wavy, curly and coily hair types (2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a, 4b and 4c).

The Curly Hair range was tested with a consumer panel prior to launch. Consumers with all curly types were included in the trial. 

The results of the trial showed:

  • 87% loved the look of their curls after using the new Curly Hair duo
  • 88% found their hair to be softer and more manageable
  • 87% found the duo didn’t weigh down their hair
  • 90% would recommend to family and friends with curly hair

How do you store the Ethique Curly Hair Solid Bars?

All Ethique Solid Bars, including the new Curly Hair range should be kept dry between uses. They shouldn’t be left to stand in pooled water or get too wet. 

The bars love fresh air so should be stored somewhere they can drain and get air circulation, i.e. in an Ethique Bamboo & Cornstarch Shower Container or a wire soap holder.

Why are the Curly Hair Solid Bars a different size to the rest of the Ethique Shampoo and Conditioner Bars?

The size of the Professor Curl Solid Shampoo Bar is 108g (compared to 110g for other Ethique Shampoo Bars). This slight weight difference is due to the density of the shampoo. It is still the same size and dimensions of other Ethique Shampoo Bars so it fits perfectly into the Ethique Bamboo & Cornstarch Shower Container.

Curliosity contains over 80% more conditioner than other Ethique Conditioner Bars (110g instead of 60g). When Curliosity is used as a co-wash, it uses more of the product than when used as a regular conditioner. The larger size of the bar accommodates this.

STOCK UP ON ETHIQUE AT UNIQUE HEALTH PRODUCTS

We are proudly the exclusive wholesale distributor of Ethique products in Australia. You can stock up on the innovative Ethique range, including Curly Hair, in the Unique Health Products online store. You can shop online with us 24/7, or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you don’t have a wholesale account with us yet, you can register for one here. You’ll find Ethique alongside hundreds of other exciting natural, organic, fairtrade and eco-friendly brands. 

KEY INGREDIENTS FOR IMMUNE HEALTH

The topic of immune health is one that has had a meteoric rise over recent years. This trend has seen the global market for immune supplements grow from AUD$27 billion in 2021 to a predicted AUD$42 billion by 2028. 

Consumers want products, especially supplements and food, that they can use to support their immune system naturally. Learn more about the key ingredients found in these products and how they combine to provide powerful immune support. 

QUERCETIN

Quercetin is a flavanol, or naturally occurring flavonoid polyphenol compound, found in several fruits and vegetables. It has antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Trials have shown that, in particular scenarios, Quercetin can reduce the incidence of viral upper respiratory tract infection. Namely, during periods of high mental stress or in the immediate post-exercise period following intensive exercise. These two scenarios are established as times when immune function is decreased and the incidence of viral infections is higher. 

ZINC 

Zinc has antiviral properties and also plays a role in immune function regulation. Adequate levels of zinc are also crucial for the development and function of particular cells in the body linked to immunity. 

Similarly to Vitamin D, there is widespread Zinc deficiency in our population. An Australian study conducted with adults in Tasmania found that as many as 30% of men are deficient in this important mineral. 

Research has shown that zinc can reduce the symptoms and severity of cold and flu. It has also been shown to play a role in reduced incidence of upper respiratory tract infections. 

VITAMIN D

Vitamin D is essential for normal immune function. Why? It’s an immune modulator. That’s to say it can modify the immune system to help improve its function.

The number of Australians who suffer from a Vitamin D deficiency is significant at 31%. For women, the proportion jumps to 39% with a deficiency. This number increases in winter.

One large study of more than 10,000 people found that daily Vitamin D3 oral supplementation can prevent acute respiratory tract infection. These benefits were more visible in those with a Vitamin D deficiency, although there were positive impacts for those people with normal Vitamin D levels. 

VITAMIN C

Long lauded for its antiviral properties and its ability to support the immune system, Vitamin C plays a role in enhancing various immune cell functions. 

Vitamin C supplementation has been shown to shorten and alleviate symptoms of the common cold. 

Interestingly, when taken concurrently with Quercetin, there is evidence to show that Vitamin C may have a synergistic effect, increasing the efficacy of the Quercetin to optimise its antioxidant and antiviral effects. 

IMUNI Immune Defence

IMUNI IMMUNE DEFENCE

The first in a range of practitioner-quality health supplements, Immune Defence from IMUNI draws on scientific evidence on the efficacy of the above ingredients. The powerful combination of nutrients creates a nutraceutical that contains optimal ingredients at the right therapeutic doses.

This blend of vitamins, minerals and flavonoids is specifically formulated to prevent respiratory infections and reduce the symptoms and severity of common colds and flu. It works by replenishing vital nutrients and minerals to protect against oxidative stress in the event of infection. It also helps to neutralise cell-damaging toxic chemicals to enhance the body’s immune response.  

Immune Defence is a plant-based supplement. It contains Vitashine™, the world’s only Vegan Society & Vegetarian Society registered, 100% plant-sourced Vitamin D3 ingredient. It also uses the purest and most effective ingredients, including QU995™ The World’s Purest Quercetin™ with superior bioavailability and unmatched purity. 

For more information regarding the science behind these nutrients, you can visit IMUNI’s website. The IMUNI team have also come up with a variety of ways to engage your consumers with evidence-based nutrition and healthy living tips via their blog ‘The Journal‘ and their Facebook group. The brand is also active on social media across Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.

CATER TO CONSUMER INTEREST IN IMMUNE HEALTH

When your customers are looking for products to support their immune health, a high-quality product such as IMUNI Immune Defence, is the answer they are looking for. Immune Defence is available alongside a wide range of immune-supportive products in the Unique Health Products online store. You can shop online with us 24/7, or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you don’t have a wholesale account with us yet, you can register for one here

RXBAR NEW FLAVOURS FIRING UP PROTEIN SNACK BAR SALES

RXBAR is in a class of its own. The brand is disrupting the industry with its wholesome, core ingredients, high protein content and no B.S. approach to marketing and their ingredient lists.

With a loyal fan base of a cool 500,000 social media followers, RXBAR is the protein bar snack brand for busy people, yogis and gym enthusiasts alike. 

2021 is set to look even sweeter with two new protein bar flavours from this cult favourite – Mixed Berry and Mint Chocolate. These two vibrantly-packaged bars have joined the RXBAR range to add a pop of colour to your shelves and a boost to your sales.

Mixed Berry

The Mixed Berry bar, with its showstopping hot pink packaging is a delicious grab n‘ go snack bar. But it’s the ingredients – or lack of them – that will keep consumers coming back for more. Mixed Berry has only eight ingredients – dates, egg whites, almonds, cashews, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries and natural flavours.

Mint Chocolate

Mint Chocolate is a refreshing countertop hero in more ways than one. With only dates, egg whites, cashews, almonds, chocolate, cocoa, mint, natural flavors and sea salt, Mint Chocolate lives up to the RXBAR no B.S. promise.

Both the Mixed Berry and Mint Chocolate flavours available in CDUs of 12 with an RRP of $3.95 per bar. They are all natural, paleo friendly and contain:

✔️ 12g protein

✔️ 5g fibre

✔️ No hidden ingredients

You can add the new RXBAR flavours to your range through the Unique Health Products online store. You can register your account here and then order 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our friendly sales team is also available on 1800 787 904 to assist with your orders.

ECO-CONSCIOUS CLEANING THAT DOESN’T COST THE EARTH

Proudly made in NZ since 1967, Earthwise is New Zealand’s pioneering brand of eco-friendly laundry, dish and cleaning products. And now they’re here in Australia! 

Providing great value and proven performance, Earthwise has been voted one of New Zealand’s favourite brands and rated number one for working towards reducing their environmental impact.

Pioneers in the eco-friendly cleaning space, Earthwise have a simple purpose: to create products that are better for people and for the world they live in. 

“At Earthwise we don’t set out to change the world but we do believe that every little bit helps. Together, we can make the small changes that can make a big difference”

Trusted in households all across New Zealand, the Earthwise range includes plant-powered, effective cleaning and laundry products that are tough on stains, dirt and grime but gentle on people and the planet.

They’re also kind to wallets! Eco-friendly cleaning has never been more effective and affordable with products available from as little as $4.95 RRP. 

Free from phosphates, nitrates, chlorinated bleach, ammonia and phthalates, the entire Earthwise range is: 

  • Greywater and septic tank safe
  • Cruelty free
  • Made with no harsh chemicals
  • Plant based
  • Biodegradable

FACT: The bottles in the cleaning range are actually made from a minimum of 75% recycled plastic – sourced from milk, water and juice bottles!

From the must-have, plastic-free, biodegradable Dishwasher Tablets and Laundry Liquid in a variety of fresh scents to the Multi-Surface Cleaner and Cream Scourer, all of your customers’ home cleaning and laundry needs are taken care of with this extensive range! 

If you’d like to add this effective, crowd-pleasing new range to your next order, you can shop here anytime. If you don’t already have a Unique Health Products wholesale account, you can easily apply online now or contact our friendly customer service team on 1800 787 904.

MACRO MIKE LAUNCHES PREMIUM ALMOND PROTEIN

Macro Mike has extended their offering with a cutting-edge range of Premium Plant Protein using almonds!

Why almond protein?

Almond protein is naturally an excellent source of magnesium, phosphorus and copper, and a good source of protein, fibre, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron. The protein is made from whole almonds which means it is able to retain quality and nutritional value! Almonds are also free from many of the top allergens and they are vegan, gluten and dairy free. The almond protein is a great alternative for those with different dietary needs.

Note: The almond protein is also used in the new Pancakes Mix and Almond Scrumptionator Protein Bars!

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What else makes the Premium Plant-Based Protein different?

We’re so glad you asked! The almond protein base is just the beginning of this exciting new release. The almond protein powder is loaded with nootropics for brain function, adaptogens, probiotics, omega 3s and B vitamins!

Not your ordinary protein blend, it sets a new standard in its category and still provides 23g of protein per serve. It is available in three decadent flavours: Chocolate Hazelnut Fondant, Salted Caramel and Strawberry Cheezecake. Plus, your customers can try all three flavours in the Premium Protein Sample Pack too – an easy and affordable way to introduce them to the collection!

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Power up your protein offering with this incredibly popular brand and wow your customers with this exciting new range extension. The creamy smooth texture, mouth-watering flavours and second-to-none innovative blend for total body health will have healthy protein fans racing in the door to try it!

To order your stock, simply jump into our online store or give our friendly sales team a call on 1800 787 904. Don’t yet have an account with us? Register here!

CLIF BUILDERS BARS HAVE ARRIVED!

CLIF Bar, a leading maker of nutritious and organic energy foods for people on-the-go, has launched CLIF Builders Bars in Australia. 

Exclusively distributed nationwide by Unique Health Products, this top-performing bar is great for post-workout muscle recovery and energy to support the daily grind. 

Crafted to help active people get the most out of their workout, each bar contains 20g of complete plant-based protein with essential amino acids for muscle repair and energy to fuel their efforts.

Benefiting from the well established CLIF Bar brand name and backed by Australian consumer demand from existing CLIF Bar fans, Builders Bars are geared to disrupt the industry, arriving just in time for peak active season with a competitive price point of only $4.95 RRP. 

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Australians can tempt their tastebuds with three top-selling flavours: Chocolate, Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Made with natural and organic ingredients, they are low GI, free from high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavours and taste just like a chocolate bar! 

To order CLIF Builders Bars, you can apply for a wholesale account with us here. If you already have an account, you can place your order online 24/7 via the online shop or call the sales team on 1800 797 904.

THE POWER OF THE BRAGG BRAND

Bragg Live Food Products is one of the oldest and most trusted health and wellness brands and the world’s top producer of apple cider vinegar (ACV). 

Founded in 1912 by renowned health advocate Paul Bragg as a way to provide products to help people live more vibrantly, the Bragg company has consistently provided products that reflect a commitment to supporting a simpler path to healthier living. 

For decades, Paul, and his daughter-in-law, Patricia, have been promoting the benefits of apple cider vinegar and their broad portfolio of other health-focused food and dietary products including seasonings, dressings, olive oil and ready-to-drink beverages. 

There’s a century of time-tested wellness benefits inside every Bragg product. Authentic “real food” formulas they’ve perfected to help your customers transform their lives, one day at a time.

BRAGG APPLE CIDER VINEGAR – A WORLD MARKET LEADER

An authentic and storied brand, Bragg has a highly loyal, multi-generational following in the health and wellness space.

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is the most well-known product in the range and an institution in itself. For many people, Bragg is the only choice when it comes to selecting ACV.

Most Bragg users express unwavering loyalty. If Bragg isn’t on your shelf, 59% of shoppers will leave and purchase elsewhere, rather than buy another brand. Plus, sales for Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar are greater than all other brands combined (including all private labels).*

For years, the company has been enjoying a dominant position in the high-growth apple cider vinegar category globally and a long and successful history with its range of healthy products.

It’s the obvious choice for ACV and the range is a must-have for your pantry aisle.

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KATY PERRY JOINS BRAGG

You may have seen Katy Perry holding a bottle of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar on social media lately….While it may seem like an unexpected match, Katy Perry’s connection to Bragg goes way back.

“My mother made me drink it every day, but now it’s a staple for me.” Her mum also got to know Patricia Bragg. “She invited her to our church when I was little—and Patricia bought me my first guitar when I was 13.”

Katy Perry and fiance, Orlando Bloom are now co-owners of the company, helping Bragg steer it for a new century. 

“I’m here to help reeducate people on how to use it,” Perry says. “I’m deeply familiar and aligned with Patricia’s mission to make the world a healthier and better place, and I am so honoured to have the opportunity to be a part of the team that will bring the magic of the brand to a new generation of consumers.”

WHAT’S NEXT FOR BRAGG?

The Bragg brand was acquired by investors mid last year with the focus to drive growth and expand the reach of this trusted health and wellness brand.

With the new investors in her company injecting a modern flair, Patricia Bragg, 90, said she hopes her products will “reach millions more people worldwide.”

New CEO, Linda Boardman says she is optimistic about the future of Bragg, which she says will forge forward using:

  • Consumer education
  • Retailer education
  • Product innovation

So keep an eye out for innovative new products, engaging consumer-focused campaigns, retailer support and updated packaging through Unique in the near future!

Bragg is definitely a big deal now….but you’ll be foolish not to establish yourself as a Bragg retailer now once you see what they have coming soon!

If you’d like to become a stockist of this iconic brand, make sure you create a wholesale account with us here. If you are already a retailer with us, simply order your stock via our online store anytime.

*Source: Bragg ACV Attitudes & Usage, Aug 2019, xAOC Latest 52 Wks – W/E 01/25/20

ACURE’S COLOUR WELLNESS HAIR CARE RANGE IS HERE!

Award-winning, cruelty-free body care brand, ACURE have launched a new Colour Wellness Shampoo and Conditioner collection formulated with intense moisture specifically for colour-treated hair. 

This performance-driven haircare is naturally paraben, sulphate, mineral oil, formaldehyde and petrolatum free while still retaining an affordable price point! 

The Colour Wellness collection is deeply moisturising with benefits of rare extracts and oils and comes in three Shampoo and Conditioner sets for different hair needs:   

ACURE Colour Wellness Range

UNICORN SHIMMER

Unicorn Shimmer is universally formulated for all colour treated hair types for deep conditioning with true unicorn root, rose quartz, and sunflower seed extract to prevent colour fade.  It gives a nutrient infusion for ultra-shine.

WAVE & CURL

This ultra-conditioning duo is best suited to wavy and curly hair. It contains blue tansy and sunflower seed extract, argan oil, rosewood and avocado for intense moisture and colour protection.

DETOX-DEFY

Detox-Defy offers environmental stress protection for colour treated brown, auburn and dark tones. It contains charcoal, lemon, manketti oil, clove and sunflower seed extract for colour-specific nourishment and colour fade prevention. 

The combination of attractive, recyclable packaging and innovative, natural ingredients make them an easy-sell addition to your existing ACURE range and offers an alternative to regular colour-protective hair care.

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ALL-IN-ONE SHAMPOO BAR

ACURE have also released a head-to-toe shower solution for hair and body. Tapping into the zero-waste, economical and travel-friendly market of shampoo bars with their multipurpose Coconut & Argan Shampoo Bar. The bar is palm-oil free, gentle enough for pets and comes in packaging made from 100% recycled material.

You can browse and order the entire ACURE range online via our online store! It’s open 24/7 and caters for all your essential, natural health, wellness and beauty care needs. If you haven’t registered for an account with us, you can do that here.

THE ZERO-WASTE, FEMALE-FOUNDED, SOLID BEAUTY BAR BRAND CHANGING THE WAY YOU SHOWER

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Ethique is an earth-friendly, ethical beauty brand that has pioneered a concentrated, solid beauty bar range to cut out plastic and water waste.

Established in 2012 when biologist and founder, Brianne West had a lightbulb moment. West “realized up to 75 percent of shampoo and even 90 percent of conditioner can be water…which is madness, when there is water in your bathroom!”.

With the beauty industry producing so much plastic waste and the major ingredient in most liquid products being water, it made sense to concentrate the active ingredients into simple and sustainable products that deliver on results, without the packaging.

Each solid beauty bar is equivalent to multiple bottles of the same liquid product. This means on average, every bar saves just under 1L of water and up to 5 plastic bottles! 

Fast forward to today and Ethique is stocked in over 2,500 stores in 17 countries, has a loyal 200k+ social media following and has saved more than 6 million plastic bottles from entering landfill!

HAIRCARE | BODYCARE | SKINCARE | BABY & KIDS | PET CARE | CLEANING | BAR STORAGE

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The extensive range is:

  • Plastic free
  • Biodegradable
  • Plant based
  • Sustainably made
  • Cruelty free
  • Salon quality
  • Made with ethically sourced, naturally-derived ingredients
  • Wrapped in compostable packaging
  • Affordably priced

A no-compromise brand, Ethique is focused on the goal to become the world’s most sustainable cosmetics company. Currently, they are NZ’s highest-scoring BCorp (the fair trade symbol of the business world) as well as both a carbon-neutral and a living wage employer. 

Sales are driven by their completely plastic-free stance, eye-catching certified compostable packaging, clean, vegan-friendly ingredients, and word of mouth advertising about the efficacy of the bars. As well as features in top-rated publications including Forbes, BBC, and Business Insider. 

It’s no wonder it is the highest-rated, fastest-selling shampoo and conditioner brand on Amazon! 

Ethique truly is natural beauty without a trace, but thanks to its impressive ethics and sustainability efforts, it’s a brand that is definitely making its mark. 

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Ethique products are available nationwide from all good natural health stores and online, and exclusively distributed through Unique Health Products! RRPs start from as little as $9.95. Eco-friendly bamboo storage solutions and trial packs for face, hair and body are also available!

To order your stock, simply jump into our online store or give our friendly sales team a call on 1800 787 904. Don’t yet have an account with us? Register here!