Growing awareness around ethical and environmental issues is driving the rise in mindful consumption with consumers increasingly searching for products that match their values. More people are choosing to vote with their dollar, supporting brands, products and retailers who embrace transparency, social, ethical and environmental responsibility.

The ‘green movement’ and ever-increasing demand for ‘feel good’ products is predominately driven by sustainably-minded millennials. This generation is likely to pay more for brands and products that reflect their values from retailers they trust across all categories, including food and drink, beauty and personal care, and cleaning products.

Not sure where to start? Delight your customers with a range of feel good products that fit into the following eight main areas.

1) Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The ABC series, War on Waste, highlighted the consequences of single-use straws and plastics driving demand for a range of products that help reduce, reuse and recycle.

Since the series’ debut, there has been an unprecedented demand for products including wax lunch wraps, fabric food pouches, cotton shopping and produce bags, reusable drink bottles, stainless steel food containers and on-the-go reusable non-spill cups!

2) Sustainable Packaging

A growing number of shoppers are consciously making purchasing decisions based on a products’ lifecycle including packaging material, its perceived recyclability, and the brand’s corporate commitments to sustainability. The health-conscious shopper is now focused on choosing packaging that aligns with their health and environmental values – healthy packaging for healthy foods and beverages, and recyclable packaging for natural and organics.


3) Fairtrade

Consumers are not only mindful of packaging, but also want to know where their food and beauty products come from, with half of Australians now recognising the fairtrade mark, according to Fairtrade Australia New Zealand. Some of the commonly sought after fairtrade products include coffee, chocolate and oils.


4) Social Responsibility

In today’s socially conscious environment, customers place a premium on spending their money with businesses that prioritise social responsibility. Many companies have adopted socially responsible elements in their business strategies to help a community via beneficial services and products.

Look out for palm oil free or sustainable palm oil in food and beauty products, and brands that support local farmers and communities with social responsibility programs.

5) Organic and sustainable farming

Increased environmental awareness is driving demand for certified organic products, with sales up $300 million on last year. Some 55% of Australian organic buyers now say they look for a certification logo on labels to check if a product is actually organic, according to new research released by Australian Organic. Consumers cite the main benefits of buying organic as chemical free (80%), environmentally friendly (71% – up from 65% since 2016) and additive free (65%).


6) Vegan and cruelty-free alternatives

Concerns over animal welfare are not just about food and drink, with vegan and cruelty free now a baseline requirement in beauty and personal care products. An ever-increasing number of ethical consumers are taking into consideration animal rights and the safety of ingredients before making a purchase. According to a report by Grand View Research, the global market for vegan cosmetics is expected to reach $20.8 billion by 2025.

7) Buying Local

There is an increasing demand for authentic Australian-made products produced and manufactured to our high standards. Consumers are growing tired of the globalised clamour of mass-produced products and yearn for the simplicity of local economy and quality products crafted with care. According to Roy Morgan research, 90% of Australians say they are more likely to buy products made in Australia.

8) Brands That Give Back

Brands that value sustainability, ethics and helping others as their main ethos take the post-purchase ‘feel good’ vibes to a whole other level. Whether it be through sourcing sustainable materials or donating profits to charity, consumers are looking for brands that give back to people or the planet. This powerful philanthropical approach to business is earning major brownie points with conscious consumers and doing a world of good at the same time.

The feel good future of retail is here and we proudly stock a whole range of brands that bring good back to the world. Order these products and more via our online store! Not yet registered with a wholesale account? Sign up here!


Christmas is right around the corner and the hunt for the perfect gift is well underway. Delight your customers by establishing displays in themes that are right on-trend and make gift giving a breeze. These are our top six on-trend gift categories to get you started!

If gifting is not part of your end-of-year promotional strategy, the food options double as great last-minute entertaining options for those with special diets!



This plant-based selection offers something for every taste.  You could suggest customers’ create a gourmet hamper, use a few treats as stocking fillers, or cater to their vegan guests with delicious options ready in a flash. 

  1. East Bali Cashews – Chilli Lime Cashew Snack 
  2. Upton’s Naturals – Thai Curry Noodle Real Meal Kit
  3. Vego Chocolate Bar – Hazelnut, White Almond Bliss and Dark Nuts & Berries
  4. J. Luehders – Red Berries
  5. The Whole Foodies – Native Cashews Turmeric & Black Pepper
  6. Dandies – Vegan Marshmallows
  7. Bubba’s Fine Foods – Savoury Original Grain Free Snack Mix
  8. The Fresh Chai Co – Vegan Original Blend Long Soaked Chai



For the outdoor enthusiasts, weekend warriors and adventurers at heart. These items are designed to support an active way of living, no matter where life takes you. Ideal to highlight for holiday season, you could easily switch this category to be ‘Travel Essentials’ if that resonates with your target customers more.

  1. Ever Eco – Silicone Bent Straws
  2. CLIF Bar – Crunchy Peanut Butter
  3. Protein Supplies Australia – Raspberry Lemonade Hydration Recovery Drink
  4. Cheeki – Coffee Mug Topaz
  5. Nelson Naturals – Crush & Brush Mint Charcoal Tablets
  6. Hydro Flask – 32oz Wide Mouth Black (946ml)
  7. Eco – Face Sunscreen



Catering to the eco-conscious consumer, this collection offers planet-friendly alternatives to everyday items without skimping on style or quality. Add them to your existing eco-friendly display or showcase them in a creative display of their own. 

  1. Niulife – Coconut Shell Bowl Natural and Polished
  2. Apple Green Duck – Reusable Shopping Bag – Grocer
  3. Fruity Sacks – Reusable Fruit & Veg Shopping Bags
  4. Ever Eco – Reusable Bamboo Facial Pads
  5. Woohoo – Deodorant & Anti-Chafe Stick
  6. Honeybee Wrap – Beeswax Kitchen Collection Pack
  7. That Red House – Stainless Steel Pegs 316 Marine Grade



This number #1 natural seller in the US is consistently popular, offering simple, cruelty-free, skin, body and hair care products that work. The packaging is ideal to create a standout colour blocked display and the price point makes these items perfect for adding a little something extra to finish off a gift. 

  1. Radically Rejuvenating – Under Eye Hydrogel Mask
  2. Seriously Soothing – Blue Tansy Serum Stick
  3. Brightening –  Facial Scrub
  4. Foil-Time Mask – Firming Gold Foil Mask
  5. Seriously Soothing – Seriously Soothing Solid Serum 3 in 1 (Reviewed in Bondi Beauty!)



Bring the kitchen to life with these funky dishcloths, DIY essential oil cleaning kit, and all-in-one Grow Kits for out of the box gift ideas that bring a sense of accomplishment and happiness – no green thumb required! Grow a kit in store to showcase how easy it is and generate interest in these living gift ideas!

  1. RetroKitchen – 100% Biodegradable Dishcloth – Cow
  2. RetroKitchen – 100% Biodegradable Dishcloth – Bees
  3. RetroKitchen –  Stainless Steel Cutlery Set – Colour Splash
  4. RetroKitchen – Make Your Own Cleaning Kit
  5. Urban Greens – Grow Your Own Tea Kit – Peppermint
  6. Urban Greens – Grow Kit – Culinary Flowers
  7. Urban Greens – Windowsill Grow Kit – Microgreens



From organic sheet masks and DIY clay masks to Australian nature-inspired wheat bags, sleep kits and magnesium that helps you sleep like a baby. These gift ideas are perfect to treat someone to a little TLC. Add some of them together to create a pamper hamper. Or switch on a diffuser with relaxing scents nearby for a multi-sensory shopping experience that gets shoppers in the self-care mood!

  1. Orgaid Organic Sheet Mask – Greek Yogurt, Anti-aging, Vitamin C
  2. Amazing Oils – Magnesium Pro Sleep Lotion
  3. My Magic Mud – Calcium Bentonite Clay
  4. Wheatbags Love – Sleep Gift Pack – Waratah
  5. Wheatbags Love – Wheatbag – Seaside
  6. Wheatbags Love – Eyemask – Banskia

You can order all of these and more great gift ideas 24/7 in our online store or via our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. Simply look for the ‘Gift Ideas‘ banner on the store homepage to go straight to all of the products listed above.

Not yet registered with us? No problem! You can get started here.


Plant-based products have been trending all year. But the rise in popularity for meat-free alternatives and cruelty-free, vegan beauty products in Australia shows Aussies are far ahead of the curve! 

What does it mean to be Vegan?

Veganism includes dietary and lifestyle choices that avoid the use of animal-derived products. A vegan diet excludes meat, eggs, dairy, and all other animal-derived ingredients including cheese, honey, butter and gelatine. 

Many vegans also choose to avoid foods processed using animal products, and avoid the use of personal and household products that are tested on animals or use animal-derivatives such as leather, fur and wool. 

Australian’s demand more plant-based alternatives

While not everyone is turning vegan, many consumers are focused on adding more meat-free meals to their diet. 

This increase in demand has seen manufacturers across the globe jump to offer more plant-based alternatives and as a result, it’s never been easier to go meat-free. 

Australian’s are Googling ‘vegan’ more than anyone else in the world! 

So, if you’re not offering plant-based options for your customers, you’re missing out on major sales! 

As a comparison, Australian’s are big adopters of the ‘free-from’ category including gluten and dairy-free items, with the industry seeing major growth in this category and an expanding range of products on offer.

However, the search for ‘vegan’ is far greater! 

Going meat-free might not be the norm, but it’s no longer not normal. 

According to the Financial Review, a Woolworths spokesperson said demand for plant-based options in its stores has grown across cities, coastal and regional areas around Australia.

“There has been double-digit growth in demand for vegan products in the past year. This isn’t all about customers deciding to go vegan or vegetarian, but part of a broader trend where Australians are looking to add more vegetables and plant-based foods into their weekly shop,” the spokesperson said.

The increasing availability and affordability of vegan and vegetarian products then self-perpetuates the trend even further. 


In the US, the $4.5 billion USD plant-based market has grown five times the amount of total food sales this year!

There’s a major opportunity for more Australian-made, plant-based product manufacturers too.

“We’re facing a multi-billion-dollar opportunity for Australia to become a global plant-protein powerhouse, and the great news is we already have the intellectual and infrastructure assets to seize it,” Food Frontier CEO, Thomas King said.

According to the report, Australian farmers have a potentially lucrative opportunity to grow crops for the plant-based meat supply chain and secure market share from imported products, demonstrating how the emerging sector complements Australian agriculture.

According to the CSIRO, the global consumer trend for plant-based protein alone is predicted to reach $25 billion AUD by 2030. This is led by increasing interest in sustainable, ethical and healthy food products combined with a growing demand from export markets who are buying into Australia’s reputation for clean and green products. 


November is World Vegan Month – a time when plant-based, vegan-friendly products are at the top of conscious consumers’ shopping lists. Make sure to have plenty of supplies in stock with our top-selling, vegan-friendly brands and get ready to embrace the plant-based boom!

  • Little Zebra Chocolates
    • Dark Supreme 90% And 100%, Keto White Chocolate and Carob Buds.
  • Naked Paleo
    • Paleo Bars in a variety of tempting flavours.
  • Bennetto
    • Organic Dark Chocolate in gorgeous ‘gift-inspiring’ packaging.
  • Vego
    • The Cult-Status White Chocolate Almond Bliss Bar.
  • Botanika Blends
    • Plant Protein in a mix of sizes and innovative flavours
  • Protein Supplies Australia
    • PeaPro Raw Pea Protein in classic flavours perfect for smoothie season!
  • Upton’s Naturals
    • Convenient marinated Jackfruit flavours, Ch’eesy Mac and Thai Spaghetti Real Meal Kits.
  • J. Luehders
    • Soft Vegan Candy in a mix of mouth-watering flavours!
  • CLIF Bar
    • CLIF Bars, Bloks and Shots to fuel every adventure, naturally.
  • Banana Joe
    • Banana Chips that taste like a savoury potato chip but are packed with pre and probiotics for gut health!
    • Award-winning natural skin, hair and body care!
  • East Bali Cashews
    • Wild harvested nuts in delicious snack and breakfast mixes.

To celebrate World Vegan Month, we have some great deals on the brands above and more. Make sure to take advantage of these deals while they last (ends Oct 31st!).

Add them to your order online here or give our friendly sales team a call on 1800 787 904! Not yet registered with us? You can do that here!


Everyone and everything is constantly competing for the attention of consumers. To win a consumer’s interest, retailers must stand out in some way. Especially if it’s to distract them away from their smartphones! 

One of the most effective ways to catch your customers’ attention is by understanding and implementing engaging visual merchandising. One technique that’s effective and affordable is called colour blocking.   

Colour blocking utilises colour to improve the way the products are displayed. The products look neat and organised, giving the impression that the products are fresh and enhances the overall quality feel of the store. 

Colour blocking has also been proven to encourage shoppers to look through more stock – causing them to notice and purchase products which would otherwise be ignored! 

Colour block merchandising
Image: Fabric Blog, UK


Most products use distinct colours to differentiate their flavours, scents etc. Utilise this to your advantage, especially with brands that use high-impact colours. A great example of this is ACURE


For best results, merchandise your colours based on either a theme i.e. Christmas colours; by their colour-branded product ranges i.e. the ACURE Seriously Soothing product range; or by arranging the colours in a layout that suits the weather season. Yes, the temperature plays a role! 

According to Dotactiv, placing products from left to right from darkest to lightest during winter and reversing them during summer feels more natural for your customers, as they read from left to right. 

If you haven’t played around with colour in your merchandising before, try this example as a start:

  1. Place colours from left to right and bottom to top, 
  2. Keep the darker colours on the left, getting lighter as you move right,
  3. and place the darker colours on the bottom, lighter colours on top.

This is what it will look like with a sample of items from the ACURE range:

acure-colour-blockingAlternatively, you can stack your colours vertically from left to right, with the darkest colours on the left, moving to pastels and lighter colours as you progress to the right. Remember to reverse the colours for the colder months!


If you merchandise your ACURE stock or any of our other brands this way, we would love to see and share it! Send us your photos via direct message on Instagram @unique_health_products

Be inspired with colour this season and display your most eye-catching colourful brands front and centre to welcome in Spring! Need to stock up? Order online 24/7 or call one of our lovely sales team members on 1800 787 904. Don’t have an account with us yet? Register here.


Celebrity & Hollywood Gifting have gifted Most Popular Actor, Ray Meagher,  Gold Logie Winner, Grant Denyer, and Most Popular Actress, Jessica Marais, a goodie bag full of products to the value of $6000 each to celebrate their Logie wins!

The amazing bag of products featured some of our very own health and wellness brands:

As well as an impressive line up of other products:

  •  A Holiday to Bali staying at the Bali Dynasty Resort. Which includes:
    • 3 nights’ Accommodation for two adults and daily Breakfast.
    • A gift voucher to use at the Finns Beach Club in Canggu which includes the use of a Day Bed, Free Wi-Fi, Towels and a Dining & Beverage Voucher.
    • A day at FINNS Recreation Club, with entry to Splash Water Park, Canggu Club Fitness Centre, Bounce Trampoline and Strike Ten Pin Bowling.
    • A visit to Body Temple Spa where they will indulge in a Scrub and Wrap with a 60-minute Massage.
  • A Have You Packed Yet Deluxe Grab n Go Beauty Case packed with a range of Sukin products and essentials perfect for travelling.
  • A stunning Kallure MOTUS Diamond Pendant necklace.
  • A Pure Aesthetics gift card for cosmetic treatments.
  • 4 in 1 convertible bag perfect for life on the go from CEEQ.
  • A stunning artwork from Tracie Eaton.
  • Unlimited entry to Warner Bros Movie World, Sea World, Wet N Wild and Paradise Country on the Gold Coast for 12 months as well as entry to White Christmas at Movie World and Entry to Carnival at Sea World.
  • A 700ml bottle of Here’s Looking at You Kid Wild Rose Gin and Vodka.
  • An Organic Lip Balm Company book titled One Million Kisses, International Beauty Balm, Blokes Balm and Plump and Smooth Balm.
  • A Jute Bag full of amazing products from The Source Bulk Foods including a Marble Look Stainless steel Insulated drink bottle, The Source insulated wood look stainless steel coffee cup, a jar of bath bliss, chocolate freeze dried strawberries, marbled chocolate honey roasted moon macadamias, old style conversation heart lollies and a jar of gold local gold coast honey.
  • A stunning George the Label royal encrusted Clutch perfect for a red carpet event.
  • JING and Beauty Beauty Blend from Superfeast.
  • Homepeel moisturiser.
  • A Chanel Scented candle, Body scrub and room scented diffuser from Mooch & Me.
  • Koala Karma beverage.
  • Chai Latte gift pack from Bondi Chai which includes Bondi Chai Vanilla Honey and Club Cinnamon Creamy tea latte products, a latte mug and latte cup.
  • Books from Genuinely You including:
    • Thriving Not Surviving – The 5 Secret Pathways to Happiness, Success and Fulfilment.
    • International Millionaire Feng Shui by Alisse Bradley.
    • Up The Ladder in a Skirt By Maggie Georgopoulos.
    • Never Give Up by Jean Clare.
    • Know your Real Risk of Heart Attack by Dr Warrick Bishop.
    • Motivation 2 Conquer.
    • My Secret is Your Secret.

Congratulations to all the winners on the night! We hope they love our wonderful brands as much as we do and enjoy the wide range of goodies inside their bags.

Keep an eye out on their social media pages for mentions and don’t get caught out with no stock! Make an order online today, or give us a call 1800 787 904. Not yet registered with us? Register here!


Held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour, the Naturally Good Expo is Australia’s largest trade show for all natural, organic and healthy products and services.

Each year we attend as a platinum partner to showcase our top sellers to the most influential people in the industry and work to build mutually beneficial connections with retailers and our suppliers. This year we unveiled our biggest stand yet – the largest at the show!

In case you missed it, here’s how our Naturally Good Expo 2018 experience happened – by the numbers!



It takes a whole lot of planning, coordination and project management to transform our original ideas into a real-life masterpiece at the Naturally Good Expo. Thankfully, we have one incredible team that makes all the late nights, early mornings, last minute hiccups and hours spent on emails and phone calls integrate into a seamless, successful event!

While we couldn’t do it without many hands on deck, there is always one person in particular that plays a pivotal role in our Naturally Good experience – our Marketing Executive extraordinaire, Carol. Thank you for all that you do!


This year the Unique stand took up two of the largest sites at the expo. The updated stand was dotted with sampling booths, decorated with hot new products and buzzing with staff, suppliers and retailers – it was a sight to see and the energy was incredible!


With the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference & Trade Exhibition looming the following weekend, most of the team had already returned to the Sunshine Coast by the time the event ended. The staff and suppliers that remained (thank you, East Bali Cashews and Natural Evolution!) packed down the stall in a record time of 3 hours!



This year, when it came to sampling and showcasing our amazing product range, the team had a little extra help…

Award-winning international and local creators, innovators and makers of the hottest, must-have health products joined us as part of our ‘Meet the Makers’ event – including Four Sigmatic, My Magic Mud, Manitoba Harvest and Upton’s Naturals!

Each supplier that joined our stand had the opportunity to promote and sample their products at their very own sampling booth. This allowed the suppliers to strengthen their retailer relationships and cement their place as a leading brand in the health and wellness space. Something we’re beyond proud to help facilitate!



The stand was full to the brim with more than 500 natural health and wellness products on display! Plus, we handed out 500+ goodie bags to industry influencers, retail leaders, and key stakeholders filled with:


The entire event took our team, Carol in particular, a grand total of six months to prepare for. From supporting the Naturally Good Expo team with our Platinum Partner duties, to coordinating stock, and logistics of the stand set up and staff involved, there was so much to be done and we couldn’t be prouder of our team and what they’ve achieved!


Across two huge days, we served up thousands of product samples to 7000+ health-focused expo attendees – also known as a lot of chopping!

Sampling allowed retailers and industry leaders to gain better insights into the suppliers products, build stronger connections, learn the backstory, and discover what niche the product can fill in their stores. It’s a super important step towards long-term success in stores!



An entire section of our stand was dedicated to over 80 hot new products launched at the expo! Brands included:


While the pack down was somewhat of a breeze, Rome wasn’t certainly not built overnight. Our largest stand ever took a whole lot of teamwork and around nine hours to set it all up!


That nine hours of set up involved the unpacking and merchandising of 10 full pallets of product, equipment and stall materials!

Despite the whirlwind nature of the actual event, we put our time and effort into these events to support our suppliers, build and strengthen our retailer relationships and meet new faces along the way. We couldn’t do what we do without their support and for that, we’re always grateful!

If you missed out this time, don’t worry, we can’t wait to do it all again, so we’ll see you next year!



What is APP?

APP stands for The Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference & Trade Exhibition. It is the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s annual national conference and the largest pharmacy conference and trade show in Australia.

The event offers attendees a comprehensive four-day educational program, exciting social activities and a trade exhibition showcasing the latest products, services, and industry information.

The conference and trade exhibition is being held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) and kicked off last night with a welcome event. The exhibition and conference will continue until Sunday 6 May 2018, so it’s not too late to register at the door and make the most of this weekend!

Who Should Attend?

The event is aimed directly at those in pharmacy including:

  •   Community pharmacists
  •   Hospital pharmacists
  •   Accredited pharmacists
  •   Intern pharmacists
  •   Pharmacy assistants
  •   Students and new graduates
  •   Pharmacy industry service providers
  •   Educators
  •   Government officials and representatives
  •   Pharmacy trade press
  •   Other pharmaceutical and health-related industry professionals


4 Major Reasons Why You Should Be There!

1. There will be over 400 trade stands showcasing the latest industry products and services.
Including us! We’ve set up a Unique stall, representing all things natural and organic. If you want to be ahead of the competition, the trade exhibition is where you need to be to find the latest products and the items your customers are crying out for in store!
2. Most conference sessions will be eligible for CPD points.
As health professionals and educators, it’s essential to keep up your continued education. Use the event sessions to earn yourself CPD Accreditation & Credits. The APP team will be able to provide you with a summary that outlines how many credits have been allocated to each session.
3. There will be over 70 international and national guest speakers.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration, you’ll find it at APP! Hear from a large range of inspiring and educational speakers including Ita Buttrose (Businesswoman), John Batistich (Amazon Expert), and Dr David Jacka (Addiction Medicine Specialist).
4. We’re launching new products into the pharmacy channel!

At our exhibition stall, you’ll be able to chat to us about the fastest-selling natural health products and be one of the first to discover exciting new ranges, including the incredibly popular Manitoba Harvest hemp food range of hemp seeds, snacks, and smoothies.

We’ll be showcasing our top sellers and natural pharmacy range recommendations including an eco-friendly staple for health-conscious mums – Wotnot Biodegradable Baby Wipes! Plus, Dr Organic’s new, on-trend Charcoal range will be on display, as well as the new look ACURE natural body care collection!

How do I register?

Registrations will be available onsite at the Gold Coast Convention Centre from Thursday 3 May 2018.

We’re ready and waiting to meet you, so come and say hi before it’s too late!

Get Sales Going Gaga in An $66.8 Billion Category with ACURE Organics


In a highly demanded category and a highly competitive one, ACURE Organics has ensured their brand holds strong (not to mention many) unique selling points. Whether it’s questions your customers have already asked or whether you’d rather be proactive and share the facts before they ask – this blog is full of ACURE Organics’ answers to frequent questions in the baby range category.

Which ACURE Organic products are most-loved by Mums?

Brightening Facial Scrub and Brightening Face Mask are a treat for the complexion during pregnancy. Argan Oil Towelettes also make a healthy cleanse quick and easy for on-the-go Mums.

Acure Organic - Baby Care


ACURE Organics range of different Argan Oils help a growing baby bump to keep cellular fluidity in abundance and ward off stretch-marks.

Acure Organics - Baby Care

4-in-1 Foamers are loved by Mums because of their versatility. They’re shampoo, body wash, bubble bath and hand soap, all in one. Made with fermented sugar soap they effectively cleanse and foam while leaving the skin’s delicate pH intact.

Acure Organics - Baby Care

What ingredients should a mother be looking to avoid during and post-pregnancy?

ACURE Organics avoid certain ingredients to ensure their products are safer for your customers.
The following ingredients are never used in any of their products:

While the most commonly seen is salicylic acid, other beta hydroxy acids also include 3-hydroxypropionic acid, trethocanic acid and tropic acid. They can also be listed as related substances like salicylate, sodium salicylate and willow bark extract.

NOTE: Alpha hydroxy acids like lactic and glycolic are not Beta Hydroxy Acids and are safe for effectively helping address blemishes.

During and post pregnancy ACURE Organics recommend avoiding retinol which includes vitamin A, retinoic acid, retinyl palmitate, retinaldehyde, adapalene, tretinoin, tazarotene and isotretinoin.

Soy has isoflavones, a type of phytoestrogen found in plants, aka plant estrogen. It mimics and blocks estrogen and luteinizing hormone and suppresses testosterone in the human body.

ACURE Organics suggests that your customers avoid any sunscreen that contains avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, oxybenzone, oxtinoxate, menthyl anthranilate and oxtocrylene. Instead encourage them to stick with the mineral based alternatives like non-nano zinc-oxide.

Quite commonly found in antiperspirant, Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate can also be listed as aluminium chlorohydrate.

Used as a lightening agent, ACURE Organics suggests you encourage customers to avoid hydroquinone, idrochinone and quinol/1-4 dihydroxy benzene/1-4 hydroxy benzene.

Toluene, Phthalate (diethyl and dibutyl especially) and Formaldehyde (also seen as quaternium-15, dimethyl-dimethyl (DMDM), hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate or 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bromopol) should also be avoided.

Usually Diethanolamine or DEA is found in hair and body products. It may also be listed as diethanolamine, oleamide DEA, lauramide DEA and cocamide DEA on ingredient labels.

This ingredient is unfortunately found in all kinds of cosmetics, bath products, hair products and spray self-tanners but thankfully isn’t found in any ACURE Organic products.

ACURE Organics suggests that preservatives listed as propyl, butyl, isopropyl, isobutyl and methyl parabens on labels should not be used by your consumers during and post pregnancy.

What ingredients should a Mum be looking to use during and post-pregnancy?

As all sorts of issues with skin and hair arise during the hormone changes of pregnancy. During this time your customers may be looking to alter their normal regimes to cater for the changes and help solve the issues that do arise.

While altering a regular beauty routine may prove difficult, reassure your customers that it can be successfully done if using high quality, trusted brands like ACURE Organics.

ACURE Organics products are made with nutritious ingredients that ensure the end products have a bold effect on the skin and hair.

During and post pregnancy, ACURE Organics suggest that your customers use products with the following ingredients:

Probiotics in skincare offer anti-inflammatory properties, and can also act as antimicrobials, which help with skin issues including acne and rosacea.

Essential fatty acids like borage, argan, rosehips, pumpkin seed oils and vitamin E are helpful ingredient for the skin and hair and are used across ACURE Organics range.

Including superfood actives like Chlorella Growth Factor from blue-green algae, fruit and tea-based antioxidants as well as vitamin C in their formulas makes ACURE Organics range highly nutritious for the skin.

While ACURE Organics do suggest that salicylic acid is avoided, they say that Alpha Hydroxy Acids like lactic and glycolic are amazing for skin during and post pregnancy.

Using plant stem cell science, ACURE Organics are able to amplify the potency of the ingredients used in the range. This method helps to drive skin care performance by supporting the skin’s dermal stem cell activity and optimal protection of cellular regeneration, collagen and hydration without any chemical or hormonal disruption.

What are the specific ingredients Mums should avoid using on their baby?

ACURE Organics avoids using any harmful ingredients in their baby care range, so your customers can rest assure that none of the following ingredients will ever be found in the range:

Ingredients like parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals (including petroleum jelly and mineral oil), dyes and synthetic fragrances can become estrogenic in the body and cause toxic load. Because they can’t be easily metabolized by the body, even in adults, ACURE Organics suggests that the use of these ingredients in your customers’ baby care regime is avoided.

ACURE Organics only recommend using mineral sun block like Zinc Oxide on babies and all other harsh chemical sunscreens should be avoided.

Milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy are the eight common allergen and will never be found in the ACURE Organics range to lessen the chance of an allergic reaction.

Are there any uncommonly known ingredients that should be avoided during and post pregnancy?

These are naturally-occurring plant nutrients but they exert an estrogen-like action on the body.

Ingredients like lavender and tea tree essential oils as well as soy, which exist even in other natural baby care brands are not present in the ACURE Organics baby care range.

While these phytoestrogenic ingredients can play a beneficial role later in life (e.g. during menopause), for a developing fetus and baby, excessive estrogen while developing may lower birth weight, affect subtle neurohormonal and behaviour changes, sex organ development and timing of the onset of puberty.

What are the key ingredients Mums should be using on their baby?

ACURE Organics suggest your customers use simple, nourishing and soothing ingredients like aloe, shea butters and non-nut oils like olive, pomegranate, borage and pumpkin seed oils that are high in beneficial essential fatty acids and vitamin E on their baby.

Non-nano zinc oxide is also a fantastic ingredient that can help with sun protection and to heal broken and irritated skin, like diaper rash.


As customers start to pay more attention to ingredients when buying personal care for their children and during pregnancy, the natural category including brands like ACURE Organics have grown further in popularity.

Items that are multifunctional and healthy while at an affordable price are ACURE Organics best-sellers across the baby range, as they offer customers ease and affordability in one.
ACURE Organics always focuses on formulas that are affordable and effective but most importantly healthy for the body, no matter what stage in life your customers are at.

“We wanted to create a line of baby care products that are extremely multi-functional, to eliminate excess product and packaging, while keeping it very simple and light for the family budget” – ACURE Organics.

All ACURE Organics baby formulas are USDA and NSF certified organic, free of all eight common allergens and are non-estrogenic, leaving out any trace of even lavender, tea tree and soy-based phytoestrogens.

To learn more about the ACURE Organics range you can contact our customer service team.
If you’d like to add the range to your order you can do so easily anytime on our online shop.

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4 Sustainable Brands to Grow Greener Sales


Sustainable living is following a lifestyle that doesn’t harm society or culture by living within the means of the environment. It’s about taking what we need to live now, without jeopardising the needs of future generations.

Customers may think grabbing a plastic bottle from a café seems like a great idea for today, but fast forward hundreds or even thousands of years and that same plastic bottle is still sitting in landfill, still not decomposed. It’s not a very environmentally conscious decision. Many do know the hard truths. It’s simply that consumers want what benefits their needs today.

Sustainable advocates want customers to think more about where their food, clothes, energy and other products come from and where they’ll end up. In an ideal world, priority would lie here, over price or customer benefit. Although we know this is not the case with the majority.

Most customers make purchase decisions based firstly on the benefits that a product can offer them. However, what’s great news is that sustainability is also high on the list of what consumers want.

65% of customers say “they feel a sense of responsibility to purchase products that are good for the environment and society”.*

Not only are they opting for products that benefit themselves as well as the environment, consumers are also willing to pay more for sustainable products.

A recent Nelson survey identified that 50% of global consumers would choose a brand that have implemented programs to give back to society over non-sustainable competitors, even if the price was higher.

So what does this mean for sustainability and more notably what does it mean for you and your business?

It’s clear consumers are interested in sustainable products, but be selective with what you offer to ensure it first benefits the customer, then benefits the environment. Four brands that do this extremely well are Acure, Eco Store, Cheeki and Organic Essence.


Acure’s range offers customers high quality facial, body and hair care, combining natural ingredients with the latest in plant stem cell science. On top of offering quality products, Acure is committed to sustainable practices.

They have planted over 20,000 trees, the office is ‘paperless’ and is 100% solar and wind powered. All Acure products are 100% biodegradable, with green packaging and are free from harmful plastic microbeads.

On top of this, the brand supports many charities that are dedicated to protecting our environment such as Teens Turning Green, Trees for the Future, and BEAT THE MICRO BEAD.

Acure Blog Post



Ecostore offer a huge range of natural and sustainable cleaning, body and
baby care products.

When developing their products, they use sustainably-sourced plant and mineral based ingredients over petrochemical ingredients whenever possible. All of their ingredients are assessed for sustainability, biodegradability, safe environment ratings and suitability for septic tanks and greywater systems. On top of this, the packaging is made from a mix of recycled and recyclable materials.

Ecostore also carry ISO14001, Diamond Enviromark and carboNZero certifications that guarantee that their products are made with respect and care for
the environment.

Ecostore Blog Post



Behind these Cheeki, brightly designed re-usable bottles is a sustainable solution to one-use plastic bottles. Healthy, environmentally friendly and cost effective, Cheeki bottles are great example of a brand that benefits the consumer as well as
the environment.

The brand offers BPA free, reusable stainless steel bottles, insulated bottles, sports bottles, protein shakers, coffee mugs and insulated flasks in heaps of different
eye-catching designs. Cheeki has also been working with charities such Take 3 and Two Hands, who are committed to cleaning up our environment and
reducing plastic.

Cheeki Blog Post



The USDA certified organic range of deodorants from Organic Essence are free from synthetic chemicals, GMOs, nanoparticles, parabens, propylene glycol, synthetic colours, synthetic fragrances, aluminium, EDTA, Triclosan and petro-chemicals.

Organic Essence products are also completely cruelty free and packaged in eco green, biodegradable, home compostable packaging.

On top of their countless efforts to develop a highly sustainable deodorant, Organic Essence offers customers all day protection with natural bacteria fighting, odour neutralising and natural conditioning ingredients.

Organic Essence Blog Post


Passionate about sustainability ourselves, Unique loves to support eco-friendly brands. Browse on our brands page to discover them all.

We also follow sustainable practices throughout our entire business, from using recycled toilet paper from Who Gives a Crap, through to printing our catalogues using vegetable-based inks on paper sourced from sustainably managed forests.

* Sustainable Advantage Group Australia, 2015.