The Who’s Who in Natural Beauty is an annual list of the most influential people in the natural beauty business compiled by Natural Products news. This year I was delighted to feature on the list for the first time at number 11 and what a list it is! Packed with many people I respect and admire, all of them doing great things to move the industry forward in their own particular area.
Coming in at number one is the wonderful Jayn Sterland, managing director of Weleda UK. I have been lucky enough to meet Jayn on several occasions and she is a passionate and engaging speaker. Weleda is a brand that pioneered natural beauty as we know it and still leads the way today, so it is fantastic to see Jayn be named in the top spot three years in a row. See a previous interview I did with Jayn here.
Joanne Chidley from Beauty Kitchen came in at number two, I am big fan of the brand and have championed it since the beginning, so I am very happy to see it so widely available on the high street through Holland and Barratt, both the Seahorse Plankton and Abyssinian ranges are great. One of the hardest working women in the industry, Lorraine Dallmeier of online accredited online cosmetic science school Formula Botanica came in at number three, you can find out more about Formula botanica here. This is hugely well deserved, as Lorraine has created a vibrant community passionate about natural ingredients.
I was thrilled to see Fiona Klonarides of the Beauty Shortlist coming in at number four. I have known Fiona for several years and as well as coordinating the popular Beauty Shortlist beauty, Mum and Baby and newly launched wellbeing awards (which I am helping to judge), she happens to be one of the nicest and most supportive people I have come across in the industry.
You can find a full run down of this years list over on My Green Pod. It has been not only one of the highlights of my year, but also a huge highlight for my blog. I really appreciate everyone in the industry who voted for me, but also all you who stop by to read, some of you from the very beginning. Thank you!