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For Skincare, Prickly Pear Isn’t Prickly at All

In fact, it’s a wonderful gentle ingredient for silky smooth skin, whatever your skin type. That’s because of its anti-aging properties. And not only smoothing properties, but also soothing properties. Products containing prickly pear oil are excellent for acne-prone, dry, sensitive or inflamed skin.

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Olive oil: health bottled up in pure art

Olive oil consists of multiple beneficial components including antioxidants, phenols, vitamins and more. This so-called “green gold” has been cultivated and processed since 4000 BC. Today, Amadeus Tzamouranis, one of the three partners of OEL Zoe, takes us onto their journey. He explains how olive oil contributes to a healthier lifestyle, and why it was decided to combine olive oil with pure art.

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The Mystery, Necessity and Beauty of Vitamin C

Everybody has heard of vitamin C, but surprisingly there are many things we still don’t know about this vital vitamin. Especially about its effects on our skin and the human body. There has been surprisingly little scientific research into this subject. Though the clinical studies that have been carried out have demonstrated that vitamin C can improve skin tone and texture, hydrate the skin and reduce the signs of aging. It seems that adding vitamin C to your skincare routine not only brightens your complexion, but also protects against skin damage caused by the sun (UV rays) and air pollution.

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100 Years of Glass

Whichever way you look at glass packaging, it’s an amazing story and a positive story. It’s sustainable, recyclable and reusable. And it’s often incredibly beautiful. 100 years ago, it was the best way to keep and preserve foods, herbs, beverages, and medicines. Today that’s even more true. MIRON’s violet glass packaging preserves natural products longer than any other glass, plastic, or aluminum packaging.

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Food for body, mind and soul in 2022

Water is everywhere. The oceans, the rivers, the clouds, the rain, even our own bodies are 60% water. In fact, 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. Of that, 97.5% is salt water and 2.5% fresh water. All this water and yet one big question: where did it all come from?

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Water is Life

Water is everywhere. The oceans, the rivers, the clouds, the rain, even our own bodies are 60% water. In fact, 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. Of that, 97.5% is salt water and 2.5% fresh water. All this water and yet one big question: where did it all come from?

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It’s Time to Rethink, Recycle and Reuse.

18 March is Global Recycling Day. A moment to stop and think. In fact, rethink how we go about our daily business. What we do with paper, plastic and the general waste that we all create. Can it be recycled? Can we reuse it? What can we do personally to preserve our amazing and beautiful planet?

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Anti-wrinkle cream in your twenties? Yes!

It may not be visible on the outside, but the collagen on the inside of your body, can start to decrease in your twenties. Collagen holds everything together, like a glue. It’s in your muscles, your tendons and your skin.

Natural products using collagen have become extremely popular. It has such a wide variety of benefits. So, indeed, anti-ageing skin creams and lotions. Wound dressings made of collagen can assist the healing process. Collagen has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties too, which means that it can also speed up recovery from athletic injuries.

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A Blend of the Future and the Past

Mushrooms are little factories of healthy substances that have been around for over a thousand years. This incredible ingredient has provided many health benefits throughout history, and Mart Stoffele, the founder of Foodsporen, knows all the ins and outs of it. He has been able to combine the knowledge of the past with the science and technology of today. As a result, he could make highly concentrated mushroom extracts. He also explains why mushrooms should be an essential part of our lifestyle.

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2022: The Year of Violet Glass?

2022 has been officially named as the UN International Year of Glass. To celebrate the essential role glass plays in a sustainable society, touching almost every aspect in our daily lives. Highlighting the latest thinking and recent scientific and technical breakthroughs. An excellent year to also celebrate MIRON’s violet glass and its amazing properties.

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Unlocking the Power of Ocean Plants

SEABODY is a newly launched Health and Beauty company with an innovative range of marine-based nutraceuticals and cosmetics. With their “Sea to Self” concept, Seabody sustainably harvests most of its crops growing on the Atlantic coast and processes within 12 hours. With a strong commitment to planet Earth, SEABODY has considered every aspect of its supply chain, from scientifically based product development and state-of-the-art technology used to the packaging it comes in.

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This winter, some super fruits are more super than others

Winter is fast approaching. The evenings are getting colder and longer. This is the time of year we’re most prone to cold and flu bugs. The perfect moment to give yourself a healthy booster for your immune system. More and more people in the West are turning to the East for wisdom. Japan to be exact. The very super fruit, yuzu, has recently been announced as flavor of the year by Firmenich, one of the world’s largest companies in the fragrance and flavor business. This Swiss company is renowned for its industry-leading consumer insights and trend forecasting capabilities.

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Why Germany’s youngest Michelin Star Chef chooses biophotonic packaging

As a Michelin star chef, you have a differentiating factor in the restaurant world. The origin and quality of ingredients are crucial, and aromatic oil is one of the key ingredients in Julia Komp's culinary creations. In her search for the perfect olive oil, Julia ended up in Tunisia. She selected a traditionally produced olive oil that is hand-picked and crafted with great respect for nature, using organic farming methods. In the chef’s eyes, the entire process from sourcing to consumption is important, including choosing the right packaging.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall.

Who’s the most circular of them all? It’s time for beauty companies to take a good look in the mirror. Customers are basing their choices on circularity. They want to see sustainable sourcing, supply chain transparency and zero waste.

Clean beauty is the way forward. It’s estimated that the category will reach a value of €19 billion by 2024. New brands are making the switch from plastic to glass, from single use to refill, from multi-material to mono-material and from blurry to clean label.

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Algae oil. The slimy wonder

When you think of algae, you probably think of the green film often seen on ponds or lakes. They’re so much more than that. This magnificent marine organism is now being cultivated sustainably in laboratories, for its unique oil, which is packed with omega-3 fatty acids. Essential fats that your body can’t do without.

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Wunder Workshop: embracing the miracles of nature

From sharing incredible plant knowledge to adopting a full circle approach, Wunder Workshop is one of those brands that go above and beyond to deliver a positive impact without leaving a negative trace. In this client case, we take you along Wunder Workshop’s inspiring journey and (re)discovery of the power of the Cannabis plant. Did you know that there is already an entire system in our bodies that is able to interact with cannabis? This is our endocannabinoid system, potentially positively effecting your health.

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It is grape O’clock!

When you look at the labels of massage oils, you will notice that its basic ingredient is a carrier oil that is typically vegetable-based. The advantage of using these oil carriers is that it helps deliver the active component to the body. One such carrier is grapeseed oil; this oil is extracted from the seeds of grapes.

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ARgENTUM: A holistic concept from start to finish

In the life of Joy Isaacs, the founder of ARgENTUM, colloidal silver* has become the inspiration for a more beautiful and balanced life. During her childhood, Joy had grown up using colloidal silver for cuts and burns and as an anti-bacterial agent...

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100% natural packaging

Glass is composed of naturally occurring ingredients as it consists of sand, soda, ash, and limestone. The fusion of these components results in one single material. The circular economy aims to extend the life cycle of materials and products with the ultimate goal to use it infinitely. Its life cycle starts again as it ends, and that is exactly what happens with glass.

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Aloe Vera: 99.5% water, 0.5% miracle

Aloe vera is one of the most amazing and most commonly used plants on the planet. That incredible minuscule 0.5% contains more than 200 nutrients. Also, 19 of the 20 amino acids the human body requires. Including seven of the eight essential amino acids that cannot be produced by our body.

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How Miron bottles are upcycled into art

We are very happy that our customers are often reusing our bottles since reusing is even more sustainable than recycling. Our Austrian customer Buster Bang is taking reusing to the next level by upcycling our water bottles into designer tables. Check their story and see the tables for yourself.

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Buzz of the bees

The voice of spring is the buzz of the bees. During the past years, unfortunately, the buzz has grown quiet even though bees are crucial for our biodiversity. We asked ourselves, how can we contribute, make a change for the better? We took matters into our own hands and are excited to announce this buzzing project of ours: This April we will share the outdoor space of our headquarters in Hoogeveen with our buzzy little friends: The Honeybees! Learn how you can contribute to making a difference for the bees.

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Meet the next generation of dietary supplements by Hormetiq Forest

In the dark and colder days of the year, everyone has to pay a little extra attention to their health. Good nutrition, adequate sleep, and relaxation help to maintain your fitness. The stylish Polish brand Hormetiq Forest is paving the way with the next generation of dietary supplements to assist the body in protecting, recovering , and maintaining itself. Learn more about this new generation of dietary supplements.

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