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Alex checks out the Christmas gifts on offer this year. If you don't fancy anything that he suggests, don't despair! Check out our lengthy 'tried and tested' section for a huge range of other freefrom goodies. see here.


Categories, rules, sponsorship … all the provisional 2016 details are now on our site. We open in February!


FreeFrom Originals from the 2015 FreeFrom Skincare Awards


Earlier this year, 33-year-old Marina Williamson was left a mere hours from death after a delayed reaction to the PPD in her high street hair dye. Now, the Wembley lawyer has started a petition to have the chemical banned. Here, she tells her story. (For more on PPD in hair dyes see here.)

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Harvey Water Softeners have been doing some research around the country and they have found that hard water does not always correlate with increased skin care problems. For more on skin health see here.


Alex checks out some interesting new products at CamExpo including a quinoa hair care range, some Pop effervescent food tablets, lots of coconut products and body and bath oils – and some organic aromatherapy products from the isle of Skye. For more new and tried and tested skincare ranges see our reports here.


At the start of National Eczema Week, medical herbalist Lindsey Miller of Hope’s Relief tells us her favourite natural skincare ingredients for eczema. For many more articles on both the cause and management of eczema see here.


The top products from the Problem Skin category in the FreeFrom Skincare Awards this year - all put through their paces by our Beauty Bible testers. For all the results of the FreeFrom Skincare Awards see here.


Foods Matter diarist Ruth of WhatAllergy? could do without grief about her itchy eczema! For Ruth's experiences with Protopic see here; for other articles on the managemnt of eczema see here

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