We love working with brands and helping them to collaborate with our bloggers – so much so that we are always on the lookout for exciting people to talk about and share with them. During our extensive research to find the hottest trends and coolest products, we come across up-and-coming brands that we just have to introduce you to! Some of the brands below you’ll find in our opportunity board, others are simply companies our detectives found online. Let’s take a look at what’s trending in the HBC Edit this week.

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Ever fans of vegan chocolate, the HBC team could not resist trying – and buying – a variety of chocolate bars from Conscious Chocolate at the Allergy & Free From show in July. Coming in a huge range of flavours, from Mint Hint and Cheeky Cherry to Chilli Hot and Cranberry Kiss, it’s hard to just choose one! Definitely worth trying is their range of liqueur chocolates – we couldn’t stop eating the vodka & cranberry bar!

Pick it up at: Available worldwide online from Conscious Chocolate

Perfect for… Accompanying film night

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Ethical and vegan makeup brands are becoming more and more popular this year. With the health and wellness movement taking off, people are not only more conscious about what they put into their bodies, but also what they put on their bodies too. We love these vegan lipsticks from Neek – all ingredients are completely natural and the colours are divine. Never tested on animals and made with deliciously hydrating ingredients like jojoba and shea butter, these are a treat for your lips.  They also have a range of organic, natural skin care products, in case you’re looking to upgrade your cleanser and moisturiser too!

Pick it up at: Available worldwide online and in a variety of stores. Check stockists here.

Perfect for… Upgrading your makeup bag to include only cruelty free & natural products

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Chia pudding is something of a hit in the health world. Instagram has over 233,000 posts tagged with #chiapudding alone! Born from a passion for health, the team behind Be Mindfuel believe that a happy body + happy mind = a happy life. Using quality, organic and simple ingredients, they have created delicious and nourishing snacks that provide maximum fuel to energise you through the day. You can choose from a range of chia pudding sachets featuring a variety of different flavours and ingredients, and rest assured that you’re getting a huge dose of omega-3 fatty acids, prebiotic fibre, complete protein and antioxidants.

Pick it up at: Order your chia pudding box online from Bemindfuel.com

Perfect for… Healthy snacking at work

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Providing rescue for problematic skin, Sibu’s products are made with the very best sea buckthorn berry available from the Himalayas. The Turkistanica variety is known to be most nutritionally dense, and this is the secret to Sibu’s nourishing products. Prepare to reveal glowing, gorgeous skin with the exfoliating scrub. It works be rejuvenating dead surface cells and removing excess oil from clogged pores to reveal clean and healthy skin. The product is made up of natural ingredients that won’t irritate skin.

Pick it up at: Available online in the US

Perfect for… Problematic or sensitive skin