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Naturals & Organics

Naturals & Organics

In-depth analysis of the latest products, ingredients innovations and certification programmes that are helping to shape this evolving category. Articles will also consider the all-important related issues of sustainability, accountability and ethical sourcing, which are being driven by an increasingly discerning consumer.

Sourcing hemp oil for skin and hair care products

30-Mar-2015 - The hemp seed company Hippie Butter partnered this month with Algae International Group, and will receive marketing and investment support as well as organically certified hemp from that company’s American...

How to get your green marketing strategy bang on

30-Mar-2015 - We spoke to Raphael Bemporad co-founder of BBMG, a consultancy specialized in green brand strategies, who lifts the lid on the importance of tapping into 'aspirational' consumers as a means of...

Skin care entrepreneurs give comfort and care to those in cancer treatment

26-Mar-2015 - Brands like Skin In Treatment from Pharmacist’s Daughter as well as Skin Therapeutics are looking to reach a broader market and gaining a bit of traction.

Biofabrication will produce cosmetic ingredients of the future

24-Mar-2015 - Living cells, organic molecules and the like will be the raw materials that produce both living and nonliving biological ingredients for personal care products, according to scientists working in the...

Grocery retailer Whole Foods targets personal care consumers

19-Mar-2015 - The Beauty Week promotion, which got underway on Wednesday, will acquaint existing customers with Whole Foods’ personal care portfolio and attract prospective new shoppers to the store as well.

Seaweed demand sees Chilean company target Europe with development agreement

12-Mar-2015 - As the demand for seaweed extracts increases around the world, Chilean company Gelymar enters into a commercial and development agreement with Eviagenics, focusing on developing natural and sustainable products and...

Natural fragrance ingredients in high demand

10-Mar-2015 - Consumer behaviour, ingredient sourcing initiatives, and certification (in lieu of regulation) are bolstering the perfume market.

Ready-to-drink beauty is ready to change everything

03-Mar-2015 - Analysts anticipate that the nutricosmetics market will reach $7.4 bn in the next five years, and ready-to-drink beauty beverages are the strongest growing product in the segment.

Natural look trend presents beauty industry with an opportunity not a problem

26-Feb-2015 - The ‘natural look’ trend and campaigns such as the #nomakeupselfie can present an interesting opportunity to cosmetics companies rather than be a threat, providing the industry figures out how to...

Multimedia retailer HSN teams with Bluemercury CEO on natural skincare

25-Feb-2015 - Marla Malcolm Beck launched the M-61 skincare line 5 years ago to meet consumer demand for products formulated without parabens and sulfates as well as free from particular fragrances and dyes.

Non-GMO cosmetics, a trend in the making

12-Feb-2015 - Non-GMO cosmetics are soon to be a hit, according to analysts, as cosmetic formulations are incorporating more truly natural ingredients, and often follow developments in the supplement markets, which already...

‘Truly natural’ positioning to boost global market, says Kline

03-Feb-2015 - The global natural personal care market could be due a boost in the coming years as brands begin to look at positioning themselves as ‘truly natural’ in order to gain...

Clariant and Beraca team up to produce sustainable cosmetics ingredients

27-Jan-2015 - Swiss ingredients supplier Clariant is to join forces with Brazilian firm Beraca in a strategic alliance that will aim to produce sustainable ingredients for personal care.

Strawberries in cream – specialty oils developed for cosmetics

19-Jan-2015 - The sweet fruit, often a dessert favorite, could also be the answer in anti-aging, hair care, and make-up products after Natural Sourcing announced it will develop its line of specialty...

Naturex invests in Chile operations to increase production of quillaia

16-Jan-2015 - France-based natural ingredients player Naturex has invested in the expansion of its production facility in Chile in an effort to increase the processing of quillaia extract.

Trimethyl chitosan available commercially for cosmetic applications

13-Jan-2015 - Biotechnology company Ovensa, which specializes in delivery technology and also develops bioactives for the cosmetics industry, has been licenced to produce and market the polysaccharide worldwide.

Green labelling to be on the agenda at Organic Monitor Masterclass

17-Dec-2014 - Organic Monitor aims to encourage green labels and certification schemes in North America with its next Masterclass, giving an update on green standards, market developments, and addressing the technical issues...

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Evonik exec says 2015 will be the year of sustainability for the US cosmetics industry

15-Dec-2014 - a Sustainability is likely to be the defining element for the cosmetics industry in North America, according to Evonik’s North America personal care vice president, Paul Washlock, who believes that...

Mintel highlights Brazil as ‘natural beauty hot spot’

11-Dec-2014 - The Brazil market for cosmetic and personal care products has exploded over the past ten years, and a new blog post from Mintel highlights how natural products have led the...

Bio-based surfactants made in a bio-fuelled facility coming from Croda

09-Dec-2014 - The specialty chemical ingredients manufacturer is improving its Delaware site to accommodate manufacturing of non-ionic surfactants.  

ChromaDex sells pterostilbene product line in favor of ingredients business

04-Dec-2014 - The natural products company unloaded BluScience for $750,000 to refocus on ingredient technologies and sales for several industries, including cosmetics.

Chia seed oil coming to market in skin care formulations from MayaChia

02-Dec-2014 - Newly obtainable natural plant oils are fairly commonplace as personal care product ingredients. This small naturals brand is fanatical about the dermatological potential of chia.

Nutritive tomato seed oil from China newly available from Natural Sourcing

26-Nov-2014 - The ingredient isn’t for the beauty-from-within category but rather is intended for skin, lip and hair care product formulations.

New to the US naturals market - Katavi Botanicals and South African plant extracts

26-Nov-2014 - The skin care product line, developed with superfruit ingredients, is intended to address the effects of photo-aging and improve skin hydration.  

Beautycounter cashing in on consumer demand for ‘safe’ cosmetics

25-Nov-2014 - With consumer enthusiasm for transparency when it comes to cosmetics on the rise, fledgling cosmetics brand Beautycounter’s strong growth suggests marketing safe cosmetics is a recipe for success.

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