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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.

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How personal care can soothe minds: the future of scents for stress relief

14-Aug-2014 - According to Datamonitor, the global economic downturn has resulted in a world of stress-overloaded consumers which is opening up areas for cosmetic manufacturers thanks to a well-established connection between personal care...

Something fishy? No, it’s just sunscreen

08-Aug-2014 - After eating a nice piece of fish, few of us would think of using the leftovers as the basis for an effective sunscreen but that is the basis of some...

AkzoNobel and Solazyme expand agreement to develop palm oil replacement

01-Aug-2014 - Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel and renewable oils company Solazyme have expanded their partnership agreement as they look to further develop the production of algal oils.

Organic personal care market likely to post double-digit annual growth to 2020

29-Jul-2014 - Most global regions are expected to post near double-digit annual growth in organic personal care over the next six years, a new market research report suggests.

Study is the first to link natural moisturizer to food allergies

24-Jul-2014 - Research conducted into natural ingredients in products targeting dry skin has demonstrated evidence of a link between the topical application and the subsequent development of food allergies.

Argan oil boosting Morocco’s economy

03-Jul-2014 - With Argan oil a key ingredient in many products in the continually growing natural cosmetics segment, Morocco’s economy is enjoying a boost from strong sales of the raw ingredient.

Natural shift as consumers opt for sensitive skin care

26-Jun-2014 - It is the common belief that most of us have sensitive skin, and now, according to Mintel's Global New Products Database (GNPD), ‘ultra-gentle’ face care products are the most sought...

Brands agree to pull titanium dioxide amid calls for ‘more study’

05-Jun-2014 - Five leading skin care brands have agreed to re-label or remove titanium dioxide (TiO2) from those products which contain it, as part of efforts to settle a recent lawsuit in...

Radient Technologies plant to focus on cosmetic ingredient extraction

05-Jun-2014 - Biotechnology company Radient Technologies has opened a 20,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in south Edmonton, where it plans to zap plants such as flax with microwaves to extract compounds for use in...

Cultured algae oil to replace palm kernel thanks to biotechnology

03-Jun-2014 - In an effort to develop more sustainable products, global ‘green’ brand Ecover has opted for altered algae DNA as a natural replacement for kernel palm oil in its products.

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Evolved Brazilian consumers are injecting vitamins into their own shampoos

19-May-2014 - Brazilian consumers have taken customization into their own hands by injecting their shampoos with vitamins in the quest to obtain luxurious hair.

Solazyme’s expansion shows consumer appetite still strong for microalgae

08-May-2014 - With naturals still grabbing the industry’s focus, Solazyme is looking to further expand distribution of its microalgae brand, Algenist, in the US, via a partnership with Nordstorm. 

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Consumers confused about what ‘green’ means, says Aveda

22-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics brands need to make it their mission to ensure that the word ‘green’ is used correctly and does not confuse consumers and lose its meaning, according to Estée Lauder’s...

P&G promises no deforestation in palm oil sourcing

22-Apr-2014 - Sustainability, and particularly palm oil, has been under the microscope of late, and after the Greenpeace saga at its Ohio headquarters earlier this year, Procter and Gamble has announced advancement...

News in brief

British brand Bulldog expands US range

10-Mar-2014 - Bulldog, a personal care brand aimed specifically at men, has announced it is expanding its American range with three new products this month; an eye roll-on, a body lotion and a...

IFF and Amyris Advance to collaborate on renewable fragrance ingredients

03-Mar-2014 - Fragrance and flavors giant IFF has announced a collaborative venture with Amyris Advance to bring a new generation of renewable fragrance ingredients to the market.

Green concerns gathering momentum for industry

27-Feb-2014 - Whether green is always best for the consumer and the environment will form the focus of this year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, confirming the rising profile of green concerns within the...

News in brief

Sustainable farming method found for vegetable oil

20-Feb-2014 - A report by US botanicals company Natural Plant Products on vegetable oil cultivation has proposed a sustainable method of production for the key cosmetics ingredient.

Demand for independent accreditation is rising, says NSF expert

19-Feb-2014 - In a move which responds to increasing industry focus on regulatory compliance, the NSF, a public health and safety organization, have launched a program to help manufacturers confirm the safety...

Consumer demand driving fragrance into new roles

17-Feb-2014 - Mintel has released figures which confirm the market is ripe for multifunctional fragrance as consumers seek health benefits to complement their scent.

News in brief

Death of Aveda’s founder announced

17-Feb-2014 - Aveda, US beauty giant famed for its environmental responsibility in business, has announced the death of its founder, Horst Rechelbacher.

R&D responding to renewed attention on ingredients

10-Feb-2014 - Rising consumer awareness of ingredients, fueled by the recent influx of product databases, is driving a focus on formulation right back to the industry’s research and development level.

'First' skin care line combines BOTH human adult and plant stem cells

28-Jan-2014 - DermaTech Research Laboratories has discovered a proprietary technology that it says develops the world's first skin care line that incorporates both human adult and plant stem cells.

CCFTA defends companies against ‘toxic’ accusations

11-Dec-2013 - The Canadian industry organization for cosmetics companies, the CCFTA, has defended top cosmetics companies such as L’Oreal and J&J against accusations of using “toxic” chemicals in their products....

Natural personal care market defies gloomier picture in developed markets

11-Dec-2013 - Natural personal care is continuing to grow at healthy rates worldwide even in the United States and Europe, where other categories have been less dynamic, according to new data from...

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