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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.

Hollywood actors are teaming up with non-toxic beauty brands

23-Jun-2015 - Gwyneth Paltrow joined forces with Juice Beauty and Jessica Alba partnered with The Honest Company on a new color cosmetics line. The actors are involved financially and creatively with the...

Credo cosmetics opens a flagship store

22-Jun-2015 - Sephora changed mass-market beauty, and now one of the company’s early leaders is expanding his promising online naturals venture beyond the web to a California storefront. 

What beauty brands need to know about Asian-American buying power

15-Jun-2015 - The latest data from Nielsen shows this consumer segment is spending sensibly, heavily, and—on personal care—selectively.

Industry giants weigh in on sustainable palm oil

03-Jun-2015 - This week J&J, P&G, Colgate-Palmolive, and Seventh Generation along with numerous other interested companies and investors ran a letter on the non-profit sustainability site ceres.org urging the RSPO to adjust...

Bio-identicals, the next step in sustainability

27-May-2015 - Ingredient labs are producing high tech biomimetic materials, and one personal care industry expert predicts these next-generation naturals will trump organics before long. 

Herbal formulas growing fastest in the shampoo market

21-May-2015 - New research analysis looks at what’s driving the global shampoo market, which products will perform well going forward, and the varied expectations of regional consumers.

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Plant stem cells are a natural way to speak about anti-ageing, says expert

18-May-2015 - Younger consumers in particular, prefer plant stems cells to traditional ingredients like retinol, giving brands an opportunity to tailor their messaging for different age groups in South Korea.

Botanical oils persistently popular with formulators and consumers

18-May-2015 - Product lines that feature natural oil ingredients appeal to shoppers across personal care categories, and in the hair removal category one prominent brand sees room to expand.

Sourcing and distributing naturals can be tricky business

13-May-2015 - AAK, the Swedish vegetable oil company, supplies products to the cosmetics industry and beyond. Henrik Vingaard, AAK’s director of sourcing and trading for Europe and West Africa spoke with Cosmetics...

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Natural WAS associated with performance compromise, that’s changed now!

08-May-2015 - In the past there were discussions over the use of natural ingredients and this meaning there may be a compromise on performance, but sitting down with Shona Bear, Bulldog Skincare’s...

The flip side of synthetic biology

22-Apr-2015 - Local farm economies voice concern over the globally unregulated biotech industry and its impact on the people and ecosystems in developing countries.

Trilogy skin care of NZ launches in US market

20-Apr-2015 - The company has seen its fair share of success in the global natural skin care market, and will now be readily available to consumers in the States through online marketplaces...

Organix products must be 70% organic, pending Canadian court approval

16-Apr-2015 - That’s one stipulation of the proposed settlement in a class action suit accusing Vogue International of deceptive advertising and marketing of Organix skin care and hair care products.

Could EO Products set an industry precedent for sustainability?

01-Apr-2015 - The company just announced its 2015 objectives to limit waste and is advocating for personal care industry suppliers to be more involved with sustainability.

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...

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