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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.

Last few days to submit for “Best Ingredient Made From Recycled Materials Award”

24-Aug-2016 - Does your company offer an innovative ingredient made from recycled or waste products? If so there is still time to enter for this brand new award, before the cut-off date...

Canadian indie beauty brand makes skin care and soap from icebergs

23-Aug-2016 - East Coast Glow uses glacial water and other local ingredients in its collection of personal care products. It’s a concept, right in line with several current industry trends, that the...

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Cosmetics Design proudly introduces the “Best Ingredient Made From Recycled Materials Award”

11-Aug-2016 - The Cosmetics Design USA team is introducing a brand new industry award that aims to find the best ingredient developed using recycled, repurposed, by-products or waste materials.

Symrise Amazon receives sustainability endorsement for cosmetic ingredient sourcing

10-Aug-2016 - The ingredient and fragrance maker announced yesterday that its fruit and seed sourcing in the region has been certified by the Union for Ethical BioTrade.

Dermatologists give topical probiotic skin care a nod of approval

09-Aug-2016 - In a newly published review of the emerging personal care subcategory, board certified dermatologist and nationally recognized anti-aging expert Dr. Patricia K. Farris acknowledges that topical probiotics can benefit the...

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Top sites for correct ingredient information

09-Aug-2016 - With so much misinformation on the internet, how do you know which sites to trust for CORRECT ingredient information?

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Going natural means accepting a shorter shelf life for ingredients!

08-Aug-2016 - As a raw material distributor of only certified organic, I must comment on an increasing trend that is in conflict with GMPs and Quality Systems that do not consider Organic...

Tobacco as a renewable squalene source

03-Aug-2016 - Following next year’s harvest, tobacco-derived quantities of the compound will be available for cosmetics companies to test out in beauty and skin care formulations—thanks to a company called SynShark and...

New sites are introducing retailers to sustainable indie beauty brands

20-Jul-2016 - Independent and niche personal care is all the rage, and stores looking to meet consumer expectations and negotiate wholesale relationships with desirable, reliable brands are turning to sites like Kind...

IFF and Unilever partner to help vetiver farmers in Haiti

19-Jul-2016 - International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) and Unilever have teamed up on a project that also involves leading non-governmental agencies to enhance the lives of vetiver farmers in Haiti.

Kariderm founder reveals how his brand supports communities in Burkina Faso

18-Jul-2016 - Cosmetics Design recently caught up with the founder and president of Kariderm, a Canada-based natural skin care line that was established off the back of sourcing sustainable ingredients that help...

How ingredients from the Dead Sea created leading skin care brand Deluvia

13-Jul-2016 - Deluvia Skincare has been built around ingredients from the Dead Sea with the focus of curing psoriasis.  We spoke to company vice president Ayman Qawasmeh to find out about how...

Epsom salt: the private-label natural no store should miss

13-Jul-2016 - It’s a wellness subcategory all to itself, according to Laureen Schroeder, principal consultant at the health, beauty, and wellness firm Bespoke Beauty Partners, who talked with Cosmetics Design about the...

Six years of research results in the Blue Beautifly skin care range

07-Jul-2016 - Cosmetics Design recently caught up with Vida Karamooz, founder and CEO of Blue Beautifly. The idea for Blue Beautifly evolved from six years of research that included the study of...

Croda puts spotlight on textures and sensorial

05-Jul-2016 - Cosmetics Design recently caught up with Denise Costrini, marketing manager for hair care at Croda to find out about some of the latest concepts the company's formulation lab has put...

Alban Muller targets fast-growing US naturals market with LA office

01-Jul-2016 - France-based Alban Muller is targeting growth in the US market for natural and organic products with the opening of a new office in Los Angeles.

How the search for sustainable palm oil took one supplier to Ecuador

01-Jul-2016 - Cosmetics Design recently spoke to Gay Timmons, the founder of ingredient supplier Oh Oh Organic, to find out about how her quest to find sustainable and ethically produced palm oil...

Beautycounter buys the Nude natural skin care line from LVMH

28-Jun-2016 - Not to be left out of the M&A game this summer, Beautycounter posted news of the acquisition on its Instagram page yesterday evening, saying “and the Beautycounter family just got...

Natural skin care and anti-aging beauty products still gaining popularity

22-Jun-2016 - A new report—Facial Skincare and Anti-Aging US 2016—from the market research firm Mintel shows that consumer passions for wellness and healthy eating are signposts for cosmetics brands and personal care...

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Meeting consumer demands for ‘waterless’ products

10-Jun-2016 - Consumers are increasingly looking to balance their use of products with an environmental conscience, and we’re seeing this demand met by a new wave of products being promoted as ‘waterless’....

Colombia’s undiscovered natural cosmetics ingredients

25-May-2016 - Areas of the South American country are largely uncharted when it comes to plant species because of the danger researchers face from decades of war and criminal gang activity. Now...

Natural skin care is big business for mass and specialty beauty retailers alike

24-May-2016 - This summer Target will carry skin care from Fig + Yarrow, the latest in the retailer’s portfolio of natural and indie brands. And between Target, Whole Foods, Credo, and Sephora,...

Credo Beauty goes bicoastal

16-May-2016 - The clean beauty retailer opened a location in New York City on Thursday—a sign not only that the company’s business is growing on schedule but that all things green, natural,...

Big beauty pivots as microbeads fall out of vogue

11-May-2016 - At the end of the year, US personal care and cosmetics manufacturers will be legally prohibited from formulating with plastic microbeads. Many are already reformulating with natural alternatives, as ingredient...

Aurochemicals plant expansion underway

04-May-2016 - The aroma chemical manufacturer is nearly doubling the size of its Washingtonville, New York–based fragrance and flavor facility and has plans to grow much larger in the next few years.  ...

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