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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.

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...

Guest article

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.  ...

Deodorants with ethical food labels on the rise

02-May-2016 - Consumer skin sensitivities and wellness concerns are driving the niche, according to Vermont Soap CEO and founder Larry Plesent. To keep up with demand, his company just launched another underarm...

Cosmetics now boasting ethical food labels

21-Apr-2016 - Ethical food labels, such as ‘non-GMO Product Verified’ and ‘gluten-free’, are fast becoming staple features on cosmetics and personal care products too, according to new research.

Avalon Organics reformulates and rebrands

20-Apr-2016 - The natural personal care and beauty brand has updated its packaging, logo, and product formulas in an effort to grow the brand in today’s fast-changing market.

How to make natural cosmetics both compliant and successful?

19-Apr-2016 - Natural and organic cosmetic and personal care products continue to grow well ahead of average growth rates for the market as a whole, but meeting regulation requirements does not always make...

SheaMoisture disrupts traditional merchandising segmentation

19-Apr-2016 - This month the skin care and hair care brand launched the #BreakTheWalls campaign as a “call to action” and a “national awareness platform” to move the industry toward a genuinely...

A New Niche: Green beauty for luxury consumers

18-Apr-2016 - Today in New York City, an exclusive beauty show is helping to define a new segment in the cosmetics and skin care marketplace, one where ecofriendly and sophistication aren’t mutually...

Trend Spotting: in-cosmetics and the US marketplace

14-Apr-2016 - As this week’s in-cosmetics personal care ingredient trade show in Paris comes to a close, Cosmetics Design shares our own key insights from the show floor as well as observations...

Lucas Meyer unveils new pore-shrinking ingredient at in-cosmetics Paris

13-Apr-2016 - Lucas Meyer Cosmetics is unveiling its latest ingredient, a pore-minimizer called Miniporyl, at this weeks in-cosmetics event in Paris.

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