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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.

Fast Track Your Formulations in 2017

16-Jan-2017 - You have a great formulation idea but now that you are about to put that idea into action, what is the best to get it to market as quickly as...

Color cosmetics brand Mineral Fusion sets an EWG record

12-Jan-2017 - The vegetarian, natural makeup company now has over 100 beauty products verified by the Environmental Working Group for being made according to certain manufacturing protocol and without select ‘ingredients of concern.’...

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Less than four weeks left to submit for the Beauty Industry Awards

11-Jan-2017 - The count down to the first ever Cosmetics Design Beauty Industry Awards is well under way and there are now less than four weeks to go for the cut off...

Bioprocol launches ingredients made from rare Colombian fruits

11-Jan-2017 - Colombian ingredients maker Bioprocol has tapped into some of the unique flora found in the country to launch two new ingredients that tap into rare plant extracts.

Burt’s Bees launches beauty-from-within product line

04-Jan-2017 - The personal care and cosmetics brand announced this week its move into the functional food category.  It’s a significant initiative for the Clorox-owned brand, one that could help determine what...

Indie Beauty Expo goes to Los Angeles in January

22-Dec-2016 - The leading personal care and cosmetics event for independent brands is happening in LA next month and will include a new feature called Indie Connect, an educational and networking forum...

Top ten cosmetic and personal care trends for 2017

21-Dec-2016 - Cosmetics Design looks ahead to throw some light on the trends that are likely to impact the cosmetics and personal care industry the most throughout the course of 2017.

Don't forget to make your submission to the Beauty Industry Awards!

20-Dec-2016 - The first submissions are coming in for the Beauty Industry Awards so you don't want to miss out on getting your own entries into this industry leading competition that will...

Welch's and Blue Marble Biomaterials team up on fragrance and cosmetic ingredients

13-Dec-2016 - The grape juice maker has a plan to turn its side stream components into biochemicals for use in beauty product formulations; to do so Welch’s has partnered with petrochemical replacements...

Almond Board of California raises investment to develop cosmetics ingredients

12-Dec-2016 - The Almond Board of California is targeting expansion into the cosmetics and personal care industry through a research initiative designed to find new uses for byproducts from almond processing.

Euromonitor: Catch up with major trends in beauty and personal care

09-Dec-2016 - Joanna Chan, research analyst at Euromonitor International, reveals her picks of the major global trends in beauty and personal care tipped to drive the industry in the coming period.

The Beauty Industry Awards are now open for submissions

07-Dec-2016 - The most comprehensive and far-reaching awards for the global beauty industry are now open for submissions that will recognize the most outstanding achievements.

Are P&G and Unilever using child labor to source palm oil for personal care and cosmetic products? Amnesty International says ‘yes’

30-Nov-2016 - The human rights NGO released a new report today calling out nine multinational corporations that Amnesty found to be buying oil from a company with documented child labor, as well...

Can new DIY natural beauty brand Oleum Vera disrupt skin care and body care?

29-Nov-2016 - Launched just this week Oleum Vera is the latest brand from MMTUM, a company based in Montreal, Canada, that’s creatively commercializing DIY for an array of industries.

Aloe Vera substitutes spark lawsuits against private label skin care brands

23-Nov-2016 - Wal-Mart, Target, and CVS are expected to face class action suits following an investigation by Bloomberg News that found those stores' own brands of Aloe Vera personal care products were...

Opinion

Two Views: Beauty consumers and chemicals

17-Nov-2016 - For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design asked science communicator Louise Hidinger, Ph.D. and indie brand founder Kari Gran about what consumers know and want to know about chemical...

Special Newsletter: Sustainaibility

Why are Unilever and L’Oréal leading the way on sustainability?

11-Nov-2016 - The biggest cosmetic and personal care players are making huge inroads on their sustainability objectives, consistently raising the bar in an effort to reduce energy and waste.

Color cosmetics boom shows no sign of slowing, says CEW panel

10-Nov-2016 - Company leaders from IT Cosmetics, Bite Beauty, and BECCA Cosmetics spoke in New York City on Tuesday evening at the organization’s final Beauty Insider event of the year. And according...

Natura cosmetics looks to the future, with new CEO

08-Nov-2016 - Following Roberto Lima’s resignation, the beauty company has appointed a successor and is continuing with its current strategy into the New Year.

Beraca launches a pequi-based ingredient for curly hair

07-Nov-2016 - Beraca got the attention of formulation professionals at the recent in-cosmetics Latin America event with the launch of a hair smoothing ingredient that is sourced from the Amazon. The company's...

Harris Poll finds strong consumer demand for natural beauty products

02-Nov-2016 - Data gathered at the behest of Kari Gran, for the eco-luxe skin care and color cosmetics brand’s second annual Green Beauty Barometer Survey, indicates that millennial interest in naturals is...

Improve USA launches aloe vera-derived anti-aging ingredient

01-Nov-2016 - Enderma is a clinically proven ingredient made from aloe vera extract that is said to improve overall skin health and help smooth out wrinkles within one week.

Opinion

Two Views: Natural beauty is here to stay

27-Oct-2016 - Cosmetics made with non-synthetic or ‘clean’ ingredients sourced from nature are quite popular just now. For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design asked Wendi Berger of Pour le Monde...

in-cosmetics LATAM proves to be a big platform for the sensory trend

27-Oct-2016 - At the recent in-cosmetics Latin America event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Cosmetics Design caught up with Belinda Carli who highlighted some of the most important launches at the event, as...

in-cosmetics LATAM director discusses growth of the event

24-Oct-2016 - Despite the crushing economic crisis in Brazil, the in-cosmetics Latin America event has gone from strength to strength. Cosmetics Design caught up with the show director to find out about...

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