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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.

Green labelling to be on the agenda at Organic Monitor Masterclass

17-Dec-2014 - Organic Monitor aims to encourage green labels and certification schemes in North America with its next Masterclass, giving an update on green standards, market developments, and addressing the technical issues...

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Evonik exec says 2015 will be the year of sustainability for the US cosmetics industry

15-Dec-2014 - a Sustainability is likely to be the defining element for the cosmetics industry in North America, according to Evonik’s North America personal care vice president, Paul Washlock, who believes that...

Mintel highlights Brazil as ‘natural beauty hot spot’

11-Dec-2014 - The Brazil market for cosmetic and personal care products has exploded over the past ten years, and a new blog post from Mintel highlights how natural products have led the...

Bio-based surfactants made in a bio-fuelled facility coming from Croda

09-Dec-2014 - The specialty chemical ingredients manufacturer is improving its Delaware site to accommodate manufacturing of non-ionic surfactants.  

ChromaDex sells pterostilbene product line in favor of ingredients business

04-Dec-2014 - The natural products company unloaded BluScience for $750,000 to refocus on ingredient technologies and sales for several industries, including cosmetics.

Chia seed oil coming to market in skin care formulations from MayaChia

02-Dec-2014 - Newly obtainable natural plant oils are fairly commonplace as personal care product ingredients. This small naturals brand is fanatical about the dermatological potential of chia.

Nutritive tomato seed oil from China newly available from Natural Sourcing

26-Nov-2014 - The ingredient isn’t for the beauty-from-within category but rather is intended for skin, lip and hair care product formulations.

New to the US naturals market - Katavi Botanicals and South African plant extracts

26-Nov-2014 - The skin care product line, developed with superfruit ingredients, is intended to address the effects of photo-aging and improve skin hydration.  

Beautycounter cashing in on consumer demand for ‘safe’ cosmetics

25-Nov-2014 - With consumer enthusiasm for transparency when it comes to cosmetics on the rise, fledgling cosmetics brand Beautycounter’s strong growth suggests marketing safe cosmetics is a recipe for success.

Green certifications influence consumer behaviour and B2B purchasing, finds UL study

20-Nov-2014 - The study, with an entire section devoted to the personal care product category, ascertained which certification logos and language signify reliably for consumers and B2B decision makers.

Amyris launches sugar-derived hair and skin emollient for the mid-price market

11-Nov-2014 - The ingredient, Hemisqualane, is the second in Amyris’ Neossance product line, sustainably sourced and of early interest to prominent brands in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Natural ingredient supplier Arysta LifeScience to be acquired

21-Oct-2014 - Arysta LifeScience, a producer of natural ingredients used in cosmetics as well as fungicides and herbicides, is being acquired by chemical maker Platform Specialty Products.

L'Oreal to launch multi-cultural division starting with Carol's Daughter acquisition

21-Oct-2014 - L'Oreal signed this week to acquire the multicultural beauty brand and plans for it to continue under current leadership while making full use of its expertise in the multicultural beauty...

How sustainable is the EU's production scheme?

16-Oct-2014 - How much is Europe investing in the bioeconomy today, and just what state are those sectors in? The scientific and technical arm of the EC now has a dedicated website...

Natural and organic boosted by proven efficacy, says Kline

13-Oct-2014 - The naturals trend is continuing in the personal care industry with increased consumer demand helping the natural and organic market post double digit growth for the sixth consecutive year.

Scientists develop lucrative perfume fixative from Mexican plant

16-Sep-2014 - Scientists have found a more sustainable way to produce an ambergris-alternative perfume ingredient from a Mexican plant, which could prove lucrative.

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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...

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