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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.

Doing More with Bacteria: new innovations from AOBiome and Mother Dirt

22-Sep-2016 - The clinical research company and its consumer products brand are moving bacteria forward, launching new product and advancing research that could change skin care forever.

Naturals and Sustainability Special Newsletter

By-products and re-used materials raise bar on formulation sustainability

21-Sep-2016 - Ethical and sustainability claims are proving among the hottest trends right now, and a new way for formulators to tap into this heightened state of consumer consciousness is to reuse...

Unilever acquires Seventh Generation

20-Sep-2016 - The multinational CPG company announced yesterday that it has signed a deal to purchase the plant-based personal care and household cleaners company known as Seventh Generation—thereby shoring up its position...

Winners announced for the 2016 Cosmetics Design “Best Ingredient Made from Recycled Materials Award”

12-Sep-2016 - At the inaugural in-cosmetics North America event in New York City last week, Cosmetics Design announced the finalists, runner up, and honoree for the award, which recognizes the work ingredient...

Why Primal Pit Paste won Beauty Pitch 2016

07-Sep-2016 - It's a catchy name that isn't necessarily synonymous with all things beauty, but maybe that's the very reason why it caught the judge's eye at this year's Beauty Pitch competition....

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What happens to sustainability policy during political or economic crisis?

07-Sep-2016 - Pursuing sustainability goals can often prove both time-consuming and costly for cosmetics and personal care companies to implement, so what is the best course of action during a crisis?

From Power Ranger to skin care entrepreneur: The Jennifer Yen story

06-Sep-2016 - At the recent Cosmoprof North America event in Las Vegas, Cosmetics Design got to talk with Power Rangers star Jennifer Yen about how she diversified her acting career to also...

Exclusive interview

Natura’s head of R&D opens up about formulating with actives

01-Sep-2016 - We spoke with Alessandro Mendes, research and development director at Brazilian cosmetics giant Natura to find out about how the evolution of active ingredients has impacted the company’s formulation team....

“Deodorant is the gateway to natural personal care and beauty”

31-Aug-2016 - That’s what Ursa Major, a natural skin care company out of Vermont has found. And it makes sense; once consumers find a reliable product in a category as essential as...

Trend Spotting: Innovations and ingredients you missed at IBE NY 2016

30-Aug-2016 - At an energetic and well-attended show like IBE, some of the most pertinent beauty trends get overlooked. Here, Cosmetics Design highlights three trends you may have missed and a selection...

Should ‘quality’ ingredients matter more than ‘natural’ ingredients?

30-Aug-2016 - At least one skin science and personal care research consultant thinks so. And, Cosmetics Design spoke with Nava Dayan about the formulation challenges and toxicity concerns that exist when the...

Final call to submit for “Best Ingredient Made From Recycled Materials Award”

29-Aug-2016 - Tomorrow will be the last opportunity to submit entries for the Cosmetics Design award for best ingredient made from recycled materials.

Indie Beauty Expo 2016 outdoes itself

29-Aug-2016 - This year marked the second annual IBE event in New York City. And the show, catering to the trade, retail buyers, press, and consumers, firmly established itself as the newest...

100% Pure, one year on from winning Beauty Pitch 2015

25-Aug-2016 - It's been a big year for natural skin care player 100% Pure. One year on from winning the Cosmoprof Beauty Pitch 2015 award, which afforded them a cash prize and...

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...

Cosmetics Design Ingredient Award

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...

Guest article

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?

Guest article

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...

Key Industry Events

in-cosmetics Latin America

Sao Paulo / Conference and exhibition

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29th IFSCC 2016 Congress

Orlando, FL / Conference and exhibition

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The Healthy & Natural Show

Chicago / Conference and exhibition

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