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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.

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...

Green Biologics expands in Europe with distribution deal

19-Oct-2016 - The US division of Green Biologics has signed a distribution deal that will see its Personal Care Intermediates distributed throughout the EU.

Indena's sourcing program recognized with sustainability award

12-Oct-2016 - A recent award given to botanical ingredient supplier Indena validates what the company has been striving to do for a number of years: To do good while doing well.

Opinion

Two Views: Is beauty ready for bacteria?

06-Oct-2016 - The microbiome, probiotics, and bacteria are buzz-worthy topics in personal care and cosmetic formulation. For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design asked Kelly A. Dobos of Sun Chemical and...

The re-branded in-cosmetics Latin America opens its doors, in photos

06-Oct-2016 - All eyes are on the in-cosmetics Latin America event as it opened its doors this week. The third annual show to be held in Sao Paulo, this is its debut...

Fragrance brand Puig buys stake in Brazil naturals player Granado

03-Oct-2016 - Puig, one of the most significant independent global fragrance players, has taken a minority stake in Granado, a Brazil-based storied pharmacy and owner of naturals brand Phebo.

Lush chips in to tackle food waste

29-Sep-2016 - Beauty brand Lush has donated £50,000 to a campaign to tackle food waste and hunger in London.

AOBiome conducts first of-a-kind trials for bacteria-derived acne treatment

28-Sep-2016 - Biotech skin care player AOBiome says it is conducting the very first of a kind trials to determine the effectiveness of a new topical bacterial treatment for acne sufferers.

Cargill eyes expansion of its personal care business

27-Sep-2016 - Agrofood giant Cargill is aiming to expand its footprint in the cosmetics and personal care arena, and has announced a new leader to head up the global team.

Exclusive interview

Biomimetics: the future of beauty innovation from nature

27-Sep-2016 - Biomimetics - using concepts and principles from nature to create new materials, devices and systems - could offer huge opportunities for beauty.

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...

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