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Are nügg skin treatments set to become a fixture in the face mask category?

07-Apr-2016 - Beauty Ideas Group, the company behind nügg, launched the brand in 2014 with its signature pod-pack masks. Now, with recent line extensions—an eye mask and a lip mask— nügg is...

Talc supplier and J&J headed to court over cancer

04-Apr-2016 - In a trial set to begin next week, more than 1,000 women are now suing the consumer goods company and the ingredients supplier Imerys Talc America for not disclosing known...

Raw materials supplier HORN to distribute Bayliss Botanicals’ organic ingredients

31-Mar-2016 - In a deal announced yesterday, the California-based ingredients distributor will now offer its personal and cosmetics customers organic flower and herbal distillates from a company long-known for its commitment to...

Sheep oil makes its entrance to the North American beauty market

30-Mar-2016 - A lip balm based on sheep oil sourced in Australia is making its debut in the US, which the manufacturers claim is the first of its kind to hit the...

Special Newsletter: Color Cosmetics

Pigments & Organics: Innovation in nail color

30-Mar-2016 - Mineral makeup remains popular in the color cosmetics category, while clean beauty alternatives and organic infusions are nudging in on the beauty market. Here, Suzanne Roberta of Adesse New York...

Consumer demand sparks MyChelle sun care line extension

28-Mar-2016 - Continuing to focus on products that mitigate consumer safety concerns and have minimal environmental impact, the Colorado-based company has added new SPF and after-sun items to its portfolio.

CEW announces the ECO Beauty Award finalists

21-Mar-2016 - The natural organic cosmetic and personal care category is defined by its eco credentials and that is the determining factor for entries to the CEW ECO Beauty Awards.

Salon hair color gets a distribution strategy update, thanks to startup thinking

21-Mar-2016 - Jack Winn Color, a company launched last year following a Wharton MBA project, believes the industry is ready for healthier hair dye and a streamlined supply chain.

Mazza Innovation signs deal to deliver bioactive cranberry extracts for clean-label beauty products

15-Mar-2016 - Vancouver, Canada – based Mazza has teamed up with Naturex to produce phytochemical ingredients from the nutrient-dense bog fruit.

Berkeley teen skin study could usher in a new era of opportunity for natural and organic

10-Mar-2016 - Research from Berkeley University highlighting the potential effects of certain cosmetic chemicals on the skin of teenage girls’ skin could spark renewed interest in natural and organic products, experts believe.

Risk to cosmetic chemical exposure high among teen girls, says Berkeley research

09-Mar-2016 - This week Kim Harley, associate director of the Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health at the University of California, Berkeley, published her findings in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal.

Greenpeace scorecard rates personal care corporations poorly

09-Mar-2016 - Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Unilever, and Colgate-Palmolive all received unfavorable assessments from the environmental NGO for their palm oil supply chain practices.

Galderma updates minoxodil with beauty-from-within and natural components

07-Mar-2016 - The company’s newly launched mass-market hair care brand qilib is meant to address the needs of both women and men with thinning hair as well as hair loss and to...

Buzz about salmon egg enzyme as anti-aging skin care ingredient gets louder

07-Mar-2016 - Following publication of a study of how hydrolyzed salmon roe proteins exfoliate in contrast to glycolic acid, the New York City–based skin care company Restorsea has seen an uptick in...

A new plan to certify sustainable and responsible marine ingredient sourcing

03-Mar-2016 - The Seaweed Standard, a joint project of the ASC and MCS, would leverage science-based regulation to protect the environment and promote ethical business.

MyChelle announces distribution partnership with Ulta Beauty

02-Mar-2016 - As the natural skin care brand transitions to the prestige category, select MyChelle products will be available nationwide in Ulta Beauty.  

The Brown Crayon Project rallies support online

01-Mar-2016 - The safe-enough-for-kids indie naturals brand developed for people of color launched a campaign on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter yesterday and by midnight was very nearly halfway to its goal. ...

Is cactus from Mexico the next big personal care ingredient?

29-Feb-2016 - International beauty rituals inspire consumers to use products with novel and seemingly exotic ingredients. Cactus seed oil has been gaining in popularity for years, and now Mexico is looking to...

Adore Cosmetics’ retail footprint is growing fast

29-Feb-2016 - The organic skin care and beauty brand is set to open 5 new stores this quarter, 3 in the States and 2 beyond; and Adore claims its online business is booming as well.

J&J loses in court, talcum powder linked to cancer

25-Feb-2016 - This week, a Missouri jury found the company liable for fraud, negligence, and conspiracy in a case brought by Jacqueline Fox and litigated by family members, following her death last...

Center Ingredient Technology acquired by Takasago

22-Feb-2016 - The biotech fragrance and flavor company uses fermentation to develop natural ingredients for cosmetics and other industries. Now that knowhow is part of Takasago’s Natural Mineral Portfolio.

College media chips away at big beauty

16-Feb-2016 - Across the country, journalists at hyper-local campus news outlets report on issues of wellness, industry regulations, green washing, sustainability, and more –all the while pointing a finger at both the...

Hedge Apples: the accidental skin care and hair care ingredient

09-Feb-2016 - Seed oil from the Maclura Pomifera, a common Midwestern tree fruit, has found its way to the beauty market in professional hair care products and as a facial oil from...

Skin care maker Dickinson’s Witch Hazel brings its history into the future

03-Feb-2016 - The legacy beauty brand celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and is launching an updated product line, aiming to preserve the company’s heritage and cater to today’s consumers at the...

H&M to launch Ecocert cosmetics and personal care collection

26-Jan-2016 - By this time next month, the retailer’s Conscious product line will be available in select stores, aiming to meet consumer demand for portable products, unisex fragrances, certified natural beauty items,...

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