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Aurochemicals plant expansion underway

04-May-2016 - The aroma chemical manufacturer is nearly doubling the size of its Washingtonville, New York–based fragrance and flavor facility and has plans to grow much larger in the next few years.  ...

Deodorants with ethical food labels on the rise

02-May-2016 - Consumer skin sensitivities and wellness concerns are driving the niche, according to Vermont Soap CEO and founder Larry Plesent. To keep up with demand, his company just launched another underarm...

Cosmetics now boasting ethical food labels

21-Apr-2016 - Ethical food labels, such as ‘non-GMO Product Verified’ and ‘gluten-free’, are fast becoming staple features on cosmetics and personal care products too, according to new research.

Avalon Organics reformulates and rebrands

20-Apr-2016 - The natural personal care and beauty brand has updated its packaging, logo, and product formulas in an effort to grow the brand in today’s fast-changing market.

How to make natural cosmetics both compliant and successful?

19-Apr-2016 - Natural and organic cosmetic and personal care products continue to grow well ahead of average growth rates for the market as a whole, but meeting regulation requirements does not always make...

SheaMoisture disrupts traditional merchandising segmentation

19-Apr-2016 - This month the skin care and hair care brand launched the #BreakTheWalls campaign as a “call to action” and a “national awareness platform” to move the industry toward a genuinely...

A New Niche: Green beauty for luxury consumers

18-Apr-2016 - Today in New York City, an exclusive beauty show is helping to define a new segment in the cosmetics and skin care marketplace, one where ecofriendly and sophistication aren’t mutually...

Trend Spotting: in-cosmetics and the US marketplace

14-Apr-2016 - As this week’s in-cosmetics personal care ingredient trade show in Paris comes to a close, Cosmetics Design shares our own key insights from the show floor as well as observations...

Lucas Meyer unveils new pore-shrinking ingredient at in-cosmetics Paris

13-Apr-2016 - Lucas Meyer Cosmetics is unveiling its latest ingredient, a pore-minimizer called Miniporyl, at this weeks in-cosmetics event in Paris.

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.  

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