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.
14-Feb-2011 - Canada-headquartered Botaneco has launched an organic emulsifier based on its oleosome technology, in partnership with contract manufacturer Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC).
27-Oct-2010 - Brazilian-based ingredients brand Beraca says that deforestation is one of the worst enemies to the planet and the beauty industry must act to ensure this problem is minimized.
26-Oct-2010 - As more companies follow the natural trend, search for natural emulsifier alternatives and seek to remove silicone from their formulations, the development of natural sensory ingredients has taken on increased...
20-Oct-2010 - The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has released the ‘IFRA Green Definitions Document’ to better explain “green terminology” to the fragrance industry.
12-Oct-2010 - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed changes to its Green Guides, designed to help marketers avoid statements that could mislead their consumers, but is calling for more guidance on...
07-Oct-2010 - Cognis Care Chemicals says that it has received certification from the Natural Products Association (NPA) for a further 15 natural ingredients from its personal care portfolio.
30-Sep-2010 - At present, the cosmetics industry is focusing on launching organic cosmetic products due to consumers becoming increasingly more conscious about the chemicals used in cosmetics products and their harmful effects.
29-Sep-2010 - The Natural Products Association (NPA) is helping cosmetic product manufacturers meet the growing demand for natural products, by streamlining the application process and offering discount pricing on certification on products...
20-Sep-2010 - The growing trend in the naturals market presents opportunities for raw materials suppliers to carve out a strong position in the industry, with innovation and consumer demand the driving factors.
19-Mar-2010 - Lack of regulations and labeling requirements for natural personal care products in Asia means the market is dominated by synthetic ingredients positioned as natural, according to market research company, Kline.
15-Feb-2010 - Natural personal care companies are expected to be a key target for investors in 2010, according to Organic Monitor’s latest Strategic Insights report.
12-Nov-2009 - US organic standards holders are not expecting an imminent USDA crackdown on the misuse of the term ‘organic’ in the cosmetics and personal care sector.
11-Jun-2009 - The natural and organic oral care market in the US is predicted to grow at a rate that should outpace all other personal care categories, market researchers predict.
09-Jun-2009 - A rising number of cosmetics companies are now formulating products from ingredients normally found in the kitchen. This is the latest trend to emerge from escalating interest in organic and...
20-May-2009 - A range of new organic surfactants, emulsifiers and preservative alternatives should make life easier for organic formulators, claims manufacturer Earth Supplied Products (ESP).
18-May-2009 - Leading names in the natural and organic cosmetics market gathered in New York earlier this month for the Natural Beauty Summit.
18-May-2009 - Michael McGuffin, President of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), has lent his support to the CACC recommendation that the National Organic Program (NOP) should be amended to explicitly include...
13-May-2009 - Chemicals giant Eastman is using Suppliers’ Day to promote its emollient esters platform for leave-on skin care products.
13-May-2009 - Oil-seed specialist Botaneco has launched an almond version of its oleosome product at this year’s Suppliers’ Day in New Jersey.
12-May-2009 - Researchers have created the first genetic blueprint of oil palms, an important step in improving the productivity and sustainability of oil palm production.
25-Mar-2009 - Givaudan has partnered with a Laos-based producer to secure the sustainable supply of benzoin, a raw material used in fragrances.
13-Mar-2009 - Manufacturers are advised against labelling their products as ‘free from’ certain ingredients by the UK cosmetics trade association (CTPA).
02-Mar-2009 - Cognis says the sale of its botanical extracts division to Burgundy Botanical Extracts Iberia will increase the company’s competitiveness and increase efficiencies.
24-Feb-2009 - Natrue is working on a mutual recognition agreement with Quality Assurance International (QAI) that the certifier hails as a step towards international harmonisation.
19-Feb-2009 - NSF International’s ‘made with organic’ standard for personal care products has been adopted as an American National Standard.