McNabb Nutraceuticals has received the backing of the advertising industry’s investigative unit that its Sunology Sunblock is a natural or chemical free sunscreen, although it has been told to discontinue its moisturizing claims.
After years of in-court battles leading to the lawsuit being dropped, the certification body has expressed its pleasure at the San Francisco Federal District Court’s decision to drop the case and side with Ecocert.
Although Asian cosmetic and personal care companies have embraced the issue of sustainability, Organic Monitor director Amarjit Sahota believes that the social and economic impact are being overlooked.
There are a plethora of obstacles when it comes to tackling organic and natural formulation says formulation expert Dr Barbara Olioso, who points to ‘technology, knowledge and common sense’ as the best navigation tools.
As sales demand for cosmetic and toiletries are forecasted to rise by 5.0 percent per year to $9.9 billion in the US in 2016, Cosmetics Design takes a look at developments in the natural and organic area that are helping to shape the category.
Today is the third day of the HBA Global Expo in New York, which remains one of the biggest events on the calendar for North American packaging professionals, underlined by the tough competition in this year’s IPDA entries.
Visitors to the HBA Global Expo 2012 were greeted with a novel seating area that provided visitors an opportunity to orientate themselves and network, before tackling the show floor. This year the floor included the Splash Pavillion, a pavillion for new...
The American Botanical Council (ABC) has published a scientific literature review stating that the majority of products containing grapefruit seed extracts, such as cosmetics, may be adulterated with synthetic additives.
This was the belief of Ecocert’s spokesperson Vincent Morel on the current state of the US cosmetics market on defining an organic product. Following its acquisition of Indiana Certified Organic (ICO) last year, Cosmetics Design caught up with the company...
With over 60 educational sessions and activities, the HBA Global Expo event that is taking place in New York from 19-21 June 2012 promises to shine the spotlight on a wide range of topics including green and natural products, marketing and consumer engagement...
A skin care line featuring twelve different types of seaweed has been developed by cancer survivor and former nurse Vincene Parrinello after finding cosmetics ‘weren’t working’ for people taking medications and battling cancer.
Researchers at cosmetics company Kao have demonstrated that a eucalyptus extract has the ability to improve the skin function on the outer layer in dry skin by increasing ceramide levels in the stratum corneum, in the epidermis and in keratinocytes.
Biotechnology company Entia Biosciences has filed a provisional patent for the use of ingestible and topically applied L-Ergothioneine (Ergo) to maintain and improve hair and nail health, growth, and natural coloring.
Following consumer reliance on eco-labels, including natural and organic logos, to identify sustainable cosmetic products, a shift is now expected in the coming years as consumers use smartphone technology to get real-time information when buying cosmetic...
A new study funded by BASF Beauty Care Solutions has found that an extract of the common yarrow plant found in the Northern hemisphere can increase epidermal thickness and improve the appearance of wrinkles and pores.
The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) and NaTrue have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help raise awareness of the importance of naturally sourced cosmetics products and the ethical trade in natural ingredients derived from biodiversity.
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 importance.
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 the consumer perception of natural and organic.
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.
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 formulated with NPA-certified...
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.
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 natural products.
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 cosmetics.