Formulation research

Packaging naturals for an upscale market

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Packaging naturals for an upscale market

By Deanna Utroske

Well ahead of any trend, Katharine L’Heureux, the enterprising founder of Kahina Giving Beauty, saw the opportunity to elevate natural skin care. She spoke with Cosmetics Design about distinctive packaging, where the naturals category is going, and how...

Safety First! How consumers read beauty and personal care labels

Safety First! How consumers read beauty and personal care labels

By Deanna Utroske

A newly released Harris Poll shows that well over half of women shopping for beauty and personal care products read the label before making a selection and that many are looking for formulations that exclude particular ingredients.

Avon pledges to clean up palm oil supply chain

Avon pledges to clean up palm oil supply chain

By Deanna Utroske

The direct-sales beauty company just updated its Palm Oil Promise document with stringent objectives and supplier guidelines that are more socially responsible when it comes to environmental and human rights concerns.

Ingrid Jackel steps in as CEO at Yes To

Ingrid Jackel steps in as CEO at Yes To

By Deanna Utroske

The natural skin and hair care company is positioning itself for innovation and growth with this latest appointment; Jackel most previously led one of the fastest growing cosmetic businesses in the mass category.

Derma e skin care launch targets anti-pollution trend

Derma e skin care launch targets anti-pollution trend

By Simon Pitman

The Purifying skin care range from derma e is a new line of skin care products that incorporates some interesting ingredients, but what really makes it interesting is its focus on anti-pollution.

Sesame fated to be labeled as an allergen by the FDA

Sesame fated to be labeled as an allergen by the FDA

By Deanna Utroske

US Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut along with Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts have asked the administration to require the ingredient be listed in the interest of consumer safety. 

Credo cosmetics opens a flagship store

Credo cosmetics opens a flagship store

By Deanna Utroske

Sephora changed mass-market beauty, and now one of the company’s early leaders is expanding his promising online naturals venture beyond the web to a California storefront. 

Industry giants weigh in on sustainable palm oil

Industry giants weigh in on sustainable palm oil

By Deanna Utroske

This week J&J, P&G, Colgate-Palmolive, and Seventh Generation along with numerous other interested companies and investors ran a letter on the non-profit sustainability site ceres.org urging the RSPO to adjust its certification standards. 

Bio-identicals, the next step in sustainability

Bio-identicals, the next step in sustainability

By Deanna Utroske

Ingredient labs are producing high tech biomimetic materials, and one personal care industry expert predicts these next-generation naturals will trump organics before long. 

Sourcing and distributing naturals can be tricky business

Sourcing and distributing naturals can be tricky business

By Deanna Utroske

AAK, the Swedish vegetable oil company, supplies products to the cosmetics industry and beyond. Henrik Vingaard, AAK’s director of sourcing and trading for Europe and West Africa spoke with Cosmetics Design about supply chain sustainability.   

The flip side of synthetic biology

The flip side of synthetic biology

By Deanna Utroske

Local farm economies voice concern over the globally unregulated biotech industry and its impact on the people and ecosystems in developing countries.

Trilogy skin care of NZ launches in US market

Trilogy skin care of NZ launches in US market

By Deanna Utroske

The company has seen its fair share of success in the global natural skin care market, and will now be readily available to consumers in the States through online marketplaces and at specialty retailers.

Sourcing hemp oil for skin and hair care products

Sourcing hemp oil for skin and hair care products

By Deanna Utroske

The hemp seed company Hippie Butter partnered this month with Algae International Group, and will receive marketing and investment support as well as organically certified hemp from that company’s American Seed & Oil subsidiary.

How to get your green marketing strategy bang on

How to get your green marketing strategy bang on

By Simon Pitman

We spoke to Raphael Bemporad co-founder of BBMG, a consultancy specialized in green brand strategies, who lifts the lid on the importance of tapping into 'aspirational' consumers as a means of getting the right message out effectively.

Ready-to-drink beauty is ready to change everything

Ready-to-drink beauty is ready to change everything

By Deanna Utroske

Analysts anticipate that the nutricosmetics market will reach $7.4 bn in the next five years, and ready-to-drink beauty beverages are the strongest growing product in the segment.

Non-GMO cosmetics, a trend in the making

Non-GMO cosmetics, a trend in the making

By Deanna Utroske

Non-GMO cosmetics are soon to be a hit, according to analysts, as cosmetic formulations are incorporating more truly natural ingredients, and often follow developments in the supplement markets, which already has a distinct non-GMO segment.

Green labelling to be on the agenda at Organic Monitor Masterclass

Green labelling to be on the agenda at Organic Monitor Masterclass

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Organic Monitor aims to encourage green labels and certification schemes in North America with its next Masterclass, giving an update on green standards, market developments, and addressing the technical issues associated with developing natural and organic...