Investors to target natural personal care companies in 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.
USDA crackdown on misuse of ‘organic’ not imminent, say standards holders
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.
Natural oral care shows industry-leading growth rates
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.
‘Good enough to eat’: the trend for food ingredients in cosmetics gains pace
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.
New organic ingredients allow different types of formulations
A range of new organic surfactants, emulsifiers and preservative alternatives should make life easier for organic formulators, claims manufacturer Earth Supplied Products (ESP).
AHPA presents case for organic cosmetics to be included in NOP
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.
Natural and organic leaders gather in New York
Leading names in the natural and organic cosmetics market gathered in New York earlier this month for the Natural Beauty Summit.
Almond oleosomes are natural moisturizing emulsifiers, says Botaneco
DISPATCHES FROM SUPPLIERS' DAY
Oil-seed specialist Botaneco has launched an almond version of its oleosome product at this year’s Suppliers’ Day in New Jersey.
Eastman showcases green emollient esters
dispatches from suppliers' day
Chemicals giant Eastman is using Suppliers’ Day to promote its emollient esters platform for leave-on skin care products.
Scientists map oil palm genome in quest for higher productivity
Researchers have created the first genetic blueprint of oil palms, an important step in improving the productivity and sustainability of oil palm production.
Givaudan signs sustainable sourcing partnership
Givaudan has partnered with a Laos-based producer to secure the sustainable supply of benzoin, a raw material used in fragrances.
‘Free from’ claims can trade on false safety concerns says trade body
Manufacturers are advised against labelling their products as ‘free from’ certain ingredients by the UK cosmetics trade association (CTPA).
Cognis streamlines operations with sale of botanicals business
Cognis says the sale of its botanical extracts division to Burgundy Botanical Extracts Iberia will increase the company’s competitiveness and increase efficiencies.
Natrue and QAI work towards cross-border recognition of organic standards
Natrue is working on a mutual recognition agreement with Quality Assurance International (QAI) that the certifier hails as a step towards international harmonisation.
NSF's 'made with organic' standard becomes an American National Standard
NSF International’s ‘made with organic’ standard for personal care products has been adopted as an American National Standard.
Botanical actives are leading the ingredients market, says report
Improved performance and consumers' love of all things natural is pushing the trend for plant-based active ingredients, according to a recent Kline report.
Organic fine fragrances not sophisticated enough, says expert
Consumers will have to change their expectations before the market for organic fine fragrances can take off, says industry insider.
Indian company launches spice-based cosmetics preservative
Salicylates & Chemicals has launched a new preservative for personal care products based on curry leaf and cinnamon leaf oils.
Milkweed may hold natural sunscreen potential
The modified oil of the milkweed seed may help protect the skin against UV rays, according to scientists with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Natural and organic cosmetics tipped to resist downturn
Industry insiders predict that natural and organic cosmetics will hold up well in 2009 even if they do not enjoy the dramatic sales growth of previous years.
Fungal polysaccharides hold skin moisturising potential
New research supports the use of a biopolymer duo in moisturising and anti-aging products.
Cosmetics companies encouraged to share benefits with indigenous communities
The Union for Ethical BioTrade has pledged to encourage the cosmetics and personal care industry to adhere to the benefit sharing principles of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
European organic and natural standards will be released next Spring
The publication of harmonised European organic and natural standards is just around the corner, according to leading certification bodies at the Natural Beauty Summit.
Dr Straetmans signs Eastern European distribution deal
Dr Straetmans is expanding into Eastern Europe to capitalise on the growing demand for natural cosmetic ingredients in the region.
Botaneco gains Ecocert approval for oleosome emulsion
Oil-seed specialist Botaneco has received approval from European certification body Ecocert for the natural emulsion base Hydresia G2.
European naturals market set to break records this year
The mainstreaming of natural and organic personal care products means that the value of the European market is set to exceed €1.4bn this year.
France leads the way on Fairtrade personal care
A new market report highlights the fact that strong development in the French natural and organic cosmetic market has given way to the largest market for fair-trade products.
Arylessence launches high-end organic fragrances
Arylessence has created a range of organic fragrances in response to the growing market demand for luxury ‘green’ products.
Alban Muller launches plant dyes for personal care
Natural ingredients supplier Alban Muller has launched a range of plant based dyes to add colour to personal care formulations.
Silab showcases new organic ingredients line
France-based ingredients supplier Silab has been showcasing its recently released organic ingredient lines at New York’s HBA trade show.
BiotechMarine unveils natural-based anti-ageing active
France-based Biotech Marine has launched a new anti-aging concept called BioFA, which is based on marine-derived phytoplankton and arginine ferrulate.
Eastman executive discusses sustainability
The global market development manager for personal care at Eastman discusses how sustainability is changing the face of product development.
Natural glycol obtains EcoCert certification
DuPont and Tate & Lyle Bio Products has received Eco-Cert certification for Zemea, a petroleum-free glycol that it claims is an industry first.
Symrise expands its range of organic actives
Symrise has partnered with a Californian producer of botanical extracts as part of plans to become the number one global supplier of green cosmetic ingredients.
Croda seeks out sustainable marine ingredients
Croda is on the hunt for new sustainable cosmetic ingredients having signed a three year research agreement with marine biotechnology firm Aquapharm.
Aveda hones in on packaging recycling
Aveda says it is leading the way in sustainable packaging, having announced what it is claimed to be the first ever scheme in the US to recycle caps.
Alban Muller launches 29 fruit focused actives
France-based Alban Muller has launched 29 new active ingredients
for the global naturals market with "super fruits" at the heart of