Formulation research

The best of US BB and CC creams

The best of US BB and CC creams

BB and CC creams, which were mostly confined to Asian markets until a few years ago, have become a phenomenon. Short for blemish balm and color correcting respectively, these products are now predicted to be worth over $67 million in the USA by the end...

Skin care ingredients come to the rescue for the hair care category

Skin care ingredients come to the rescue for the hair care category

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Many industry experts believe that if hair care is to push on and increase growth over the coming years it should take inspiration from the skin care market in order to innovate, and it appears scalp treatments and a multi-step routine are the way to...

Expert highlights emerging marine ingredient trends

Expert highlights emerging marine ingredient trends

By Michelle Yeomans

At a recent Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York, Mike Rohlfsen, director of algae technology company Heliae, highlighted emerging marine ingredients that are set to trend in the cosmetics industry.

Natural demand boosts skin care market

Natural demand boosts skin care market

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

As consumers become more concerned about personal care and the ingredients that are found in cosmetics amidst media scare stories, the natural and organic cosmetics market has seen solid growth, boosting the skin care category.

US company breaks new ground in sourcing marine ingredients

US company breaks new ground in sourcing marine ingredients

By Michelle Yeomans

Sea Tech Bioproducts, a company that specializes in sourcing marine ingredients and novel actives for the cosmetics industry, has broken new ground for US based companies in that they no longer have to import from Europe.

'Food-based' cosmetics gaining momentum as a trend

'Food-based' cosmetics gaining momentum as a trend

By Michelle Yeomans

Food-based ingredients are continuing to emerge as a key trend in the cosmetics industry as many beauty companies target the growing segment by creating product lines that incorporate natural ingredients.

Symrise develops active to treat hair loss from microalgae

Symrise develops active to treat hair loss from microalgae

By Michelle Yeomans

According to Symrise, as consumer’s interest in natural and sustainable products continuously increases, more emphasis has been put on green chemistry and biotechnology to which the global cosmetic player has catered to with an active that treats hair...

As demand rises, it’s time for marine ingredient standards

As demand rises, it’s time for marine ingredient standards

By Andrew McDougall and Michelle Yeomans

The demand for marine ingredients in cosmetics has risen over the last few years and Organic Monitor’s Amarjit Sahota tells CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com that it is time to put standards in place to ensure sustainable sourcing. 

How to stay ahead in the green cosmetics game

How to stay ahead in the green cosmetics game

By Simon Pitman

In many ways market entry into the natural and organic cosmetics category is easier these days but success will not come without integrity, according to a Euromonitor analyst.

Farmed algae - potential to be major sustainable source for the industry

Farmed algae - potential to be major sustainable source for the industry

By Michelle Yeomans

As marine extracts become increasingly important with cosmetic manufacturers, algae are receiving much attention due to their renewable nature. Arizona-based Heliae is one specialist company currently catering to this demand that says the organism group have...

Opportunity knocks for natural and organic halal cosmetics

Opportunity knocks for natural and organic halal cosmetics

By Katie Nichol

According to Organic Monitor, some companies have started to formulate natural/organic cosmetics with Halal certification as they realize that Halal products, while increasingly popular, often fall short in terms of their ecological credentials as the...

Natural and organic trends so far in 2012 ...

Natural and organic trends so far in 2012 ...

By Michelle Yeomans

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.