Naturals & Organics

Good Housekeeping hosts first-annual Green Summit

Good Housekeeping hosts first-annual Green Summit

By Deanna Utroske

The consumer magazine, well-known for its Good Housekeeping Seal and more recently the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, hosted a full-day conference in New York City last week, bringing together experts and advocates to discuss the state and future of ‘green,’...

Natural personal care proves to be good business for Clorox

Natural personal care proves to be good business for Clorox

By Deanna Utroske

The Clorox Company announced Q1 2018 financial results this week and it’s clear that the Burt’s Bees personal care and cosmetics brand is doing well for the company, despite its being the only beauty brand in the Clorox portfolio.

2017 Green Beauty Barometer data now available

2017 Green Beauty Barometer data now available

By Deanna Utroske

Skin care brand Kari Gran has announced the results of its third annual Green Beauty Barometer survey, conducted in partnership with Harris Poll. The new data shows what ingredients natural cosmetics and personal care shoppers avoid, what categories they...

Indie Beauty Profile LaKeisha A. Entsuah Elements of Aliel

Indie Beauty Profile

LaKeisha A. Entsuah, Elements of Aliel

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, LaKeisha A. Entsuah, founder of Elements of Aliel, speaks without pretention about her skin care line inspired by the hope of motherhood, enriched by Ghanaian culture, and formulated with signature ingredients like African...

Digital. Natural. Beautiful. Alban Muller mask video

Digital. Natural. Beautiful.

By Deanna Utroske

Today, personal care and cosmetic ingredient makers know that all things green, bio-based, and alternative are of great interest to the beauty manufacturers they serve. And yet, this is the digital age. How are beauty ingredient companies to engage in...

Dr. Mariana Royer, CEO and founder of Bio Forextra

Lucas Meyer partnership leads to new line of bark extracts

By Simon Pitman

Last year Lucas Meyer formed a partnership with bark extracts specialist Bio Forextra Labs. Just over a year later the companies are together launching a portfolio of three impressive ingredients with impressive claims.

Firmenich leads the way biotech fragrance

Firmenich leads the way on biotech fragrance

By Simon Pitman

Firmenich has been an early pioneer in harbouring biotechnology to advance its portfolio of fragrance ingredients, a move that has also helped to increase efficiencies and cut its environmental impact.

Natural Notes: Where fragrance fits in the natural beauty niche

Natural Notes: Where fragrance fits in the natural beauty niche

By Deanna Utroske

Perfume, parfum, eau de toilette, cologne, body spray, essential oils—all of these are coming into conversation with the natural beauty movement. And earlier in the fragrance supply chain natural sourcing initiatives are getting very interesting.

Indie Beauty Profile Jené Roestorf Luxe Botanics

Indie Beauty Profile

Jené Roestorf, Luxe Botanics

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Jené Roestorf, founder of Luxe Botanics advises prospective entrepreneurs to put their egos aside. And, she paints a vivid picture of a skin care brand that delivers on so many of the promises that indie shoppers are looking...

Trend Spotting: in-cosmetics North America 2017

Trend Spotting: in-cosmetics North America 2017

By Deanna Utroske

At last week’s beauty ingredient tradeshow in New York City, industry suppliers, product developers, marketers, researchers, any other personal care pros converged. And Cosmetics Design was there to see how trends such as protection and detox, fermented...