Naturals & Organics

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.

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