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).
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.
New research supports the use of a biopolymer duo in moisturising and anti-aging products.
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).
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 is expanding into Eastern Europe to capitalise on the growing demand for natural cosmetic ingredients in the region.
Oil-seed specialist Botaneco has received approval from European certification body Ecocert for the natural emulsion base Hydresia G2.
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.
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 has created a range of organic fragrances in response to the growing market demand for luxury ‘green’ products.
Natural ingredients supplier Alban Muller has launched a range of plant based dyes to add colour to personal care formulations.
France-based ingredients supplier Silab has been showcasing its recently released organic ingredient lines at New York’s HBA trade show.
France-based Biotech Marine has launched a new anti-aging concept called BioFA, which is based on marine-derived phytoplankton and arginine ferrulate.
The global market development manager for personal care at Eastman discusses how sustainability is changing the face of product development.
DuPont and Tate & Lyle Bio Products has received Eco-Cert certification for Zemea, a petroleum-free glycol that it claims is an industry first.