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.