Naturals & Organics

How sustainable is the EU's production scheme?

How sustainable is the EU's production scheme?

By Michelle Yeomans

How much is Europe investing in the bioeconomy today, and just what state are those sectors in? The scientific and technical arm of the EC now has a dedicated website to regularly assess progress in this area.

How personal care can soothe minds: the future of scents for stress relief

Datamonitor Comment

How personal care can soothe minds: the future of scents for stress relief

By Michelle Yeomans

According to Datamonitor Consumer, the global economic downturn has resulted in a world of stress-overloaded consumers which is opening up areas for cosmetic manufacturers thanks to a well-established connection between personal care and stress relief.

Scientists develop sunscreen from cod fish bones

Something fishy? No, it’s just sunscreen

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

After eating a nice piece of fish, few of us would think of using the leftovers as the basis for an effective sunscreen but that is the basis of some new research coming out of Portugal.

Argan oil boosting Morocco’s economy

Argan oil boosting Morocco’s economy

By Lucy Whitehouse

With Argan oil a key ingredient in many products in the continually growing natural cosmetics segment, Morocco’s economy is enjoying a boost from strong sales of the raw ingredient.

Natural shift as consumers opt for sensitive skin care

Natural shift as consumers opt for sensitive skin care

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

It is the common belief that most of us have sensitive skin, and now, according to Mintel's Global New Products Database (GNPD), ‘ultra-gentle’ face care products are the most sought after.

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