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Naturals and organics

Naturals and organics

In-depth analysis of the latest products, ingredients innovations and certification programmes that are helping to shape this evolving category. Articles will also consider the all-important related issues of sustainability, accountability and ethical sourcing, which are being driven by an increasingly discerning consumer.

Fair Hair Care stamp targets ethical hair extensions

18-Aug-2017 - Hair extensions have often been in the spotlight over allegations of poor business practices, which is why the Fair Hair Care organisation is stepping in with the aim of setting...

Microbiome takes centre stage at this year’s in-cosmetics Formulation Summit

15-Aug-2017 - With skin care that works with the body’s natural microbiome now firmly established as a hot emerging topic for the industry, in-cosmetics has announced that biobeauty will be the major...

Husks of berries can have antimicrobial effect in cosmetics

11-Aug-2017 - A research centre in Finland has claimed that the husks of berry seeds may be used in cosmetics to prevent the growth of harmful microbes.

Symrise launches global preservatives challenge

04-Aug-2017 - Symrise is one major ingredients player responding to the rising demand for alternative and natural preservative ingredients, with the company now sponsoring a ‘Global Preservative Challenge’.

Natural Beauty Awards moves for 2018

02-Aug-2017 - In a shift of several months, the organisers of the Natural Beauty Retail Awards have moved the annual event from November to April for 2018.

Vegan applicators: the next step for cruelty-free beauty?

28-Jul-2017 - In a sign that the trend has plenty of white space to tap into, Cosmogen has just launched a vegan brush set.

How to take a ‘holistic’ approach to sustainability: Sustainable Cosmetics Summit responds

27-Jul-2017 - The upcoming industry event is urging cosmetics and personal care industry players to take a holistic approach to sustainability, noting that “few companies appear to be looking beyond their environmental...

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Microbial diversity: 'key benchmark in the coming Third Wave cosmetic revolution'

14-Jul-2017 - The impact of the microbiome on skin care is fast becoming a key area of research and innovation for the beauty and personal care industry. We caught up with a...

FreeFrom Skincare Awards: winners revealed

12-Jul-2017 - Whittled down from 200 products from over 100 brands, the FreeFrom Skincare Awards have announced the winning products.

Ingredients’ carbon footprint in the spotlight: DSM touts its Vitamin E’s credentials

11-Jul-2017 - With sustainability now demanded right through the supply chain, ingredients manufacturers are becoming increasingly quick to herald their portfolios’ green credentials.

RSPO European edition gives rise to new partnerships on palm oil

06-Jul-2017 - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) held its European Roundtable event recently in London, at which it disclosed key data on the strengthening profile of the RSPO project, and...

Coconut oil: P&G, Cargill and BASF join for sustainable certified, transparent supply chain

05-Jul-2017 - BASF, Cargill, Procter & Gamble (P&G) have entered a partnership by which they aim to help establish a sustainable certified and transparent supply chain of coconut oil in the Philippines...

What is COSMOS certification? Organics and naturals in UK market

30-Jun-2017 - Finished product brands and ingredients manufacturers alike across Europe now have the opportunity to get their products accredited with a region-wide certification.

FreeFrom Skin Care Awards 2017: shortlist announced

28-Jun-2017 - Organisers of the sixth annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards have announced the 200 products from over 100 brands that have made this year’s shortlist.

Indie Beauty Profile

Lea Anne Christine Fulton, L.A. Christine

26-Jun-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lea Anne Christine Fulton, founder of L.A. Christine, talks about her brand’s version of multi-channel retail, which spans pop-ups and direct TV, and she describes...

Is cellulose the answer to eco-friendly microbeads?

23-Jun-2017 - Scientists at the University of Bath have developed biodegradable microbeads from a sustainable source that could be a viable alternative to plastic microbeads.

Probiotics skincare – a small niche with massive potential

20-Jun-2017 - The probiotics trend is one of the fastest growing in the skin care category right now, mainly because it simultaneously hits on key consumer demands that include wellness and natural.

L’Occitane announces ‘record highs’ in annual results for FY2017

16-Jun-2017 - L’Occitane has released its FY2017 results, and sees its net profit up 16.2% to EUR 132.4 million, the highest since its listing, while gross margin reached a ‘historical high’ of...

Symrise scoops gold status for sustainability management

15-Jun-2017 - Symrise has made the sustainability of its supply chain a key part of its business strategy and that goal has paid off with a gold status award from EcoVadis for...

Save the date for our 2017 Skincare Ingredients conference – June 21st

14-Jun-2017 - Cosmetics Design is readying its seventh annual edition of the Skincare Ingredients online conference, a chance to keep up to date on trends, network and stay on top of this...

L’Oréal’s potential The Body Shop sale: analyst’s take

13-Jun-2017 - Last week, L’Oréal announced it has received a ‘firm offer’ from Natura Cosméticos for The Body Shop. Here, we get an analyst’s view on the potential sale....

L'Oréal receives ‘firm offer’ for The Body Shop from Natura Cosméticos

09-Jun-2017 - The multinational parent company of personal care and cosmetics brand The Body Shop is in exclusive talks with Natura Cosméticos, it has announced.

Protection: a rising trend in nail care

08-Jun-2017 - One key emerging trend influencing the nail care and polish segment is the consumer enthusiasm for protection trends.

Euromonitor on direct selling in a digital age

02-Jun-2017 - Market research provider Euromonitor International has released a white paper on what it predicts the future of direct selling will look like in the context of a digital age.

Special Newsletter - Indie Brands

The top ten most innovative indie beauty products

31-May-2017 - The indie beauty category has been leading the way when it comes to ground breaking and innovative products, so we at Cosmetics Design thought it a good idea to pick...

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