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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.

Special Newsletter natural and organic labelling

How beneficial is an international natural labelling standard?

18-Sep-2017 - With natural actives becoming a commonplace element of many formulators' ingredient lists and as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO 16128  provides guidelines on definitions for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients, we explore how...

Special Newsletter: Natural and Organic Labelling

Why consumers struggle with natural and organic labelling and how to fix it

15-Sep-2017 - Natural and organic labelling claims, certification and branding are confusing enough even for industry professionals, so imagine how consumers feel. We spoke to Ecovia Intelligence-founder Amarjit Sahota to find out...

Science spotlight: in-cosmetics Formulation Summit approaching

15-Sep-2017 - A leading events series for the beauty and personal care industry, in-cosmetics, is gearing up to host the 2017 edition of its Formulation Summit next month.

Special Newsletter: Natural and Organic Labelling

Words Mean Nothing: The plight of natural and organic beauty labeling

15-Sep-2017 - Depending on whom you ask, personal care and cosmetic regulations in the US are overly nuanced, too convoluted, or not exacting enough. All the same, trends and marketing strategies have...

Organic trade briefing on ‘The Changing Face of Organic Retailing’ approaching

13-Sep-2017 - The Soil Association, a leading organic certification body and farming charity, is gearing up to run a trade briefing day next week.

Sustainable sourcing for beauty: what’s the outlook?

13-Sep-2017 - Companies looking to develop and maintain a sustainable profile need to ensure the visibility and transparency of their sourcing: one upcoming industry event is set to consider this hot topic.

Latest in naturals trend in Europe

30-Aug-2017 - We gather together the latest innovations, launches and trends defining the naturals and organics segment in Europe’s beauty and personal care market.

Avocado husks could be source for numerous cosmetic ingredients

24-Aug-2017 - New research has found that husks from avocado seeds contain numerous compounds which can be extracted for use in a variety of applications, including cosmetic and personal care products.

NY NOW show opens, revealing this year’s holiday beauty shopping trends to watch

21-Aug-2017 - The semi-annual trade show, once known as the New York International Gift Fair, opened this weekend and runs through Wednesday, August 23. Exhibitors showing personal care, cosmetics, and fragrance, provide...

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...

Exclusive interview

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.

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