04-Mar-2009 - The relationship between the European harmonised standard Cosmos and its cousins on both sides of the Atlantic will be explored in a masterclass on natural and organic cosmetics.
24-Feb-2009 - Natrue is working on a mutual recognition agreement with Quality Assurance International (QAI) that the certifier hails as a step towards international harmonisation.
17-Feb-2009 - Improved performance and consumers' love of all things natural is pushing the trend for plant-based active ingredients, according to a recent Kline report.
17-Feb-2009 - The Body Shop needs a health check, judging by L’Oreal’s 2008 financial results. The brand reported a sales drop of 2.3 percent, not accounting for new stores opened during the...
11-Feb-2009 - Consumers will have to change their expectations before the market for organic fine fragrances can take off, says industry insider.
10-Feb-2009 - Riding a wave of extraordinary market growth, the naturals personal care category could be one of the few areas where growth will continue amidst the economic gloom.
23-Jan-2009 - CPL Aromas has released a range of 100 percent organic fragrance ingredients to meet the growing demand for certified organic products.
15-Jan-2009 - France-based LibraGen is looking for partners to help develop its range of stable polyphenol compounds for cosmetics products.
09-Jan-2009 - 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.
11-Dec-2008 - Plant-based compounds with antioxidant properties are likely to be playing an increasingly important role in the sun care of the future.
10-Dec-2008 - Companies already struggling in the current economic climate will soon have to contend with a new phenomenon, ecoflation, according to a study by ATKearney.
04-Dec-2008 - LycoRed has, for the first time, looked at the effect of its tomato lycopene complex on the histological characteristics of the skin.
28-Nov-2008 - ‘Values’ will not necessarily be sacrificed for ‘value’ when it comes to ethical purchasing in an economic downturn, according to a recent Co-op report.
10-Oct-2008 - The publication of harmonised European organic and natural standards is just around the corner, according to leading certification bodies at the Natural Beauty Summit.
08-Oct-2008 - Dr Straetmans is expanding into Eastern Europe to capitalise on the growing demand for natural cosmetic ingredients in the region.
07-Oct-2008 - Oil-seed specialist Botaneco has received approval from European certification body Ecocert for the natural emulsion base Hydresia G2.
03-Oct-2008 - 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.
01-Oct-2008 - 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.
24-Sep-2008 - Arylessence has created a range of organic fragrances in response to the growing market demand for luxury ‘green’ products.
17-Sep-2008 - Natural ingredients supplier Alban Muller has launched a range of plant based dyes to add colour to personal care formulations.
11-Sep-2008 - France-based ingredients supplier Silab has been showcasing its recently released organic ingredient lines at New York’s HBA trade show.
04-Sep-2008 - France-based Biotech Marine has launched a new anti-aging concept called BioFA, which is based on marine-derived phytoplankton and arginine ferrulate.
28-Aug-2008 - The global market development manager for personal care at Eastman discusses how sustainability is changing the face of product development.
20-Aug-2008 - DuPont and Tate & Lyle Bio Products has received Eco-Cert certification for Zemea, a petroleum-free glycol that it claims is an industry first.
06-Aug-2008 - Symrise has partnered with a Californian producer of botanical extracts as part of plans to become the number one global supplier of green cosmetic ingredients.