Naturals and organics

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New study finds sugar beet can balance skin microbiota

By Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

Italian and French researchers have identified that short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (scFOS) in sugar beet have a positive impact on skin microbiota by restricting the opportunity for pathogen development and encouraging beneficial bacteria growth.

Several herbal extracts are documented as offering protective or healing properties around UV exposure, including rosemary, lemon balm and grapefruit [Getty Images]

Special Edition: PROTECTIVE BEAUTY – SUNCARE, ENVIRONMENT AND STRESS

Herbals show promise in tackling UV-induced skin disorders: Review

By Kacey Culliney

Herbal ingredients show promise in the treatment of skin disorders induced by UV exposure, offering opportunity for sunscreen formulators to integrate ingredients from a preventative viewpoint, finds a review.

Industry and consumers have a plethora of certifications and standards that can be used for natural and organic cosmetics [Getty Images]

Guest Article

Natural and organic cosmetics: An overview of certification options

By Tjaša Grum, CE.way Regulatory Consultants

Interest in natural and organic cosmetics continues to rise amidst a wider green beauty boom, but with little regulation around these two terms, certification schemes have taken on fresh importance - for industry and consumers alike.

Citrus fruit waste, which represents practically half of the fresh fruit mass, can be incorporated into a range of cosmetic applications, including skin care, body lotions and sprays [Getty Images]

Citrus fruit waste offers upcycled active skin care promise: Review

By Kacey Culliney

The peel and seeds from industrial processing of citrus fruits can be used in an array of active skin care formulations for their bioactive compounds, though circular industrial frameworks need to be further developed to scale use, say researchers.

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