Naturals and organics

Meeting consumer demands for ‘waterless’ products

Meeting consumer demands for ‘waterless’ products

By Belinda Carli, director of The Institute of Personal Care Science

Consumers are increasingly looking to balance their use of products with an environmental conscience, and we’re seeing this demand met by a new wave of products being promoted as ‘waterless’.

Colombia’s undiscovered natural cosmetics ingredients

Colombia’s undiscovered natural cosmetics ingredients

By Deanna Utroske

Areas of the South American country are largely uncharted when it comes to plant species because of the danger researchers face from decades of war and criminal gang activity. Now the prospect of peace could change all that.

Vegetalize by Sarah Daher at Design Academy Eindhoven. Photography by Femke Rijerman.

Beauty Futures Forum coming to London

By Deanna Utroske

Ahead of The Future Laboratory’s June event, Cosmetics Design caught up with that firm’s beauty trends analyst Victoria Buchanan for a sneak peek of what’s new and next in beauty.

Deodorants with ethical food labels on the rise

Deodorants with ethical food labels on the rise

By Deanna Utroske

Consumer skin sensitivities and wellness concerns are driving the niche, according to Vermont Soap CEO and founder Larry Plesent. To keep up with demand, his company just launched another underarm protection product that meets USDA organic food standards.

Cosmetics Design's skin care event - what to expect!

Skincare Ingredients Special

Cosmetics Design's skin care event - what to expect!

By Michelle Yeomans

On June 24th, the fifth edition of Cosmetics Design's Skin Care Ingredients event will go live! Here, we give you a sneak peek into what attendees can expect from the expert discussions that will be featured in the conference programme.

UK scientists discover how to make soap from bacteria

UK scientists discover how to make soap from bacteria

By Michelle Yeomans

Scientists at TeeGene Biotech, an arm of Middlesbrough University, have developed unique strains of bacteria which produce biosurfactants, which act like soap and help to emulsify different liquids.

'Gluten free' increasingly important to cosmetics consumers

'Gluten free' increasingly important to cosmetics consumers

By Michelle Yeomans

With the beauty industry’s ‘free-from’ trend on the rise globally, brands are now scrambling to cater to the rise of 'gluten-free', which has made its' way into colour cosmetics and skin care counters.

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.

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.

European masterclass to focus on green formulations

European masterclass to focus on green formulations

By Michelle Yeomans

Following on from the success of the first ever US version last year, a new masterclass organised by Organic Monitor aims to promote the use of green ingredients in personal care applications.

Naturex talks investment in purification technologies

Naturex talks investment in purification technologies

By Michelle Yeomans

On giving Cosmetics Design a preview of its newest portfolio 'NATpurity', we sat down with Naturex to discuss the brand’s investment in upgrading its' expertise through technologies at its France based facility.

Mummy preservation inspires Irish peat-based skin care line

Mummy preservation inspires Irish peat-based skin care line

By Michelle Yeomans

Following a US study revealing bogs in County Offaly, Ireland, to have the highest organic matter of all bogs worldwide, premium skin care brand Ógra is capitalising on Irish peat, with the first full line to feature the rejuvenating material. 

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