In an effort to maintain growth during the downturn Berkham is refocusing its business to concentrate on vegetal extracts for the cosmetics and food industry.
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.
Natrue is working on a mutual recognition agreement with Quality Assurance International (QAI) that the certifier hails as a step towards international harmonisation.
Improved performance and consumers' love of all things natural is pushing the trend for plant-based active ingredients, according to a recent Kline report.
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 year.
Consumers will have to change their expectations before the market for organic fine fragrances can take off, says industry insider.
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.
CPL Aromas has released a range of 100 percent organic fragrance ingredients to meet the growing demand for certified organic products.
France-based LibraGen is looking for partners to help develop its range of stable polyphenol compounds for cosmetics products.
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.
Plant-based compounds with antioxidant properties are likely to be playing an increasingly important role in the sun care of the future.
Companies already struggling in the current economic climate will soon have to contend with a new phenomenon, ecoflation, according to a study by ATKearney.
LycoRed has, for the first time, looked at the effect of its tomato lycopene complex on the histological characteristics of the skin.
‘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.
The publication of harmonised European organic and natural standards is just around the corner, according to leading certification bodies at the Natural Beauty Summit.