The Australian Tea Tree Industry Association (ATTIA) has attempted to assure the cosmetics industry that it is doing its best to challenge the proposed classification of tea tree oil as a reproductive toxin.
We spoke to COO at Down Under Enterprises and Chair of the Australian Tea Tree Industry Association, Phillip Prather, about the latest developments for this ancient ingredient, which was discovered by the indigenous Bundjalung people.
In a recent study, researchers observed that lemongrass extract improved 'epidermal hydration' and skin 'barrier integrity' with consistent topical application, suggesting its beneficial properties as a cosmetic bioactive ingredient.
The fragrance maker sources clove leaf oil from Madagascar and has just announced that this collection network meets environmental management objectives and fair trade standards, qualifying the supply as Fair for Life.
UK cosmetics company Lush has seen its Lavender Hill Mob incense come under fire with a backlash on social media after some accused it of cashing in on the London riots, although Lush has said that while inspired by the events of 2011, it was a ‘celebration’...
Essential oils have been valued by many cultures for centuries and recently, as consumers have moved towards a preference for natural cosmetics, essential oils have become more prevalent in beauty products; and skin care manufacturer NuSkin has offered...
French lavender farmers have complained loudly about warning labels for cosmetic and fragrance products containing lavender oil, but it seems like regulators are going through with the move regardless.
All too often cosmetics companies are picked out for making misleading claims in adverts, but this time PZ Cussons recorded a resounding victory after producing detailed evidence to back up all claims made.
With all the complexity and bureaucracy surrounding natural and organic ingredient certification it’s easy to forget the real reason for why it exists, which is simply to ensure safety and efficacy for personal care consumers.
Synthetic and uncertified tea tree oil has been flooding the market for years now, and is cropping up in cosmetic products worldwide causing big problems for both consumers and manufacturers, a leading supplier of the ingredient claims.
Swiss fragrance firm Givaudan has collaborated with a French fragrant plants research organisation and one of its cooperative members as it looks to boost the supply chain of lavender; a herbal scent used in many perfume and cosmetics products.
Dr.Hauschka Skin Care has invested in a new fair trade initiative in Ethiopia in a bid it says, to create an economically sustainable community by establishing a biodynamic resource for Damask rose essential oil.
Bergamot oil producers have been approved for €6.2 million EU
funding, in a move aimed at helping to sustain this small but
important industry that has become an important ingredient for a
number of cosmetics products, reports Simon...