The use of natural polysaccharides in skin care products could provide better functional benefits than synthetic ingredients, but further studies are needed before large-scale commercial application is possible, say researchers.
Consumer interest is turning more towards natural and sustainable ingredients, and while plant extracts are a good potential avenue to satisfy that trend, more research is needed to effectively implement natural antioxidants.
The post-COVID new normal taking shape before our eyes is drastically altering consumer sentiment and behaviour in enigmatic ways, but the primal need for healing and renewal will drive cosmetic beauty colour selection in the approaching years, according...
Interest in natural cosmetics continues to hold strong but industry must go beyond ‘natural’ claims to remain relevant in today’s global environmental crisis, considering more holistic criteria like end of life and biodegradability, says an expert consultant.
‘Natural’ will continue to be a popular product claim across beauty and personal care this year, but as consumer education deepens and concerns broaden, industry will have to be smarter about what attributes it spotlights, says a beauty expert.
Perfume consumers are talking a lot about fruity notes, less about herbal and citrus scents and more about sustainable ingredients in online reviews and social media engagements – conversations AI data specialist Revuze says will soon convert to purchase...
Clariant has upped its sustainability focus and portfolio of natural ingredients with the announcement that it will distribute Brazilian firm Beraca’s cosmetics ingredient line in Germany Austria, and Switzerland.
Swiss firm Givaudan celebrates ten years of ethical sourcing and says that taking a long term approach has been key to securing a natural supply chain and supporting local communities, ultimately leading to responsible growth.
The industry has been both developing, enhancing and replicating natural ingredients for years, but what technologies are driving this area now, will it ever be possible to tinker with organic ingredients and what do consumers make of it all? We spoke...
Underlying the latest men’s grooming product trends here in the States is a longing for wellness. Be they topical skin care items, anti-aging creams, facial hair care essentials or nutraceuticals, men’s toiletries tend toward organics.
Marketing claims for natural and organic cosmetic products do not always live up to expectations, a fact that has been underlined by formulation consultant Judi Beerling at yesterday’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit.
Half of consumers believe that cosmetics and personal care products containing natural ingredients are healthier than those with a higher proportion of synthetic ingredients, according to a recent Datamonitor survey.
This year's World Challenge 2007 competition, promoted by the BBC
and Newsweek, features a project initiated by Brazilian personal
care ingredient supplier Beraca that highlights the company's
With the sourcing of natural ingredients becoming more and more of
a problem as demand rockets, Germany-based supplier Cognis has
extended its naturals portfolio with the launch of an Amazonian
clay-based exfoliating ingredient.
A new report is due to be published highlighting safety issues
relating to natural ingredients. The report adds to a growth in
information stressing the potential toxic compounds that exist in
this still relatively unregulated segment.
Health & Beauty America, North America's largest health and
beauty expo, has announced the addition of three special sessions
to its educational program taking place 30 September - 2 October
2003 in New York.