The UK’s organic beauty and wellbeing market has reported its 11th consecutive year of growth, largely driven by shifting consumer mindsets favouring environmentally friendly products, says British charity and certifying body the Soil Association.
Natural and organic labelling claims, certification and branding are confusing enough even for industry professionals, so imagine how consumers feel. We spoke to Ecovia Intelligence-founder Amarjit Sahota to find out how things can be simplified.
The Cosmetics Compact is your compact source of the latest news and views from the cosmetics industry, and this edition takes a new turn with a special feature on ingredient sourcing and sustainability.
Sustainability has long been an industry trend and natural and organic fit into that well, says the Soil Association, and now that products are being proven to be just as effective we are seeing more trust and demand in the market.
There has been much debate recently over the use of organic standards and what effect this has on the cosmetics and personal care industry, with some for and some against. Here we ask two experts to provide their view…
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.
Following its research into natural and organic cosmetic brands which found that some companies do not meet their natural claims, Organic Monitor has announced that Intelligent Nutrients has scored the highest of brands in North America for its high level...
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a certification program for products made with renewable, biological material and consumer goods carrying the label are expected this spring.
Michael McGuffin, President of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), has lent his support to the CACC recommendation that the National Organic Program (NOP) should be amended to explicitly include cosmetics.
The Organic and Sustainable Industry Standards (OASIS) has brought a motion against Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap for attempting to stifle free speech with its lawsuit against the organic certification body.
Beraca Ingredients has been granted ECOCERT organic certification
for its personal care ingredients. The European-wide quality and
purity award allows both manufacturers and consumers to clearly
identify organic ingredients and products...
Magic Soaps has acquired Sun Dog Hemp Bodycare business. The
acquisition will expand Dr. Bronner's presence on store shelves
beyond its castile soaps line to include organic lotions, lip balms
and body balms to eventually introduce...
American shoppers spent more than US$42.8 billion on natural and
organic products in 2003, according to research published in the
23rd Annual Market Overview in a recent issue of The Natural Foods