Recent in Natural/Botanical (page 10 of 13)

Natural Rosemary Extract Certified as Organic

Two of Vitiva's extracts have been certified organic by Ecocert, meetings the demand for organic products.

Aveda Founder Sources Food Chemistry for Organic Hair Care

Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda, has sourced food chemists to launch what he terms the first hair care line to bear the USDA organic seal.

Consumers are Incorporating More Organic Products into Daily Life

A natural and organic survey has revealed that consumers are integrating organic products more into their lifestyles.

Compass: Seeing Green

Consumers see green as natural and organic products that omit ingredients viewed as being toxic, and that somehow give back to, or are friendly to, the Earth during their manufacture. There’s a lot of room for interpretation in this description, so how can a cosmetic formula be developed to meet a green definition.

Green Formulations: Not All Components Are Equal

In the consumer’s mind, a natural or green cosmetic is automatically safe; however, the safety, quality and efficacy of botanical ingredients used in formulations need to be carefully assessed. Stability is also an important issue. Current research is directing analyses of final formulations to evaluate not only their cosmetic raw materials, but also their active materials.

Green Chemistry Concepts in Personal Care and Cosmetics

Since 1996 when the first Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards were announced, more than a thousand entries have been reviewed and 62 awards have been presented. The entries represent a wide range of industries.

Study Explores Consumer Attachment to Naturals/Organics

New study from The Benchmarking Company sheds new light on women’s motivations, fears and passions for natural and organic beauty products; study also details attitudes toward nutricosmetics and cosmeceuticals and desired delivery systems.

Lush Goes One Step Further in Greening Process

Natural product company, Lush, has reformulated its products and overhauled its packaging to be better for the environment.

Bench & Beyond-- Formulating with Naturals: Insider Tips

In August 2007, Allured Publishing Corp. published its latest compilation under the title Naturals and Organics in Cosmetics: From R&D to the Marketplace. Tips on that topic are scattered throughout the book and collected in this column for the convenience of formulators and to give a sample of the range of contributors included in this book.

Study Finds Natural Niche Brands Prime for Acquisition

Consumer demand for natural personal care products is driving a major shift from niche distribution channels to more mainstream mass retail outlets.

Natural Cosmetics Approach US$7 Billion

Global sales of natural and organic cosmetics are soaring with revenues projected to approach US$7 billion this year.

Compass: Natural Assault

Do the terms all natural and preservatives go together? Yes, in the sense that natural chemical defense mechanisms of the plant kingdom are used against antimicrobial intruders to preserve products.

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