Natural/Botanical

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Sizing Things Up

There’s been a lot of talk lately about particle size, especially in reference to nano. On the consumer front, medical advances based on nano-sized tools regularly appear in the news.

Formulating with Naturals—Hair Care

Today, hair care formulators aiming to formulate for the natural market are in a quandary as the performance of modern products is driven more and more by the use of innovative new synthetic materials.

Formulating with Naturals—Skin Care

Editor’s note: Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine recognizes that the consumer demand for natural products has impacted cosmetics R&D. In response, this new column, “Formulating with Naturals,” has been added to the regular lineup. Look for it quarterly to learn tips for developing products for this market.

Read the Label Online: Kiss My Face Brightening Day Crème

Due to its overwhelming popularity in print, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine has added a separate, online-only edition of its "Read the Label" column, which will be featured monthly in the e-newsletter. This column reviews the labels of finished products to discuss their formulation benefits and drawbacks.

Local Ingredients, Reformulation Drive Growth in Naturals

The natural personal care market has grown more than the overall personal care market, recovering more quickly from the economic recession than other personal care segments, according to a report by Kline and Company.

Eco-friendly Ingredients to Lead the Industry's Recovery

According to a recent report by Kline and Company, the European personal care ingredients market will recover quickly, with eco-friendly ingredients as well as specialty surfactants, conditioning polymers and emollients leading the way.

Report Finds Consumers Desire Organic, Natural Ingredient Education

In a study conducted by Kairos Consumers, consumers admitted that they know little about what constitutes an organic or natural product. They also noted that they require more education about the effectiveness and product claims related to organic and natural products.

Crossing Camps

Natural vs. synthetic has also long been debated in personal care, albeit for different reasons, and this issue of C&T magazine features innovations from both camps. From raspberry stem cells and willow bark-derived salicin for skin protection, to polymers for numerous formula benefits and the Polymers Encyclopedia, this issue is sure to engage you regardless of where you camp.

Water-based Plant Extract Emulsion Technology

Analyses Recherches Innovation Instrumentale (AR2i) has introduced a water plant emulsion processing technology to enable the production of ultra fine fluid emulsions with extracts of plants.

Green Tea and Salicylic Acid to Naturally Fight Acne

Alberto-Culver brand St. Ives has combined salicylic acid and green tea to formulate two natural, anti-acne cleansing products. Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser and Green Tea Scrub are said to clear breakouts and reduce redness.

Natural Acne Treatment Pads with Antioxidants

Stridex, a Blistex Inc. brand, has launched a natural version of its acne treatment pads. Stridex Naturally Clear is said to offer its users a 98.8% natural, alcohol-free treatment for acne.

Naturals: Innovation Helps but Lack of Labeling May Hurt

The natural personal care market is more than a passing fad, according to Nancy Mills in her market report for Kline & Co. Despite the growth, she finds that many manufacturers are formulating with more nature-inspired products than truly natural products.

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