Recent in Natural/Botanical (page 7 of 8)
Mar 25, 2013
Are we tired yet of the word sustainability? I know I am (although I blatantly used it in the headline). Colleagues from the Midwest Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and I recently debated this as we planned an education session and considered this topic.
Mar 20, 2013
At in-cosmetics 2013, Indena is presenting a collection of different formulations that address the skin's during the four seasons differently with botanical active ingredients.
Mar 18, 2013
The Mintel Beauty & Personal Care division is highlighting the growing potential for natural beauty products in China, pushed by demands for facial skin care products, which is forecasted to reach RMB104 billion by 2017.
Mar 15, 2013 | Vijai K. S. Shukla and Kaustuv Bhattacharya, International Cosmetic Science Centre
Use of rosemary extracts to provide oxidative stability to various natural oils and exotic butters offers a way for formulators to reduce the use of synthetics and chemicals in skin care products.
Jan 4, 2013 | Bill Marthaler, Garden Art Innovations
This article presents the viewpoint of a “granola” chemist who proposes that removing water from formulations also resolves other issues, such as the potential for contamination and excessive use of preservatives and emulsifiers. However, recognizing that several views presented here will certainly spark debate, some opposing reactions and counter-reactions are included as well, to promote discussion and constructive debate within the industry.
Dec 4, 2012 | Art Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors
This column proposes that the current natural and organic hair conditioner market can de divided into two types—those that are effective but use technology considered suspect under most natural certifications, i.e., “greenwashed,” and those that are more compliant with natural and organic certification but are found by consumers to have performance gaps
Oct 1, 2012
As more consumers in Asia-Pacific countries learn about and seek out more natural beauty and personal care products, there is a continually greater push for beauty ingredient suppliers to debut new innovations to provide solutions for beauty products and replace synthetic ingredients.
Sep 11, 2012 | Katie Anderson
Green chemist Barbara Olioso, PhD, founder of Organatural and workshop presenter at in-cosmetics Asia 2012, addresses important aspects of organic/natural personal care product creation, including: natural ingredient trends, formulation challenges and regulation issues.
Sep 4, 2012 | Art Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors
The industry continues to seek protection from the sun without chemical reactions on the skin, in the body or in the environment.
May 24, 2012
Crodarom has launched an ingredient based on purple ginseng root for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to combat sebum and address skin and scalp imperfections.
May 21, 2012
Evonik Personal Care has rolled out several new product offerings in both leave-on and rinse-off categories, including nature-derived solutions, easy-to-use conditioners and more.
May 11, 2012
Dr. Straetmans was awarded the first place BSB Innovation Prize in the category of functional ingredients for its certified natural deodorant active and natural liquid antimicrobial.