Recent in Natural/Botanical (page 8 of 13)
Jun 15, 2010
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.
Jun 7, 2010
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.
May 17, 2010
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.
Mar 12, 2010
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.
Feb 16, 2010 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
According to industry expert Tony O'Lenick, polymers are compounds made from monomers that are joined together in a chemical process. There are many different types, of which biopolymers have gained increasing interest.
Jan 12, 2010
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2010 as the "International Year of Biodiversity" to raise awareness for the importance of biodiversity, thus calling attention to natural ingredient sourcing practices.
Sep 29, 2009 | Eric S. Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd., Inc.
Since the cosmetics and personal care industry is not regulated, various organizations have offered conflicting positions on standardized guidelines for natural and organic claims. To improve communication on this topic, it will therefore become important to dissociate claims regarding the naturalness of ingredients from the perception of safety.
Sep 8, 2009
P.L. Thomas has introduced a wheat-derived antiaging active to the North American market that provides skin and hair benefits via its lipid and ceramide content.
Aug 31, 2009 | Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions; and Bernard Gabard, PhD, Iderma
The present review summarizes the current knowledge of vernix caseosa and discusses the underlying principles by which vernix caseosa operates; this can be applied in moisturizing and barrier-enhancing products, although the proteolipid biofilm itself cannot be used directly on the human body. The most important characteristic of vernix caseosa is its controlled degree of occlusivity—neither too much nor too little.
Aug 11, 2009
Lush Cosmetics has reformulated its soaps with a palm-free base in effort to eliminate palm oil from its products. By reformulating using a palm-free soap base, the company reports it will reduce the amount of palm oil it uses by 133,000 pounds/year.
Jun 30, 2009 | Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Fresh from the SCC Annual Scientific Seminar in Chicago, I sat down to write this piece with tinted glasses. Cosmetics R&D has expressed a growing weariness of natural and green-not for the design of products that are eco-compatible, but for the claims that often accompany them, fertilizing false perceptions that ultimately have grown this market segment.
Jun 11, 2009
After six years of intensive work and an international public consultation over three months, the European Cosmetics Standards Working Group has published the COSMOS-standard.