Recent in Natural/Botanical (page 9 of 10)
Aug 1, 2011 | Denis Bendejacq, PhD; Caroline Mabille, PhD; Monique Adamy; and Jean-François Viot, PhD; and Irene Wong, PhD, Rhodia
In this article, several ingredients are reviewed for development of sustainable shampoo formulations. Some of the functional ingredients reviewed are plant-based alternatives to existing, petro sourced ingredients while others are mild, sulfate-free and/ or ethoxylate-free alternatives to existing surfactant systems, thickening solutions for challenging media based on naturally derived polymers and efficacy boosters that reduce the use of non-renewable actives with equal benefit for the consumer.
May 3, 2011 | Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions
This amusing tale of the life cycle of a mineral oil molecule raises questions as to how the industry perceives and markets ingredients as being natural.
Apr 6, 2011 | Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
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.
Apr 5, 2011 | Art Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors LLC
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.
Feb 3, 2011 | Arthur Georgalas
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.
Jan 25, 2011 | Ni'Kita Wilson, Cosmetech Laboratories Inc.
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.
Nov 24, 2010
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.
Aug 18, 2010
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.
Jul 16, 2010
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.
Jun 30, 2010 | Rachel Grabenhofer, C&T magazine
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.
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.