Recent in Natural/Botanical (page 10 of 12)

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.

Organic and Natural Set for Major Growth

The natural and organic cosmetics market it set to reach nearly US$7 billion in 2007. It is also set to reach US$10 billion by 2010.

Growth for Naturals

Organic Monitor continues to forecast growth in natural and organic products, but lack of regulation could dampen the market, set to reach US$7 billion in 2007.

CCP Launches Hair Care Formulated with Keravis

Continental Consumer Products has launched a natural line of hair care.

Japan Sides with Ancient Recipes Over New Innovation

Instead of seeking out new raw materials for natural and organic products, Japanese cosmetics firms are seeking greener living through history, not chemistry.

Can't find what you're looking for? Try searching, or looking through past issues.