Recent in Natural/Botanical (page 11 of 12)

Clarins Ventures Into Organics

Clarins has made an agreement with organic cosmetics producer Kibio to jointly develop a line of natural organic cosmetics.

Organic Personal Care Sees Growth

Organic personal care products were reported to achieve US$282 million in sales in 2005.

Trends--The Blossoming of Naturals Part III: Raw Materials

This column is the third in a quarterly in-depth report on naturals in personal care. Part IV, appearing in the December issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, will focus on the importance of wellness to the spa industry.

Letter to the Editor: Biotech, Natural Not Equals

When I saw the July 19 article, "Taking 'Naturals' to the Genome," I felt my hair stand on end--biotech products are not natural...

The Blossoming of Naturals--Part II: Marketing and Statistics on the Impact of Wellness/Naturals Globally

How many of you regularly exercise—yoga included? How many of you consider yourself a tree hugger? You don’t have to be a tree hugger to embrace the natural and wellness trend.

NMI Recognizes Health, Sustainability Focus Among Consumers

According to research by the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), today’s consumers are considered "Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability" consumers.

Fancor Highlights Vegetable-based Sensory Ingredient

Fancor highlights its new Crambe abyssinica seed oil (and) Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) extract, an all-natural, vegetable-origin ingredient...

Head to Toe Launches Meet Demand for Whole Body Care

The Group Technical Centre (GTC) recently reported on several launches formulated to meet consumer demands for natural products to treat the entire body.

Navigating the Challenges of Formulating with Naturals

Formulating with natural botanical extracts poses unique challenges to formulators such as color issues, ingredient instability, poor absorption of actives, dispersibility problems, and quality, safety and efficacy concerns. Following are some answers to these challenges.

Cultivating the Complexity of Naturals

Today’s personal care consumers view themselves as knowledgeable. They seek product labels that offer potent ingredients to stave off the effects of aging. However, today’s formulator must consider two important elements before hitting the bench and mixing naturals and botanicals. The actives in many of these naturals allegedly possess anti-inflammatory, free radical scavenger and skin-healing properties—all anti-aging buzzwords. Though centuries-old folklore regale the healing benefits of many botanicals, most involve reports of items being ingested, not applied directly on the skin. This is an important factor to consider when formulating a natural product: Do the studies indicate that the reported properties are as effective when applied topically? The second question to ask: Does the active in the natural work alone? By L. DiBerardino

Naturals Encyclopedia

Cosmetics & Toiletries features the 2006 Naturals and Botanicals Encyclopedia, a collection of key ingredients appearing on the labels of today's natural products. Consumer demand for natural products continues to rise and formulators are discovering new and interesting sources for raw materials to meet this demand.

Natural Products Gaining Ground, Says Report

Natural personal care products are gaining ground in the UK with sales almost doubling between 2002 and 2005, according to research by Organic Monitor.

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