Natural/Botanical

Challenges in Creating NPA and WFM-compliant Natural Formulations

Jan 14, 2014Victoria Cherepanov and Nava Dayan, PhD, Innovation KDC and Dr. Nava Dayan LLC

Where does the formulation chemist begin when facing a marketing request for a product stamped with a “natural” label claim? The first step is to identify the certifying organization or government under which the formulation is to be sold, followed by the choice of preservatives. The basic approach to composing natural products is outlined here.

Sabinsa Introduces Dermaceutical Composites for Personal Care

Dec 17, 2013

Sabinsa Corp. has introduced a line of dermaceutical composites that have a broad range of effects in personal care formulations.

Sustainability Push from Consumers Required for Manufacturers to Respond

Dec 3, 2013

At recent European and Asia-Pacific events, a number of speakers suggested that consumer behavior was becoming a major barrier to sustainable development in the beauty industry.

Challenges Persist in Working with Green Materials in Beauty Product Development

Oct 1, 2013

Organic Monitor tracks the continuing issues in green ingredients and product development techniques for the beauty industry.

Consumer Perspective—Skin Care From Nature

Aug 1, 2013Katerina Steventon, PhD, FaceWorkshops

In Europe, the natural and organic cosmetics market has grown despite the economic downturn. Consumers are increasingly concerned about skin care ingredients they see as posing potential health risks, due in large part to media hype. This has led many to look for natural ingredients on product labels.

What it Means to be 'Green'

Aug 1, 2013Arthur Georgalas, Georgalas Endeavors

Formulators of natural personal care products have the same lament as Kermit the Frog—i.e., “It’s not easy being green.” So before proceeding into the ever-unpredictable product development process, claims must be established as to what the final product aims to fulfill—especially in order to direct efforts toward the desired “green” claim for sustainable, natural, organic, etc.

All 'Green' To Me

Aug 1, 2013Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries

What a “green issue” we have! This goes not just for Cosmetics & Toiletries but the industry and world in general.