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Feb 29, 2008 | 11:36 AM CST
By: Bud Brewster, Cosmetics & Toiletries Magazine
If you think of planet Earth the way you think of the human body, you see how similar they are. Viewed that way, a formulator might easily make the leap from personal care to planetary care. And indeed, some are doing so, especially at the level of controlling pollution.
Feb 29, 2008 | 11:29 AM CST
By: Rachel Chapman, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin…
Consumers see green as natural and organic products that omit ingredients viewed as being toxic, and that somehow give back to, or are friendly to, the Earth during their manufacture. There’s a lot of room for interpretation in this description, so how can a cosmetic formula be developed to meet a green definition.
Feb 29, 2008 | 11:13 AM CST
By: A. Cristoni, G. Maramaldi and C. Artaria, Inde…
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.
Feb 29, 2008 | 10:58 AM CST
By: Fernando Ibarra, PhD, Dr. Straetmans GmbH and …
Chemical defense mechanisms used in the plant kingdom are the basis of natural antimicrobials with multifunctionality for preservation of cosmetic formulations. Two examples are organic acids and glyceryl monoesters.
Feb 14, 2008 | 01:42 PM CST
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.
Jan 30, 2008 | 10:24 AM CST
The following formula is based on naturally-derived raw materials. The finished face mask composition provides a moisturizing and rejuvenating skin feel after use.
Jan 21, 2008 | 05:03 PM CST
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.
Dec 13, 2007 | 05:12 PM CST
Natural product company, Lush, has reformulated its products and overhauled its packaging to be better for the environment.
Dec 04, 2007 | 04:28 PM CST
White Mustard Essential Oil (WMEO) is the natural extract of white mustard seeds that reportedly delivers broad anti-microbial efficacy against bacteria, yeast and mold.
Nov 02, 2007 | 11:58 AM CDT
By: Bud Brewster, Cosmetics & Toiletries
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.