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New York Summit Hones in on Green Ingredients and Consumer Behavior

Organic Monitor's Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, taking place in New York City May 16–18, 2013, will explore how the environmental impact of cosmetic and personal care products, juggling environmental and social issues in sustainability programs, and green ingredient alternatives.

Sustainable Ingredient Science: Brown Algae

Sea-harvested brown algae is known to have skin benefits and previously has been associated with an increase in skin elasticity. Fucoidan, found in brown macroalgae such as Undaria pinnatifida, is a unique marine ingredient. It is a sulfated, fucose-rich polymer that in nature, protects the seaweed against a range of external stresses, including UV radiation and environmental contaminants such as marine-borne pathogens and viruses.

Sustainable Ingredient Science: Brown Algae

Sea-harvested brown algae is known to have skin benefits and previously has been associated with an increase in skin elasticity. Fucoidan, found in brown macroalgae such as Undaria pinnatifida, is a unique marine ingredient. It is a sulfated, fucose-rich polymer that in nature, protects the seaweed against a range of external stresses, including UV radiation and environmental contaminants such as marine-borne pathogens and viruses.

Formulating More Natural Products: A Discussion

This article presents the viewpoint of a “granola” chemist who proposes that removing water from formulations also resolves other issues, such as the potential for contamination and excessive use of preservatives and emulsifiers. However, recognizing that several views presented here will certainly spark debate, some opposing reactions and counter-reactions are included as well, to promote discussion and constructive debate within the industry.

Sustainability Endures

Are we tired yet of the word sustainability? I know I am (although I blatantly used it in the headline). Colleagues from the Midwest Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and I recently debated this as we planned an education session and considered this topic.

Natural Beauty Opportunities Emerge in China, Says Mintel

The Mintel Beauty & Personal Care division is highlighting the growing potential for natural beauty products in China, pushed by demands for facial skin care products, which is forecasted to reach RMB104 billion by 2017.

Indena Addresses Seasonal Needs of Skin with Botanical Actives

At in-cosmetics 2013, Indena is presenting a collection of different formulations that address the skin's during the four seasons differently with botanical active ingredients.

Formulating More Natural Products: A Discussion

This article presents the viewpoint of a “granola” chemist who proposes that removing water from formulations also resolves other issues, such as the potential for contamination and excessive use of preservatives and emulsifiers. However, recognizing that several views presented here will certainly spark debate, some opposing reactions and counter-reactions are included as well, to promote discussion and constructive debate within the industry.

Formulating With Naturals—Hair Conditioning

This column proposes that the current natural and organic hair conditioner market can de divided into two types—those that are effective but use technology considered suspect under most natural certifications, i.e., “greenwashed,” and those that are more compliant with natural and organic certification but are found by consumers to have performance gaps

Growing Demand for Natural Beauty Products in Asia-Pacific Urges on Natural Ingredients*

As more consumers in Asia-Pacific countries learn about and seek out more natural beauty and personal care products, there is a continually greater push for beauty ingredient suppliers to debut new innovations to provide solutions for beauty products and replace synthetic ingredients.

Trends in Organic and Natural Products: A Q&A Session With Barbara Olioso, PhD

Green chemist Barbara Olioso, PhD, founder of Organatural and workshop presenter at in-cosmetics Asia 2012, addresses important aspects of organic/natural personal care product creation, including: natural ingredient trends, formulation challenges and regulation issues.

Formulating with Naturals—Sun Care

The industry continues to seek protection from the sun without chemical reactions on the skin, in the body or in the environment.

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