Recent in Natural/Botanical (page 8 of 12)
Feb 16, 2010 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
According to industry expert Tony O'Lenick, polymers are compounds made from monomers that are joined together in a chemical process. There are many different types, of which biopolymers have gained increasing interest.
Jan 12, 2010
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2010 as the "International Year of Biodiversity" to raise awareness for the importance of biodiversity, thus calling attention to natural ingredient sourcing practices.
Sep 29, 2009 | Eric S. Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd., Inc.
Since the cosmetics and personal care industry is not regulated, various organizations have offered conflicting positions on standardized guidelines for natural and organic claims. To improve communication on this topic, it will therefore become important to dissociate claims regarding the naturalness of ingredients from the perception of safety.
Sep 8, 2009
P.L. Thomas has introduced a wheat-derived antiaging active to the North American market that provides skin and hair benefits via its lipid and ceramide content.
Aug 31, 2009 | Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions; and Bernard Gabard, PhD, Iderma
The present review summarizes the current knowledge of vernix caseosa and discusses the underlying principles by which vernix caseosa operates; this can be applied in moisturizing and barrier-enhancing products, although the proteolipid biofilm itself cannot be used directly on the human body. The most important characteristic of vernix caseosa is its controlled degree of occlusivity—neither too much nor too little.
Aug 11, 2009
Lush Cosmetics has reformulated its soaps with a palm-free base in effort to eliminate palm oil from its products. By reformulating using a palm-free soap base, the company reports it will reduce the amount of palm oil it uses by 133,000 pounds/year.
Jun 30, 2009 | Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Fresh from the SCC Annual Scientific Seminar in Chicago, I sat down to write this piece with tinted glasses. Cosmetics R&D has expressed a growing weariness of natural and green-not for the design of products that are eco-compatible, but for the claims that often accompany them, fertilizing false perceptions that ultimately have grown this market segment.
Jun 11, 2009
After six years of intensive work and an international public consultation over three months, the European Cosmetics Standards Working Group has published the COSMOS-standard.
Jun 3, 2009
Organic product company eos has launched a line of three organic lip balms that are formulated for moisture and packaged to avoid germ transmission.
Apr 30, 2009
Laboratoires Expanscience has launched a natural cherry powder exfoliant for skin care derived from the pits of the Montgomery cherry.
Feb 17, 2009
Due to an aging population and a growing desire for more natural ingredients, botanical actives has seen growth in the personal care market, according to a study by Kline & Company.
Jan 16, 2009
As part of its Green Chemistry Initiative, the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published its six policy recommendations to strengthen the protection of public health.