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Lush Reformulates with Palm-free Soap Base

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.

Hold the Fertilizer

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.

COSMOS-standard Published

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.

Organic Lip Balm for Moisture

Organic product company eos has launched a line of three organic lip balms that are formulated for moisture and packaged to avoid germ transmission.

Natural Cherry Powder Exfoliant Launched

Laboratoires Expanscience has launched a natural cherry powder exfoliant for skin care derived from the pits of the Montgomery cherry.

Botanical Actives Outpace Other Specialty Actives in Personal Care

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.

California EPA Publishes Green Chemistry Policies

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.

PR Firm Names Top Ten Ingredients for 2009

Pierce Mattie PR has named what it finds to be the top 10 ingredients in beauty for 2009.

Alban Muller Launches Online Plant Database

The A.M.I. Encyclopedia offers direct access to a volume of knowledge on the plant world. It brings together technical information on plants for cosmetic, phytotherapy and well-being food use.

CAS Hits 40 Million

The CAS Registry now boasts 40 million organic and inorganic substances, according to the organization.

Stylist Launches Vegan Hair Line

Hairstylist Wayne Ground has launched a hair care line based on 100% vegan protein ingredients.

Eco Lips Launches Edible Lip Line

Eco Lips has created a 99% organic and 100% edible lip line.