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Lipotec Receives Two COSMOS Approvals

Lipotec had its first COSMOS approval for not just one, but two ingredients. The standard tells consumers the ingredients are certified organic and natural and are trustworthy for cosmetics, in addition to having clearance for safety within the industry and the environment.

Thorough Safety Standard for SunPURO Oxides Approved

Sun Chemical has received COSMOS approval for a range of its pigments, which helps give consumers confirmation that ingredients are sourced from organic farming.

Stephenson Personal Care Teams up with RSPO and POIG

These indicators will be used by independent third parties to conclude whether or not a palm oil company is protecting forests and peatlands that have biodiversity, carbon and social values.

Lessonia Eyes Microbead Replacements

As microbead bans are passed around the world, Lessonia, maker of natural exfoliators has named 2017 a crucial year to find an environmentally-friendly alternative.

Natural Market Gets Clarity With New Council

"Our aim is to create real, meaningful and lasting change in the naturals market, and ensure that consumers are armed with the information they need to make informed purchases."

European Directive On Cosmetics Marks 40th Yr; Will Standards Change?

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first harmonized European Directive on cosmetic products. In the meantime, a cosmetics advocacy group is on a mission to have any future regulation standardize the definition of natural and organic.

The Issues Common With Trending Natural Ingredients: The Pitfalls of Naturals

The ever-evolving nature of skin care presents ongoing challenges for marketing claims and labeling. Here are a few things to watch out for.

TerraVerdae BioWorks Develops Environmental Microspheres

TerraVerdae BioWorks released a line of biodegradable, natural microspheres to be utilized in cosmetic and personal care products.

The Confounding Nature of Regulating Natural Personal Care Ingredients

What makes a product safe? What makes a product nature-inspired or pseudo-natural? Existing and pending regulations—and the mixed messaging that results—create confusion for the consumer and safety dilemmas for product manufacturers.

The Nagoya Protocol for Cosmetics and Extracts

The Nagoya Protocol is an international law applying to genetic resources and ensuring the countries of origin share in the benefits from using these materials.

What Green Means For Cosmetics

The word green is a familiar term to everybody and used to describe many different things daily. From the iconic symbol of money, to the green on a golf course, as well as the world-wide signal symbolizing the right to proceed, the word green is used for various different and unrelated purposes.

Labeling for Legitimacy: Certifications for Natural and Organic Personal Care

Standards for organic or natural products are largely the same, although some pertain to “natural” while others do “organic.” Each program and seal is intended for a given region, which should be taken into account when targeting specified markets. Here, the author reviews the most recognized natural and organic certifiers and seals around the globe.

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