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What Green Means For Cosmetics

Jul 2, 2014Pawel Leja and Robert Ross-Fichtner, Focal Point Research Inc.

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

Aug 1, 2013Darrin C. Duber-Smith, Green Marketing Inc.

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.

Organic and Natural: Caveat Emptor

Apr 1, 2009David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates

Previous columns have discussed Canadian Natural Health Products regulations but have steered clear of the natural and organic debate, although this author previously published an article that debates animal versus vegetable ingredients, in which he explains that a chemical is a chemical regardless of its origin; a molecule of glycerin is just that, whether from natural sources like animal or vegetable fat, or from petroleum or biodiesel sources.