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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.

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.

Organic and Natural: Caveat Emptor

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.

Clariant Launches Sustainability-based Life Cycle and Label

Clariant has launched EcoTain, its life cycle and a label that allows it to assess the protection of human, environmental and ecological health of its products over the value chain and clearly identify what products fulfill those requirements.

NATRUE Utilizes IOAS to Launch Accreditation Program

The International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association A.I.S.B.L. (NATRUE) has teamed up with the International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS) to launch an accreditation program for the NATRUE Label.

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