UK-based brand Bulldog is set to launch its range of natural products in Australia; the first in a line of five international launches designed to offer men a wider choice of skin care products.
Shiseido has developed a new mascara featuring camellia oil, that the company says provides moisture to the lashes and lasts up to 16 hours.
According to research carried out by Organic Monitor, natural & organic brands on the North American market are making inroads in mass market retailers and encouraging supermarkets to develop private label ranges as shelf-space in natural food shops...
Shrimp derivative shown to aid skin permeation of green tea catechins
Chitosan microparticles, commonly derived from the shell of shrimp and other sea crustaceans, have been shown to significantly improve the ability of certain antioxidants to permeate the skin.
Industry is ‘divided’ by proliferation of natural standards
The huge rise in the number of international and regional standards for organic and natural cosmetics in Europe is leading to confusion and division, according to market researcher Organic Monitor.
Sustainable packaging hot topic at industry events in 2011
With Organic Monitor predicting an increase in the take up of sustainable packaging initiatives by beauty companies in 2011, the topic promises to a focus of industry events this year.
Beauty industry needs to act responsibly to tackle deforestation, Beraca
Brazilian-based ingredients brand Beraca says that deforestation is one of the worst enemies to the planet and the beauty industry must act to ensure this problem is minimized.
HBA Package Design Awards reward orginality and creativity
The grand award of this year’s HBA International Package Design Award Competition was given to L’Oreal Paris for its Paris True Match roll-on make-up applicator.
Reformulating products to be ‘truly natural’ is key to Asian success
Lack of regulations and labeling requirements for natural personal care products in Asia means the market is dominated by synthetic ingredients positioned as natural, according to market research company, Kline.
Scientists map oil palm genome in quest for higher productivity
Researchers have created the first genetic blueprint of oil palms, an important step in improving the productivity and sustainability of oil palm production.
Givaudan signs sustainable sourcing partnership
Givaudan has partnered with a Laos-based producer to secure the sustainable supply of benzoin, a raw material used in fragrances.
Fair trade certification for mint oils
The organic oil specialist, Earthoil, has achieved fair trade status for its Indian mint growing facility under an Institute for Marketecology (IMO) scheme in order to meet growing demand for ethical products.
Indian company launches spice-based cosmetics preservative
Salicylates & Chemicals has launched a new preservative for personal care products based on curry leaf and cinnamon leaf oils.
Waste reduction urged as demand for recyclables drops
A push for waste minimisation and the production of high quality marketable recyclables is being promoted by stakeholders as demand and prices for recycled materials the UK drop significantly.
France leads the way on Fairtrade personal care
A new market report highlights the fact that strong development in the French natural and organic cosmetic market has given way to the largest market for fair-trade products.
Innovation leads the way at HBA conference program
A holistic view of beauty and how innovation can help your business are two key themes in next week’s HBA conference program.
Symrise expands its range of organic actives
Symrise has partnered with a Californian producer of botanical extracts as part of plans to become the number one global supplier of green cosmetic ingredients.