Green Cosmetics

Natural Notes: Where fragrance fits in the natural beauty niche

Natural Notes: Where fragrance fits in the natural beauty niche

By Deanna Utroske

Perfume, parfum, eau de toilette, cologne, body spray, essential oils—all of these are coming into conversation with the natural beauty movement. And earlier in the fragrance supply chain natural sourcing initiatives are getting very interesting.

‘Natural’ beauty part 1: Is labelling all what it seems?

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‘Natural’ beauty part 1: Is labelling all what it seems?

By Natasha Spencer

Ahead of next week’s in-cosmetics Asia three-day showcase, we caught up with Nicole Fall, Founder of Asian Consumer Intelligence, to examine how the natural trend is being shaped by demands for simple natural items and clear labelling requirements.

Indie Beauty Profile Jené Roestorf Luxe Botanics

Indie Beauty Profile

Jené Roestorf, Luxe Botanics

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Jené Roestorf, founder of Luxe Botanics advises prospective entrepreneurs to put their egos aside. And, she paints a vivid picture of a skin care brand that delivers on so many of the promises that indie shoppers are looking...

CIDP part 1: Talks anti-pollution as it introduces its new ex vivo model

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CIDP part 1: Talks anti-pollution as it introduces its new ex vivo model

By Natasha Spencer

Straight off the back of their attendance at this month’s in-cosmetics North America, we spoke with Véronique Newton, Preclinical Laboratory Manager, CIDP, and Jessen Curpen, Biophysics Manager and Head of Clinical Study Design, CIDP, about CIDP’s quest...

International natural labelling standard

Special Newsletter natural and organic labelling

How beneficial is an international natural labelling standard?

By Natasha Spencer

With natural actives becoming a commonplace element of many formulators' ingredient lists and as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO 16128 provides guidelines on definitions for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients, we...

Words Mean Nothing: The plight of natural and organic beauty labeling

Words Mean Nothing: The plight of natural and organic beauty labeling

By Deanna Utroske

Depending on whom you ask, personal care and cosmetic regulations in the US are overly nuanced, too convoluted, or not exacting enough. All the same, trends and marketing strategies have collided in recent years to make ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ beauty...

How to stop confusing consumers with organic and natural labelling

Special Newsletter: Natural and Organic Labelling

Why consumers struggle with natural and organic labelling and how to fix it

By Simon Pitman

Natural and organic labelling claims, certification and branding are confusing enough even for industry professionals, so imagine how consumers feel. We spoke to Ecovia Intelligence-founder Amarjit Sahota to find out how things can be simplified.

Raw materials and natural labelling

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Raw materials progress natural labelling

By Natasha Spencer

As the natural labelling and claims market has an increasingly positive impact on consumer purchasing decisions, we spoke to Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science, about the influence this has in Australia and New Zealand and asked...

Natural active ingredients

Natural active ingredients: Achieving all-round appeal

By Natasha Spencer

As healthy lifestyles positively influence the rise in the natural active ingredient segment, marketing promotions, next generation materials, and leading Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions are all contributing to its growth.

Halal cosmetics in India

Halal cosmetics: India proves prosperous

By Natasha Spencer

Independent network of accreditation entities, International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF), notes how halal producers are looking to India for growth amid demands for Shariah-compliant cosmetics.

Ayurvedic beauty in India

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Ayurvedic beauty in India part II: A way of life

By Natasha Spencer

The Indian government and leading brands recognise the potential of Ayurvedic beauty and are supporting its growth, Shreyansh Kocheri, Senior Research Analyst at Euromonitor International explains.

Trilogy enters into ownership deal with Lanocorp

Trilogy enters into ownership deal with Lanocorp

By Natasha Spencer

Scented candle and beauty product manufacturer, Trilogy, is set to purchase a controlling share of Australian and New Zealand natural skin care cosmetics competitor, Lanocorp.  

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The hottest ingredient launches at in-cosmetics Korea

By Belinda Carli, director of The Institute of Personal Care Science

Following up from the inspirational in-cosmetics Korea 2017, what were some of the key trends we’ve seen emerging in this region, and actives being launched set to dominate in the coming year? And which of these trends are we likely to see migrate to...

Nars cruelty free and China

Nars loses cruelty-free status?

By Natasha Spencer

As Nars moves into the Chinese market, where animal testing is mandatory, previously loyal supporters opt to boycott the famed brand.

Micellar technology hair washing

Micellar technology simplifies hair washing routines

By Natasha Spencer

In our Q&A with Andrew McDougall, Global Haircare Analyst at Mintel, we asked what the new, innovative technology has to offer formulators, brands and consumers on the market, and how it is set to transform hair care regimes.

Tune in to our probiotics skin care webinar  – June 21st

Tune in to our probiotics skin care webinar – June 21st

By Simon Pitman

As part of our seventh annual edition of the Skincare Ingredients online conference, we are bringing you a carefully curated discussion panel to shine the spotlight on the fast evolving probiotic trend.

Chinese strategic agreement for Apocynum plant cosmetics

Chinese strategic agreement focuses on plant-based cosmetics

By Natasha Spencer

Leading Chinese plant-based producer, Shineco, and biomass refining company, Beijing Zhongke Biorefinery Engineering Technology, have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement to create the Institute of Chinese Apocynum Industrial Technology Research...

Japanese natural and organic trends

Euromonitor International reveals Japanese natural and organic boost

By Natasha Spencer

Japanese cosmetics consumers demand “healthier, safer and more ethically conscious products” resulting from changing lifestyles, which is generating growing interest in the natural, organic and environmentally-friendly cosmetics areas.   

in-cosmetics Korea launches product trails

in-cosmetics Korea launches product trails

By Natasha Spencer

As in-cosmetics Korea 2017 approaches, we take a look at the latest moisturisers, natural actives, anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle names and items revealed in the event's new product trails.

Anti pollution in hair care and colour cosmetics

Anti-pollution breaks into hair care and colour cosmetics

By Natasha Spencer

With the effects of pollution remaining a prominent concern for conscious consumers, we ask Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel, how companies are maximising innovation to achieve industry longevity.

Sulwhasoo to open first Paris store

Sulwhasoo prepares to open first Paris store

By Natasha Spencer

AmorePacific-owned Sulwhasoo enters the Parisian marketplace by getting ready to exclusively launch at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, France, in September 2017.

CDIB Capital invests in L&P Cosmetics

CDIB Capital invests in L&P Cosmetics

By Natasha Spencer

South Korean facial skin care name, L&P Cosmetics, receives an undisclosed sum from CDIB Capital, the private equity arm of China Development Financial.

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