TRUE Natural Cosmetics Sunscreen is Awarded NPA Certification

TRUE Natural Cosmetics, a Washington based sun and skin care company, was awarded natural certifications by the Natural Products Association (NPA) for their sunscreen and self-tanner.  The NPA is a US non-profit organization devoted to the natural products industry, and has created a set of guidelines that dictate whether a product can be deemed truly […]

Video: The Story of Cosmetics – What’s the FDA waiting for?

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics produced an interesting video on the use of toxic chemicals in personal care products in the United States. To date the FDA has assessed only 11 percent of the 10,500 ingredients used in personal care products. The personal care and cosmetics industry is left unregulated with very little oversight.  Thankfully […]

Bulldog Enters US Market: Natural Skin Care for Men

The UK natural skincare brand for men, Bulldog, launched its products in the US in effort to capture the growing men’s grooming market. Bulldog’s American expansion plan relies on a partnership with Whole Foods Market.  In their largest export agreement to date, Bulldog aims to have products in all 300 Whole Foods Market stores across […]

France Passes Bill to Ban Parabens and Phthalates in Cosmetics

By vote on May 3rd members of the French National Assembly voted to pass a bill of law that would immediately ban the use of endocrine disruptors such as phthalates, alkylphenols, and Parabens in consumer products. In order for the bill to become a law a further vote is required by French Senators which has […]

P&G Introduces Pantene Plant-Based Plastic Bottles

Pantene, a hair care brand by Procter & Gamble, has started producing its first-in-class plant-based shampoo and conditioner bottle. The innovative plastic bottle is made from sugarcane and will be featured on the Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion collection. Initially the bottles will be launched in Western Europe with plans to expand throughout the rest of […]

Natural Ingredient Sourcing: Beware of Backfire says Organic Monitor

In recent years the cosmetic industry seems to have developed an environmentally sound and healthy conscious, but now it appears that too much of a good has the potential to backfire. The natural and organic product market is burgeoning and companies are striving to eliminate potentially harmful chemicals from their products.  Furthermore, sustainability is on […]