Unipex Expands Ingredient Portfolio with Acquisition of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics

Cosmetics active ingredient company Unipex announced it has acquired Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, a supplier of natural cosmetic ingredients. The Canadian company says through immediate synergies the acquisition is expected to double Unipex’s proprietary products sales. Although the final sale amount was undisclosed, the deal will expand the Unipex product line and aligns with its corporate […]

Nutrawise Opens Nutraceutical Manufacturing Facility

Nutrawise, a manufacturer and distributor of nutraceuticals, recently celebrated the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Tustin, California and is now open for business. According to Nutrawise, the leadership team is comprised of natural product industry veterans and is led by Founder and CEO, Darren Rude. Prior to starting Nutrawise, Rude served as […]

Organic Monitor Expands Sustainable Cosmetics Summit to Asia

Organic Monitor announced the first Asia-Pacific edition of its Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will take place in Hong Kong on 7-8th November. The global summit focuses on the natural and organic beauty industry and aims to help establish products in the region. According to Organic Monitor, research shows Asia is lagging in terms of production and […]

Hain Celestial Group Moves to Certify Organic Personal Care Brands

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a conglomerate of natural and organic brands, announced that they have received NSF/ANSI 305  certification for Avalon Organics® and Earth’s Best Organic®. The NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients defines labeling and marketing requirements. The following passage is taken from the NSF Web site: The voluntary […]

Natural form of Vitamin E Protects the Skin & Brain

New research supported by the National Institutes of Health shows that a natural form of vitamin E can trigger the production of a protein in the brain that protects against a stroke. Apparently, the protein called alpha-tocotrienol, known as TCT, clears toxins from nerve cells, preventing those cells from dying after a stroke. Vitamin E […]

Natural Beauty Yearbook Now Accepting Nominations for the Who’s Who in Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty Yearbook, a UK trade publication for the natural and organic personal care market, hosts an annual “Who’s Who in Natural Beauty” contest.  The company was launched in 2007 as a guide to the natural and organic beauty industry and a place for companies operating within the industry to promote their brands. Who’s Who […]

FTC Prohibits Nivea from Claiming Skin Cream Causes Weight Loss

Beiersdorf, Inc. to Pay $900,000 to Settle FTC Charges The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached a settlement requiring Nivea skin cream maker Beiersdorf Inc. to stop claiming that regular use of its Nivea My Silhouette! skin cream can significantly reduce consumer’s body size. The company also has agreed to pay $900,000 as part of the […]

Artisan Botanical Perfume Wins Best Green Packaging at IPDA

The 2011 HBA International Packaging Design Awards (IPDA) saw a true underdog overtake a global powerhouse. Artisan Botanical Perfume, made by Pacific Perfumes, was awarded the prize for best green packaging, beating out industry giants like Aveda and Mother Earth Essentials. The Artisan Botanical Perfume packaging is made from recycled, biodegradable paperboard, using no glue […]

Zemea Propanediol – Natural Alternative to Petroleum-Based Glycols

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products LLC is expanding the distribution of Zemea® propanediol into the South American market. The certified natural ingredient, renewably-sourced from corn sugar, can be used in cosmetics and personal care products as a glycol alternative for formulations where non-petroleum based ingredients are desired. The 100 percent bio-based ingredient claims to […]