Surfrider Foundation Partners With ECO Skin Care

The Surfrider Foundation has partnered with ECO Skin Care Inc., as its exclusive sunscreen partner. Public concern over the environmental impact of sunscreen has grown, and it is believed that UV absorbing chemicals found in many mainstream sunscreens, including oxybenzone and octymethoxycinnamate, could present dangers to marine life, including coral reefs. Research has shown that […]

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Receives USDA BioPreferred Certification for Zemea

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products has received USDA certification for Zemea® propanediol, declaring that the petroleum-based glycol alternative is a 100% bio-based ingredient. Zemea® propanediol is a natural ingredient derived from corn to be used in cosmetic, personal care and home cleaning product formulation in place of petroleum-based glycols. The ingredient has also been […]

Natural Cosmetics Not Living up to their Marketing Claims

New research by Organic Monitor finds that few brands marketing cosmetics as ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ are living up to their claims. Organic Monitor assessed over 50 cosmetic brands and ranked them according to their level of ‘naturalness’. The research was led by a chartered chemist who analyzed the formulations of natural and organic cosmetics and […]

Natural Products Association Certifies 700th Natural Product

The Natural Products Association (NPA) announced that it has certified its 700th product/ingredient under its Natural Seal program. The NPA was founded in 2008 to provide natural certification of personal care products sold in the United States. The NPA’s natural standard for personal care products covers both products and ingredients. Last year, NPA launched the […]

New Organic Skin Care Line for Pregnant Women – Bionée

Bionée, an organic skin care company founded in 2010, has developed a line of skin care products specifically formulated for pregnant women, women taking care of their babies, and babies. Bionée’s line of eight products are divided into three categories: pregnancy (includes acne and anti-stretch mark lotion), motherhood (includes a body toning lotion and nipple […]