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 […]

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 […]