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 […]

18 Foods that Help Make Beautiful, Healthy Skin

You are what you eat. I know this is something we all heard, probably when you were a child and your parents were trying to get you to eat your vegetables.  Well, it is even truer as adults. Your health and diet reflects on your outer appearance. A building block to beauty and healthy looking […]

Organic Skin Care Oils Sourced from Around the World

Aura Cacia introduced five new essential oils into their line of aromatherapy products. According to Aura Cacia, the oils have been sustainably sourced from around the world and are certified organic through the USDA’s National Organic Program. The five products include: Argan oil, extracted from the nuts of a native desert tree in Morocco, is […]

Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 Could Put an End to Harmful Ingredients

The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act of 1938 set guidelines for the FDA and provided limited authority to regulate U.S. cosmetics, resulting in a largely unregulated industry. After 73 years, congress has finally decided to update federal cosmetics laws with the introduction of the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011. On June 24, 2001, Rep. Jan […]

Eco Vision Biodegradable Cosmetics Jar Awarded U.S. Patent

Eco Vision, a biodegradable and sustainable packaging manufacturer, was awarded a U.S. patent for its biodegradable cosmetics jar. The patent, issued by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, is the second one received by Eco Vision in two years, the first was for the Eco Tube. The company aims to provide manufacturers with eco-friendly packaging […]

Natural Beauty Retailer Removes all Harmful Ingredients from Product Range

Gotham Beauty, an online retailer for natural beauty products, is taking a stand against “green washing” and giving the boot to all suppliers who can’t prove the safety and natural origins of their products. The recently launched ecommerce site labels themselves as New York City’s go-to retailer for the natural beauty conscious and sells selected […]

Top 7 Eco-Friendly Daily Deal Sites

Get Daily Discounts on Eco-Friendly Products & Services One thing is for sure, everyone loves a great deal. And now more than ever, people are shopping online looking for just that – discounted products and services. It’s no surprise Internet flash sale and group coupon sites like Groupon, LivingSocial and Gilt Goupe are growing in […]