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 […]

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 […]

New Natural Skin Rejuvenation Ingredient by Naturex

French plant-based natural ingredients company, Naturex, has launched its new skin rejuvenation active from Dragon’s blood (Croton lechleri).  The ingredient is sourced from trees in the Amazon rainforest where locals use it for topical skin care. Dragon’s blood is obtained from the bark and sap of the tree baring the same name. When the tree […]

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 […]

Find Out What’s In Your Products – Personal Care & Cosmetic Ingredient Database

Do you ever look at an ingredient list and not recognize or know one item? It is quite common that personal care and cosmetic products have a long list of ingredients with confusing chemical sounding names. Even when the product is certified natural or organic, it can still be difficult to decipher the ingredient list. […]

The Most Effective Natural Deodorant Ingredient – Potassium Alum

The natural personal care market is now outperforming the growth of the traditional market. Companies are expanding their product line and are offering new natural products to capture the mounting interest of green consumers. One product showing a significant rise in popularity is natural deodorant. But is being natural enough to win over consumers? To […]

International Consortium to Hunt for New Natural Cosmetic Ingredients

An international consortium will generate and investigate a liquid library of 3,600 plant extracts, hunting for compounds useful for cosmetics (and food) manufacture. Germany’s BASF and Bruker Biospin GMBH and Greece’s Korres SA Natural Products will work with national research centres from Greece, France and South Africa plus universities from Greece, Panama and Switzerland in […]

Cosmetic Ingredients from the Sea

The Earth is made up of more than 70% water, so it comes as no surprise that manufacturers are searching for new sources of ingredients from oceans and fresh water sources. In fact, it is more startling that companies have not found more ways to use the abundance of sea plants in cosmetic formulations. So, […]

The Future of Cosmetic Ingredients: Science + Nature

Now more than ever beauty brands want to appeal to the naturally conscious consumer while continuing to make an effective product.  It is the combination of nature and science topped with an eco-friendly mentality that will successfully guide products into the future. Some brands are expecting to see the ‘Nu Natural’ trend take effect in […]

New Natural Extracts Deliver Younger Looking Skin

Naturally-derived skin care ingredients targeting the anti-aging arena have been launched by International Specialty Products (ISP), a personal care and cosmetic ingredient supplier. These patent-pending bioelements can be formulated into a variety of creams, lotions, serums and other products. The new ingredients are positioned as a cost effective solution that can be applied to products […]