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 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 […]

TRUE Natural Cosmetics Sunscreen is Awarded NPA Certification

TRUE Natural Cosmetics, a Washington based sun and skin care company, was awarded natural certifications by the Natural Products Association (NPA) for their sunscreen and self-tanner.  The NPA is a US non-profit organization devoted to the natural products industry, and has created a set of guidelines that dictate whether a product can be deemed truly […]

Natural & Organic Cosmetic Standards Buildup Continues

Natural and organic standards and labels are gaining momentum worldwide; however, the industry is becoming increasingly divided due to the lack of one set of standards and certification, according to Organic Monitor. Depending on the country of origin or region, there exist numerous standards and certification agencies. Organic Monitor conducted research and found the adoption […]

COSMOS-standard for Natural & Organic Cosmetic Certification is Launched

The COSMOS-standard certification was officially launched at the Biofach in February. The COSMOS-standard is a new cosmetic certification developed to harmonize various certifications and labels in order to create one standard that is internationally recognized for natural and organic cosmetics. The new certification is a result of Europe’s leading natural cosmetic certifiers coming together and […]

NSF and NATRUE Partner to Create Natural Personal Care Product Standard

NSF International, a U.S. testing and certification organization, and NATRUE, The International Natural and Organic Cosmetic Association, have partnered to develop an American national standard for natural personal care products. The new American national standard will define the use of the term ‘natural’ and will protect the integrity of verified natural personal care products. NATRUE’s […]

USDA Launches New Biobased Product Certification and Label

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred program has launched a new certification and labeling program for products made with renewable and biological material. Consumer goods carrying the label are expected this spring. Biobased products are defined by the USDA as those composed wholly or significantly of biological ingredients – renewable plant, animal, marine or forestry […]

World’s Largest Natural & Organic Food Retailer to Require Third-Party Certification of “Organic” Personal Care Products & Cosmetics

Whole Foods Market, a retailer of natural and organic products with more than 270 stores worldwide, is now requiring third-party certification on all personal care products and cosmetics making “organic” claims sold in the U.S. Whole Foods Market is implementing new companywide standards to ensure that claims on product labels are accurate. All suppliers must […]

International Natural and Organic Cosmetic Standards Harmonize

Today, cosmetic companies around the world seek to describe their products as organic, yet there is no international certification standard to back their claims. But a big step in the right direction was taken last month with the creation of a not-for-profit international association. By the end of 2014 Cosmos, or the COSMetic Organic Standard, […]

Natural and Organic Standards Worldwide Increase

Natural and cosmetic standards are becoming more and more popular and as this occurs, the amount of standards available grows as well.  Cosmetic manufacturers, formulators and ingredient companies are asking what differences there are between these many standards available and the technical implementations of adoption. Organic Monitor has worked on a report called Techinical Insights. […]