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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]