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 […]

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 […]