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 […]

New Organic Skin Care Line for Pregnant Women – Bionée

Bionée, an organic skin care company founded in 2010, has developed a line of skin care products specifically formulated for pregnant women, women taking care of their babies, and babies. Bionée’s line of eight products are divided into three categories: pregnancy (includes acne and anti-stretch mark lotion), motherhood (includes a body toning lotion and nipple […]

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 […]