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 […]

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 […]

Estée Lauder Receives Exclusive Rights to Natural Ingredient Supplier’s Products & Supply

Estée Lauder and Unigen announced that they have signed an exclusive product license and supply agreement. Under the agreement, Unigen granted a subsidiary of Estée Lauder exclusive rights to the discoveries, development and commercialization of its natural ingredients.  Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. The agreement has already taken effect whereby a combination […]

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 […]

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 […]