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 […]

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 […]

Bulldog Enters US Market: Natural Skin Care for Men

The UK natural skincare brand for men, Bulldog, launched its products in the US in effort to capture the growing men’s grooming market. Bulldog’s American expansion plan relies on a partnership with Whole Foods Market.  In their largest export agreement to date, Bulldog aims to have products in all 300 Whole Foods Market stores across […]

Origins Plantscription Anti-Ageing Serum Sets the Bar High

After 5 years of research and development, Origins is launching their new anti-ageing serum, Plantscription, in stores this month. Origins has created a lot of hype around the product and is touting efficacy equal to that of a prescription strength product like retinoic acid, except without the side effects. Derived from leaf and bark extract […]

LVMH Acquires Controlling Stake in Nude Skincare

LVMH Moët Hennessy has completed the acquisition of a 70% stake in Nude Skincare, a luxury natural performance skin care brand. Nude’s current shareholders will retain a 30% equity ownership in Nude Brands Ltd. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. Nude is a biocompatible luxury skin care line using high performance bio-available ingredients […]

10 Ways to Use Epsom Salts and Improve your Health & Beauty

Epsom salt is a naturally occurring mineral compound that has numerous uses, from health and beauty to household cleaning and organic gardening.  Epsom salts are mainly composed of magnesium and sulfate, two minerals that have been thoroughly studied and proven to have wide-ranging benefits. For instance, magnesium helps to regulate the activity of more than […]

Warning! Your Fragrance could be Toxic

What does your perfume smell like?  Roses?  Lavendar? Or, how about coal-tar and petrochemicals?  Most likely, the latter is really what you smell when you spray on your favorite perfume or use a fragranced personal care product. Fragrances are loaded with toxic chemicals, and worst of all, nothing is stopping manufacturers from keeping their fragrance […]

SANTE Launches Natural Cosmetic Line in North America

The European natural cosmetic brand, SANTE, debuts this fall in the United States and Canada.  SANTE offers a complete line of certified natural cosmetics, including skin care, hair care, body care and cosmetic products for the face, eyes, lips and nails. Based in Germany, SANTE has deep roots in the natural cosmetic industry, and after […]

Lily Organics Becomes USDA Organic Certified

Organic certification is a covenanted price these days in the era of “green-washing,” and Lily Organics is doing a good job setting precedent on what personal care products can strive to achieve in the natural and organic health and beauty market. Lily Organics, a manufacturer of their own skin care line, received three USDA certifications. […]