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New ISO cosmetics standard “legitimizes green-washing”

A long-awaited ISO standard intended to provide an internationally recognised definition of ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ cosmetics ingredients threatens to “legitimize greenwash”. That’s the warning from NATRUE, the Brussels-based natural and beauty non-profit. NATRUE fears that the new standard, which in its current draft form permits the inclusion of high levels of ingredients from non-natural sources, […]

November 5, 2015 Continue Reading

Cruelty Free International launches campaign to end animal testing for cleaning products

Cruelty Free International has launched an EU-wide campaign to stop animal testing for cleaning products after it successfully campaigned for an EU ban on testing cosmetics on animals. “A growing number of Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free companies like The Co-operative, Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, Ecover, method and Bio-D have proven it is possible to make […]

August 3, 2015 Continue Reading

Natural and organic beauty leaders pledge closer working

Prominent figures from the natural and organic beauty industry have called for the sector to work closer together and to present a more unified voice to consumers and regulators. The call came from representatives of leading brands, retailers and trade bodies who gathered in London yesterday for the first Natural Beauty Roundtable. The session, chaired by […]

September 9, 2014 Continue Reading

Gluten-free beauty claims on the increase

Gluten-free credentials are increasingly finding their way into the UK beauty sector, with a 22% increase in the use of the gluten-free claims in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to a blog by Mintel’s Lucy Cornford. With only 1% of launches specifically highlighting their gluten-free credentials on pack, she says that the potential […]

August 12, 2014 Continue Reading

Mixing it up

Mixologiste is predicted to be the next key beauty trend for 2014 according to Mintel, which says that manufacturers are creating new combinations which blur the lines between beauty technology, overlapping skincare, hair care and colour cosmetics. “Mixologiste is fast becoming the stand-out trend that spans all beauty and personal care categories … While manufacturers […]

February 25, 2014 Continue Reading
Think dirty

Think Dirty app roots out cosmetics toxins

A new app has been launched for the iPhone to enable consumers identify potential toxins in cosmetics and personal care products. Think Dirty was created by Lily Tse following her mother’s breast cancer relapse and her subsequent research into the possible causes of the disease. Tse was shocked to find out the extent to which […]

October 22, 2013 Continue Reading