The Soil Association has announced that following research into palm oil sourcing, COSMOS has set new guidelines for the natural cosmetics industry.
Northampton wholefood and health store Daily Bread has been named Growing Co-operative of the Year in the 2017 Co-op of the Year Awards.
Pai Skincare, the London-based sensitive skin care brand, has closed a £3.45m (€4m/USD4.5m) Series A investment led by Luxembourg based CAP Invest.
The forthcoming global guidelines for natural and organic cosmetics – ISO 16128 – are not fit for purpose according to industry experts.
Tackling misinformation and myths about cosmetic products should be a priority for the natural and organic beauty sector, says the founder of leading natural cosmetics training school Formula Botanica.
Household cleaning products and certain categories of personal care products will escape the UK’s ban on microbeads, environment campaigners have warned.
Check out our video round-up of last week’s 2016 Natural Beauty Roundtable event, here at our Brighton offices.
Organic Monitor has just announced the finalists of the 2016 Sustainable Beauty Awards.
A growing number of ethical food labels are making their way to cosmetic and personal care products, reports Organic Monitor. New research by Organic Monitor into the US sector finds that almost 15% of natural personal care products are now certified to food standards, corresponding to a market value of over USD 700 million. Non-GMO […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]