In the Chilean Andes, a unique tree has been praised for centuries for being the source of a natural wood and skin treatment—Quillaja saponaria molina, also referred to as Soap Bark tree. When reduced to a powder and mixed with water, the bark… Read More »
Clé de Peau Beauté celebrates the mysterious beauty of Venice with the la Beauté Vénitienne collection. The Eye Color Quad ($80 for palette and case; refill, $55; case, $25) includes Optical Color Formula, which melts into… Read More »
Korres Black Pine Active Firming Sleeping Oil ($62) is billed as a fast-absorbing and non-greasy overnight beauty booster. A blend of six oils—black pine, cold pressed jojoba, grape seed, organic cold pressed argan, apricot and cold pressed swe… Read More »
US Patent No. 9,107,839 B1; Gwendolyn J. Williams of Canton, MI has patented a multi-benefit hair care composition that is comprised of rhassoul clay combined with water; a conditioning agent comprising cocoa seed butter, aloe vera leaf extract, oliv… Read More »
Belle Époque ($20) is Lipstick Queen’s new hydrating balm collection. According to the company, Belle Époque balms are rich and soothing, filled with algae extract, rich in omega 3, 6 and 9, and infused with shea butter in three f… Read More »
LATVIA: A new online company is allowing consumers to create their own customized cosmetics. MixNature.com, a company operating from Riga, Latvia, has opened up what it is calling a “natural cosmetics online laboratory, giving EU consumers the… Read More »
Natural Sourcing has added premium quality Sangre de Drago Liquid Resin Extract to its growing lineup of specialty ingredients for use in innovative personal care product formulations. The material has a suggested INCI of Croton Lechleri Resin Extrac… Read More »
The global organic personal care products market is expected to expand at a strong CAGR of 9.3% between 2014 and 2020, according to a report from Transparency Market Research.
In 2013, the global organic personal care products market was estimated… Read More »
Ashland Specialty Ingredients has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Zeta Fraction technology from AkzoNobel, a deal that broadens Ashland’s portfolio in the personal care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and agriculture markets.… Read More »
Professional skin care brand FarmHouse Fresh has introduced 100%-natural, handcrafted Facial Buffing Biscuits ($24). Recommended for normal to oily skin, Strawberry Lavender (pictured) contains strawberry extract, which is rich in polyphenols and vit… Read More »
Sales: $1.8 billion
Key Personnel: Christine Courtin-Clarins, president of the supervisory board; Olivier Courtin-Clarins, managing director; Philip Shearer, chief executive officer.
Major Products: Clarins skin care an… Read More »
What happens when you remove typical business constraints and let one of the industry’s leading chemists loose to formulate the best anti-aging product? Skyler Brand Ventures knows the answer.
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Say hello to smooth skin with Comfy Fig Body Scrub Jam, new from Lubrizol. With a rich jam-like texture and fruity fig scent, this relaxing scrub warms skin on contact while exfoliating dry skin cells, according to the company.
Carbopol Ultrez 30 po… Read More »
Anti-glycation has no meaning to most consumers; hence, the claim is usually reserved for higher-priced prestige products that tend to be sold in department stores, which permits some level of consumer education, according to Sarah Jindal, senior inn… Read More »
Sustainable, non-GMO, all-natural, organic—the terms appear across product categories. There’s no doubt that the world’s getting greener, and natural products within the personal care space are gaining in importance among consumers… Read More »
Active Organics will be promoted as a brand under the Lipotec umbrella at The Lubrizol Corporation, effective immediately.
The 2011 acquisition of the Active Organics business provided Lubrizol entry into the botanical extracts and natural pe… Read More »