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Kitchen Beauty: Mixing it up

Kitchen Beauty: Mixing it up
Wed, 25/01/17 - 10:00
By Annemarie Kruse


One of the most interesting product trends in the natural Cosmetics and Toiletries (C&T) market now is “do it yourself” (DIY) beauty: customising face creams, body lotions, bath additives or shampoos to match individual skin care requirements. The popular
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US natural beauty market trending strongly

US natural beauty market trending strongly
Wed, 25/01/17 - 00:24
By Annemarie Kruse


The natural beauty sector in the US is booming. Research company SPINS said the market for natural and organic cosmetics clocked up turnover of 1.9bn USD for the 52 weeks ending September 2016, an increase of 11.8%. And although organic products only account for a small
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VIVANESS 2015 presents again some of the best natural cosmetics

VIVANESS 2015 presents again some of the best natural cosmetics
Thu, 05/03/15 - 13:15
By Warren Beaumont


This year’s BIOFACH held in Nuremberg 12-14 February 2015, was also a success for the natural and organic cosmetics industry at its showcase VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care. In an area of over 5,000 m2 the sister event gathered durin
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Anamę Vio First Organic Cosmetics from Argentina

Anamę Vio First Organic Cosmetics from Argentina
Mon, 02/02/15 - 18:18
By Francisca Galvan


With experience in the beauty industry, entrepreneur Graciela Ceballos embarked on developing the first organic cosmetic line in Argentina. Anamê Vio launched in 2010 at BIOFACH, the international fair for organic products, with sister pavilion Vivaness dedicated ex
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Surya Brasil, celebrating 20 years of organic body care

Surya Brasil, celebrating 20 years of organic body care
Sun, 01/02/15 - 17:14
By Francisca Galvan


The story of Surya Brasil began with a trip to India. Clelia Angelon, the company’s president and founder, traveled to Asia in 1974, where she discovered the wonders of henna based dye colours. She set out to introduce it to the Brazilian market and along the way me
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Cosmetics firms favour Hong Kong for China entry

Cosmetics firms favour Hong Kong for China entry
Fri, 15/11/13 - 22:45
By Warren Beaumont


Hong Kong is recognised as Asia’s distribution, trading and services hub for a wide range of consumer goods, a theme at Hong Kong business seminars held in Australia this fall. Asia household consumption expenditure growth is higher than North America and Europe and
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Bees help MN Propolis thrive

Bees help MN Propolis thrive
Thu, 14/11/13 - 22:28
By Adriana Michael


After migrating from Japan to Brazil, Mr. Norihito Matsuda discovered the health benefits of propolis while working in the poultry industry as a young electrical engineer. Propolis was used to clean minor cuts and scratches. It was also effective in alleviating sore trota
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Health and wellness lead snacks category

Health and wellness lead snacks category
Sun, 08/09/13 - 08:33
By Warren Beaumont


Organic and natural snack foods are a growing category in specialist health food stores and major supermarkets around the world as consumers look for healthier and nutritious options that are free of pesticides, chemicals and GMOs. Packaged Facts estimates that 20% of al
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Healthy & organic choices drives customers to Vancouver store

Healthy & organic choices drives customers to Vancouver store
Sun, 08/09/13 - 02:10
By Warren Beaumont


Demand for and sales of organics, fair trade and whole food products have increased over the last 6-12 months for Vancouver, Canada retailer Choices Markets. Recent stats in a Canada Organic Trade Association study stated that 57% of Canadians intend to buy organics each
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COSMOS aims to harmonise Europe’s organic & natural cosmetic standards

COSMOS aims to harmonise Europe’s organic & natural cosmetic standards
Tue, 03/09/13 - 08:17
By Warren Beaumont


Harmonisation of organic and natural cosmetics standards is now happening due to initiatives taken by leading certification groups such as BDIH, COSMEBIO, ECOCERT Greenlife, ICEA, SOIL Association and their associated certification bodies, who have been working on harmoni
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Greenwashed cosmetics threaten consumer health and certified organics

Greenwashed cosmetics threaten consumer health and certified organics
Sun, 01/09/13 - 03:06
By Warren Beaumont


Widespread ‘greenwashing’ by conventional and ‘natural’ cosmetic brands that do not have organic certification but whose brand name or packaging contains messages such as ‘organic’, made with ‘certified organic ingredients’
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BHV Rivoli offers largest beauty space of Le Marais

BHV Rivoli offers largest beauty space of Le Marais
Fri, 31/05/13 - 10:13
By Warren Beaumont


Paris department store group Galeries Lafayette has announced that the BHV Rivoli store’s new beauty area will offer the greatest selection of perfumes, make-up and skin care in the Le Marais district of Paris at Le Bazar de l’Hôtel De Ville, 52 Rue de R
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New E-Book: Top 5 Beauty & Personal Care Trends in North and South America

New E-Book: Top 5 Beauty & Personal Care Trends in North and South America
Fri, 31/05/13 - 10:11


A new Euromonitor beauty and personal trends ‘e-book’ report helps understand trends shaping the beauty and personal care market in North and South America, providing insights necessary to make strategic business decisions. “The Americas continued to be
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Vivaness presents what’s hot in personal care

Vivaness presents what’s hot in personal care
Thu, 25/04/13 - 02:56
By Kat Schuett


It used to be that if you wanted natural or organic personal care, you had to give up a certain degree of functionality. This is no longer the case. The new generation of personal care products—debuted February 13-16 at the Vivaness show, running parallel to Bi
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Brazil hosts successful Latin American Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

Brazil hosts successful Latin American Sustainable Cosmetics Summit
Sun, 11/11/12 - 03:13
By Lesly Vera


Brazil, the largest Latin American country, second largest in the western hemisphere and one of the five strongest economies in the world, is where UK-based market research firm Organic Monitor decided to launch its first Latin American Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, Septe
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Pure and Green highlights sustainable packaging advantage at Asian Cosmetics Summit

Pure and Green highlights sustainable packaging advantage at Asian Cosmetics Summit
Fri, 02/11/12 - 03:21
By Warren Beaumont


The 2nd Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, the 9th edition of the international series of summits, drew to a successful close in Hong Kong in November. A major outcome is that the Asian cosmetics industry needs to raise the bar for sustainability. T
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New Cosmetics Regulation for Brazil and  EU changes set for July 2013

New Cosmetics Regulation for Brazil and EU changes set for July 2013
Tue, 09/10/12 - 09:01
By O.W.N News Network


Undergoing public consultation since January 18, 2012, new Brazilian cosmetics regulations will restrict the use of pyrogallol, formaldehyde and paraformaldehyde for cosmetic use, as well as place an outright ban on the use of lead acetate. A new chemical on the list of r
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Dr.Hauschka sets high standards in sustainability & environment

Dr.Hauschka sets high standards in sustainability & environment
Sun, 16/09/12 - 09:03
By O.W.N News Network


WALA, the manufacturer of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care in Germany, spoke to Organic & Wellness News about cosmetic trends, the new EU regulations and its commitment to sustainability for over 75 years. OWN: What do you see as major trends for the EU and global cosmetics ma
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Latin American Sustainable Cosmetics Summit fosters cooperation and expands horizons

Latin American Sustainable Cosmetics Summit fosters cooperation and expands horizons
Fri, 14/09/12 - 20:21
By Clara Paz


Despite the short notice since its official announcement, the first Sustainable Cosmetics Summit (SCS) offered in Sao Paulo by the British market intelligence firm Organic Monitor with strategic partner Organics Brazil this coming September 24-26 has attracted a crowd of
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First Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Brazil confirmed

First Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Brazil confirmed
Tue, 08/05/12 - 10:58
By Adriana Michael


Organic Monitor recently announced that its first Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Latin America will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 24-26th. Participants and speakers will discuss technical and marketing issues and challenges associated with developing truly
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Unilever chooses Promens recyclable jar

Unilever chooses Promens recyclable jar
Fri, 04/05/12 - 16:59
By O.W.N News Network


Promens Personal & Healthcare Packaging Division in France has announced that Unilever is building on the success of the Lynx deodorant range (named ‘Axe’ out of the UK market) and expanded this brand into hair care for younger men. Lynx Hair is a new rang
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Gluten-free cosmetics take off

Gluten-free cosmetics take off
Fri, 04/05/12 - 14:41
By Warren Beaumont


Gluten-free cosmetics are now being seen in skin creams, body care, vitamins and other products absorbed by the skin as celiac disease sufferers and consumers aim to avoid allergic reactions or accidental ingestion. There has been a 43% increase in body care products bein
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The Secrets of Feminine Hygiene Products—Why We Need Alternatives

The Secrets of Feminine Hygiene Products—Why We Need Alternatives
Sun, 05/02/12 - 13:30
By Chelsea Kerrington


How large is the market for feminine hygiene products and what does it mean to Mother Earth? According to Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the 2015 global market projection for tampons alone is $2.6 billion USD. At an average unit price of 20 cents, that’s 13 billion
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Ecosolution™ introduces first ‘green airless’ packaging system

Ecosolution™ introduces first ‘green airless’ packaging system
Sun, 09/10/11 - 18:35
By Warren Beaumont


When implementing the Green Cube Program at the beginning of 2009, leading global plastics manufacturer Promens asserted its commitment to sustainability and said it is continually striving to create new packaging that respects the environment, and integrates sustainabili
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Jasmin’s Koala Baby organic skincare exceeds expectations in Asia

Jasmin’s Koala Baby organic skincare exceeds expectations in Asia
Mon, 20/06/11
By Warren Beaumont


Koala Baby features recycled and sustainable, but upmarket packaging and a cheeky Koala.Leading Australian Jasmin Skincare manufacturer was the first organic skin care brand to gain organic certification in China in 2009. With the response beyond their expectations, found
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Spotlight on the Asian hotel and spa market at Natural Products Expo Asia

Spotlight on the Asian hotel and spa market at Natural Products Expo Asia
Thu, 02/06/11 - 15:59
By Adriana Michael


The spa and hospitality sectors will be a major highlight at New Hope Media’s 9th Natural Products Expo Asia, returning to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, August 25-27. Although it is still a small market for natural and organic certified foods, sup
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