Organic Standards – just how relevant are they?
At the Scancos conference, held at the end of 2014, cosmetics chemist Colin Sanders and Organic Monitor director Amarjit Sahota both presented on the topic of organic certification, so thought it would be good to get both …

Winetherapy Comes to the U.S.; Italian Wine-based Cosmetics For Women Who
Winetherapy (, a line of natural, premium handcrafted Italian cosmetics, is now available in the United States. Created on a family vineyard in Umbria, the Winetherapy line includes 19 beauty products online for skin, hair …
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Consumer Reports: All natural may be misleading
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How Do You Make Republicans Care About Animal Testing? Anthony Bellotti
Look, $ 12 billion tax dollars per year for animal experiments is simply the floor, not the ceiling of the government's animal experimentation budget. It's just what the NIH publicly admits to (and doesn't even include EPA, USDA, Pentagon and other …
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VIASPACE Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Elite Therapeutics – Chairman
1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — VIASPACE Inc. (OTC: VSPC) today announced that it has signed a nonbinding Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire luxury cosmetics company, Elite Therapeutics ( VIASPACE and Elite Therapeutics have …. The …
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Gisele's Makeup Artist on Green Juice, Wellness, and Cleanses
But when I meet someone who understands the science behind natural beauty and starts sentences with "You want to know something Gisele [Bündchen] taught me?," I listen. Makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift, a favored makeup artist of Mario Sorrenti and Mert …
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Using Clay to Fight Fish Disease
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have unearthed a natural material that helps prevent a deadly fish disease. Kaolin, a type of clay found … The soft white clay has been used for years in cosmetics, medicine and papermaking. It is also …
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Cosmetic Packaging Market Industry Analysis To 2019 just published
Several organic and natural cosmetic brands have spread their footprint in Asia Pacific, and the market in this region is expected to follow suit. Moreover male grooming products and cosmetics have witnessed steep growth in the past few years, and are …
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Yummy skincare
Natural beauty products free from cringe-worthy chemicals and preservatives have been on the radars of eco warriors and beauty junkies for some time. Now, local skincare producers are eschewing the route of slapping their names on private label …
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Beautycounter Nabs TPG Investment, Another Vote of Confidence in Safe
The movement toward bringing safe cosmetics to the forefront of consumers' awareness added some fuel to its fire on Wednesday morning. The e-commerce site Beautycounter says it has received an investment from TPG Growth, a wing of the private equity …
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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge turns 33 and she's more stylish than ever
As well as giving her cosmetics bag an overhaul, the Duchess, who is famous for her 'Chelsea blow dry' and bouncy curls, has made the transition from long-haired student to glamorous future Queen with aplomb. The 33-year-old's royal career started with …
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Achieving chemical-free natural cosmetics with the power of enzymes
(Nanowerk News) A EUR 7 million EU-funded project has been launched with the intention of replacing chemical cosmetic production techniques with eco-friendly alternatives. By doing so, the OPTIBIOCAT project hopes to provide the natural cosmetics …
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Natural cosmetics demand pushing pomegranate popularity in Asia
… by the international food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries for its high antioxidant levels and according to consultancy group Maximixe, expectations are backed up by the trend towards natural beauty from within supplements and cosmetic …

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Organic alert: Whole Foods almonds contain potentially 'fatal' natural chemical
“[T]hirty-three people became ill, but no one died” from the salmonella incidents linked to raw almonds, the Alliance for Natural Health writes derisively on its website denouncing the USDA safety protocol. “Contrast that to the thousands of deaths …
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FDA Ensures Your Foods From Animals Are Safe
If you eat meat or drink milk, you want to know: Are there trace amounts of the veterinary drugs used in food-producing animals entering your diet? And if they are, are the amounts safe for human consumption? Those questions—among others—are the …

Lara Bingle left orange-faced over new tanning product line, The Base
… Luma Cosmetics and Natalie Imbruglia's Iluka skincare products. The website says: “Created in 2013 by Lara Bingle, The Base by Lara Bingle is a collection of the ultimate bronzing and tanning products to achieve a natural, safe and healthy golden …
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Highlighting the tricks of contouring makeup
“Their beautiful makeup really illustrates how you can play up your natural curves,” she says. Becca is celebrated for its shimmery highlighters that are designed to visually lift the upper cheekbones as well as the bridge of the nose and the brow bones.
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Naturex further expands its footprint in Chile with sales office
Because of the high level of saponins, the extract has become popular in a range of supplements and natural-based cosmetics, as a well as being a food and drink ingredient. The product is sustainably harvested in partnership with local authorities …
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What You Need to Know About Safe Cosmetics
During the beauty panel at our Fashionista “How I'm Making It” conference in June, the issue of safe cosmetics emerged as the hot topic of the day. You can't walk down a drugstore aisle without seeing words like “natural” and “botanical” plastered all …
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From Farm-to-Face, Green Cosmetics and Skincare: An Interview With Brenda
There were natural and organic products, but they weren't rooted in farming, land conservation, or clean manufacturing. I didn't know anything about the cosmetic or skincare industry then. I just knew how to make herbal formulations with whole organic …
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In my beauty bag: Leonie Barlow
Here's a peek into her routine and the cosmetics on her current love list. SKIN. I'm a little obsessive about my skincare routine. At the moment … It gives my skin a really natural-looking glow. It evens out my skintone and adds a little colour …

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Farmer Launches Skin Care Line Made Of Pig Lard
Henderson, along with a group that includes biochemists, essential oil experts, and researchers, he formed the company “HealFast.” “These products just don't heal, they heal fast,” Henderson told the station. Henderson claims that his products are all …
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Natural cosmetics store to open soon on King Street
An all-natural cosmetics store will open its first South Carolina location on King Street next month. LUSH Cosmetics said it expects to open by the first weekend in September at 316-B King St., south of George Street and next to Hampden Clothing.
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Amyris Launches Second Innovative and Renewable Ingredient for Cosmetics
Neossance Hemisqualane is a natural alternative to petroleum-based paraffins and silicone ingredients. This new offering is an innovative solution to address an even larger market than our first leading emollient, Neossance Squalane, which continues to …
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