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Nov 09, 2009 | 10:16 AM CST

Fair-trade in Beauty: Certification and Case Studies

By: Imogen Matthews

The beauty industry has always lagged behind food in the development of fair-trade certification, but this is set to change with the announcement of the first fair-trade certified products in the U.K. The history of fair-trade and latest initiatives in beauty, including examples of brands using the new fair-trade mark, are examined.

Oct 14, 2009 | 10:36 AM CDT

Frutarom Launches Its First Natural Cosmetic Line

Bioactive skin shield refined from red microalgae said to offer protection against irritants and oxidative damage.

Oct 05, 2009 | 02:01 PM CDT

Case Study: Steer for the Fast Track

By: Don Condit

Even for those operating in already lucrative markets, assessing the details of an operation and overall production methods can reveal more cost-effective methods that translate to clear market gains. A contract manufacturer of natural and organic soaps considered its development and production capabilities to realize improved gains.

Sep 23, 2009 | 11:43 AM CDT

Sterile Packaging Created for Formulation without Preservatives

D.E.F.I. sterile packaging system

Promens packaging allows for preservation without the use of preservatives in the cosmetic formula.

Sep 03, 2009 | 04:16 PM CDT

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

By: Sara Mason

Engaging in green packaging practices can reduce costs and address a growing target market that demands more sensitivity to health and the environment.

Aug 27, 2009 | 09:17 AM CDT

Hain Celestial Sales Slow; Cash Flow Improves in Fiscal 2009

Fiscal year 2010 revenue growth forecast at $1.01-$1.03 billion.

Aug 18, 2009 | 04:03 PM CDT

Extracts Announces Winners of 2009 Best New Products Awards

DayNa Decker nature-influenced Botanika candle collection Named best of show.

Aug 12, 2009 | 01:08 PM CDT

Beraca Awarded for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

Brazil-based Beraca's “The Sustainable Use of Amazonian Seeds” project was awarded by the United Nations; effort noted for demonstrating that "environmental sustainability and business can be synergistic goals."

Jul 06, 2009 | 11:42 AM CDT

Addressing Evolving Consumer Concerns

By: Jeb Gleason-Allured

With an increasing number of consumers concerned about more aspects of the products they buy, it is to the beauty industry’s benefit to clearly and effectively communicate the advantages and safety of the products it offers.