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Cosmetic Ingredients OpinionNatural beauty tipsSensitive skin
March 13, 2015

Perché l’ henné é salutare e il metodo migliore per applicarlo

Essendo un' abitué dell' henné, finalmente ecco qua il mio post sull' henné come colorante naturale per capelli e sul metodo migliore di applicazione. Infatti non tutta l'henné disponibile sul mercato é la stessa, quindi qualita' e metodo di applicazione fanno una differenza tra il giorno e…
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Cosmetic Product DevelopmentIn the news
January 14, 2015

Natural and organic cosmetic standards: are the Germans raising the bar?

Who knows how many natural and organic cosmetic standards are out there, they look all the same at first sight. Consumers tend to trust a green logo that says organic or natural even though there can be significantly different criteria behind the green cosmetic standards,…
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Cosmetic Ingredients Opinioncosmetic productsUncategorized
November 20, 2014

What is natural in the twenty first century?

What is natural in the twenty first century? To me this is the key question the cosmetic industry faces today. "Natural" is very much a magic word for the general public, a green label that inspires trust and safety. However technology has evolved dramatically, affecting…
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Cosmetic Product DevelopmentNatural beauty tips
August 26, 2014

Formulating vegan cosmetics

Am I mistaken or vegan is becoming as popular as organic? when I go to green trade shows I see exhibitors promoting the vegan concept growing like mushrooms. In fact there is an increase in demand in vegan cosmetics. As a cosmetic formulator I wonder about…
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Cosmetic Product Developmentcosmetic products
August 12, 2014

What are the startup costs for a cosmetic business today?

This is probably the most common question I get asked. It is also a sign of how many people are thinking about developing their own beauty range. In fact DIY beauty products workshops are very trendy at the moment. These courses are ok in the…
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Cosmetic Product Development
July 22, 2014

Natural cosmetics packaging solutions

Developing a natural or organic cosmetic formulation is not just about delivering a pure cosmetic. It is also a green statement. The packaging with which you deliver your green statement is already half of the message, so if you have a completely natural beauty product or an organic one…
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Cosmetic Product Development
July 3, 2014

Cosmetic product development

Cosmetic product development is a real maze, plenty of directions to take, every decision you take at the beginning has a domino effect on final results including costs. That is why before you enter the maze of cosmetics development you need to spend some time to…
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Trendy natural ingredients
June 5, 2014

Sustainable palm oil, growing green trend

The RSPO (roundtable on sustainable palm oil) is meeting in London to discuss the labelling and traceability of sustainable palm oil, a growing green trend. The RSPO is an organization with a mission to produce the so much needed palm oil reducing the high environmental costs associated with its conventional production.…
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natural preservativesRead the labelWorkshops
May 21, 2014

Paraben free cosmetic formulations

The paraben free claim has become a green claim growing in popularity over the years. Consumers associate paraben free cosmetics with natural and organic cosmetics, therefore there is an increasing demand on cosmetic formulators to develop paraben free cosmetic formulations. Parabens have been the most common…
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