Skip to main content

The Green Chemist Blog

Green cosmetics stories from a mad scientist or a scientist mad about cosmetics

May 15, 2019

Smoothing the path to Organic Beauty

Organic beauty is growing in popularity and gradually becoming more mainstream. However, despite this popularity and consumers’ somewhat romantic vision of ‘organic’, in the cosmetic formulator’s laboratory it is a different story: quite far from romance and closer to a drama, although always enjoyable. After…
Ingredientsnatural preservatives
May 15, 2019

Honeysuckle extract

Cosmetic preservation has become one of the key challenges in the industry today, triggering a great interest for alternative preservation systems that are widely antimicrobial, dermatologically and toxicologically safe and that have ‘consumer friendly’ INCI names, such as botanical names. Very few of these multifunctional…
May 15, 2019


Cosmetic ecolabels are super trendy because consumers desire for natural and organic cosmetics is growing. However there are a lot of grey areas in relation to green cosmetics claims and consumers do not have the skills to distinguish what is really natural and what is…
February 12, 2018

Organic Healthier?

Recently I read an interesting article published on the British Journal of Nutrition. The article reported that organic produce has lower pesticide and higher antioxidant contents than non organic produce, opening a big debate about the value of organic. Is organic healthier? answering this question is…