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Bringing the natural and organic products industry the latest cosmetic news from around the World.

Formula Botanica welcomes its 10,000th student amid fast-paced business growth

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Formula Botanica, the award-winning, online organic cosmetic formulation school, this month celebrated reaching the milestone of enrolling its 10,000th student when it opened its courses for summer term enrolment.

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit goes digital

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With continuing uncertainty being created by the coronavirus pandemic, the organiser of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit says its next EU edition (2-5 November 2020) will be a digital event.

Looking good: Sweden’s natural and organic beauty sector grew 13.6% in 2019, on course...

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The market for natural, organic skin and beauty products grew by 13.9% in 2019 and is on course to double its current share (4-5%) of the total cosmetics market by 2025. 

Call of the wild : Rhug Estate launches into organic beauty space

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Rhug Estate Organic Farm has an enviable reputation as a producer of high quality, home bred organic meat with global appeal. Now, its owner, Lord Newborough, has his sights set on on the organic beauty market

Giovanni reaffirms mission to ‘bridge gap between natural and salon-quality’

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In 2020, California-headquartered ‘eco chic’ beauty brand Giovanni says it is busy launching new products that affirm its mission to ‘bridge the gap between natural and salon quality’. 

Formula Botanica named Indie Beauty Partner of in-cosmetics Global 2020

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Formula Botanica has been named the the official Indie Beauty Partner of in-cosmetics Global 2020 (Barcelona, 31 March-2 April). 

Megatrendy: How the natural beauty sector aligns with global drivers of change

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The natural and organic cosmetics and beauty sector is benefiting directly from the megatrends driving change in the world today. 

Made for Life Organics becomes first UK spa brand to achieve B Corp certification

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Pioneer organic beauty brand Made for Life Organics (formely Spiezia Organics) has announced its certification as a registered B Corporation. 

Qosmedix launches bamboo applicator kit for makeup professionals

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Qosmedix has launches a new bamboo applicator kit, created especially for professional makeup artists and to help maintain  a hygienic environment for clients.

12 key takeaways from last month’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

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The European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, held in Paris last month, brought together over 180 senior executives from the beauty industry to discuss a range of pressing sustainability issues.

Winners of 2019 Sustainable Beauty Awards named

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The winners of the 2019 Sustainable Beauty Awards, held last week at a dedicated awards reception in Paris, have been announced by organiser Ecovia Intelligence. 

Beauty industry must comply with new ‘clean beauty rules’

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The international beauty industry must comply with a “new-age set of clean beauty rules” if brands are to meet the increasing ethical expectations of modern consumers, say category specialists at global research firm Mintel.

2019 Sustainable Beauty Awards finalists named

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The finalists of the 2019 Sustainable Beauty Awards have been announced. Organised by Ecovia Intelligence, the awards give recognition to “operators who are pushing the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry”. 

Shiseido acquires US ‘clean compatible’ skincare brand Drunk Elephant in $845m deal

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Japanese beauty company Shiseidon has agreed to by US skincare brand Drunk Elephant in a deal reported to be worth $845 million.  

Beauty company must pay $1.76m for falsely labelling products organic and vegan

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US beauty retailer Truly Organic Inc. and its founder and CEO, Maxx Appelman, have agreed to pay $1.76 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging that the company's bath and beauty products are neither “100% organic” nor “certified organic” by the US Department of Agriculture.