"New" organic ingredients
Certified organic beauty is a category I've been paying a lot of attention to and have noticed great strides, especially from the manufacturer side. Still, significant supply issues remain, and only this year did the U.S. personal care industry start to address them.
Although many plant-based ingredients can be effective organic surfactants and emulsifiers, and sourced at large quantities, many of these aren’t currently certified organic. The new trade organization Natural and Organic Cosmetic Alliance is hoping to change that by uniting organic beauty companies, formulators and suppliers to prove there’s a market for these ingredients. Stay tuned in 2014 ...