Natural, organic & environmental

L’Oréal awarded for commitment to ethical practice

World's most ethical companies by EthisphereLeading beauty company L’Oréal was recognised by international organisation the Ethisphere Institute as one of the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ for 2013. This is the fourth time L’Oréal has made the list.

The Ethisphere Institute is a leading organisation dedicated to the advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, governance, anti-corruption and sustainability. Its ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ recognition highlights companies that outperform industry peers in ethical behavior.

Inspired by nature

PCR SavannahWith the increasing demand for natural raw materials in cosmetics, the recent launch of sensiva PA 30 presents a sustainable choice for antimicrobial stabilisation composed of natural and nature-identical ingredients.

More rooibos benefits

rooibos has a strong antiviral activity against rotaviruses that cause serious infectionsSince a housewife first mooted rooibos as a cure for baby’s colic in the late ‘60s, scientists have found increasing evidence to back anecdotal claims about the plant’s health benefits.

An essential challenge

Tamarind Nott of Rare Scent and Sophia Snyman of Desert Secrets - winners of the NEOi projectWith financial support from the MCA-Namibia Indigenous Natural Products Innovation Fund, the Natural Resources Institute and the University of Greenwich, the Namibian Essential Oil Innovation (NEOi) project initiated a unique competition to encourage locals to generate innovative cosmetics using Namibian myrrh Commiphora wildii essential oil.

Lauren Lamont wins Coschem Student Essay competition

Developing natural_and_organic_cosmetic_products_by_Lauren_LamontEach year, PHARMACEUTICAL & COSMETIC REVIEW judges essays written by Coschem Module 1 students, and presents an award to the winner. Lauren Lamont took the honours for 2012 with her paper entitled ‘Developing natural/organic cosmetic products - Balancing consumer expectations versus practical product development’. Download the 2012 winning paper here.

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