Crop Natural, an Australian beauty brand with natural products
ranging from skin care to cosmetics to children’s products, has
launched in the U.S. According to Crop, its products are on-trend,
natural formulations featuring 95-100% naturally derived ingredients
or 100% organic agricultural ingredients.
The range includes the Antioxidant Facial Toner, Facial Serum,
Eye Serum and Facial Cream for skin damage repair and collagen
stimulation; each retails for $30. Key ingredients include: camellia,
rosehip, pomegranate, vitamin E and licorice root. The treatment
masks include Certified Organic Detoxifying Charcoal, Purifying
Turmeric and Hydrating Aloe Vera, which are formulated to remove
impurities and revitalize skin. Ingredients include: bentonite,
macadamia oil, aloe vera, green tea extract, Kakadu plum, charcoal
powder, chamomile, witch hazel, honeysuckle, cucumber, calendula
extract, hibiscus flower extract, vitamin E, turmeric, orange peel oil
and lime oil. Each mask retails for $30. The sheet masks comprise
Antioxidant, Brightening and Hydrating Sheet Masks. The Korean-manufactured products include ingredients such as sugar maple,
honeysuckle, mulberry extract and rosemary. Each retails for $7. The
dry oil collection retails for $30 each and includes ingredients such
as rosehip, argan, castor and macadamia. These oils can be used
with foundation, for removing makeup, as a hair treatment, and for
reducing the appearance of stress marks and scars.
Mirexus Inc. has launched an ingredient that is chemically identical to glycogen,
PhytoSpherix (INCI: Glycogen). Glycogen is a natural polysaccharide—or sugar—
that the body produces naturally and stores as a source of energy. PhytoSpherix
is a natural form of glycogen, sourced and produced from non-GMO sweet
corn by a new patent-pending green process in Canada. This biotech
material offers multifunctional benefits to personal care formulations,
including increasing cellular metabolism and promoting collagen and
hyaluronic acid production in skin cells. The ingredient is water-soluble,
non-ionic and temperature-stable.
Lipo True has introduced Neøclair Pro, a peptide inspired by the
cosmetic benefits of green tea, such as antioxidant, brightening and
anti-aging. This ingredient acts as an antioxidant amplifier, offers
pollution protection indoors and outdoors, and repairs skin by visibly
improving dark spots, signs of aging and inflammaging. Lipo True
recently announced the opening of an office in New Jersey, to be led
by managing director Robert Bird.
Givaudan Active Beauty has received vegan approval for its
DHA range of self-tanning products. The approval reinforces that
these products are GMO-free, not tested on animals, and are free
from any animal products or derivatives. According to Givaudan,
the dihydroxyacetone (DHA) molecule is the reference active
ingredient for self-tanning in the beauty market today, responsible
for giving consumers a natural sunless tan. The company has
created a full a range of formulation compatibilities, cosmetic
applications, and liquid and powder ingredients using DHA.
Givaudan will reportedly begin integrating the vegan approval
stamp with its product labels.