Greeley, CO—Feminine hygiene products maker Natracare is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

read more

Simi Valley, CA—derma e has announced results from an independent clinical trial of two of its products: Scar Gel for diminishing scar appearance and Pzorzema for alleviating skin conditions associated with eczema and psoriasis. In addition to quantitative data collected by the trial administrators, subjective questionnaires and product diaries were kept by all the participants to track their opinions on the products’ effects over the eight-week trial period.

read more

Haddonfield, NJ—Reviva Labs, known for its innovative skincare products, celebrated its 40th anniversary this year.

read more

Washington, D.C.—The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released its sixth annual EWG’s Skin Deep findings on the best and worst sunscreens of 2012, covering everything from sunscreens for the body and face, SPF protection in all kinds of makeup and what’s best for baby.

read more

What’s Selling is our monthly review of what our retailers nationwide say is selling well in their stores. This month, we’ve compiled data from April to June to see what was popular in the second quarter of 2012.

read more

The 2012 Natural Products Expo West tradeshow was the largest in its 30-year history. Some 60,000 industry members attended the event, which ran March 8–11 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Show organizers said attendance of retail buyers grew 13% this year, which made for a good show, say many exhibitors.

read more

New York, NY—Shoppers may not consider natural health and beauty care (HBC) products discretionary purchases; rather, they’re essential. According to market research firm Packaged Facts, sales in the natural HBC market hit $8.5 billion in 2011. This marks a double-digit growth (11%) since 2005.

read more

Rockville, MD—The labeling and marketing of sunscreens just got a whole lot harder. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new rules that introduce revised parameters for what sunscreen manufacturers can say about their products.

read more

Ronkonkoma, NY—Industry veteran Jodi Drexler-Billet has brought to market the new Earthly Elements all-natural vegan personal care line, which will be distributed by supplement manufacturer Solgar Vitamin and Herb Company. T

read more

NPA

Washington, D.C.―Starting September 1 of this year, companies seeking to certify personal care products under the Natural Products Association’s (NPA) Natural Standard for Personal Care Products program must now be sure their products only contain all-natural fragrances. Unlike what is the case now, organizations must have documentation their fragrances’ composition; and they must be made with all-natural processes. Although companies with products that have been previously certified are not required to immediately make these changes, they should be prepared to do so once their recertification time comes.

read more