The natural skincare market has undergone a dramatic change since 2005. What was once a niche market offered predominately through Natural Retailers and Spas has emerged into the mainstream consciousness and conventional distribution channels. Industry reports state that the natural skincare market continues to grow exponentially, from $3.3 billion in 2005 to $5.9 billion by 2011, and is projected to reach $9.3 billion within the next year (1).

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

Women have plenty of choices when it comes to feminine hygiene, but do they understand how much this decision can affect their health and the environment?

EO Products created the EveryOne Bath line of bath soaks with blends of Epsom salts, organic olive oil and essential oils. Formulations include: Yoga (balancing, soothing and uplifting), Cycle (balancing, cooling and refreshing), Surfer (soothing, warming and relaxing) and Sinner (soothing, warming and relaxing).

The Spry Bamboo Toothbrush from Xlear, for adults and kids, is an eco-friendly alternative to a plastic toothbrush. The handle is made from sustainable, organically grown and biodegradable bamboo, and the bristles and packaging are recyclable. The bamboo, harvested without any pesticides or chemicals, is also naturally anti-microbial.

Made with 100% natural-source vitamin E, new E-Gem Body Oil and Oil Drops from Carlson Laboratories provide quick-absorbing moisture for skin. The deeply penetrating formula leaves skin feeling “hydrated and renewed,” according to the company. E-Gem Body Oil is good for all-over care, while the Drops are more concentrated for areas of dry skin.

Andalou Naturals Fruit Stem Cell Science has launched 1000 Roses for soothing delicate, dry and reactive skin. It includes a cleansing foam, pearl exfoliator, floral toner, serum and day cream among others. The alpine rose stem cells used in 1000 Roses products are said to boost cell vitality, improve resilience and counteract aging.

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.