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.

2010 Retailer of the Year

Retailer of the Year New Seasons Market ushers in a new era of natural products retail stores.

derma e

derma e Natural Bodycare has expanded its Very Clear line with Very Clear Problem Skin Body Wash to help fight blemishes on the back, shoulders and chest. The product blends tea tree, willow bark, rosewood, lavender and chamomile. According to the company, the product is “perfect for after the gym, workouts or outdoor activities for cleaner, clearer and healthier skin.”

baby care

Fresh Organics, Inc. introduces its new Organic Baby line. The allergen-free line includes Baby Bottom Balm, Velvety Soft Babee Lotion, Calming Bubble Bath and Conditioning Shampoo & Body Wash. The certified-
organic products contain no sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, no parabens, no petroleum/mineral oils/phthalates and no artificial colors or fragrances.

Thunder Ridge has added Emu Oil to its line of 100% natural skincare products to reduce the redness and inflammation caused by acne. Thunder Ridge says its emu oil is made of essential fatty acids like omegas-3/6/ 9, which penetrate through the seven layers of skin and bring blood and oxygen to the surface of the skin to repair and moisturize it.

technology for retailers

If your cash register is a glorified calculator and your Web site has been stagnant for the past year, you are probably missing out on some important opportunities for reaching customers.

natural foot care

It’s the middle of sandal season and finally feet are getting a break from the constraints of high heels and dirty sneakers. Some feet, though, are looking a little worse for the wear at this point. Thankfully, there are a number of natural ways to get your tootsies looking clean and beach-worthy. 

sunscreen bottle

Washington, D.C.—The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released the 4th edition of its annual Sunscreen Guide. In all, the guide assessed about 1,400 products with SPF, including beach and sports lotions, sprays and creams, moisturizers, make-up and lip balms.

Natural feminine hygiene products let women use the types of products with which they are comfortable, without the worry of introducing harmful pollutants into their bodies and the environment.

Natural Skin & Hair Care Product News

Beauty is only skin deep, but good health runs through and through. Make sure you are providing your shoppers with the nourishing, natural skin and hair care products they deserve. WholeFoodsMagazine.com and our personal care and health news articles are here to keep you informed about the important HABA market.

 

Skin Care

Conventional companies work hard to trick consumers into believing harsh chemicals are best. Natural products shoppers are not easily fooled, and we provide info on the latest trends and natural personal care launches in our HABA features and new products section.

 

Hair Care

There are so many natural hair care products available today, so which ones are right for your shoppers? We'll explore that and more from our featured natural products page, which includes hair care features.