Natural Cosmetic MASTERCLASS:
24 JANUARY 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, USA
In spite of a growing palette of green ingredients, formulators face
many technical hurdles when developing natural and organic personal care
products. This Natural Cosmetics Masterclass gave an update on
standards and labeling regulations for such products in North America.
It was designed to
educate companies on the major technical and formulation issues
associated with natural and organic personal care products, providing practical guidance on how to
overcome them. The Masterclass comprised a morning seminar
program that gave an update on international standards, labeling
regulations and market
developments, followed by an interactive workshop that
tackled the formulation issues.
Morning Seminars: Global Standards and Market Update
An update was given on the leading natural and organic
personal care standards in North America (including NPA, NSF ANSI 305,
USDA NOP, etc.), Europe (Cosmos, Natrue, Ecocert, Soil Association,
etc.), and other geographic regions. Details were given of the ingredient and labeling issues of taking the certification route.
In light of numerous mislabeling cases involving
natural & organic personal care products in the US, the legal framework
for marketing and labeling such products was described. Details of the
fragrance options for natural and organic personal care products were
given. Developments in
the North American and global market for natural & organic personal care
products were highlighted, followed by details of the business
openings as well as future growth projections. What is the future
outlook of this emerging market?
Interactive Workshop: Overcoming Technical Hurdles
workshop hones in on
the major technical issues associated with formulating natural and
organic personal care products. The workshop leader highlighted the raw material and formulation issues, including a review of
the permitted / prohibited ingredients and processes. The range of
alternatives to parabens, SLS / SLES, polymers, silicones and other synthetic
ingredients were discussed, as well as their performance, stability,
safety and cost issues. Practical advice and guidance was given to
companies looking to formulate natural and organic personal care
products, or those
looking to 'clean up' their formulations.
Questions addressed by the Masterclass:
> What are the major technical issues associated
with formulating natural & organic personal
care products? How can they be overcome?
> How important are standards & certification in the North American and
> What standards are the most relevant in the leading regions /
> How can companies develop effective yet 'chemically-clean'
personal care products?
> What synthetic ingredients are most difficult to replace in
natural / organic formulations?
> What preservative options are available to formulators of natural
/ organic products?
> What are the green emulsifier, surfactant & emollient
> How can companies get the coveted USDA NOP Organic logo for
> What are the labeling & marketing issues for natural and
organic personal care products?
> What is the growth outlook for the North American / global natural & organic
products market? What are the business openings?
The masterclass is designed for personal care companies,
product developers, formulators, ingredient suppliers,
certification agencies and industry organizations.
The masterclass pack is now available, with complete seminars and workshop slides,
for USD 199. To place an order, please email us