Safflower Oleosomes and Water – Move over Polysorbates!

Written by: | September 25, 2017 | 20 responses

What are Safflower Oleosomes? Oleosomes are the result of millions of years of plant evolution. They are the little protector of the seed’s energy source: oil. Seeds use this important energy source for the germination process, so protecting the oil until needed for germination is critical to the survival of the plant as a species. […]

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Brassica Glycerides – Ingredient Highlight

Written by: | January 24, 2017 | 2 responses

Sustainability and responsible sourcing are cornerstones of the fast-growing natural beauty industry. Just last year, in response to the over-harvesting of palm, Brassica glycerides entered the market as an efficacious and sustainable alternative to palm. Brassica glycerides are derived from 100% vegetable sources and are a palm-free. This is great news to the orangutangs whose natural […]

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USDA Certified Organic Emulsifying Wax – Ingredient Highlight

Written by: | December 15, 2016 | 13 responses

If you read the label on the back of most lotion or creme bottles, you’ll likely find emulsifying wax listed among the ingredients.  What exactly is it, what does it do, and why is it so widely used in cosmetic formulations? Emulsifying wax binds together oil and water, and does it so effectively that it […]