17 Formulations for Facial Skin Wellness

facial skin wellness

Between mask-wearing, seasonal and environmental stresses, and regular day-to-day COVID-living, the skin on our faces is going through a lot right now. Facial skin wellness has renewed priority and we can help!  Natural emollients to the rescue! As part of our 4 part wellness series, our application chemists have assembled 17 formulations you can employ […]

Self Care Formulations for Lip Wellness

Men's Grooming

Caring for lips includes exfoliating, moisturization and protection to make sure lips look and feel their lovely best. Natural emollients to the rescue! As part of our 4 part FIELD GOOD Wellness Series, chemists from the Natural Plant Products Applications Lab have assembled self care formulations for lips using the Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Daikon […]

11 Summer-Ready Skin Wellness Strategies

Getting skin ready for summer includes cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing and protection to make sure skin looks and feels its best.  Natural emollients to the rescue! As part of our 4 part wellness series, our application chemists have assembled 11 strategies you can employ to help get skin ready for summer– all leveraging guide formulations, direct […]

HAND WELLNESS: 11 Happy Hand Strategies From Our Lab

Happy Hands Wellness

The current necessity to over-wash hands, is likely taking a toll, and, like many, your hands are probably dry, irritated and sore as a result.  Natural emollients to the rescue! As part of our 4 part wellness series, our application chemists have assembled 11 strategies you can employ to help re-find your hand happiness– all […]

Combatting Dryness from Increased Hand Washing

Day Relief Hand Cream

Dry hands? To help curb the spread of COVID-19 people are handwashing and sanitizing more frequently. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and applying alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Countless PSA TV spots and online reminders are keeping those recommendations top […]

Defining “Sustainable Production” for Naturals

Our Growers

What “Sustainable Production” means and why it ACTUALLY matters when growing naturals for the beauty industry Sustainable. Green. Natural. All consumer buzz-words and drivers for beauty product positioning and differentiation. And, yet, all of these terms are not actually all that well defined in the marketplace. What is Sustainable? The word “sustainable” for instance means […]

Extending the shelf life of natural beauty formulations, NATURALLY!

meadowfoam seed oil formulations

Trends driving demand for Naturals Developing new products that map to ever-evolving consumer demands can be a challenge. Today’s consumers are increasingly turning to personal care products that prioritize natural ingredients over synthetics as part of a larger Clean Beauty wellness sensibility. Naturals are perceived as more healthful options, often with aggressive efficacy claims associated […]

Natural Emollients vs Synthetics?

Solid Cleansing Oil Balm

Using naturals over synthetics is a noble cause but do they work as well?  Consumers today are pushing naturals and clean beauty hard and are increasingly driving demand for natural alternatives to synthetics in beauty products they use. Even so, GCI reported that according to a recent The Benchmarking Company sustainability study of female consumers, 78% […]

Meadowfoam: The LITTLE flower that’s a BIG deal

A Rotational Crop for Grass Seed In 1985 a small group of Oregon grass seed famers investigated various rotational crops that would provide sustainable, long-term soil health and sustain grass crop quality. Through this investigation, a rotational crop that worked well was meadowfoam. This beautiful plant produces flowers whose seeds contain a natural oil. This […]

TREND WATCH – Athleisure

Athleisure

Selecting personal care formulations that fit well into an active lifestyle Efficiency.  A requirement at almost every corner of modern life. And, it turns out, also a growing requirement in the development of beauty product applications. A clear example of this is in the development of “Athleisure” beauty products. Athleisure defined These can be defined as […]