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by Publication repost, on Oct 30, 2019

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Market intelligence agency Mintel has marked “Sub-Zero Waste“ as a critical trend set to impact global beauty and personal care markets in the coming years.

The zero waste philosophy is gaining momentum as more consumers are affected by natural disasters and dwindling natural water resources. Better informed consumers will no longer tolerate egregious waste like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a direct consequence of years of indiscriminate abuse of single-use plastics.

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by Publication repost, on Oct 29, 2019


The public will have 60 days to comment on the new regulations.

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The Trump administration has announced new interim regulations for hemp production, giving growers some much needed clarity.

In December, Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill, legalizing the production of hemp. Since then, producers have been waiting for the USDA to establish a national regulatory framework that would guide hemp production. The new interim rules will come into effect Thursday and will provide guidelines about hemp testing and licensing requirements.

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by Publication repost, on Oct 17, 2019

Repost from Wholefood Magazine l Author  Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., CNS aka The Nutrition Myth Buster™

The vaping crisis has caused a lot of people a lot of angst. 

I’ve even had some ex-smoker friends of mine who are weaning off cigarettes using devices like the Juul say to me—kiddingly, I hope—that they would be better off going back on cigarettes!

I can certainly understand the fears. We’ve all heard the terrible stories of the strange lung illnesses that are showing up that appear to be associated with vaping— not to mention the reports of deaths (all of which we’ll get to in a minute, so stay with me). If you vape—i.e. use any electronic device that vaporizes nicotine, THC, CBD, etc.—you’re understandably scared.

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by Publication repost, on Oct 09, 2019

Author: Laurie Pressman l Pantone Color Institute 

Sharing a belief that the future is theirs to design, young people are feeling empowered to create change. Demonstrating resilient hope and creativity, they are blending informed storytelling with playful, inclusive campaigns to get their message across. Recognizing the role of art, they are using visualization and experimentation to facilitate conversations about the world’s problems and in designing solutions.

Vibrant Rebellion, a new design trend for Autumn/Winter 20/21 highlighted by Franklin Till in VIEWPOINT COLOUR – 06, RISE UP, highlights how a frenetic, expressive and unapologetically rabble-rousing design direction brings together like minds in optimistic rebellion.

Vibrant Rebellion highlighted in VIEWPOINT COLOUR – 06, RISE UP. Photos excerpted with permission from VIEWPOINT COLOUR – Issue 06, RISE UP. Images: Stella McCartney - A/W 19 | Spectrum, 2017 © Rutger de Vries, photography by Gert-Jan van Rooij | Bzzzzz B by Lucy Dodd | threeASFOUR AW19

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by Publication repost, on Sep 27, 2019

Author: Cosmetics & Toiletries l Allison Fulton and Sarah Blitz, FDA Legal Practice, Cannabis Team Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles

According to federal law, a Cannabis L. sativa plant that contains less than 0.3% THC is considered hemp. Presently, there are a variety of cosmetic products on the market that prominently feature the inclusion of hemp-based CBD. These products come in a variety of forms, from lip balms to bath bombs and body oils.

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by Publication repost, on Sep 23, 2019


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is moving to insert language into a congressional spending report that calls on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to clear a path for the lawful marketing of hemp-derived CBD products.

FDA has said that allowing CBD to be sold as food items or dietary supplements would require it to develop alternative regulations that could take years to complete without congressional action. But McConnell, who was the chief proponent of a hemp legalization provision of the 2018 Farm Bill, isn’t interested in waiting around.

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by Publication repost, on Sep 03, 2019

AUTHOR: Cosmetics & Toiletries l Maggie Connelly

Mushrooms are making their way into the spa industry, and they are predicted to be a huge 2019 trend. Among the numerous magical benefits mushrooms bring the skin, there is one in particular that is everything the skin needs in the winter, both in its name and skin benefits–the snow mushroom.

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by Publication repost, on Aug 19, 2019


The candle industry is experiencing an exciting period of innovation, creativity and growth. Over the next five years, the global candle market is expected to increase by 6% annually according to Transparency Market Research.

The National Candle Association recently spoke with global trend expert and design consultant, Patti Carpenter, about the upcoming fragrance, color, and product trends to keep an eye out for in 2020 and beyond.

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by Publication repost, on Aug 09, 2019

According to recent Mintel report, there are three key elements consumers desire the most from facial care products in 2019.

  1. Hydration
  2. Holistic Well-being
  3. Customizable Solution

Moisturizing is the number one sought out benefit for face care, mostly through all-natural ingredients.

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by Publication repost, on Jul 25, 2019

Editor: Fashion Snoops

"Trending powerhouse ingredients like CBD, Hemp, and Mushrooms continued to influence the specialty food market with new items promising to regulate stress and inflammation. "

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