Investment into natural ingredients to replace synthetic chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products is growing. Natural ingredients were first used as carrier oils or actives, but a new generation of natural-derived cosmetic ingredients is now emerging.
The cosmetics sector uses traditional natural ingredients, such as fats, oils and botanical actives. New, natural-based ingredients are now available that replace synthetic chemicals in product formulations. Such ingredients include preservatives, surfactants, emulsifiers and bio-based chemicals.