Used for centuries by Berber women in medicines and as a staple ingredient in their diet, argan oil has more recently been incorporated into a wide variety of cosmetic applications. Rich in unsaturated and essential fatty acids, argan oil contains in excess of 70 per cent oleic and linoleic acids, making it ideal for use as a skin moisturiser.
Leopold Kerama has been appointed Director of African Operations for Earthoil Kenya. Starting 25 February 2013, Leopold Kerama will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the company together with its overall strategic direction.
Uncovering its potential for the cosmetics industry Buoyed by increasing consumer interest in ingredient origin and a growing preference for all things natural, the market for natural and organic cosmetics is showing significant potential. With volume predicted to reach €2 billion in 2010,1 the sector’s year on year growth looks set to continue well into the future.
Five underprivileged children from central Kenya will now benefit from a secondary education thanks to scholarships awarded by Earthoil, KOOFA1 and a leading cosmetic ingredient manufacturer. Created through the establishment of a fair trade fund, the scholarships will support each child throughout their time at secondary school, enabling them to benefit from a complete high school education.
Earthoil, the cosmetics ingredients division of Treatt, specialising in pure, organic, fair trade and natural essential and vegetable seed oils, is delighted to announce that it has gained Grade A certification for the BRC standard. The BRC Global Standard is benchmarked by GFSI, the Global Food Safety Initiative, and ensures standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria, providing protection to the consumer.
Earthoil, the specialist in pure, organic, fair trade essential and cold pressed vegetable seed oils, has introduced a tea tree condensate which gives an immediate organic boost to personal care and cosmetic products. Distilled from organic tea tree, Earthoil’s Organic and Fair Trade Tea Tree Water substitutes water in formulations, increasing the organic ingredient content and creating the potential for ‘100 per cent organic’ labelling.