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Natural Product Testing

Carbon-14 Test Shows Biobased Content of Skincare Products

Published on May 15, 2020

A recent edition of Personal Care North America features Beta Analytic’s article highlighting the importance of Carbon-14 testing in the skincare industry.

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Natural Cosmetics Act – Defining “Natural” vs “Naturally-Derived”

Published on December 27, 2019

A landmark bill introduced by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney at the 116th U.S. Congress aims to amend the 1938 Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act such that cosmetics with packaging or labeling using the term “natural” will be considered as misbranded if they do not meet certain standards.

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Carbon-14 Analysis Brings Transparency to “Natural” Claims

Published on December 13, 2019

Consumers all over the world are increasingly seeking more plant-based goods. The rise of plant-based eating is driven by multiple concerns including reducing environmental impact and supporting a healthy diet. This trend has also manifested in the cosmetics industry in the demand for natural, plant-based ingredients and packaging.

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Carbon-14 Testing can Verify if Ingredients are Naturally Sourced

Published on November 7, 2019

The rising consumer demand for naturally sourced supplements highlights the need to test botanical ingredients for potential adulteration, Beta Analytic’s Haley Gershon explains in a recent article published in Natural Products Insider.

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Essential Oils Testing – Natural vs Synthetic

Published on September 25, 2019

In an article published recently in Personal Care Europe, Beta Analytic’s marketing specialist Haley Gershon described the value of Carbon-14 testing in the growing essential oils industry as a tool to help stop the spread of synthetic, petrochemical-derived ingredients erroneously labeled as “natural”.

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Authenticating the Biobased Content of Flavors and Fragrances

Published on September 4, 2019

Ingredient adulteration and mislabeling of flavors and fragrances are often due to consumer demand for naturally sourced ingredients, the relatively high prices for these commodities, and the often limited availability of plant material. In a recent article, Beta Analytic Marketing Specialist Haley Gershon describes how carbon-14 testing provides reassurance that ingredient origin of flavors and […]

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Identifying Synthetic vs. Natural Fragrances

Published on August 2, 2019

Beta Analytic’s marketing specialist Haley Gershon offers insight into identifying adulterated or synthetic materials to professionals in the fragrance industry. Adulteration of aroma materials, including essential oils and botanical ingredients, is increasingly becoming a concern in the fragrance industry as it is cheaper to use synthetic materials instead of natural ingredients. This leads to the […]

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Economic Adulteration in the Natural Products Industry

Published on July 23, 2019

In an article published recently in Nutritional Outlook, Beta Analytic’s Marketing Specialist Haley Gershon described the value of Carbon-14 testing in the food and flavors industry as a tool in identifying economic adulteration in natural products.

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Carbon-14 Testing Verifies “Natural” Claims in Supplements

Published on June 26, 2019

In a recent publication, Beta Analytic’s marketing specialist Haley Gershon explains how Carbon-14 testing can be used to authenticate natural ingredients used in the supplements industry. As the market for supplements and vitamins grows, it becomes more and more important for suppliers to be able to substantiate claims that their products are “naturally sourced” to […]

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How to Identify Fraudulent Natural Products

Published on April 24, 2019

ISO 17025-accredited Beta Analytic presented the results of its garlic oil case study in an article published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. The lab tested five commercially available garlic oil — four were labeled as “natural” and one sample was clearly labeled as “artificial”. All five samples passed GC-MS testing. However, Carbon-14 […]

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