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The Aveda Product Lineup

While the Aveda Company has a relatively short history, they offer a number of great beauty products for women and men alike. In particular, people who are interested in more organic alternatives to beauty products should check out what Aveda has to offer. The products in their product line are all based in the Hindu concept of Ayurveda, a traditional medicine that promotes longevity. As such, they emphasize natural ingredients and environment friendly solutions.
Aveda offers a number of products for both skin and hair care. Here are just a few examples of what they have to offer. First is their Color Conserve Shampoo. This shampoo is designed for use by people who artificially color their hair. Since it uses natural ingredients, it helps to hold the artificial color instead of washing it out like harsher cleaners can often do.
Another quality hair care product is Pure Abundance Hairspray. This hairspray provides excellent hold in a very fine mist that will make any hairstyle pop. It uses organic acacia gum, which naturally causes hair to bulk up and look fuller. They also offer a product called Air Control hairspray – the great thing about this hairspray is that it has almost zero impact on the environment, unlike other aerosols. Their design actually won an environmental award, so you know it’s legitimate.
Another great natural product is the Sap Moss Concentrate deep conditioning formula. This hair care product uses natural sap and moss to moisturize and bolster the overall health of your hair. You can use it before you shampoo to add a revitalizing boost to your hair. This one is optimal for people who tend to have split ends or naturally frizzy hair.
For men, there’s the Hemp Sheer Pomade. This lightweight pomade is made from organic hemp. It can help any guy achieve a smooth, shiny and well defined hairstyle that’s sure to impress. In the skin care line, you’ll find such products as the Rosemary Mint Bath Bar. This bath soap not only cleanses, but also exfoliates and invigorates the skin. As you use this soap, you’ll notice the enchanting aromas of rosemary and peppermint flowing from it. This organic soap leaves your natural oils intact for better skin health. It’s perfect for all types of skin!
This is just a small sampling of what the company has to offer. When you buy Aveda, you know that you’re buying natural, healthy products that will enhance and enliven your skin and hair. For organic products, the prices are very down to earth, so anyone can afford to go natural!…

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New CGMPs Make Product Testing a Key Factor in Manufacturing

By June 25, 2010, the dietary supplement industry concludes an event that will have historical significance. It would complete the last stage in a three-part installation of the FDA GMPs bringing a new level of high-quality standards for the entire dietary supplement industry.
The new rules and regulations under the cGMPs range from tighter manufacturing practices to detailed documentation, new personnel regulations and detailed product testing. Raising the bar on quality manufacturing will, no doubt, serve to enhance the image of the supplement industry. Consumers will have the confidence of knowing that the products they hold in their hands have undergone intense quality testing standards for manufacturing before being sold for consumption.
Product Testing and the cGMPs
In the past, the emphasis of product testing was on the finished product. Under the new GMPs, however, testing is used as a means of quality control. It begins prior to manufacturing with detailed documentation of finished product specifications, manufacturing processes and process controls and tests that would be used to ensure reliable results. Manufacturers must also specify the identity, purity, strength and composition related to raw materials used, specifying limits on types of contaminants that may adulterate or lead to adulteration of the end-product.
Testing and examinations must be set in place to ensure a controlled manufacturing environment, requiring the use of analytical equipment and the employment of additional professional personnel with extensive documentation at every level of manufacturing. While the type of testing is left to the discretion of the manufacturer, it must conform to valid scientific methods. The new regulations for quality testing of products may pose a problem for smaller manufacturers who want to continue producing high-quality supplements, but may not have the capital to invest in expensive analytical equipment and additional personnel.
GMP-Certified Manufacturing Facility
One sure way such manufacturers can keep their products flowing in the market is through contract manufacturing with private label supplement manufacturers that have a fully-equipped lab with analytical equipment and a GMP-certified facility. Vitacap Labs, a superior-quality private label vitamin manufacturer, has already had their manufacturing facility certified by the NNFA, a third party GMP certifier and was more than ready to meet quality standards of the cGMPs. Besides superior-quality manufacturing, a unique advantage with Vitacap Labs is the option of placing small order quantities-with minimum orders starting at just 96 bottles! In addition, they offer you the freedom to mix and match any combination of their stock formulas to meet this minimum! Facilitated by high-speed, advanced machinery, 100 percent satisfaction is guaranteed to meet your pre-specified manufacturing, packaging and delivery requirements.…