Are Natural Colors Actually Less Stable than Artificial Colors?
According to 2017 Mintel data, 78% of new products launched in North America use color from natural sources.
This number has been steadily rising over the last few years; in fact, it’s up 44% from 2013. The increase is largely driven by consumer demand, and most brands are responding with new products or product formulations that incorporate natural colors and other natural ingredients.
While cleaner formulations can potentially deliver market share gain and commercial success if executed well, some recent consumer research conducted by Sensient definitively concludes sacrificing on color vibrancy might actually hurt a brand more than doing nothing.
What were the major findings?
So while it is clear that better color means stronger sales, from a developer’s perspective, there are a number of concerns when formulating with natural color. An extremely common question received about natural color is about their stability. Specifically, are they stable? Are they less stable than synthetics?
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As you learned from the video, the stability of natural color isn’t really an issue if you are starting with the right solution. A robust portfolio of natural color solutions and innovations can tackle most stability challenges for product developers today.
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