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Naturals and organics

Naturals and organics

In-depth analysis of the latest products, ingredients innovations and certification programmes that are helping to shape this evolving category. Articles will also consider the all-important related issues of sustainability, accountability and ethical sourcing, which are being driven by an increasingly discerning consumer.

FreeFrom Skin Care Awards 2017: shortlist announced

28-Jun-2017 - Organisers of the sixth annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards have announced the 200 products from over 100 brands that have made this year’s shortlist.

Indie Beauty Profile

Lea Anne Christine Fulton, L.A. Christine

26-Jun-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lea Anne Christine Fulton, founder of L.A. Christine, talks about her brand’s version of multi-channel retail, which spans pop-ups and direct TV, and she describes...

Is cellulose the answer to eco-friendly microbeads?

23-Jun-2017 - Scientists at the University of Bath have developed biodegradable microbeads from a sustainable source that could be a viable alternative to plastic microbeads.

Probiotics skincare – a small niche with massive potential

20-Jun-2017 - The probiotics trend is one of the fastest growing in the skin care category right now, mainly because it simultaneously hits on key consumer demands that include wellness and natural.

L’Occitane announces ‘record highs’ in annual results for FY2017

16-Jun-2017 - L’Occitane has released its FY2017 results, and sees its net profit up 16.2% to EUR 132.4 million, the highest since its listing, while gross margin reached a ‘historical high’ of...

Symrise scoops gold status for sustainability management

15-Jun-2017 - Symrise has made the sustainability of its supply chain a key part of its business strategy and that goal has paid off with a gold status award from EcoVadis for...

Save the date for our 2017 Skincare Ingredients conference – June 21st

14-Jun-2017 - Cosmetics Design is readying its seventh annual edition of the Skincare Ingredients online conference, a chance to keep up to date on trends, network and stay on top of this...

L’Oréal’s potential The Body Shop sale: analyst’s take

13-Jun-2017 - Last week, L’Oréal announced it has received a ‘firm offer’ from Natura Cosméticos for The Body Shop. Here, we get an analyst’s view on the potential sale....

L'Oréal receives ‘firm offer’ for The Body Shop from Natura Cosméticos

09-Jun-2017 - The multinational parent company of personal care and cosmetics brand The Body Shop is in exclusive talks with Natura Cosméticos, it has announced.

Protection: a rising trend in nail care

08-Jun-2017 - One key emerging trend influencing the nail care and polish segment is the consumer enthusiasm for protection trends.

Euromonitor on direct selling in a digital age

02-Jun-2017 - Market research provider Euromonitor International has released a white paper on what it predicts the future of direct selling will look like in the context of a digital age.

Special Newsletter - Indie Brands

The top ten most innovative indie beauty products

31-May-2017 - The indie beauty category has been leading the way when it comes to ground breaking and innovative products, so we at Cosmetics Design thought it a good idea to pick...

Harrods launches new ‘integrative beauty’ concept: holistic beauty and wellness clinic

31-May-2017 - In a move that appears to respond to the ongoing rise in the crossover between beauty and wellness, Harrods department store in London has launched a clinic concept that promotes...

Avoid Black Henna campaign gathers momentum

30-May-2017 - Black henna temporary tattoos have become the focus of an increasing vocal public awareness campaign, with the material used in these tattoos not likely to be henna at all, but...

SIMPPAR gearing up to welcome perfumery players to Paris

26-May-2017 - The Salon International des Matières Premières pour la Parfumerie is set to host its biennial international exhibition in Paris, 14th-15th June.

New delivery technology enables Linnea to launch unique botanical ingredients portfolio

25-May-2017 - Switzerland-based pharma solutions provider Linnea is targeting cosmetics and personal care thanks to new delivery technology that brings its botanical extracts to the skin care category for the first time.

Lush: leading the way on sustainable premium products?

24-May-2017 - Lush, an international personal care brand, has launched a range of products that suggest it is pushing ahead with sustainable premium skin care products.

L’Occitane speeds up expansion into colour makeup

19-May-2017 - L’Occitane International S.A. has announced it is taking a 40% stake in US-based natural skin care and personalized makeup company, LimeLight.

On-site identification of botanical species: new partnership announced

10-May-2017 - With transparency and consumer trust becoming a central issue for the industry, a new partnership between Hyris and Indena looks to offer suppliers and brands greater security in the provenance...

Preservatives in focus: hunting for alternatives

09-May-2017 - We look at the efforts the organisations and companies across the industry are making to keep up with the demand for effective and safe preservative ingredients.

Glacier water trend: the latest hit ingredient?

09-May-2017 - Scandinavian countries having been taking the lead recently as ingredients hot spots where consumers keen on natural and wellbeing are looking for inspiration.

Vegan fragrance: Mintel points to opportunity in France

04-May-2017 - Fragrance manufacturers and retailers in France may be missing a trick by not making use of vegetarian and vegan claims, according to Mintel.

Birkenstock ready for skin care expansion

03-May-2017 - German manufacturer most famous for its cork sandals, Birkenstock, is taking the plunge into skin care, hoping to maximise on its ‘wholesome’ brand image to court consumer demand for naturals.

Dow unveils massive formulation pipeline following merger

02-May-2017 - Following the merger of Dow Chemical and Dow Corning the companies have now combined their research and development capabilities to highlight its "innovation powerhouse'. In this video interview Stephanie Sandrock-Benaud...

Our in-cosmetics Global round up: the Europe perspective

27-Apr-2017 - The start of this month saw London play host to this year’s edition of in-cosmetics Global, a leading industry trade show bringing together professionals from across the supply chain. Here,...

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