All news articles for November 2019

Cruelty Free International can certify cruelty-free brands and companies in cosmetics and personal care through its Leaping Bunny program (Photo: Cruelty Free International)

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Cruelty Free International: Leaping Bunny certification is soaring

By Kacey Culliney


Demand for certified cruelty-free cosmetics has soared in recent years, and with more than 200 Leaping Bunny applications in the process with Cruelty Free International this will only continue, says its head of certification services.

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Dove takes a new approach to plastic packaging

By Deanna Utroske

The Unilever brand announced its new No | Better | Less Plastic framework recently and is moving forward with new beauty packaging initiatives that will remove over 20,000 metric tons of virgin plastic from the brand’s supply chain.

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Henkel to acquire professional hair brand DevaCurl

By Simon Pitman

Germany-based cosmetics and personal care player Henkel has announced that it is acquiring premium professional hair care brand DevaCurl, which specializes in treatments and products for curly hair.

The Estée Lauder Companies publishes a first full CR report

The Estée Lauder Companies publishes a first full CR report

By Deanna Utroske

Business is changing. Beauty consumers care about the social and environmental implications of the products they buy; and financial stakeholders see value in publicly responsible and truly sustainable companies. And so, the beauty maker is taking stock...

Avon partners with Fuse Universal on training tech platform

Avon partners with Fuse Universal on training tech platform

By Deanna Utroske

The social-selling beauty company took its popular paper brochure digital in 2018, introduced a mobile-first training solution for Avon representatives in May, and is now working with Fuse to create a digital education and communications platform for...

Biotech ingredients are made by microbes, often bacteria or yeast or algae that have undergone DNA editing.

Special Edition: Biotechnology for Natural Formulation

Has biotech made more natural beauty ingredients available?

By Deanna Utroske

Here, Cosmetics Design looks at a selection of ingredients, made possible through biotechnology, that have come to market in recent years and how those new inputs figure into the natural and green beauty movements.

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