Nanoparticles made using natural polymers and ingredients from waste materials offer the cosmetics industry great promise in developing active beauty products for skin health that align with green economy goals, say researchers.
Personal care major Unilever has launched a collaboration initiative to partner with forward-thinking beauty startups, scaleups and entrepreneurs specialised in social commerce to drive next-generation in-house innovation across its portfolio of brands.
Lithuanian startup Openface has secured venture capital funding to expand its AI-powered personalised D2C cosmetics brand further in Europe; part of its wider goal to offer a system for health care professionals.
Natura &Co says its partnership with Dutch eco video streaming platform WaterBear will help emphasise the seriousness of the climate crisis and shift perceptions around traditional communities to spotlight them as biodiversity guardians.
MANSCAPED is aiming to tap into what it claims is underserved needs of the men’s personal grooming market in Asia but says it will first take time to understand the nuances of the different markets from its Singaporean foothold.
New Zealand start-up Mushroom Material has developed a sustainable mushroom-based material as an alternative to polystyrene styrofoam and cardboard packaging and is targeting the cosmetics sector for its first products.
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced revisions and updates to sunscreen requirements related to maximum sun protection factor (SPF) values, active ingredients, broad spectrum requirements, and product labeling, and other provisions.
Beauty major L’Oréal and luxury fashion house Prada are driving international noise around their first fragrance launch – an innovation that marks the first of many designed to build out a highly competitive global beauty brand, an executive says.
A complete shift in the safety assessment of chemicals will be necessary if the EU is to uphold its ‘animal testing as a last resort’ policy under the European Chemicals Agency’s REACH regulation – a critical aspect to maintaining the wider cosmetics...
International personal care major Procter & Gamble (P&G) has published a climate transition plan outlining its ambition to be net zero on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2040 and signed up to Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge.
Consumers are becoming more educated about the importance of maintaining a healthy microbiome for their holistic health, according to new market research which will be presented at Vitafoods 2021 next month.
Skin microbiome science and innovation is fast-evolving, with a plethora of tools, ingredients and research efforts spotlighting key areas of opportunity. But where exactly is the sector headed? And what might next-generation NPD look like?
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have adopted a resolution vote calling on the European Commission to establish an EU-wide action plan to actively phase out animal experiments – a move that adds weight to the cosmetics industry’s fight to protect...
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the development of new retail experiences such as virtual stores, but one expert believes this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the potential of extended reality in the beauty space.
International beauty major has developed a hair styling formulation for curly hair from a blend of sugar compounds and plant fibre, offering a natural and light-weight alternative to film-forming polymer and silicone products.
UK retail giant Tesco has extended its partnership with TerraCycle spin-off Loop to roll out in-store dedicated fixtures offering a range of consumer goods in durable, waste-free packaging designed to be returned, industrially cleaned and reused.
Japanese beauty giant Shiseido has launched a new range of skin care products under the AQUALABEL brand that was developed in response to skin care needs and concerns that have been influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Italian microbiome health startup Lac2Biome has developed a white label skin care blend containing live probiotics and hyaluronic acids, offering brands opportunity to offer an innovative and highly potent product that delivers on promised benefits,...
Cosmetics brand Barry M has partnered with beauty tech major Perfect Corp to offer virtual makeup try-ons to its UK consumers – a development its CEO says is crucial to staying at the forefront of innovation.
Industry must continue raising its concerns around the interface between ECHA and the Cosmetics Regulation on animal testing because there are issues that need to be debated and solutions found, says the director-general of Cosmetics Europe.
Industry will deepen understanding further on the interplay between the microbiota and its host thanks to emerging technologies like single-cell research and in vivo imaging techniques, say researchers.
Finnish startup Innomost is scaling up production of its bioactive compounds from upcycled birch bark, offering a more sustainable alternative to palm, fossil and food origin ingredients for beauty and personal care, its founder says.
A recent clinical trial of postmenopausal women found daily supplementation with Korean red ginseng significantly improved mitochondrial function, antioxidant status, and reduced fatigue within eight weeks.
Health and wellness retailer Holland & Barrett has stopped selling single-use beauty sheet masks across all UK stores and online and hinted at a future free of any single-use beauty item – a movement it says other retailers should follow.
Swiss luxury skincare brand La Prairie has launched its first standalone flagship store in South East Asia, which it believes will help the brand to meet the increasing demand for a more personalised experience for its high-end clientele.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from August 2021 shows interest in the most popular beauty brands on TikTok, Unilever’s patent on post-consumer resin coloured packaging, and The Hut Group’s acquisition of Cult Beauty.
UK skin health specialist SkinBioTherapeutics has developed a probiotic powder targeting psoriasis – a product that centres on exciting advances in the gut-skin axis and holds wider promise for industry, its CEO says.
Strong brand communication through visual elements are becoming increasingly important for cosmetic retailers in the contactless and touchless post-pandemic market, claims a design boss who has just worked with South Korea’s Shinsegae-owned Chicor.