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“We are not perfect” says L’Oréal veteran about the beauty industry

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“We are not perfect” says L’Oréal veteran about the beauty industry

By Lucy Whitehouse

The cosmetics industry in Europe is living through a challenging time: Brexit is looming, for one thing, and for another, the industry is under frequent, intense scrutiny for its practices and impact (bans on microplastics and animal testing are key examples)....

Naturex recognised with EcoVadis gold standard

Naturex recognised with EcoVadis gold standard

By Lucy Whitehouse

In acknowledgement of the company’s efforts when it comes to the areas of the environment, worker conditions, fair trade and responsible purchasing, Naturex has earned a gold standard.

Croda wins low carbon award

Croda wins low carbon award

By Lucy Whitehouse

Croda, an ingredients supplier active in the beauty and personal care industry, has won a Low Carbon Award at the Chemical Industry Awards.

Microbeads success: Cosmetics Europe

Microbeads success: Cosmetics Europe

By Lucy Whitehouse

The European cosmetics industry is on track to meet targets of removing all microplastics from beauty and personal care products by 2020, with the industry having already removed 97.6% from its products.

Regulatory challenges facing Europe: Exclusive Interview

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Regulatory challenges facing Europe: Exclusive Interview

By Lucy Whitehouse

Ahead of next month’s Cosmetics Europe Annual conference, we caught up the trade body's Technical Regulatory and International Affairs Director to hear his take on the current regulatory landscape for beauty and personal care in Europe.

BASF makes effort in naturals with ISO standard

BASF makes effort in naturals with ISO standard

By Lucy Whitehouse

The major ingredients player has reviewed its personal care portfolio, and can now offer its customers clear guidance and information on the degree of natural origin of its products.

Virginia bans animal testing

Virginia bans animal testing

By Deanna Utroske

On Tuesday, the state passed legislation requiring cosmetics and personal care makers to use alternate forms of testing, and authorizing the Attorney General to enforce the ban and fine violators.

The Body Shop launches new campaign for UN animal testing ban

The Body Shop launches new campaign for UN animal testing ban

By Deanna Utroske

The Natura brand is, for the first time, promoting its animal testing ban initiative in public spaces in the US. The company is hoping to inspire millions of people to sign a petition calling on the United Nations to end animal testing of cosmetics and...

Next level palm oil sustainability: RSPO launch

Next level palm oil sustainability: RSPO launch

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has released an ‘add-on’ module to its already well-established certification for sustainably-produced palm oil: RSPO NEXT.

Symrise teams up to launch palm oil project

Symrise teams up to launch palm oil project

By Lucy Whitehouse

The global fragrance and ingredients player is working alongside Natura, a Brazilian cosmetics manufacturer, and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) to support sustainable agriculture in the Amazon region.

RSPO 2017 impact report

RSPO 2017 impact report

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has released its impact update for 2017. We take a look at the highlights.

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