The peel and seeds from industrial processing of citrus fruits can be used in an array of active skin care formulations for their bioactive compounds, though circular industrial frameworks need to be further developed to scale use, say researchers.
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The future of beauty packaging will centre on blending sustainability with desirability and rely on innovative industry partnerships and advances in material science, lifecycle analysis and smart product design, says L’Oréal’s global director of sustainable...
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from February 2022 shows interest in Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Unilever patents, deeper insight on the recent UK Green Claims Code and business moves from Unilever and Coty.
Sustainability is one of the hottest topics in beauty today, but how can the sector move beyond packaging to innovate with new concepts, product formats and materials to win over the eco-conscious consumer, while avoiding the trap of greenwashing? We...
Personal care major Procter & Gamble (P&G) has developed water-soluble pouches containing dissolvable hair care pellets for a user-friendly, sustainable alternative to existing bottled and solid formats.
UK sustainable e-commerce specialist Counter Culture Store is on a mission to make ethical beauty products more discoverable and convenient to buy online – aspects that appeal to a broad set of consumers, its founder says.
A plethora of scientific reviews were published in 2021, spanning a range of important beauty topics from blue light protection and the history of sunscreen through to active ingredient delivery and circular ingredient promise. Here, CosmeticsDesign-Europe...
Beauty major L’Oréal has signed an agreement to acquire US superfood skin care specialist Youth to the People in a move set to deepen its ethical offering in an increasingly competitive market, say experts.
Arkay was recently recognized for its philanthropic efforts around Alzheimer’s, and the company’s CEO attributes their success to authenticity, realistic giving goals and integration into the business.
Beauty formulators must continue to strengthen supplier relationships, particularly amidst the push for greener and more sustainable product development, says the president of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS).
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from October 2021 shows interest in beauty ‘personas’ to watch, the big-brand push towards an environmental impact system, and scientific frustration around the future of animal-free chemical testing.
The natural and organic cosmetics category will expand in pharmacies, beauty stores, salons, spas and e-commerce over the coming years, shifting outside of its traditional speciality retail setting, says Ecovia Intelligence.
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Beauty and personal care products that are inclusive with neutral messaging will firmly take centre stage as the new standard in skin care and makeup, likely prompting a retail re-think in coming months, according to GlobalData.
Finland-based fermented skin care brand Circulove has developed a range of products it says fit into the wider trend towards sustainable holistic living – a rising area of opportunity for beauty, its CEO says.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from May 2021 shows interest in the fragrance potential of essential oils, Unilever’s patent-pending vegan replacement for carmine red and research from Beiersdorf and Norway dismissing digital blue...
An independent report analysing the reputation of 14 of the world’s biggest beauty players around environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria has ranked Kao, Procter & Gamble Beauty and Estée Lauder leaders.
Unilever and its prestige brand Hourglass have developed a vegan carmine alternative after years of supplier collaboration – a patent-pending innovation it plans to open-source in the coming year, says the global vice president of R&D for prestige.
Special edition: Clean & Ethical – ‘Better for you, better for the planet’ beauty
The clean and ethical beauty movement has garnered plenty of traction in recent years, fuelled by a plethora of environmental, societal, business and consumer factors, and CosmeticsDesign-Europe has been tracking this movement closely for some time.
Special edition: Clean & Ethical – ‘Better for you, better for the planet’ Beauty
Essential oils have seen a revival in cosmetics over the past few years and will continue to surge, appreciated for their ability to impart a wide range of natural, unique and pleasant fragrances but also pack a bioactive punch, says a review.
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Swedish eco-startup Lifelong has developed a range of powdered personal care products that need to be mixed with water by consumers and stored in durable containers, drastically overturning traditional habits, its founder says.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from March 2021 shows interest in Colgate-Palmolive’s design-led innovation strategy, Garnier’s Leaping Bunny certification and L’Oréal and Typology’s green beauty objectives.
The global beauty industry is working hard to make circularity a mainstream reality, reinventing and reconsidering all aspects of complex supply chains. But what does the future truly hold as industry tries to close the loop?
India-based organic beauty brand Juicy Chemistry has its sights set on the US, Europe and domestic expansion, while at the same time exploring a raft of organic NPD opportunities after securing $6.3m in Series A funding.
British indie brand Five Dot Botanics has secured listings with The Hut Group on two of its mass beauty sites Lookfantastic and Mankind – a move set to take the natural, minimalist skin care conversation mainstream, its founder says.
As the beauty and personal care world explores how it can achieve circular beauty, consumers want to see zero waste and supply chain transparency made a reality in the burgeoning category they define as ‘clean’, say beauty experts.
French direct-to-consumer (D2C) startup Typology has achieved B Corp certification just two years after launch – a move of great significance to its founder who wants to carve out a positive impact brand.
Consumers continue to show increased interest in sustainability and are placing more importance on individual responsibility – an aspect brands can shift into real action with the right business approach, says a senior partnership manager at the World...
Beauty consumers worldwide are demanding open and honest brand communication on product formulations and ingredients in a digital world strained by unreliable and biased information, says the deputy CEO of L’Oréal.
Total wellness is now integral to beauty routines and COVID-19 has driven many consumers to prioritise more ethical brands, add in rising expectations around digital experiences and product quality and 2021 has plenty of important movements to watch,...
Bulgarian online retailer Undone Store has added South Korean skin care brand Boutijour into its portfolio in January 2021 as it looks to double the number of brands on the store by the end of this year.