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May Launch Pad: Clear complexions roundup

By Cassandra Stern

Warmer weather can bring on sweat, leading to breakouts and oilier skin than the winter months. This month, several cosmetics and personal care brands are breaking out complexion-clearing product options to keep face and body skin clean and clear.

Freshness and vibrant tropicals inspired from the great outdoors are key colour themes to tap into under the wider umbrella of 'peace' as beauty's most important trend in 2023 [Getty Images]

Special Edition - Bright Beauty: Fun, Joy and Colour Across Cosmetics, Hair Care and Body Care

Colours and textures: Tapping into the 2023 beauty theme of ‘peace’

By Kacey Culliney

Colours and materials that offer serenity alongside energy and fun will align well with consumer inspirations and behaviours this year, says French forecasting firm NellyRodi.

Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAs), largely used in non-stick and water-resistant items like cookware and clothing, but also found in beauty and personal care products, were being increasingly detected as environmental pollutants in groundwater and soil [Getty Images]

Five EU national authorities call for PFAs ban under REACH

By Kacey Culliney

Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden have submitted a proposal to the European Chemicals Agency ECHA calling for a restriction on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) under the EU’s chemicals regulation REACH.

The lipstick formula can be made with or without colouring agents, ultimately being offered to consumers in kit-form [Getty Images]

L’Oréal files patent on vegan lipstick

By Kacey Culliney

International beauty major L’Oréal has developed a lipstick formula that can be made with minimal or zero animal-derived ingredients and beeswax, suggesting it could be used to offer coloured and non-coloured combined lip care kits.

Weleda has created a small internal startup to build out fresh innovations across packaging and formulation [Getty Images]

Big Brand Talks – In Conversation with Today’s Beauty Leaders

Weleda R&D chief: ‘We’re trying to switch our way of innovating’

By Kacey Culliney

Swiss natural and organic beauty brand Weleda has formed a small-scale internal startup to speed up product development and market testing, presenting a very new way of working, its R&D head says.

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