Naturals and organics

DSM awarded fair trade certification

DSM awarded fair trade certification

By Lucy Whitehouse

A leading ingredients supplier, DSM, has announced that one of its sites has been awarded a Fair Trade certification.

Preservative-free formulation: is it realistic?

Is preservative-free formulation realistic?

By Lucy Whitehouse

With consumer demand for ‘truly natural’ beauty products continuing to grow, Cosmetics Design considers whether preservative-free formulation can be realistic for the industry.

a model walking in the Zero + Maria Cornejo show at New York Fashion Week (image courtesy of CMM PR)

How botanical hair care pioneer PHYTO is staying on trend today

By Deanna Utroske

With product formulations that include plant extracts, a company philosophy that respects the body’s ecosystem, and partnerships that have stylists using PHYTO to create trendy eco-friendly looks at New York Fashion Week, the decades-old brand is holding...

What’s the state of anti-pollution skin care? Part II

What’s the state of anti-pollution skin care? Part II

By Lucy Whitehouse

Anti-pollution is a key rising trend: in this three part mini-series, Cosmetics Design sits down with formulation expert Gabrielle Sore, scientific communication director for skin care at L’Oréal, to find out more. Here, we take a look at the regional...

What’s the state of anti-pollution skin care? Part I

What’s the state of anti-pollution skin care? Part I

By Lucy Whitehouse

Anti-pollution is a key rising trend for the beauty and personal care industry: in this three part mini-series, Cosmetics Design sits down with formulation expert Gabrielle Sore, scientific communication director for skin care at L’Oréal, to find out...

Czech Republic leading on hemp beauty in Europe

Czech Republic leading on hemp beauty in Europe

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Czech Republic has been singled out as a leader in cannabis-infused topicals, with the country reportedly the major supplier of this type of personal care products for the European and US markets.

‘Consumers are becoming savvy’: what’s driving clean beauty

‘Consumers are becoming savvy’: what’s driving clean beauty

By Lucy Whitehouse

With clean beauty a blossoming segment in the industry, taking its lead from the naturals and organics trend along with rising consumer demand for personalised product offerings and ethical companies, we sat down with a brand founder to find out more.

Rise of wellness: the ‘clean beauty’ trend

SPECIAL FOCUS: CLEAN BEAUTY AND WELLNESS

Rise of wellness: the ‘clean beauty’ trend

By Lucy Whitehouse

Linked closely with the rise of the clean eating trend, clean beauty is quietly becoming something of craze. In this newsletter special, we review our archives to follow its rise, and consider where the category could be heading.

Top sites for correct ingredient information

Top sites for correct ingredient information

By By Belinda Carli, Director of The Institute for Personal Care Science

With so much misinformation on the internet, how do you know which sites to trust for CORRECT ingredient information?

Neal's Yard Remedies making strides in boutique retailing

Neal's Yard Remedies making strides in boutique retailing

By Lucy Whitehouse

In confirmation that the wellness trend is continuing to gather momentum in the UK, personal care brand Neal's Yard Remedies (NYR) new specially curated new flagship store in London has just been nominated for an award.

Current state of silicones: new white paper

Current state of silicones: new white paper

By Lucy Whitehouse

With sensorial benefits a top consumer demand, seeking out ways to enhance the feel and application of skin care products is a major priority for formulators. Here, we take a look at a new white paper on silicones, and pick out the industry highlights.

Third Sustainable Beauty Awards are on track

Third Sustainable Beauty Awards are on track

By Simon Pitman

The winners of the Sustainable Beauty Awards are set to be announced in Paris at the end of October, recognizing some of the biggest sustainability pioneers in the beauty industry.

Symrise scoops two prizes for sustainability

Symrise scoops two prizes for sustainability

By Simon Pitman

Personal care ingredients manufacturer Symrise has scooped two prizes at the DQS sustainability awards in Germany, recognising the company's continued focus on this area.

Vida Karamooz, CEO and founder of Blue Beautifly

Six years of research results in the Blue Beautifly skin care range

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetics Design recently caught up with Vida Karamooz, founder and CEO of Blue Beautifly. The idea for Blue Beautifly evolved from six years of research that included the study of ayurveda  medicine and herbalism, resulting in a line that is both sustainable...

NUDE skin care collection, as posted to Instagram by Beautycounter

Beautycounter buys the Nude natural skin care line from LVMH

By Deanna Utroske

Not to be left out of the M&A game this summer, Beautycounter posted news of the acquisition on its Instagram page yesterday evening, saying “and the Beautycounter family just got a little bigger. Welcome, NUDE Skincare! #saferbeauty #betterbeauty.”

‘Coral Zombies’ linked to sunscreen pollution

‘Coral Zombies’ linked to sunscreen pollution

By Simon Pitman

Scientists say that hopes sea corals will recover in the future are being dashed by the emergence of ‘Coral Zombies’ with no reproductive ability, and the evidence points to sunscreen compounds being the cause.

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