Scottish floral water brand Seilich has built its entire model on biodiversity balance and giving back to the environment – a way of doing business that all beauty companies should take on, according to its founder.
‘Natural’ will continue to be a popular product claim across beauty and personal care this year, but as consumer education deepens and concerns broaden, industry will have to be smarter about what attributes it spotlights, says a beauty expert.
Czech Republic start-up Moia Elixirs has developed a cannabidiol-infused nanofiber face mask that activates on contact with water and boasts 97% absorption – technology it says will significantly advance possibilities in skin care.
Consumers will increasingly seek out the safety of cosmeceuticals and the comfort of natural products in the long-term due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disruptions, says ingredients company BASF.
The Nakdonggang National Institute of Biological Resources (NNIBR) and Jeju National University have conducted a joint study confirming that Viola verecunda extract is as effective at protecting against hair loss as conventional treatments such as minoxidil.
Vegan was the third most popular product claim made across online global cosmetics last year, carved out by niche independent beauty brands. And the claim will continue its rise as mass beauty takes it on, says Euromonitor International.
Perfume consumers are talking a lot about fruity notes, less about herbal and citrus scents and more about sustainable ingredients in online reviews and social media engagements – conversations AI data specialist Revuze says will soon convert to purchase...
UK-based cannabidiol (CBD) beauty startup Kloris has secured its first nationwide retail launch through Boots, propelling it into the mainstream wellness market as it moves forward with European expansion efforts, its co-founder says.
Personal care giant Colgate-Palmolive has developed an oral care teeth whitening composition using natural, plant-based abrasives derived from walnut tree bark and branches for improved polish and shine.
Jojoba oil has great potential in skin and hair care because of its significant stability and hydration properties, notably when blended with other oils – properties more relevant than ever with the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, says Israeli...
Thanks to a deal with Amerikas Beauty Distribution Services, over 50 products from the personal care brand—known for formulas featuring propolis, honey, beeswax, royal jelly, and bee-pollinated plant extracts—will soon be available here in the States.
The long-read: In-depth on L’Oréal’s ‘For the Future’ 2030 Sustainability Plan
L’Oréal has outlined a range of sustainability measures in its ‘for the future’ program, including 2030 targets for all plastic packaging to be recycled or bio-based, all sites and centres to be carbon neutral and 95% of ingredients to be bio-based, derived...
In the second episode of our Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series, we speak to two beauty trailblazers to find out what are the opportunities and challenges they have experienced in the beauty and personal care market. Scroll down to watch Episode...
CosmeticsDesign is launching a Clean & Ethical Beauty online video series this week, compiling the latest trends, data and expert opinions on how and why the business opportunities are evolving in this growing space.
Wild plants are used extensively in beauty and personal care formulations, but the conservation status of many species remains unknown so certification programmes offer real value in securing sustainable supply, says the FairWild Foundation.
Swiss fragrance major Firmenich has completed its acquisition of French plant ingredient specialist Les Dérives Résiniques et Terpéniques (DRT) and opened a third perfumery workshop as it pushes forward with its focus on naturals, renewables and sustainability.
Special Edition: Sustainable sourcing and waste reduction
Sustainable surfactants continue to rise in popularity and there has been plenty of innovation in recent years, but low costs and strong performance associated with conventional surfactants means an eco market transition will prove difficult, a review...
Global flavour and fragrance major Givaudan has completed the acquisition of Italian botanical specialist Indena and announced plans to acquire French biotech firm Alderys – all part of a wider drive to strengthen active beauty capabilities.
Dutch supplier Forestwise says interest in Illipe butter for its use in solid formulations is on the rise as the trend for sustainable beauty increases – and has opened a new site in Indonesia to meet demand.
Personal care giant Beiersdorf and speciality chemicals supplier Evonik have teamed up on a federally funded research project in Germany looking to use carbon dioxide as a source for producing sustainable raw materials for beauty products.
Bulldog Skincare has widened its sustainable razor offering with a second bamboo-based tool for sensitive skin – a move that challenges legacy thinking and plugs a gap in men’s shaving, its general manager says.
Consumer interest in topical probiotic cosmetics is rising, presenting opportunity to target niche skin conditions and push hard science before establishing relevance in the wider wellness market, an expert says.
International certification programme MarinTrust wants to scale-up worldwide reach of its standard for responsibly sourced and produced marine ingredients and says interest from the cosmetics industry can play an important role in that.
The deal will bring an at-mass line of co-branded wellness products to market. Forest Remedies by Dr. Jane Goodall will be manufactured as part of the collaboration between Neptune and International Flavors and Fragrances.
Marine-derived collagen continues to gain significant scientific attention, given its sustainable and versatile attributes, but interest for use beyond topical cosmetics is bubbling fast, say researchers.
In a blog item posted online this past Sunday, Sandra Cosma, the beauty maker’s Manager of Future Innovation, announced plans to expand Avon’s new vegan Distillery collection to include a product formulated with CBD.
Certain Latin American plants listed in the European Commission’s cosmetic ingredient database CosIng are rich in antioxidants or have protective properties, presenting promise for beauty innovation, say researchers.