Biotech startup Kaffe Bueno has secured over one million in seed funding, enabling it to push ahead with a flurry of active cosmetic ingredient launches targeting inside-out beauty, anti-ageing and sun protection, its CEO says.
Degradability is increasingly important in the cosmetics and personal care industry. And whether per- and poly-fluorinated compounds are in beauty formulations as an ingredient or a trace contaminant, they persist in the environment and are (as a result)...
Swiss fragrance and flavours firm Givaudan says its new fragrance production facility in China will support its abilities to meet growing consumer demand for fragrance that supports sustainability and well-being.
The beauty industry has significantly improved its waste footprint over the years, but brands can step up in-house separation efforts and improve consumer engagement to drive further change, says an expert.
The European Commission (EC) has adopted a Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability to further strengthen protection of human and environmental health, including a phase out of the most harmful substances and simplification of the risk assessment process.
L’Oréal-owned Lancôme has acquired a four-acre organic rose estate in the French perfume region of Grasse – a move it says forms part of wider sustainability goals and its ambition to advance science towards a zero-waste model and further active ingredient...
Plums and prunes discarded by the agri-food sector can be used to develop zero-waste emollient oils for skin care and hair care, tapping into widespread demand for sustainable, plant-based innovation, says UK supplier Kerfoot Group.
Personal care major Johnson & Johnson has outlined a range of measures in its ‘healthy lives mission’ program that aim to boost sustainability and improve the health of consumers over the next ten years.
The beauty industry can draw inspiration from climate change activist Greta Thunberg to develop purpose-led and sustainable brand strategies that will thrive in a post-pandemic world, says a retail design expert.
L’Oréal UK & Ireland has partnered with TerraCycle to launch a nationwide makeup recycling campaign across the UK, enabling consumers to return empties of any coloured cosmetic brand at in-store drop-off points across the country.
Interest in natural cosmetics continues to hold strong but industry must go beyond ‘natural’ claims to remain relevant in today’s global environmental crisis, considering more holistic criteria like end of life and biodegradability, says an expert consultant.