A sharper focus and drive on sustainable action and communication will be key for beauty this year, as well as continued work on spotlighting how important and central products were to consumer wellbeing and daily lives, says trade head.
The beauty industry can connect better with consumers by rethinking how it communicates and markets sustainable product offerings, bringing additional aspects into the narrative, say industry executives.
Provisions for increased financial support for developing countries and sharing the benefits of genetic resources more fairly will help ensure delivery of the 'historic' deal agreed at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal, according...
Executive leaders from Rituals, L’Oréal, Colgate-Palmolive, LMVH and Weleda discuss how industry can truly advance sustainably and how critical consumer education will be for driving true change in this space, as well as wider health and wellbeing shifts.
The founder of UK skin care startup SBTRCT says consumer appetite is continuing to build for solid-format beauty and personal care products – an interest it hopes to drive further with retail and NPD expansion plans.
Higher costs and lack of supplier alignment are the core issues slowing uptake of green materials, ingredients and processes amongst beauty and personal care manufacturers and brands, say specialist suppliers.
The fragrance and wider beauty industry must act now amidst an ongoing climate crisis and mass extinction of fauna and flora, working to collect environmental impact data and collaborate for true sustainable change, says the VP of conscious perfumery...
Measuring the environmental impact of the entire beauty industry is no easy feat, but one made a lot easier with collaboration, data-led mapping and engagement across the entire supply chain – from farmers to consumers, say industry experts.
European industry association Cosmetics Europe has launched a sustainability initiative to spearhead collaborative eco efforts and action across beauty and personal care, aiming to reduce overall carbon footprints, support biodiversity and improve packaging.
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Whey waste from cheese production holds significant promise as an active ingredient for cosmetic formulations, particularly those targeting skin health and dermal ageing, finds an EU research consortium.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from November 2022 shows interest in L’Oréal’s skin science research around tightness and UV protection, Superdrug own-brand makeup launch and future sustainable beauty trends.
If the beauty industry wants to create real change it needs to shift how it defines its moving parts, and thinking of beauty consumers as beauty citizens could be the first step, says the chair of the B Corp Beauty Coalition supervisory board.
Grooming for pets, cell-based synthetics and cyclical skin care regimes offer plenty of future promise for beauty and personal care manufacturers, driven by heightened interest in overall wellbeing and the environment, says a futurologist.
The beauty and personal care category must start upgrading and innovating formulas and products to empower consumers to take shorter, colder showers – drawing inspiration from hospitals, beer brands and more, says a senior futurologist.
Hiring activists is a sure-fire way to accelerate environmental and sustainable change in a beauty business, and it’s a strategy that has worked well in driving impact at Lush so far, says its earth care strategy lead.
Whilst many countries worldwide are working to tackle the climate crisis, actions are not keeping pace with real-world risks and impacts on planet and people, largely due to huge funding gaps, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The French Federation for Beauty Companies (FEBEA) has signed the country’s EcoWatt Charter, pledging alongside hundreds of other corporations to further reduce electricity use during the ongoing energy crisis.
The beauty and personal care industry must today respond to converging global crises and ensure ethical integrity in every part of the value chain to protect the future of the planet, people and business, says British environmentalist Sir Jonathon Porritt.
Luxury French skin care brand Biologique Recherche believes the Thai market is ready for its haute couture personalised skin care services and will use it as a springboard to further expand in South East Asia.
A Singapore-based food start-up cultivating mushroom mycelium as an alternative protein source believes it can also serve the cosmetics industry as a natural, sustainable, and completely food-safe ingredient.
British circular beauty brand UpCircle recently raised close to half a million euros in crowdfunding that it will use for US production expansion, global product development and pushing ahead with its wider mission to make green and natural cosmetics...
French beauty major L’Oréal Group believes it can replicate the carbon neutrality achievements of its North Asia division, with one executive confirming the firm has outlined a “clear roadmap” to do so.
Beauty must hasten sustainability action in the face of current biodiversity and climate crises, and collaboration will be a critical way forward along with focus on regenerative agriculture, says the chief sustainability officer at LVMH’s Parfums Christian...
Design to reuse should be prioritised as a sustainable beauty strategy because its overall positive impact far outweighs working with reduced or recyclable materials, according to European researchers.
Royal DSM has initiated testing of its bio-based vitamin A ingredient in the cosmetics market, ahead of scaling commercial production for applications including cosmetics and human and animal healthcare.