The beauty and personal care world has faced significant upheaval on a global scale during the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but it has also emerged as resilient and innovative despite consumer and retail trends morphing at great speed....
Japanese cosmetics conglomerate Shiseido Company has announced a refill service for its flagship serum and a new planet-friendly lip palette with the launch of its new Sustainable Beauty Actions (SBAS) initiative.
Use of white biotechnology to improve essential oils and natural extracts in fragrances continues to evolve as industry looks to plug increasing demand for sustainable ingredients, finds a mini review.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from October 2020 shows interest in a raft of sustainable innovations and advances and buzz around use of live probiotics and the latest beauty device launch from L’Oréal.
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...