Biotechnology has been heralded as a less costly, more efficient means of producing a range of active ingredients for beauty and personal care, but perhaps the biggest advantage is the sustainability factor.
There’s a rising mountain of digital beauty consumers that will snowball in size and influence in coming years, and brands and retailers that understand their needs will be in a strong position for future growth, says Euromonitor International.
Cosmetics Consultants Europe (CCE) will launch a training programme with Germany’s RWTH Aachen University next year that it says should guide the next generation of safety assessors through rising demands of the fast-evolving cosmetics world.
German speciality chemicals major BASF has developed a surfactant using RSPO-certified renewable resources that it says fits with market demand for sustainable, safe and free from personal care products.
YouTube’s augmented reality (AR) try-on tool is a powerful way for the beauty industry to tell richer, more engaging stories and better connect with consumers, says Google’s head of product commercialisation.
A consortium of researchers in South Australia and international companies are to embark on finding ways to turn swathes of crop waste into value-added products, including chitosans from unwanted mushrooms for sunblock and anthocyanins from cherries for...
Allergies must be taken seriously, but the cosmetics industry should avoid going fragrance-free because even allergy sufferers deserve product enjoyment and contact reactions rarely occur, a medical doctor and allergist says.