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Pushing for sustainable packaging should not bypass materials we already have

Dispatches from PCD Congress

Pushing for sustainable packaging should not bypass materials we already have

By Katie Bird

Highlighting resource use of the packaging and pushing for more recyclable materials might be a step in the right direction but we should not forget petrochemical-based materials that already exist and may have a better environmental profile than those...

Cosmetics Compact: Leafing through the benefits of green tea

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Cosmetics Compact: Leafing through the benefits of green tea

By Katie Bird

The antioxidant properties of green tea have lead many researchers to investigate its potential as an anti-aging ingredient, both for topical application and as a supplement. However, a new study suggests this might not be the miracle extract the world...

Unlocking the potential of social media in cosmetics

Unlocking the potential of social media in cosmetics

By Guy Montague-Jones

Social networking sites like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook are all places where companies can open up a dialogue with their consumers, but according to innovation agency Maddock Douglas few cosmetics firms are taking full advantage of their marketing...

Organic ingredient launches only just starting to match marketing buzz

Dispatches from suppliers’ day

Organic ingredient launches only just starting to match marketing buzz

By Katie Bird

Organic alternatives to certain synthetic ingredients have been elusive. Peter Boncelet from Earth Supplied Products explains why organic cosmetics have yet to fully live up to the marketing hype but suggests that chemistry is starting to catch up.

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