L'Oreal pledges to cut emissions in half by 2015
30-Apr-2009 By Guy Montague-Jones
L’Oreal has announced a series of green goals including the halving of greenhouse gas emissions by 2015.
Blame for shampoo's carbon footprint falls on user
28-Jan-2009 By Katie Bird
Over 90 percent of the carbon footprint of a shampoo is due to the usage phase, according to German company Henkel.
Environment is the star at PCD's packaging congress
05-Dec-2008 By Katie Bird
All things green will take centre stage at the 2009 Perfumes, Cosmetics and Design packaging congress.
Standard to calculate a product's carbon footprint is released
29-Oct-2008 By Katie Bird
A standard that allows companies to asses the carbon footprint of products and services throughout their life cycle has been released by the Carbon Trust, Defra and BSI British Standards.
Study hails laser treatment as effective anti-wrinkle tool
24-Jul-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Scientists have hailed carbon dioxide laser resurfacing as a highly effective treatment for facial wrinkles but warn of complications in the short term.
L'Oreal publishes sustainability data for 2007
26-Jun-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
L'Oreal has unveiled figures detailing its progress on the
environment and outlined its current policies on sustainability and
Kao and Kanebo aim to fully integrate logistics by 2010
05-Jun-2008 By Simon Pitman
Having acquired Kanebo Cosmetics in 2005, the logistics operations
for the two businesses are now in the throes of a massive
integration operation as part of aims to fully synthesize the
Comprehensive study supports collagen treatments
29-May-2008 By Simon Pitman
Researchers at the University of Michigan have undertaken a
comprehensive study that shows positive results for anti-ageing
treatments that focus on rebuilding and replenishing collagen.
Natura joins UNEP's climate neutral project
22-Feb-2008 By Katie Bird
Brazilian cosmetics company Natura is one of the first companies to
join the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) climate
neutral project that aims to provide a forum for all who wish to
reduce carbon emissions.
Wal-Mart sustainability programme faces criticism
16-Nov-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
Wal-Mart's sustainability programme, which is forcing manufacturers
worldwide to reduce their environmental impact, has come under
heavy criticism from a coalition of international labour and
civic organisations for being "unsustainable".
Big companies named in palm oil warning
12-Nov-2007 By Guy Montague-Jones
Procter & Gamble and Unilever are among the personal care
companies implicated in the environmental time
bomb planted by the farming of the natural
ingredient palm oil, according to a new report.
Eco labels aimed at carbon neutral packaging
29-Oct-2007 By Simon Pitman
In the fight to reduce carbon emissions for the personal care
industry eco packaging has become a focal point, evinced by one US
label producer which claims to be leading the way.
P&G to make products and operations greener
29-Oct-2007 By Katie Bird
Proctor and Gamble (P&G) has announced its plans to improve the
environmental profile of its products and operations, promising to
reduce CO2 emissions by a further 10 percent by 2012.
A sustainable bio-packaging material to replace polypropylene
16-Oct-2007 By Katie Bird
A new starch based bio-packaging material promises to replace
polypropylene, helping the plastic packaging industry to reduce its
reliance on oil.
Wal-Mart suppliers to disclose carbon emissions
24-Sep-2007 By Charlotte Eyre
Putting pressure on personal care firms, retail giant
Wal-Mart today announced it will ask suppliers to measure and
report greenhouse gas emissions incurred in the making
of certain products.
Sabinsa gets patent for cosmeceutical ingredient
29-Jun-2007 By Clarisse Douaud
Sabinsa Corporation announced it has received a patent for the
process and cosmeceutical application of a solvent-free
policosanol, the company says is relevant given tightening
environmental standards for the industry.
UK proposes CO2 labelling for products
31-May-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
In a bid to push processors and other manufacturers to reduce their
greenhouse gas emissions, the UK government yesterday unveiled a
proposal to put "carbon footprint" labels on all products.
US Nutra introduces cranberry based ingredients
Manufacturer of fluid extracts for the cosmeceutical, dietary
supplement and functional food industries US Nutra has announced
two new oil based proprietary ingredients manufactured from pure
cranberry seeds, for use in a variety...