A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from April 2022 shows interest in a regulatory overview of natural and organic standards in cosmetics, the biggest beauty trends spotted at in-Cosmetics Global in Paris and L’Oréal’s patent on acne...
Interest in natural and organic cosmetics continues to rise amidst a wider green beauty boom, but with little regulation around these two terms, certification schemes have taken on fresh importance - for industry and consumers alike.
As the beauty industry continues its push forward with natural and organic cosmetics innovation, focus must be placed on the biodegradability of ingredients – still surprisingly overlooked in the field, says a formulation expert.
The natural and organic cosmetics category will expand in pharmacies, beauty stores, salons, spas and e-commerce over the coming years, shifting outside of its traditional speciality retail setting, says Ecovia Intelligence.
International beauty major has developed a hair styling formulation for curly hair from a blend of sugar compounds and plant fibre, offering a natural and light-weight alternative to film-forming polymer and silicone products.
Naturalness is the most important aspect of a beauty product for consumers in Germany and France, but there are mixed views on what the term means and how it translates into cosmetics, finds natural and organic certifier Natrue.
Natural beauty specialist Weleda will celebrate its centenary next year and will use the occasion to spotlight its biodynamic farming and planetary diversity principles – concepts it hopes can inspire wider industry, its UK MD says.
Scottish floral water brand Seilich has built its entire model on biodiversity balance and giving back to the environment – a way of doing business that all beauty companies should take on, according to its founder.
High street beauty brands have a responsibility to create in-store experiences for shoppers and adapt to evolving needs – it’s not about replacing bricks and mortar with digital, says Lush’s global property director.
Lush has opened its second-largest European store in Munich, along with two concept stores – a ‘fresh’ cosmetics outlet in Paris and a ‘perfume library’ in Florence – showcasing a clear nod to bricks and mortar in the region.
Rising consumer concern and regulatory changes have left personal care formulators with a shrinking portfolio of acceptable preservatives but blends and naturally-derived alternatives provide industry opportunities, say Symrise and DuPont.
South Korean firm LG Household & Healthcare has been taking more international steps of late, particularly in cosmetics, what with considering to buy Elizabeth Arden and now making plans to further expand in EMEA.
With consumers continuing to opt for cosmetic products that are
deemed to be natural and therefore safer, sales of natural &
organic cosmetics are projected to surpass the €1 billion mark for
the first time this year.