On the one hand you would think that the natural and organic cosmetics industry would be happy with the growing number of ethical labels making their way onto packs; however with no harmonisation and numbers increasing it could be at risk of creating...
Although many initiatives have been introduced by cosmetics companies to reduce their carbon footprint in recent years, new research suggests packaging is an area where things are still lagging behind.
After growing by over 30 per cent a year between 2002 and 2007 and expanding at a slower rate since the financial crisis, the French natural & organic cosmetics market is the now the second largest in Europe after Germany according to a recent report...
In a Natural Cosmetics Brand Assessment report recently carried out by Organic Monitor, a chartered chemist analysed the ingredient composition of cosmetic products of over 50 brands that make natural and / or organic claims, finding that “many brands...
New research from Organic Monitor has found that the growth rate of global sales of natural and organic beauty products is slowing because of the weak economic climate, although figures are expected to climb by $5bn (€3.7bn) in the next four years.
While many natural and organic beauty and personal care companies are embracing sustainability in order to shore up their eco-credentials in response to rising consumer demand, Organic Monitor is surprised to find that adoption of the C2C (cradle-to-cradle)...
Sourcing and technical hurdles still remain the primary reasons for the low adoption rate of sustainable fragrances and fragrance ingredients in the cosmetic industry with raw material availability and quality one of the major barriers.
An influx of new natural cosmetics entrants in Europe combined with slowing growth rates are current features characterising the market at present, as distribution becomes one of the key factors affecting a brand's success in the industry.
This year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit hosted by Organic Monitor is to explore ways to reduce the environmental and social impact of beauty products, with a particular focus on ingredients and packaging.
Despite increased media coverage and new product launches, organic food and beauty products have still not gained mainstream acceptance amongst US consumers, according to market research firm Tabs Group.
As consumer demand for natural and organic cosmetic products leads
to a rapid evolution of the market, the face of the category looks
set to change enormously, both with respect to what shop shelves
have to offer and in the board...
The French market for naturals is showing the highest growth rates
in Europe, attracting international companies eager to carve out a
slice of what is already Europe's leading cosmetic and toiletry
market by value.