Sustainability

Nanoparticles made from fishery by-product and plant biomass could be used to make emulsions targeting skin ageing from stress and environmental pollution [Getty Images]

Special Edition: CIRCULAR BEAUTY – SUSTAINABLE SOURCING, GREEN CHEMISTRY AND ECO-DESIGN

Zero-waste nanoparticle innovation offers green beauty promise: Review

By Kacey Culliney

Nanoparticles made using natural polymers and ingredients from waste materials offer the cosmetics industry great promise in developing active beauty products for skin health that align with green economy goals, say researchers.

CosmeticsDesign-Europe looks back at sustainable shifts - from industry and consumers - as the world celebrates Earth Day 2021 (Getty Images)

Earth Day 2021: A circular snapshot and look at beauty’s future

By Kacey Culliney

Sustainable agendas have surged in beauty, with circular business models, carbon capture, green sciences and the reuse movement gaining serious ground. And whilst there remains plenty to be done, the push for consumer engagement has been unprecedented...

Consumers have made a link between the singularity event of COVID-19 and planetary change; propelling sustainability concerns to the fore (Getty Images)

COVID-19 Consumer Shifts Close-Up - Part II

Beauty can expect ‘two waves’ of sustainability interest post-COVID

By Kacey Culliney

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has accelerated consumer focus on sustainability and planetary change, with a first wave of dominant interest set to splash over the next 18 months and drive sentiments mainstream by 2022, says an expert consultant.

Industry's push to be recognised as essential - in a broader sense inclusive of wellbeing and self-confidence - is vital moving into 2021 given upcoming regulatory change (Getty Images)

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY PART I: REFLECTING ON WHAT’S TO COME IN 2021

Cosmetics Europe chief: Industry will fight to be recognised as ‘essential’

By Kacey Culliney

The cosmetics and personal care industry must continue its fight to get products recognised as essential to consumer lives in the coming year given ‘essentiality’ governs so many strategies set to be rolled out under the European Green Deal, says the...

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