Use of white biotechnology to improve essential oils and natural extracts in fragrances continues to evolve as industry looks to plug increasing demand for sustainable ingredients, finds a mini review.
P&G’s razor and personal care brand Gillette announced a 2030 sustainability plan this week and simultaneously shared data from a survey of 5,000+ men across 11 countries conducted in partnership with Lucid.
The beauty industry has significantly improved its waste footprint over the years, but brands can step up in-house separation efforts and improve consumer engagement to drive further change, says an expert.
As sustainability goals in the cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance industry advance to become circularity initiatives, new and novel raw materials that would have otherwise been waste are showing up in the beauty ingredient marketplace.
New Zealand-based Organic Riot is eyeing huge opportunities in mature beauty markets such as the US, where it believes its emphasis on sustainability and traceability has helped it to stand out in a saturated natural and organic skin care market.
Personal care major Johnson & Johnson has outlined a range of measures in its ‘healthy lives mission’ program that aim to boost sustainability and improve the health of consumers over the next ten years.
The beauty industry can draw inspiration from climate change activist Greta Thunberg to develop purpose-led and sustainable brand strategies that will thrive in a post-pandemic world, says a retail design expert.
L’Oréal UK & Ireland has partnered with TerraCycle to launch a nationwide makeup recycling campaign across the UK, enabling consumers to return empties of any coloured cosmetic brand at in-store drop-off points across the country.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has fuelled seismic change worldwide, but consumers are also increasingly online, dismissing plastic, demanding transparency and choosing vegan – all significant challenges for today’s beauty industry, says the managing director...
Interest in natural cosmetics continues to hold strong but industry must go beyond ‘natural’ claims to remain relevant in today’s global environmental crisis, considering more holistic criteria like end of life and biodegradability, says an expert consultant.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from August 2020 shows high engagement around the preliminary EU opinion on titanium dioxide safety and lots of interest in big brand sustainability and innovation efforts.
Beauty retailer and pharmacy chain A.S. Watson is pushing forward with multiple sustainability initiatives but says meeting consumer consumers expectations in terms of product design and cost remains a challenge.
In this episode, Yve-Car Momperousse of Kreyol Essence and Emma Dawes of the Soil Association talk about how important supply chains and certifications can be in the clean beauty movement. Scroll down to watch the video.
International beauty major L’Oréal has developed a digital labelling system that scores the environmental and social impact of a product from A to E and has kickstarted use on Garnier hair care products in France.
In this installment of the Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series from CosmeticsDesign, Editor Deanna Utroske speaks with Luciana Coutinho of luluble and Alison Cutlan of biophile skincare to find out what goes on in the laboratories where clean beauty...
The long-read: In-depth on L’Oréal’s ‘For the Future’ 2030 Sustainability Plan
L’Oréal has outlined a range of sustainability measures in its ‘for the future’ program, including 2030 targets for all plastic packaging to be recycled or bio-based, all sites and centres to be carbon neutral and 95% of ingredients to be bio-based, derived...
After over a year of collaboration, L’OCCITANE Group has joined EcoVadis’ RBI to further ensure that the personal care and well-being products maker’s supply chain is more environmentally sustainable, ethical, and socially sound.
Special Edition: Sustainable Sourcing and Waste Reducation
Personal care major Unilever will pool €1 billion into a dedicated fund to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and protect nature and has pledged to hit zero net emissions across all products by 2039.
Clean and ethical beauty has evolved significantly in recent years, fuelled by various environmental, societal and business factors, but why does this burgeoning category matter more today? Scroll down to watch Episode 1.
CosmeticsDesign is launching a Clean & Ethical Beauty online video series this week, compiling the latest trends, data and expert opinions on how and why the business opportunities are evolving in this growing space.
Swiss fragrance major Firmenich has completed its acquisition of French plant ingredient specialist Les Dérives Résiniques et Terpéniques (DRT) and opened a third perfumery workshop as it pushes forward with its focus on naturals, renewables and sustainability.
Special Edition: Sustainable sourcing and waste reduction
Sustainable surfactants continue to rise in popularity and there has been plenty of innovation in recent years, but low costs and strong performance associated with conventional surfactants means an eco market transition will prove difficult, a review...
Personal care giant Beiersdorf and speciality chemicals supplier Evonik have teamed up on a federally funded research project in Germany looking to use carbon dioxide as a source for producing sustainable raw materials for beauty products.
Digitalisation, personalisation, wellness and sustainability have been popularised by independent beauty brands and with big beauty now onboard these trends will remain critical as 2020 evolves, says GlobalData.
International certification programme MarinTrust wants to scale-up worldwide reach of its standard for responsibly sourced and produced marine ingredients and says interest from the cosmetics industry can play an important role in that.
The deal will bring an at-mass line of co-branded wellness products to market. Forest Remedies by Dr. Jane Goodall will be manufactured as part of the collaboration between Neptune and International Flavors and Fragrances.
Climate change is 'one of the greatest challenges of our time'
Sustainability has been high on beauty’s agenda for some time, and whilst there remains plenty to be done, industry has made important strides in lessening environmental impact and there is a wealth of innovative and inspiring ideas to consider...
Marine-derived collagen continues to gain significant scientific attention, given its sustainable and versatile attributes, but interest for use beyond topical cosmetics is bubbling fast, say researchers.
This month’s PCPC Annual Meeting was all about sustainability. At the event, Cosmetics Design caught up with Szaky to discuss the business of TerraCycle, the Loop platform, and sustainable beauty packaging more broadly.
Beiersdorf has grown annual revenues and gained market share in face and skin care for 2019, despite facing profound societal changes and business challenges linked to climate change, its chairman says.