Sustainability

'Our aspiration is to build not just the best beauty company in the world, but the best beauty company for the world,' says Natura & Co group CEO Roberto Marques (Getty Images)

The future of a Natura-Avon beauty powerhouse?

By Kacey Culliney

Natura & Co has finalised its Avon acquisition, creating a global pure-play beauty giant and direct-to-consumer leader – a mega-business it wants to use to fight the climate crisis, champion cruelty-free, female empowerment and local communities.

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Special Edition Newsletter: Water Reduction Formulation

How to get water reduction formulation right

By Simon Pitman

The waterless and water reduction trend is definitely continuing to grow as consumers reach out for products that are both more convenient, particularly for on-the-go, as well as more environmentally friendly.

Safic-Alcan UK won the Laura Marshall Memorial Award for Innovation at SCS Formulate last month for its 'flexible solid' exfoliating and cleansing pad pictured

Special Edition Newsletter: Water Reduction Formulation

A solid future: Could flexible pads mark a fresh sustainable cleansing movement?

By Kacey Culliney

Solids have gained plenty of traction as a sustainable alternative in personal care, requiring less water and packaging. And with innovation lathering up nicely, the future suggests innovative variants beyond the traditional soap bar may soon win shelf...

The Estée Lauder Companies publishes a first full CR report

The Estée Lauder Companies publishes a first full CR report

By Deanna Utroske

Business is changing. Beauty consumers care about the social and environmental implications of the products they buy; and financial stakeholders see value in publicly responsible and truly sustainable companies. And so, the beauty maker is taking stock...

Biotech ingredients are made by microbes, often bacteria or yeast or algae that have undergone DNA editing.

Special Edition: Biotechnology for Natural Formulation

Has biotech made more natural beauty ingredients available?

By Deanna Utroske

Here, Cosmetics Design looks at a selection of ingredients, made possible through biotechnology, that have come to market in recent years and how those new inputs figure into the natural and green beauty movements.

L'Oréal says the co-development took the company 'one step further' in its efforts to improve the environmental footprint of its packaging (Getty Images)

L’Oréal to launch paper-based cosmetic tubes in 2020

By Kacey Culliney

French beauty major L’Oréal has co-developed paper-based cosmetic tubes with global packaging firm Albéa and says industrial production and a market launch for skin care will happen next year.

Has the cosmetics industry hit an innovation rut?

From The Editor's Desk

Has the cosmetics industry hit an innovation rut?

By Simon Pitman

One of the best ways of measuring future industry trends and innovation is a trip to in-cosmetics Global, an event that shines a light on what the next generation of products will look like. But this year, pinpointing something truly new was hard to do.

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Albéa publishes a first sustainability report

By Deanna Utroske

This month the beauty packager published an 18-page report outlining the company's past, current, and future approach to environmental sustainability and, as part of the document, laid out 5 ways that Albéa is working toward a circular approach to...

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Unilever advances zero-deforestation initiative

By Deanna Utroske

This week, Unilever published lists of its paper and board product suppliers as well as of its soy suppliers. The beauty maker believes that this sort of transparency will compel partner companies along the supply chain to be accountable for practices...

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Capsum brings sustainable natural beauty supply chain indoors

By Deanna Utroske

Each year, the formulation technology company hosts pop-up events in Paris, New York, and LA to showcase their unique microfluidic tech as well as a concept-of-the-year. Capsum’s innovation for 2019 is a self-contained facility where botanical ingredients...

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