Circular Economy

Weleda has created a small internal startup to build out fresh innovations across packaging and formulation [Getty Images]

Big Brand Talks – In Conversation with Today’s Beauty Leaders

Weleda R&D chief: ‘We’re trying to switch our way of innovating’

By Kacey Culliney

Swiss natural and organic beauty brand Weleda has formed a small-scale internal startup to speed up product development and market testing, presenting a very new way of working, its R&D head says.

Kao Corporation has already invested significantly in circular beauty packaging innovations in Japan but now wants to stretch efforts beyond its domestic market [Getty Images]

Special Edition: CIRCULAR BEAUTY – SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION AND FUTURE PROMISE

Kao: ‘Maximising and minimising’ key to zero-waste circular beauty future

By Kacey Culliney

Japanese personal care major Kao Corporation believes achieving a circular society will require a delicate balance of minimising beauty materials and maximising use, with thin-film packaging offering plenty of promise.

Citrus fruit waste, which represents practically half of the fresh fruit mass, can be incorporated into a range of cosmetic applications, including skin care, body lotions and sprays [Getty Images]

Citrus fruit waste offers upcycled active skin care promise: Review

By Kacey Culliney

The peel and seeds from industrial processing of citrus fruits can be used in an array of active skin care formulations for their bioactive compounds, though circular industrial frameworks need to be further developed to scale use, say researchers.

International beauty major L'Oréal is sharply focused on developing more sustainable packaging across its portfolio, including refill-reuse designs like for its Valentino Rosso lipstick pictured [Image: L'Oréal]

BIG BRAND TALKS – IN CONVERSATION WITH TODAY’S BEAUTY LEADERS

L’Oréal exec: The future of beauty packaging is ‘eco-desirability’

By Kacey Culliney

The future of beauty packaging will centre on blending sustainability with desirability and rely on innovative industry partnerships and advances in material science, lifecycle analysis and smart product design, says L’Oréal’s global director of sustainable...

The various regulatory, technical and safety hurdles associated with recycled plastics can be overcome with collaboration, says the CTPA (Getty Images)

Recycled plastic challenges can be ‘designed out’, says CTPA chief

By Kacey Culliney

Using recycled plastics in beauty packaging comes with many regulatory and technical hurdles, but these can all be designed out with the right knowledge and collaborative effort, says the director-general of the UK Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association...

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What’s the big fuss about the circular economy?

By What’s the big fuss about the circular economy?

As beauty and personal care manufacturers and suppliers raise the bar on sustainability, the circular economy is a phrase that is popping up with increasing frequency? But what is it and what does it mean to the industry.

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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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