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Portuguese researchers determined these extracts, which are readily available agro-industrial by-products, have significant potential to become valuable bioactive ingredients for cosmetic and personal beauty care products with added SPF protection.
Scientific knowledge on the bioactivity of organic biomass extracts and agri-food waste has fast advanced in recent years, highlighting potential for the development of topicals targeting skin photoageing, say researchers.
Beauty Kitchen founder Jo Chidley will present its circular retail model ‘Re’ at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, spotlighting why reuse should no longer be a ‘fringe science’ but a mainstream way of thinking.
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Supply chain shortages and cost surges related to the COVID-19 and Ukraine crises are making it difficult for beauty companies to maintain sustainable business models, but many continue to push ahead, says the founder of Ecovia Intelligence.
A Singapore-based food start-up cultivating mushroom mycelium as an alternative protein source believes it can also serve the cosmetics industry as a natural, sustainable, and completely food-safe ingredient.
British circular beauty brand UpCircle recently raised close to half a million euros in crowdfunding that it will use for US production expansion, global product development and pushing ahead with its wider mission to make green and natural cosmetics...
Much of the cosmetics industry is discussing the concept of circular economies in beauty, but whether brands, infrastructures and consumers around the world are ready to actually apply the model is yet to be seen.
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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.
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.
Transitioning beauty business models from linear to circular will be critical in creating a sustainable future, and change requires close collaboration at every stage of the supply chain, says the president and CEO of French packaging firm Albéa Group.
UK indie brand Beauty Kitchen has secured a multi-million funding grant to upscale its circular retail model Re, aiming to save thousands of beauty bottles from landfill and break linear business models in the years ahead.
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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...
UK indie brand Beauty Kitchen is upscaling its circular retail programme ‘Re’ that it says should drive meaningful and non-competitive change in the coming years, and its founder has high hopes of onboarding a plethora of big and small brands.
Natura &Co’s The Body Shop will heavily invest in regenerative business innovation over the next decade, including advanced use of biotech and carbon capture, its head of innovation and sustainability R&D says.
The cosmetic and detergent categories are innovating most intensely in bioplastic technologies worldwide, with Europe and the US leading the charge, finds a study from the European Patent Office (EPO).
Understanding and communicating the impact cosmetics production has on people and planet is the next chapter in industry’s journey towards full circularity, says Natura &Co’s VP of sustainability and group affairs.
UK retail giant Tesco has extended its partnership with TerraCycle spin-off Loop to roll out in-store dedicated fixtures offering a range of consumer goods in durable, waste-free packaging designed to be returned, industrially cleaned and reused.
A robust global recycling market is a long way off and will need favourable macro-economic changes, fast-paced industry innovation and wider engagement from all stakeholders in the supply chain, says the CEO of TerraCycle.
Several beauty and personal care majors have joined 100+ businesses in signing a statement from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation calling for recycling costs and responsibilities to be extended to industry.
The European Parliament and Council of the European Union will meet this month and next to adopt final positions on the upcoming European Climate Law that targets climate neutrality by 2050 and a 55% reduction in net greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Giving the longest life possible to molecules that make up a product is what circularity is all about, and the reuse movement in beauty is a particularly exciting and innovative path forward, says the CEO and founder of US recycling major TerraCycle.
The number of beauty and personal care companies working to get products Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certified is soaring, set to double this year, and efforts are coming all types of businesses, according to an executive.
As the beauty and personal care world explores how it can achieve circular beauty, consumers want to see zero waste and supply chain transparency made a reality in the burgeoning category they define as ‘clean’, say beauty experts.
Personal care major Beiersdorf is primed to publish its industry standard defining cosmetic grade recycled plastic suitability by the end of this year; a standard it co-developed with two specialist German companies.
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The beauty and personal care industry must innovate and collaborate to drive forward circular business models, especially in the pre-competitive space, says an executive at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
French packaging major Albéa has completed the divestment of its dispensing systems, metal and Brazil businesses to US packaging firm Silgan, now refocusing on tubes, rigid cosmetic packaging and beauty solutions, its CEO says.
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.
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...
Several companies in the cosmetics and personal care sector have signed on to support the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in its development of an online tool to help businesses measure and track their progress toward economic circularity.
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Retailers have taken sustainable action across Europe in the last decade, and further collaborative work with the beauty and personal care sector will be critical in advancing efforts further, says the director-general of EuroCommerce.