A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from April 2022 shows interest in a regulatory overview of natural and organic standards in cosmetics, the biggest beauty trends spotted at in-Cosmetics Global in Paris and L’Oréal’s patent on acne...
Interest in natural and organic cosmetics continues to rise amidst a wider green beauty boom, but with little regulation around these two terms, certification schemes have taken on fresh importance - for industry and consumers alike.
Bee venom and other bee-derived ingredients may hold promise as skin care actives to target smoothness, nourishment and brightness, though commercialisation would require careful attention given allergenicity concerns, say researchers.
Sustainable indie deo brand Wild Cosmetics has secured a flurry of major retail listings in the UK – a move it says will help refills reach new consumers and widen sustainability awareness and engagement.
A raft of patents were filed in 2021 from industry heavyweights, including L’Oréal, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive and Estée Lauder. Here, CosmeticsDesign-Europe rounds up our coverage of the year’s patent-worthy innovations.
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The natural and organic cosmetics category will continue its growth in coming years, but broader green sustainability issues will become central for brands operating in the space, says the founder of Ecovia Intelligence.
Special Edition: NATURALS & NATURALLY-DERIVED – SOURCING, CHEMISTRY AND CLAIMS
As the beauty industry continues its push forward with natural and organic cosmetics innovation, focus must be placed on the biodegradability of ingredients – still surprisingly overlooked in the field, says a formulation expert.
Consumer interest is turning more towards natural and sustainable ingredients, and while plant extracts are a good potential avenue to satisfy that trend, more research is needed to effectively implement natural antioxidants.
The natural and organic cosmetics category will expand in pharmacies, beauty stores, salons, spas and e-commerce over the coming years, shifting outside of its traditional speciality retail setting, says Ecovia Intelligence.
International beauty major has developed a hair styling formulation for curly hair from a blend of sugar compounds and plant fibre, offering a natural and light-weight alternative to film-forming polymer and silicone products.
UK natural skin care startup Zero by Skin Academy has expanded onto online beauty retail major Feelunique, continuing its non-D2C growth plan to upscale across multiple channels and engage mass consumers.
A team of researchers from two Chinese institutes have questioned the validity of the existing research undertaken on Asian herbs for skin whitening applications, concluding that the ingredients were “too complex to obtain reliable results”.
Naturalness is the most important aspect of a beauty product for consumers in Germany and France, but there are mixed views on what the term means and how it translates into cosmetics, finds natural and organic certifier Natrue.
British indie brand Five Dot Botanics has secured listings with The Hut Group on two of its mass beauty sites Lookfantastic and Mankind – a move set to take the natural, minimalist skin care conversation mainstream, its founder says.
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Demands for natural, organic and effective beauty products developed for acne-prone and blemished skin are rising fast, particularly with the onset of COVID-19 and prolonged mask-wearing causing flare-ups, says the founder of French beauty brand Lady...
Eco-friendly hair care startup Planet Friendly Beauty will expand into Europe next year, developing a raft of new products in the coming years like shampoo bars, waterless hair care and simplified scalp care, says its founder – the co-founder and CEO...
Natural beauty specialist Weleda will celebrate its centenary next year and will use the occasion to spotlight its biodynamic farming and planetary diversity principles – concepts it hopes can inspire wider industry, its UK MD says.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from September 2020 shows significant interest in Watsons expanding into the Middle East and experts discussing cosmetic claims, natural beauty and green chemistry.
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.
Scottish floral water brand Seilich has built its entire model on biodiversity balance and giving back to the environment – a way of doing business that all beauty companies should take on, according to its founder.
‘Natural’ will continue to be a popular product claim across beauty and personal care this year, but as consumer education deepens and concerns broaden, industry will have to be smarter about what attributes it spotlights, says a beauty expert.
Consumers will increasingly seek out the safety of cosmeceuticals and the comfort of natural products in the long-term due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disruptions, says ingredients company BASF.