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Lush has a sense of activism embedded into its culture, from its founders through to everyday employees, which has helped accelerate change [Getty Images]

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit 2022 Paris, France

Lush exec: ‘If you want to make change, hire activists’

By Kacey Culliney

Hiring activists is a sure-fire way to accelerate environmental and sustainable change in a beauty business, and it’s a strategy that has worked well in driving impact at Lush so far, says its earth care strategy lead.

A study has shown current sustainability focus and efforts are aimed at environmental impact and sourcing stages but a more 'holistic' approach must be taken [Getty Images]

Special Edition: ETHICAL BEAUTY – VEGANISM, CRUELTY-FREE AND PLANETARY GOOD

Beauty can drive 'holistic' sustainable action with life cycle and social focus

By Kacey Culliney

Cosmetics companies are aware and invested in sustainable action, but more can be done to drive better beauty consumption and take a more holistic approach, according to findings in Brazil that offer wider valuable learnings, say researchers.

CosmeticsDesign's global Clean & Ethical Beauty video series takes a deep dive into why this movement matters and key opportunities and challenges facing industry (Getty Images)

Special edition: Clean & Ethical – ‘Better for you, better for the planet’ beauty

Clean & Ethical Beauty: Why it matters, who is acting and what the future holds

By Kacey Culliney

The clean and ethical beauty movement has garnered plenty of traction in recent years, fuelled by a plethora of environmental, societal, business and consumer factors, and CosmeticsDesign-Europe has been tracking this movement closely for some time.

Eurofins Cosmetics & Personal Care has recently developed a full CBD cosmetics testing offer for manufacturers and formulators in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific (Getty Images)

Special Edition: Cannabis beauty - innovation and science in CBD and cannabinoids

CBD beauty caution: Industry has not yet ‘mastered’ regulations, says Eurofins

By Kacey Culliney

Beauty manufacturers and formulators are highly interested in cannabis extracts but have not yet mastered global regulations, particularly those relating to ingredient sourcing and toxicology, says lab testing specialist Eurofins.

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