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Read about new ingredients, trends and positioning with this week's top 5 most read articles. © Getty Images - Jonathan Knowles

Five trendy articles on CosmeticsDesign this week

By Ravyn Cullor

It's going to be a beautiful spring weekend, but you can't get enough of CosmeticsDesign. Good news! Here are five of the trendiest articles on the site to catch up on this weekend.

 Innerbottle has linked-up with LG Chem and CJ Logistics to pilot a new circular beauty platform. [Innerbottle]

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

Innerbottle pilots closed-loop beauty e-commerce platform in South Korea

By Amanda Lim

Circular beauty start-up Innerbottle has linked-up with LG Chem and CJ Logistics to pilot a new B2C beauty platform that will allow consumers to recycle their cosmetic packaging easily and effectively.

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...

Climate change concerns are at the forefront of consumer minds, and there are important opportunities for beauty companies to action and communicate change in this space [Getty Images]

SPECIAL EDITION: ETHICAL BEAUTY – VEGANISM, CRUELTY-FREE AND PLANETARY GOOD

Environmental impact the ‘big’ opportunity in ethical beauty

By Kacey Culliney

Consumer interest in ethical beauty continues to soar in Europe, fuelled by heightened concerns around climate change and the ongoing global pandemic, and so industry must sharpen action and communication on environmental impact, says a GlobalData analyst.

Eastman Renew says they can take any type of plastic and turn it back into chemically-virgin resin, subverting issues of recycled plastics in packaging. © Eastman Renew

Q&A

Eastman Renew expanding into France with support of 5 beauty companies

By Ravyn Cullor

Advanced-recycling plastic resin supplier Eastman Renew is expanding into France by 2025 with the support of five beauty companies committing to supply contracts. CosmeticsDesign spoke with to Tara Cary, segment market manager for Cosmetics and Personal...

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