Sustainability

April Launch Pad: Beauty product roundup for warmer months

April Launch Pad: Spring into spring

By Cassandra Stern

The seasons are changing and so are the unique skin, face, and hair care needs of consumers. This spring, several companies are launching or have recently launched products to help consumers prepare for the warmer months ahead.

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Cork extracts improve antioxidant function in cosmetic formulations

By Olivia DeSmit

In an effort to study more sustainable ingredient options to stabilize and improve antioxidant cosmetic formulations, Portuguese researchers examined the 'usefulness of cork extracts in the cosmetic industry' for wider application by manufacturers...

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Lemongrass essential oil may serve as skin protectant

By Olivia DeSmit

In a recent study, researchers observed that lemongrass extract improved 'epidermal hydration' and skin 'barrier integrity' with consistent topical application, suggesting its beneficial properties as a cosmetic bioactive ingredient.

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March Launch Pad: Cleaning up with clean beauty

By Cassandra Stern

As consumers continue to demand natural plant-based products for skin, face, and hair care, several companies are launching or have launched new options at an affordable price point so far this year.

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.

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.