Sustainability

Natura &Co - one year in to the Commitment to Life

Natura &Co - one year in to the Commitment to Life

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the Brazil-based multinational beauty maker shared an update on its Commitment to Life, a corporate social responsibility initiative focused on “some of the world’s most pressing issues” first announced in June 2020.

After three years of collaborative research and development work, Unilever and its Hourglass brand have produced a vegan blend to replace carmine - widely used in the colour cosmetics market (Getty Images)

Special Edition: Clean & Ethical - 'Better for you, better for the planet' beauty

‘Seemingly unconquerable’: Unilever to open-source vegan replacement for carmine red

By Kacey Culliney

Unilever and its prestige brand Hourglass have developed a vegan carmine alternative after years of supplier collaboration – a patent-pending innovation it plans to open-source in the coming year, says the global vice president of R&D for prestige.

Indie Beauty Profile Ben-Yam Barshi and Elah Barshi, Moringaia

Indie Beauty Profile

Ben-Yam Barshi and Elah Barshi, Moringaia

By Deanna Utroske

Ben-Yam Barshi and Elah Barshi, Co-Founders of Moringaia, are part of a new generation of beauty and personal care brands—brands that leverage conventional commercial strategies and CPG brands for social and environmental betterment.

The cruelty-free Leaping Bunny certification covers all of Garnier's product portfolio, including shampoos, conditioners, soap bars and sunscreens (Image: L'Oréal/Garnier)

A ‘milestone’ moment: Garnier now Leaping Bunny certified globally

By Kacey Culliney

L’Oréal’s Garnier brand has received Cruelty Free International’s Leaping Bunny approval on its entire global portfolio after months of work with its vast supplier network – a move that proves exactly what is possible on a mass beauty scale, says the...

 Indie Beauty Profile Mehir Sethi, True + Luscious

Indie Beauty Profile

Mehir Sethi, True + Luscious

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile Mehir Sethi, CEO of True + Lucious, shares insight into how she launched and led a new color cosmetics brand to $1m in sales during COVID-19.

Beauty makers & industry suppliers sign Golden Design Rules

Beauty makers and industry suppliers sign on to Golden Design Rules

By Deanna Utroske

The rules are an initiative of Canada – based Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Plastic Waste Coalition of Action. And already companies like Unilever, J&J, Henkel Canada, and Colgate-Palmolive are supporting the initiative, which aims to ensure “no plastic...

5 Insights on color cosmetics for Women of Color with Karim Orange

5 Insights on color cosmetics for Women of Color

By Deanna Utroske

Emmy-nominated clean beauty artist Karim Orange rose to national prominence as a makeup artist for ABC’s daytime show The View. In this 5 Insights video, the self-described makeup activist and curator of Gabriel Cosmetics’ newly launched United Shades...

Indie Beauty Profile Melodie Reynolds, Elate Cosmetics

Indie Beauty Profile

Melodie Reynolds, Elate Cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Melodie Reynolds, Founder and CEO of Elate Cosmetics, talks about the importance and cultural significance of indie beauty. And she shares insight into how time and tech can be leveraged to make the impossible possible.

Amyris to launch Clean Beauty Collaborative in 2021

Amyris to launch Clean Beauty Collaborative

By Deanna Utroske

The biotech company behind Biossance and Pipette recently announced a partnership with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and plans for a brand she’ll soon lead alongside Caroline Hadfield.

Indie Beauty Profile Ozohu Adoh EPARA

Indie Beauty Profile

Ozohu Adoh, EPARA

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Ozohu Adoh, CEO of EPARA, outlines the concept behind a luxury botanical skin care brand created specifically for women of color. And, she shares 3 top tips for cosmetics and personal care entrepreneurs at any stage of business.