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Independent beauty brands are moving fast to innovate sustainably and are well placed to use biodegradable ingredients in formulations and packaging [Getty Images]

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Indie beauty well positioned to integrate biodegradables: Expert

By Ravyn Cullor

Concerns over climate change and pollution are pushing cosmetics producers to become more eco-friendly, and indie brands are well positioned to pivot towards biodegradable ingredients and packaging, says the co-founder of Indie Beauty Expo.

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Canada refocuses waste reduction program efforts

By Natasha Spencer

Tackling waste reduction is a core focus in Canada, with the country shifting to proactive Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs to tackle the impact of waste in the beauty industry.

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Innovations in Color Cosmetics: 2021 made makeup more sustainable

By Deanna Utroske

So far, the year has seen Sun Chemical acquire the Colors & Effects business from BASF, the launch of Be A 10 Cosmetics, biotech company Amyris buying and launching color brands, Coty taking Kyle Cosmetics vegan, and more. But recent headlines about...

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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...

Timeless Skin Care teams up with TerraCycle

Timeless Skin Care teams up with TerraCycle

By Deanna Utroske

To make it easy for consumers to recycle plastic bottles for Timeless Skin Care’s most popular products, the brand has partnered on a mail back program with TerraCycle.

Clean & Ethical Beauty why it matters Episode 1 CosmeticsDesign video series

30-MINUTE WATCH - EPISODE 1

Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series Episode 1: Why it matters

By Kacey Culliney

Clean and ethical beauty has evolved significantly in recent years, fuelled by various environmental, societal and business factors, but why does this burgeoning category matter more today? Scroll down to watch Episode 1.

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