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Beauty tech 2022 trends from Mintel include metaverse, NFTs, blockchain and device innovation

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The future of beauty tech? The metaverse, NFTs and blockchain, says Mintel

By Kacey Culliney

Beauty tech is developing at a fast pace and there are plentiful opportunities for brands to play into this space, from smart consumer devices to metaverse engagement and blockchain for traceability, says Andrew McDougall, director of BPC at Mintel.

Speaking of Beauty: LanzaTech, CEO Jennifer Holmgren

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Speaking of Beauty: LanzaTech, CEO Jennifer Holmgren

By Deanna Utroske

Innovating for the circular beauty economy is expensive. And it requires cross-industry collaboration. In this episode of the Speaking of Beauty podcast, LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren talks about carbon capture technology and how beauty industry suppliers...

Mibelle Biochemistry unveils anti-ageing snow algae extract

Mibelle Biochemistry unveils anti-ageing snow algae extract

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

An extract of snow algae can protect the skin against environmental stress factors and improve the barrier function and has been developed by Mibelle Biochemistry. Here, Dr Fred Zülli gives Cosmetics Design an exclusive insight.

Merck launches new skin care actives

Merck launches new skin care actives

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Ingredients supplier Merck has launched new cosmetics actives and invited CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com down to give us an exclusive insight on the skin care ingredients.

GreenPalm issues sustainable palm oil production plea

GreenPalm issues sustainable palm oil production plea

By Andrew McDougall

At the recent in-cosmetics show in Milan, CosmeticsDesign caught up with Bob Norman of GreenPalm to discuss the need for cosmetic companies to support the sustainable production of palm oil.

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

By Shane Starling

Naturex will expand again in 2011 with several “€5-20m” targets, 1.5 years after completing the €110m integration of Spanish supplier Natraceutical that made the French botanical extracts supplier the biggest in the world.

Unpacking bioplastics’ environmental footprint

Unpacking bioplastics’ environmental footprint

Bioplastics are increasingly seen as a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based resins; but, as with many materials, questions surround their environmental footprint. CosmeticsDesign.com USA spoke to Steve Davies of Natureworks to get some of the facts...

MWV keeps costs down as raw materials prices increase

MWV keeps costs down as raw materials prices increase

By Katie Bird

As polypropylene prices are close to hitting all time highs, CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com spoke to packaging supplier MWV’s Barcelona plant manager Angel Fernandez-Carbonell about how the plant is keeping its costs and environmental footprint down.

Ethically sourcing ingredients must be transparent, says Beraca

Ethically sourcing ingredients must be transparent, says Beraca

By Andrew McDougall

In a month that has seen biodiversity under the microscope, CosmeticsDesign.com USA spoke with Filipe Sabará, commercial director at Beraca, to get his views on how ingredients sourcing can help conservation and development efforts.

Beauty from Within 2010 conference is Monday

Beauty from Within 2010 conference is Monday

By Katie Bird and Shane Starling

The Beauty from Within conference, brought to you by CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com and NutraIngredients.com, is only a week away and will uncover how you can get the most out of this emerging sector.

HBA plans to open its doors again in June 2011

HBA plans to open its doors again in June 2011

By Simon Pitman

As HBA 2010 closed its doors CosmeticsDesign.com USA interviewed event director Jill Birkett to find out about the highlights of the show and to discover more about the reasons behind rescheduling next year's event in the month of June.

Nutricosmetics should be distributed as cosmetics products

Special Edition : Beauty From Within

Nutricosmetics should be distributed as cosmetics products

By Katie Bird

In the first part of this nutricosmetics series, we explore why edible beauty is tipped for significant growth. But success will only be found if the products are associated with cosmetics brands and sold in selective distribution channels, according...

Dow Personal Care makes customer-centric pledge

Dow Personal Care makes customer-centric pledge

Lionel Genix, marketing director at Dow Personal Care spoke to CosmeticsDesign.com USA to outline how the company has redesigned its business strategy to focus on the customer, as well as outlining some of the company’s latest product launches.

Pushing for sustainable packaging should not bypass materials we already have

Dispatches from PCD Congress

Pushing for sustainable packaging should not bypass materials we already have

By Katie Bird

Highlighting resource use of the packaging and pushing for more recyclable materials might be a step in the right direction but we should not forget petrochemical-based materials that already exist and may have a better environmental profile than those...

Cosmetics Compact: Leafing through the benefits of green tea

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Cosmetics Compact: Leafing through the benefits of green tea

By Katie Bird

The antioxidant properties of green tea have lead many researchers to investigate its potential as an anti-aging ingredient, both for topical application and as a supplement. However, a new study suggests this might not be the miracle extract the world...

Organic ingredient launches only just starting to match marketing buzz

Dispatches from suppliers’ day

Organic ingredient launches only just starting to match marketing buzz

By Katie Bird

Organic alternatives to certain synthetic ingredients have been elusive. Peter Boncelet from Earth Supplied Products explains why organic cosmetics have yet to fully live up to the marketing hype but suggests that chemistry is starting to catch up.

Cosmetics Compact: Getting to the root of grey hair

Cosmetics Compact

Cosmetics Compact: Getting to the root of grey hair

Cosmetics Compact brings you the highlights of the sites’ top science. This week we explore why hair turns grey and look at possible mechanisms to fight against the culprit hydrogen peroxide.

Bathroom energy drain sparks new product ideas

Bathroom energy drain sparks new product ideas

By Guy Montague-Jones

Above the buzz of conversation at the busy PCD Congress in Paris, CosmeticsDesign.com spoke to Eric Scheid from Henkel to find out how studying the life-cycle of cosmetics can spark green product ideas into life. A shower gel starts life on the factory...

Soil Association defends anti-nanotech stance

Soil Association defends anti-nanotech stance

Soil Association has taken a stand against nanotechnology. Standards and Technical Director Francis Blake explains why the organic certifier said no to nano but is prepared to make exceptions.

Natrue head tackles natural certification

Natrue head tackles natural certification

Julie Tyrrell, the head of Natrue, explains why the Brussels-based lobby group decided to launch a natural cosmetics label onto an already crowded marketplace. Tyrrell also reveals the reasons behind Natrue’s break away from the talks on the harmonization...

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