Personal care major Unilever has widened the call for startups, scaleups and entrepreneurs to engage with its collaboration initiative, inviting those specialised in sustainable ingredients and packaging to join.
Indian Sandalwood holds a lot of promise as an active ingredient for minimalist skin care formulations and as an inventive alternative for talcum powder in make-up, says Australia-based sandalwood supplier Quintis.
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...
Sustainability is one of the hottest topics in beauty today, but how can the sector move beyond packaging to innovate with new concepts, product formats and materials to win over the eco-conscious consumer, while avoiding the trap of greenwashing? We...
The trade association Cosmetics Europe and scientists from Beiersdorf, L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble and Unilever have published a study outlining a framework on using read-across as part of a next-generation method to conduct cosmetics safety assessments.
Research and brand stories around upcycled ingredients are on the rise, but making the ingredients scalable may be a challenge. CosmeticsDesign spoke with Giorgio Dell’Acqua, current chair of the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists, about the current...
Technology in beauty is not new, but in a world of virtual tools, augmented reality and virtual reality, new frontiers of commerce may be opening up. CosmeticsDesign spoke with Pascal Houdayer, CEO of Orveon, owner of bareMinerals, BUXOM, and Laura Mercier,...
Consumer goods major Unilever has reported growth in full-year 2021 net sales and net profit, with a strong performance in beauty and personal care, but has said a dramatic rise in input costs remains a considerable challenge.
Kao is mulling over the decision to discontinue or divest another 13 of its beauty brands by 2024 to focus on its core G11 and R8 products, amid warnings that the impact of the pandemic will continue to be felt across the 12 months.
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.
International beauty major L’Oréal has reported a significant rise in full-year 2021 sales and net profit globally, with Latin America and North Asia performing particularly well and business in its Luxe and Active Cosmetics divisions leading the surge.
L’Oréal brand Urban Decay has made its first mark in China’s travel retail channel, following previous launches on Tmall and in Sephora outlets, after being buoyed by changes to the animal testing regime.
Premiumisation, improved augmented reality services, greater sampling opportunities and the growing popularity of e-commerce outside of Asia’s major cities can propel online sales growth across the beauty category in 2022, says Singapore-based site Shopee.
The decision by Lush to close several of its global social media accounts last year marks part of a wider beauty movement favouring more personalised and flexible consumer engagement, says a communications expert.
Environmental solutions platform Ubuntoo recently released their 2021 report on corporate plastic packaging goals, with three cosmetics companies or cosmetics-owning multinationals among the best performing.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shaped and accelerated consumer priorities in beauty, and self-care, skin nourishment and playful colour have gained ground as key movements industry must consider, says Avon’s global trend forecaster.
South Korean cosmetic products from SMEs and start-ups have chalked up the biggest growth in exports in the past decade and is now the second-largest category, according to a new report from trade chiefs.
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The natural and organic cosmetics category will continue its growth in coming years, but broader green sustainability issues will become central for brands operating in the space, says the founder of Ecovia Intelligence.
Unified commerce where online and offline are intrinsically linked, a sharper and smarter focus on data, and investment in the metaverse must be the future focus for beauty brands and retailers, says a retail expert.
Male consumers worldwide are showing serious signs of increased interest in beauty and cosmetics, so brands must take note and invest in inclusivity efforts for this group, and beyond, says a trend expert.