Ethical Beauty

Climate change concerns are at the forefront of consumer minds, and there are important opportunities for beauty companies to action and communicate change in this space [Getty Images]

SPECIAL EDITION: ETHICAL BEAUTY – VEGANISM, CRUELTY-FREE AND PLANETARY GOOD

Environmental impact the ‘big’ opportunity in ethical beauty

By Kacey Culliney

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.

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.

CosmeticsDesign's global Clean & Ethical Beauty video series takes a deep dive into why this movement matters and key opportunities and challenges facing industry (Getty Images)

Special edition: Clean & Ethical – ‘Better for you, better for the planet’ beauty

Clean & Ethical Beauty: Why it matters, who is acting and what the future holds

By Kacey Culliney

The clean and ethical beauty movement has garnered plenty of traction in recent years, fuelled by a plethora of environmental, societal, business and consumer factors, and CosmeticsDesign-Europe has been tracking this movement closely for some time.

Melodie Reynolds, Founder and CEO of 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.

CosmeticsDesign Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series Episode 4: Getting the message right

30-MINUTE WATCH – EPISODE 4

Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series Episode 4: Getting the message right

By Kacey Culliney

Communicating the concept and credentials of clean and ethical beauty in a market without any unanimous industry or consumer definition remains a big challenge, but there are plenty of clear opportunities when navigating this space. Scroll down to watch...

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.