Green Beauty

Industry and consumers have a plethora of certifications and standards that can be used for natural and organic cosmetics [Getty Images]

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Natural and organic cosmetics: An overview of certification options

By Tjaša Grum, CE.way Regulatory Consultants

Interest in natural and organic cosmetics continues to rise amidst a wider green beauty boom, but with little regulation around these two terms, certification schemes have taken on fresh importance - for industry and consumers alike.

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.

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

Special Edition: DEGRADABLE INGREDIENTS

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.

The first episode and feature of the multimedia campaign tackles the issue of ocean plastic and focuses on the importance of environmentally-friendly beauty packaging [Getty Images]

Special Edition: CIRCULAR BEAUTY – SUSTAINABLE SOURCING, GREEN CHEMISTRY AND ECO-DESIGN

Going green: Garnier unveils National Geographic CreativeWorks campaign

By Kacey Culliney

L’Oréal’s Garnier brand is working with branded content studio National Geographic CreativeWorks on a worldwide educational campaign designed to empower beauty consumers to live greener.

Nanoparticles made from fishery by-product and plant biomass could be used to make emulsions targeting skin ageing from stress and environmental pollution [Getty Images]

Special Edition: CIRCULAR BEAUTY – SUSTAINABLE SOURCING, GREEN CHEMISTRY AND ECO-DESIGN

Zero-waste nanoparticle innovation offers green beauty promise: Review

By Kacey Culliney

Nanoparticles made using natural polymers and ingredients from waste materials offer the cosmetics industry great promise in developing active beauty products for skin health that align with green economy goals, say researchers.

Beauty trends 2021 by CosmeticsDesign global editors

12-MINUTE WATCH: TRENDS 2021 BY COSMETICSDESIGN EDITORS

15 global beauty trends to watch in 2021: From CosmeticsDesign’s Editors

By Kacey Culliney

Multicultural beauty, sophisticated hygiene and green products for all will take the spotlight next year, as consumers turn to relatable and engaging concepts that fulfil their needs. CosmeticsDesign’s global editors take you through the top 15 global...

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2021 Beauty Shortlist Awards open for entries

By Deanna Utroske

The international cosmetics, personal care, and wellness awards program is known as a discovery platform for retailers and consumers as well as for being independent from advertiser or sponsorship support.

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Sustainable Beauty strategies for the 2020s

By Deanna Utroske

The New Year marked a new decade as well; and over the past two months news of environmentally sustainable cosmetics and personal care products, packaging, and business operations point to a future where green practices are built in rather than added...

Cheekbone Beauty: socially conscious business in action

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Cheekbone Beauty: socially conscious business in action

By Deanna Utroske

“Cheekbone Beauty is all about empowering and enhancing the lives of Indigenous youth,” Founder Jenn Harper tells Cosmetics Design in this video interview, which goes on to explore the Canada-based color cosmetics brand’s vision, financing approach, and...

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NOHBA Summit on clean and green beauty opens in March

By Deanna Utroske

The first summit event from the Natural and Organic Health and Beauty Alliance will run for 2 days in Los Angeles, California, bringing together cosmetics and personal care industry leaders for educational sessions and networking meant to clarify and...

Biotech ingredients are made by microbes, often bacteria or yeast or algae that have undergone DNA editing.

Special Edition: Biotechnology for Natural Formulation

Has biotech made more natural beauty ingredients available?

By Deanna Utroske

Here, Cosmetics Design looks at a selection of ingredients, made possible through biotechnology, that have come to market in recent years and how those new inputs figure into the natural and green beauty movements.

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