Green Beauty

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

Guest Article

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.

Kao Corporation has already invested significantly in circular beauty packaging innovations in Japan but now wants to stretch efforts beyond its domestic market [Getty Images]

Special Edition: CIRCULAR BEAUTY – SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION AND FUTURE PROMISE

Kao: ‘Maximising and minimising’ key to zero-waste circular beauty future

By Kacey Culliney

Japanese personal care major Kao Corporation believes achieving a circular society will require a delicate balance of minimising beauty materials and maximising use, with thin-film packaging offering plenty of promise.

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.

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