Long-lasting products, mood-boosting offerings and engaging experiences are more important than ever as consumers navigate the ongoing cost-of-living crisis globally, says the head of beauty and personal care research at Mintel.
Brand transparency regarding environmental sustainability remains a top priority for cosmetics and personal beauty care consumers, and companies should be working to meet consumer demand, advises report.
Scientific knowledge on the bioactivity of organic biomass extracts and agri-food waste has fast advanced in recent years, highlighting potential for the development of topicals targeting skin photoageing, say researchers.
As beauty continues its shift away from animal-based ingredients to plant-based, it’s going to be worthwhile diving much deeper into biotechnology for more sustainable, sophisticated, efficient and innovative formulas, says the CEO of US biology startup...
Four beauty giants and one fragrance major have been awarded a triple ‘A’ status for sustainable efforts across climate change, forests and water security this year, securing five of just 12 leadership spots in the annual CDP Rating.
The beauty industry can connect better with consumers by rethinking how it communicates and markets sustainable product offerings, bringing additional aspects into the narrative, say industry executives.
Provisions for increased financial support for developing countries and sharing the benefits of genetic resources more fairly will help ensure delivery of the 'historic' deal agreed at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal, according...
US biofabrication specialist Modern Meadow has developed a recombinant protein inspired by Collagen type III from yeast, offering the beauty industry a more sustainable alternative to traditional animal-sourced collagens, its VP of R&D says.
The founder of UK skin care startup SBTRCT says consumer appetite is continuing to build for solid-format beauty and personal care products – an interest it hopes to drive further with retail and NPD expansion plans.
As international beauty major L’Oréal unleashes the US roll-out of its digital Product Impact labeling initiative across more than 100 Garnier products, GlobalData questions whether it will be of value to consumers feeling the pinch of rising living costs.
The fragrance and wider beauty industry must act now amidst an ongoing climate crisis and mass extinction of fauna and flora, working to collect environmental impact data and collaborate for true sustainable change, says the VP of conscious perfumery...
Measuring the environmental impact of the entire beauty industry is no easy feat, but one made a lot easier with collaboration, data-led mapping and engagement across the entire supply chain – from farmers to consumers, say industry experts.
Retailers are getting more involved in ethical standards and certifications, with many creating in-house schemes for beauty brands stocked in-store and online, and this trend will continue to rise in importance, says the founder of Ecovia Intelligence.
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Whey waste from cheese production holds significant promise as an active ingredient for cosmetic formulations, particularly those targeting skin health and dermal ageing, finds an EU research consortium.
If the beauty industry wants to create real change it needs to shift how it defines its moving parts, and thinking of beauty consumers as beauty citizens could be the first step, says the chair of the B Corp Beauty Coalition supervisory board.
Hiring activists is a sure-fire way to accelerate environmental and sustainable change in a beauty business, and it’s a strategy that has worked well in driving impact at Lush so far, says its earth care strategy lead.
The beauty and personal care industry must today respond to converging global crises and ensure ethical integrity in every part of the value chain to protect the future of the planet, people and business, says British environmentalist Sir Jonathon Porritt.
British circular beauty brand UpCircle recently raised close to half a million euros in crowdfunding that it will use for US production expansion, global product development and pushing ahead with its wider mission to make green and natural cosmetics...
Beauty must hasten sustainability action in the face of current biodiversity and climate crises, and collaboration will be a critical way forward along with focus on regenerative agriculture, says the chief sustainability officer at LVMH’s Parfums Christian...
A new survey by Korea International Trade Association (KITA) has revealed that South Korea’s cosmetics industry was the most significantly impacted sector by the post-pandemic demand for eco-conscious products.
Skin and sun care brand Everyday Humans was just added to the Target Zero Collection, aided by their plastic neutral certification. CosmeticsDesign spoke with brand founder Charlotte Chen Pienaar about being included in the retail giant's sustainable...
Beauty major The Estée Lauder Companies has outlined a method it has developed to score ingredients, formulations and products on their green value, considering human health, ecosystem health and environmental endpoints throughout the supply chain.
As beauty edges deeper into a post-pandemic world, brands and retailers must understand the heightened awareness of interdependence, yearning for community and mainstream rejection of ‘normal’ set to shape consumer thinking in years to come, says a WGSN...
Much of the cosmetics industry is discussing the concept of circular economies in beauty, but whether brands, infrastructures and consumers around the world are ready to actually apply the model is yet to be seen.