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.
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.
Personal care major Procter & Gamble (P&G) has developed water-soluble pouches containing dissolvable hair care pellets for a user-friendly, sustainable alternative to existing bottled and solid formats.
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.
UK ingredients brand Full Circle has globally launched a soothing skincare ingredient made from beer brewing byproduct. CosmeticsDesign spoke with Harry McIlwraith, Full Circle's general manager and Aneysha Wakelin, who's in marketing for the...
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.
Beauty formulators must continue to strengthen supplier relationships, particularly amidst the push for greener and more sustainable product development, says the president of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS).
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As the beauty industry continues its push forward with natural and organic cosmetics innovation, focus must be placed on the biodegradability of ingredients – still surprisingly overlooked in the field, says a formulation expert.
Beauty that is better for the planet and people is surging, with great industry strides made in ingredients and packaging, but efforts need to be met with positive consumer perception to truly succeed, an expert says.
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.
French luxury fashion house Chanel has co-developed a biobased bottle cap for one of its perfume collections with Finnish startup Sulapac, made from a blend of renewable materials including wood chips.
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The next two years will see five cohorts of beauty consumers take centre stage - skinimalists, refillutionaries, beautopians, super basics and skillusionists - drawing a sharper focus on core desires around frugality, sustainability, gender fluidity and...
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Personal care major Unilever has launched a collaboration initiative to partner with forward-thinking beauty startups, scaleups and entrepreneurs specialised in social commerce to drive next-generation in-house innovation across its portfolio of brands.
Finnish startup Innomost is scaling up production of its bioactive compounds from upcycled birch bark, offering a more sustainable alternative to palm, fossil and food origin ingredients for beauty and personal care, its founder says.
As COVID and climate crisis-shaken consumers demand more from beauty, experts believe there remain hurdles in packaging, brand communication and supply chain logistics before industry reaches the zero-waste dream.
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Swedish eco-startup Lifelong has developed a range of powdered personal care products that need to be mixed with water by consumers and stored in durable containers, drastically overturning traditional habits, its founder says.
Many beauty manufacturers, suppliers and retailers have made important sustainability pledges for this coming decade, but as efforts kickstart in shifting linear business models to circular ways of working, there remains a raft of challenges along the...
Croda International-owned Iberchem Group has signed an agreement to acquire French fragrance house Parfex to strengthen sustainable and natural certified offerings and enhance European market presence.
The global beauty industry is working hard to make circularity a mainstream reality, reinventing and reconsidering all aspects of complex supply chains. But what does the future truly hold as industry tries to close the loop?
International beauty major L’Oréal, Asia-Pacific personal care giant Kao Corporation and four industry suppliers have been awarded a triple ‘A’ status for sustainable efforts across climate change, forests and water security this year, securing six of...
Personal care major Johnson & Johnson has outlined a range of measures in its ‘healthy lives mission’ program that aim to boost sustainability and improve the health of consumers over the next ten years.
Wild plants are used extensively in beauty and personal care formulations, but the conservation status of many species remains unknown so certification programmes offer real value in securing sustainable supply, says the FairWild Foundation.
Interest in FairWild certification to protect plant biodiversity and harvesting livelihoods continues to blossom, and beauty can play its part in driving wider protection and certifications, says the foundation’s executive officer.
In recent weeks media reports of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon have put a question mark over the sustainable sourcing of ingredients there, but here we reveal how some of the biggest players are continuing to deliver on their sustainability pledges.