The Body Shop aims to be 100% vegan / SK-II has tapped into social retail to engage with beauty consumers / L’Oréal Canada expands distribution center to keep pace with beauty e-commerce boom / + more!


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News & Analysis on Cosmetics Formulation & Packaging in Europe08-Jun-2021
Expanscience launches an organic illipe butter, Fair for Life certified
Expanscience launches an organic illipe butter, Fair for Life certified
Good for your skin & for the planet! Illipe butter is well known for its intense moisturizing properties. Sourced in Indonesia, it helps to preserve the Borneo rainforest from deforestation... click here
The Body Shop transitioning to vegan beauty product formulations
At the start of June, the Natura-owned company announced plans to certify all of its product formulations—body care, skin care, color cosmetics, etc.—with The Vegan Society by December 2023.... Read more
'Ultimate consumer experience': How P&G's SK-II turned to social retail to create contactless engagement with shoppers
Skin care brand SK-II has tapped into social retail to engage with beauty consumers who have increased their time spent online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more
L'Oréal Canada expands distribution center to keep pace with beauty ecommerce boom
On Friday, the beauty maker held an inauguration event at the expanded L'Oréal distribution center in Saint-Laurent, a borough of Montreal, Québec.... Read more
Not a 'supermarket brand': Natural oral care brand eyes opportunities within beauty and wellness market
Australian oral care brand Lovebyt says it is positioning itself between beauty and wellness categories to carve out a share of the expanding natural oral care market.... Read more
 Tools + topicals is where the 'real innovation lies' in beauty - designer
Combining beauty tools with topicals for enhanced efficacy and improved usability is a gap in the market with plenty of promise that brands haven't quite found yet, says Jo Barnard, founder and creative director of Morrama.... Listen now
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Beauty, streamlined: Sephora pinpoints demand for multipurpose beauty products that won't compromise on skin TLC
Beauty retailer Sephora says consumers are looking for skin care, hair care and make-up products that offer more while allowing them to do less.... Read more
 Top 5 most-read stories May 2021: Essential oils, vegan carmine red and digital light concerns
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe's most-read news from May 2021 shows interest in the fragrance potential of essential oils, Unilever's patent-pending vegan replacement for carmine red and research from Beiersdorf and Norway dismissing digital blue light skin health concerns.... See more
Transcending skin ethics with a new broad-spectrum ethos
With consumers becoming increasingly aware of issues surrounding sustainability, a far-reaching initiative is indispensable. Ethicskin™ arises from the need to broaden the limits of sustainability and ethics in the beauty sector, where biodiversity and environmental conservation go hand in hand with social and economic growth....
Immunity and Beauty
Health and beauty have long worked hand-in-hand, but as COVID-19 continues to create seismic shifts in consumer needs and expectations, the demand for personal care items – topical and ingestible – that de-stress, soothe and protect as part of wider holistic wellbeing is surging. And...
Reduce your repacking needs to boost sustainability and competitiveness
Changing consumer preferences, growing product customization needs as well as sustainability necessity increase the pressure at manufacturing and supply chain levels for brand owners who are looking to manage these additional SKUs while still producing their mass-market products.
Circular beauty - Sustainable sourcing | Green chemistry | Eco-design
What used to be simply 'sustainable' has now shifted to circular. This focus on circularity is forcing every stakeholder in beauty to collaborate, innovate and push the limits on better sourcing, greener chemistry, smarter packaging and savvy retail models. Manufacturers are being encouraged to think...
The Emergence of Inner & Outer Beauty: A Crossover Category of Nutritional Supplements and Topical Beauty Products
As part of this more holistic view of health and beauty, consumers' views on beauty have been evolving beyond the typical skin care and make-up regimens, especially over the past year. Consumers are turning to hygienic topical beauty products in a time of uncertainty, while...
Responsible Makeup with Naturally-Derived Film Former Baycusan® eco E 1001
Join us and discover the new film forming polymer Baycusan® eco E 1001! This naturally-derived ingredient according to ISO 16128 will support you with your next generation of clean & high-performing makeup.
Embracing the grey gradient
In the recent years, the grey hair dyes amid young people have revealed an increasing trend among women of all ages: aging gracefully. Women are embracing their natural color like salt & pepper or totally silver. A great part has decided to jump into it...
Buy and grow: Start-up Rainforest eyes opportunities in acquiring APAC e-commerce personal care brands
Singapore-based start-up Rainforest is looking to acquire online direct-to-consumer personal care brands from Asia Pacific in order to scale them up.... Read more
Gender neutral: New Japan survey reveals potential for cosmetic products that can be used by both men and women
More than 60% of Japanese women would be willing to share their cosmetic products with men, indicating opportunities for brands to develop genderless products, according to a new survey.... Read more
Aptar launches mono-material pump, making beauty packaging recycling more possible
The beauty dispensing solutions company debuted its new ecommerce-friendly, mono-material pump at the ChangeNOW 2021 Global Summit late last month.... Read more
Beating pill fatigue: Ex-Unilever exec on new Aussie collagen start-up's global ambitions
The WellBeing Co, an Australia firm specialising in collagen powder beverage, has underlined its global expansion plans, with South East Asia, America, and Europe on its hitlist.... Read more
Mary Kay joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network, aiming to source materials more sustainably
Good enough for teens: Aussie mums aim to spread awareness of sun protection among tweens and teens without 'nagging'
Skin shield: Multifunctional and natural claims key for protective beauty following COVID-19
Clean sweep: Clé De Peau's new micellar cleansing water to feature Shiseido's new make-up removing tech
SCCS: Threshold for 'contains formaldehyde' warning in cosmetics not low enough
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