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Green Cosmetics

Sustainability has developed from an industry buzzword to a necessity for cosmetics firms, with developments in green chemistry, formulation and packaging. Here Cosmetics Design looks at the latest news and innovations in green cosmetics.

Will the future of ethical labelling be defined by fragmentation or integration?

27-Sep-2016 - As the number of ethical labels in Asia’s cosmetics industry is developing rapidly, will new ethical, health and environmental labels join the dominant natural and organic segment? And how can...

Natural and organic labelling rise set to continue

22-Sep-2016 - The global cosmetics industry has seen a considerable increase in the use of ethical, natural and organic labels, which is having a positive effect on the Asia-Pacific market.

Naturals and Sustainability Special Newsletter

By-products and re-used materials raise bar on formulation sustainability

21-Sep-2016 - Ethical and sustainability claims are proving among the hottest trends right now, and a new way for formulators to tap into this heightened state of consumer consciousness is to reuse...

Euromonitor on the rise of the ‘eco-worrier’ and what it means for beauty

21-Sep-2016 - Euromonitor has released a report on the ‘eco-worrier’ global consumer profile, and explained what impact their spending habits will have on beauty.

New Zealand natural skincare brand pushes the ethical sector forward

15-Sep-2016 - Trilogy, a New Zealand-based natural skincare brand, combines ethical considerations with social responsibility to encourage international charity and cosmetics development.

Kao targets improved operating margins

14-Sep-2016 - Japanese multinational cosmetics player Kao says it is targeting a further increase in sales for its cosmetics division while also raising the profit margin target through to 2020.

Microbeads: UK government announces ban

06-Sep-2016 - Just days after a parliamentary committee released a review in favour of a ban in the UK, the government has announced any personal care products containing microplastic will be prohibited...

Complex carbohydrates research centre aims to benefit cosmetics and packaging

30-Aug-2016 - Adelaide Glycomics says that the opening of its carbohydrates research centre is the largest of its kind in the southern Hemisphere, and is likely to benefit a number of industries,...

Greenpeace East Asia reports positive response on microbeads

30-Aug-2016 - Following a report that outlined many of the multinational players had made little concrete commitment to eradicating microbeads, a number of multinationals break their silence.

Special Focus: Palm Oil

The guide on how to get palm oil right

25-Aug-2016 - Palm oil is an essential ingredient for cosmetics and personal care players, and if it’s sourced sustainably, it’s hard to beat both in terms of carbon footprint and efficacy....

Scientific breakthrough leads to skin care line made from centipede poop

18-Aug-2016 - Scientists in Korea say they have now commercialised cosmetics using an antibiotic substance found in the centipede species scolopendra subspinipes.

Halal and anti-pollution to top the bill at in-cosmetics Asia

16-Aug-2016 - As the market in the Asia Pacific region continues to grow at a strong pace, the halal and anti-pollution look set to dominate activity at the forthcoming in-cosmetics Asia event.

Ethical labelling tops the bill at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Asia

10-Aug-2016 - A number of key topics will lead the programme at this year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Hong Kong, with ethical labelling high on agenda, alongside pollution, green ingredients and packaging....

Guest article

Going natural means accepting a shorter shelf life for ingredients!

08-Aug-2016 - As a raw material distributor of only certified organic, I must comment on an increasing trend that is in conflict with GMPs and Quality Systems that do not consider Organic...

Country Spotlight: India

India: the market to watch in the next few years

04-Aug-2016 - For years the market for cosmetics and personal care products in India has shown promise but has not quite lived up to expectations. Now all that is changing as the...

Halal cosmetics: ingredients to avoid, and what to replace them with

28-Jul-2016 - Here, we take a look at some of the major traditional beauty ingredients that are not permitted under halal, and what they can be replaced with.

Eye on the Trends in Asia: Ethical

27-Jul-2016 - Four key trends are set to define the Asia Pacific skin care market in the coming period, according to recent research by Euromonitor International. In this mini-series , Cosmetics Design takes...

How Korea could corner the halal market

26-Jul-2016 - A collaboration between Korea and Malaysia could see Korea leap to the forefront of halal beauty innovation and manufacture, an industry expert has suggested.

Eye on the Trends in Asia: Well-being

21-Jul-2016 - Well-being within beauty and personal care is one of four key trends tipped to define the skin care market in Asia in the coming years, according to the latest research...

What to expect from this year’s in-cosmetics Asia

21-Jul-2016 - A big emphasis is set to be placed on R&D at this year’s in-cosmetics Asia, which is due to take place in Bangkok, Thailand, 8 - 10 November.

L'Oréal Australia tackles the problem of recycling cosmetics packaging

12-Jul-2016 - L’Oréal Australia is making efforts to build its environmental credentials in the country, and has teamed up with TerraCycle to offer consumers a free collection and recycling service for its...

What is halal skin care and makeup, and what are the trends?

06-Jul-2016 - Halal is becoming big business for the beauty industry globally, and particularly in Asia: a central focus for this week’s in-cosmetics Korea event, we take a closer look at the...

Lush gets active on climate change in Australia

29-Jun-2016 - In a campaign which marks the build up to Australia’s federal election this weekend, beauty brand Lush has partnered up with an environmental activist group.

L'Oréal's latest Garnier launch taps into India's naturals enthusiasm

22-Jun-2016 - India’s strong consumer enthusiasm for its traditional wellness system, Ayurveda, has seen brands tapping into the naturals trend to profit: L’Oréal’s new Garnier launch is the latest....

Kao boosts focus on sustainable packaging

16-Jun-2016 - Japanese personal care giant Kao has announced that it has begun using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited packaging, in a bid to ramp up its sustainability credentials.

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