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Green Cosmetics

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.

Indian consumers show high awareness of green products

01-Oct-2014 - Green products have a good chance of being a hit with Indian consumers after a new survey found that there is high awareness of biobased products in the region.

Scientists develop lucrative perfume fixative from Mexican plant

16-Sep-2014 - Scientists have found a more sustainable way to produce an ambergris-alternative perfume ingredient from a Mexican plant, which could prove lucrative.

Cosme Tokyo puts the spotlight on organic and natural products for kids

11-Sep-2014 - With growing demand for natural and organic personal care products targeting expectant mothers, babies and kids, the organisers of Cosme Tokyo have highlighted a selection at the event.

Japanese brands respond to huge domestic demand for ‘naturals’ trend

10-Sep-2014 - Brands in Japan are getting into gear on the naturals trend, as recent sales figures show consumer enthusiasm for such cosmetics is booming.

Asian cosmetics Summit to guide brands on lower environmental impact

10-Sep-2014 - The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit is set to outline practical steps Asian cosmetic companies can take to lower their environmental impacts, particularly with raw materials, formulations, production processes, packaging and distribution. ...

Natural & Organic show represents new focus in Asia

03-Sep-2014 - As natural and organic supplement and beauty brands flocked to Hong Kong for the first Natural & Organic Products Asia event last week, the show is proof that consumer preference for green is on the up in Asia....

Mintel: eye care innovation in Asia

26-Aug-2014 - Asia is often viewed as the centre of cosmetic innovation. Here, Mintel rounds up some of the eye care products dominating the region's markets..

Kao research identifies natural enzyme to produce sustainable surfactants

21-Aug-2014 - Kao has found a natural enzyme that can produce medium chain fatty acids used as raw materials in the production of surfactants for shampoos and cosmetics, through its research, particularly...

Heliae announces first international production facility as algae demand booms

03-Jul-2014 - As algae based ingredients become favored for beauty now more than ever, Cosmetics Design caught up with proprietary algae producer Heliae to find out about its new international facility and...

Indonesian Minister and RSPO open to collaboration on joint sustainable palm oil standard

10-Jun-2014 - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the Indonesian Vice Minister of Trade have announced that they are open to a collaboration to produce a joint sustainable palm oil...

Attention turns to the growing trend of green actives

12-May-2014 - With the demand for green actives growing at a quick rate and many ingredient suppliers producing innovative ingredients, the topic will become a key focus at this week’s Sustainable Cosmetics...

China to banish poverty by using hemp – even in cosmetics

03-Apr-2014 - The Chinese government is now actively promoting hemp cultivation in various industries, including cosmetics, as a tool for lifting rural Chinese out of poverty.

Septem Soken to continue Eskitis Institute skin care research

12-Mar-2014 - Japanese cosmetics company, Septem Soken, has confirmed a three year extension to its research at the Eskitis Institute's 'Nature Bank', with which it looks to discover potential new ingredients for...

Greenpeace puts pressure on P&G over palm oil sourcing strategy

05-Mar-2014 - Greenpeace says that personal care giant Procter & Gamble could be doing more to source palm oil from eco-friendly sources, in turn avoiding the destruction of rainforests in Indonesia.

News in brief

Cardia awarded ‘Green Excellence’ for sustainable work

04-Mar-2014 - Cardia, an Australian supplier of sustainable resins, has been announced as the winner of this year’s International Association of Insolvency Regulators ‘Green Excellence’ award.

Mintel: a gallery of Asian skin care innovations

19-Feb-2014 - Asia is often viewed as the centre of skin care innovation. Here, Mintel rounds up some of the products dominating the region's markets..

Update: India to ban importing animal-tested cosmetics

19-Dec-2013 - India is in the process of developing a bill which will prohibit animal-tested cosmetics from being imported into the country, according to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization.

2013: A year of rising awareness for sustainable palm oil

19-Dec-2013 - With palm oil becoming one of the most important ingredients used by many cosmetics companies, sustainability has become a hot-button issue in 2013.

Carol Priest Natural Cosmetics acquired by Plantier Developments, targets Asian expansion

17-Dec-2013 - New Zealand-based organic and natural cosmetic brand Carol Priest Natural Cosmetics has now been fully acquired by Plantier Developments, and is targeting expansion in Asia-Pacific.

China leads the way for growth in global market for natural personal care

12-Dec-2013 - In 2013 the China market for natural personal care is estimated to have grown by a stunning 24%, as a battle unfolds between domestic and international brands, according to Kline.

News in brief

Revlon ordered to test cancer-linked cosmetics in Vietnam

11-Dec-2013 - Cosmetics company Revlon is facing another obstacle as the Vietnamese Drug Administration orders an investigation into claims that their personal care products contain cancer-causing chemicals.

Record number of companies 'offsetting' palm kernel oil

10-Dec-2013 - Record numbers of palm kernel oil producers are offsetting their production by supporting sustainable growers, according to certification company Green Palm.

Palm oil manufacturer admits ‘regulatory gaps’ in forest clearing

27-Nov-2013 - Indonesian palm oil manufacturer Bumitama has denied accusations by a lobby group that they have cleared areas of rainforest without a permit and caused damage to endangered species, but admitted...

Voice of the Industry

"The industry does not want to be caught with its' pants down," says sustainable expert

19-Nov-2013 - That expert is Chris Kilham, better known as the ‘Medicine Hunter’ whose life consists of venturing into the world’s wild vegetation zones to search for botanicals that may have therapeutic, nutritional...

Philippine typhoon impact sees palm and coconut oil prices rise

19-Nov-2013 - Palm oil, which has recently become one of the most popular sustainable cosmetic ingredients, is likely to be boosted by the devastating typhoon which struck the Philippines earlier this month,...

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