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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.

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.

Palm oil giant drops lawsuit against RSPO

14-Jun-2016 - IOI Group, one of the largest palm oil producers in the world, has dropped a lawsuit it had previously brought against the sustainability body known as the Roundtable on Sustainable...

Guest article

Meeting consumer demands for ‘waterless’ products

10-Jun-2016 - Consumers are increasingly looking to balance their use of products with an environmental conscience, and we’re seeing this demand met by a new wave of products being promoted as ‘waterless’....

Superfood ingredients getting big in beauty

08-Jun-2016 - Superfoods have been a dominant fad in the food industry for the past few years, with consumers turning to such ‘superfood ingredients’ as chia seed, pumpkin seed, quinoa, kale and...

Australia ready to ban animal testing

07-Jun-2016 - Testing beauty and personal care products on animals will be banned by July next year in Australia, as the country follows a long list of markets in outlawing the testing...

Luxury organic beauty brand and its Asia distributor acquired by global firm

02-Jun-2016 - John Masters Organics (JMO), luxury beauty and personal care brand, and Styla, its Japan and East Asia distributor, have been acquired by global equity firm Permira.

Palm oil: BASF responds to the 'decisive factor' of sustainability

31-May-2016 - BASF, global specialty chemicals firm, has laid out a series of measures by which it hopes to raise the sustainability profile of its personal care ingredients offering, with a particular...

Major trends for in-cosmetics Korea revealed

30-May-2016 - Industry hot topics of anti-ageing, anti-pollution, halal cosmetics and dominant marketing trends are all top of the agenda for the upcoming in-cosmetics Korea event.

Taiwan animal testing ban moves a step closer

26-May-2016 - A proposed ban on testing cosmetics products and ingredients on animals has passed a key government committee in Taiwan, meaning it will now go forward for a full parliamentary debate...

Kanebo to launch first new brand in 10 years

24-May-2016 - Japanese beauty player Kanebo has announced it will launch a new high-end brand across the Asia region in the coming months, to go global by 2017.

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