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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.

'Anti-ageing developments in 2015'

Anti-ageing ingredients and treatments: what’s the latest in beauty?

12-Nov-2015 - From sea anemones to snail slime, copper to stem cells, innovation within anti-ageing is progressing at a fierce rate, as the sector attempts to keep on top of the huge...

Halal cosmetics market going from strength to strength

10-Nov-2015 - With a new market report having just been published by QY Research detailing the ongoing rise of the halal cosmetics, Cosmetics Design runs through all the recent key developments within...

Skin care formulators utilize starfish's regeneration properties

20-Oct-2015 - South Korea's skin care formulators have found a way to transfer the starfish's ability to regenerate lost arms and sometimes even a new body, into creams that moisturize and boost collagen....

Entrepreneur works with Filipino farmers to bring coconut oil to Japan's beauty aisles

15-Oct-2015 - To support the Philippines - the world’s largest coconut oil producing country, Cocowell Corp is putting its money where its mouth is by re-investing revenue made from exports to Japan, in...

Singapore consumers speak out against 'unsustainable production processes'

08-Oct-2015 - Numerous consumers in Singapore have pledged to boycott companies involved in unsustainable production processes, particularly those sourcing palm oil in the region.

Asia's the second largest cosmetics market after Europe, experts report

11-Jun-2015 - According to the latest research from, Asia-Pacific is the second largest market for cosmetics after Europe, expected to reach $126.8 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 4.02%....

Market Insight

ASEAN is ideal for catering to organic and natural demand, says expert

27-May-2015 - Whether working out, meditating or making healthy purchasing decisions, consumers today are taking better care of their health. This shift in behaviour has impacted the cosmetics industry, particularly with organic...

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Plant stem cells are a natural way to speak about anti-ageing, says expert

18-May-2015 - Younger consumers in particular, prefer plant stems cells to traditional ingredients like retinol, giving brands an opportunity to tailor their messaging for different age groups in South Korea.

in-cosmetics coverage

Who knew! Sea anemone found to combat skin ageing

21-Apr-2015 - On speaking with Dr Alain Khaiat at in-cosmetics Barcelona, he directed Cosmetics Design's attention to his relationship with StartletDerma, whose work with sea anemones has led to a new method in collagen...

How to get your green marketing strategy bang on

30-Mar-2015 - We spoke to Raphael Bemporad co-founder of BBMG, a consultancy specialized in green brand strategies, who lifts the lid on the importance of tapping into 'aspirational' consumers as a means of...

Thailand tipped to be 'huge' in organic cosmetics

18-Feb-2015 - Thailand has been flagged as having huge potential in ASEAN's organic cosmetic market, which is expected to contribute to the overall cosmetic market with a growth of nearly 9.5% by 2020.

Broccoli makes its' way into fragrance trend

17-Feb-2015 - Fragrance supplier, Seven Scent, reports growing interest in vegetable fragrances and reveals fresh new concepts for personal care products. 

Influenced by nature – natural ingredients in use today

11-Dec-2014 - Natural skin care goes back thousands of years to when the Ancient Egyptians used treatments for a variety of skin conditions and with the category still being popular today, we...

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.

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