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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.

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.

Cannabis cosmetics under question in Malaysia

18-May-2016 - With interest in the potential of cannabis in cosmetics products on the rise across the globally, Malaysia’s health ministry was recently forced to investigate claims that domestic retailers have been...

Philippines soap brand going global

18-May-2016 - A personal care company in the Philippines has announced it is expanding its operations due to increasing global demand.

Global plantation company commits to fully traceable palm oil

28-Apr-2016 - With sustainable palm oil a hot topic for the beauty industry, companies are mobilising to meet demand for full traceability, with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) having just committed to achieve a...

Sugarcane ingredient of choice to replace shark-derived squalene

28-Apr-2016 - Popular personal care ingredient squalene is an organic compound often derived from sharks’ livers - in response to consumer demand for cruelty-free and renewable ingredients, manufacturers are now looking elsewhere...

Clariant buys stake in Korean ingredients firm

21-Apr-2016 - Clariant, global specialty chemicals firm, has purchased a 17% stake in naturals active ingredients supplier BioSpectrum.

Petroleum-free cosmetics thanks to sugar-based chemicals

13-Apr-2016 - In response to the rise of consumer demand for naturals when it comes to cosmetics, suppliers are increasingly responding to the need for raw materials which comply with the trend.

Marine extracts in 'Beauty From Within' inspired by Japanese quest for youthful skin

17-Dec-2015 - Australian company, Vida Glow has developed a natural marine supplement to help stimulate the body’s natural supply of collagen based on Japanese traditions of using the ingredient to achieve radiant skin....

China calls for the printing industry to move away from solvent-based technologies

16-Dec-2015 - As the beauty label and package printing industry shifts its focus towards sustainability, the Chinese government is encouraging a move away from traditional solvent-based printing technologies and towards flexography....

'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 ApacMarket.com, 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.

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