The Sweden-based cosmetic company has invested in a new plant that will solely focus on the cultivation of plant stem cell cultures as it further aims to develop stronger anti-ageing ingredients that can boost and rejuvenate the skin.
Cleopatra swore by it, bathing daily in asses' milk as part of her beauty regime. Now the spotlight is back on it as Asian cosmetics consumers, particularly those in Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea and China are said to be favouring it in anti-ageing...
Show organisers have revealed ethical sourcing and biodiversity to be the main focus of the 3rd Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, in an effort to raise awareness and encourage sustainable sourcing in the region.
The issue of sustainability never seems to be far from the minds of cosmetics manufacturers, and L’Oreal USA’s latest green goal has been realized as its Garnier subsidiary develops the first community garden made from non-recyclable post-consumer beauty...
Unilever’s decision to roll out compressed versions of its Sure, Vaseline and Dove deodorants was a good one according to the latest consumer research and may set the standard for other size reduction initiatives in other consumer goods categories.
As the world continues to go green, the demand for ayurvedic cosmetics particularly in India, is set for an increase in demand as cosmetics featuring natural or herbal components become more important to consumers.
The big challenge to the beauty packaging industry is differentiation as it becomes more difficult to make a product stand out, according to Mintel’s senior global packaging analyst, Benjamin Punchard.
Organic Monitor feels that the consumption phase of cosmetic products is often being ignored by the industry in comparison to the focus on raw materials and production process, which can damage the relationship with the consumer.
Driven by the demand for ambergris alternatives in the perfume industry, scientists have developed a new sustainable technology for producing large quantities of a substitute for the world’s most treasured fragrance ingredient.
Sustainable packaging has long been spoken about in the cosmetics industry and whilst one of beauty’s big players has pledged its commitment to the cause, L’Oréal has also reiterated the importance of consumer safety too.
The number of Indian members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has increased over five times in the last year thanks to greater interest in sustainable palm oil for consumer products, including cosmetics.
Newly launched cosmetic company 'Rustic Art' has found success after tapping into the Indian market by utilizing skilled local manufacturers in a bid to cater to the organic domestic market rather than exporting to the West.
The time is now to raise the bar for sustainability in the Asian cosmetics industry in every aspect, say several industry experts who discussed the topic at this year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Hong Kong.
Although Asian cosmetic and personal care companies have embraced the issue of sustainability, Organic Monitor director Amarjit Sahota believes that the social and economic impact are being overlooked.
There are a plethora of obstacles when it comes to tackling organic and natural formulation says formulation expert Dr Barbara Olioso, who points to ‘technology, knowledge and common sense’ as the best navigation tools.
According to Organic Monitor, the second Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit to be held in Hong Kong this November is to tackle some of the major ethical and ecological issues facing the industry in that region.
Elevance Renewable Sciences has been awarded the 2012 Presidential Green Challenge Award by the US Environmental Protection Agency for its production of “high performing, green specialty chemicals at advantageous costs.”
NatureWorks, has announced it is the first company in Germany to achieve certification from the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification Association (ISCC) and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) for its packaging made...
According to research carried out by Organic Monitor, natural & organic brands on the North American market are making inroads in mass market retailers and encouraging supermarkets to develop private label ranges as shelf-space in natural food shops...
Lack of regulations and labeling requirements for natural personal care products in Asia means the market is dominated by synthetic ingredients positioned as natural, according to market research company, Kline.
The organic oil specialist, Earthoil, has achieved fair trade status for its Indian mint growing facility under an Institute for Marketecology (IMO) scheme in order to meet growing demand for ethical products.