Green Cosmetics

Meeting consumer demands for ‘waterless’ products

Meeting consumer demands for ‘waterless’ products

By Belinda Carli, director of The Institute of Personal Care Science

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

Superfood ingredients getting big in beauty

By Lucy Whitehouse

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 more in their enthusiasm for naturals.

Australia ready to ban animal testing

Australia ready to ban animal testing

By Lucy Whitehouse

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 method.

Major trends for in-cosmetics Korea revealed

Major trends for in-cosmetics Korea revealed

By Lucy Whitehouse

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

Taiwan animal testing ban moves a step closer

By Lucy Whitehouse

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 and vote.

Philippines soap brand going global

Philippines soap brand going global

By Lucy Whitehouse

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

Cannabis cosmetics under question in Malaysia

Cannabis cosmetics under question in Malaysia

By Lucy Whitehouse

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 illegally selling such items.

Sugarcane ingredient of choice to replace shark-derived squalene

Sugarcane ingredient of choice to replace shark-derived squalene

By Lucy Whitehouse

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 to source it.

Global plantation company commits to fully traceable palm oil

Global plantation company commits to fully traceable palm oil

By Lucy Whitehouse

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 fully traceable supply chain within the next four years.

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