Green Cosmetics

Septem Soken to continue Eskitis Institute skin care research

Septem Soken to continue Eskitis Institute skin care research

By Lucy Whitehouse

Japanese cosmetics company, Septem Soken, has confirmed a three year extension to its research at the Eskitis Institute's 'Nature Bank', with which it looks to discover potential new ingredients for skin care products.

Palm oil manufacturer admits ‘regulatory gaps’ in forest clearing

Palm oil manufacturer admits ‘regulatory gaps’ in forest clearing

By Chris BARKER

Indonesian palm oil manufacturer Bumitama has denied accusations by a lobby group that they have cleared areas of rainforest without a permit and caused damage to endangered species, but admitted to “regulatory gaps” in their operations which needed to...

Philippine typhoon impact sees palm and coconut oil prices rise

Philippine typhoon impact sees palm and coconut oil prices rise

By Chris BARKER

Palm oil, which has recently become one of the most popular sustainable cosmetic ingredients, is likely to be boosted by the devastating typhoon which struck the Philippines earlier this month, damaging production of coconut oil.

Time for Asia to play catch up in sustainable sourcing

Time for Asia to play catch up in sustainable sourcing

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Following on from a summit that raised key questions over how the cosmetics industry approaches sustainable sourcing of raw materials, Organic Monitor is claiming that Asia is letting the side down.

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