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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.

Asia is the land of opportunity for Naturex

Asia is the land of opportunity for Naturex

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Ingredients supplier Naturex is looking to target the Asian region due to the growing trend for natural and exotic ingredients, building on its successes in other markets.

L’Oréal announces latest sustainability plan

L’Oréal announces latest sustainability plan

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

L’Oréal announces it has made a commitment to transform its sustainability footprint by 2020 whilst at the same time, looking to achieve its business ambitions and reach a billion new consumers.

Oriflame further invests in stem cell technology field

Oriflame further invests in stem cell technology field

By Michelle Yeomans

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.

Asian demand for Donkey milk in cosmetics has risen

Donkey milk cosmetics - crème de la crème for Asian consumers

By Michelle Yeomans

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...

Sustainable sourcing tops Asian Cosmetics Summit agenda

Sustainable sourcing tops Asian Cosmetics Summit agenda

By Michelle Yeomans

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.

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