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.