Green Cosmetics

The big business of natural beauty ingredients

Editor's Spotlight

The big business of natural beauty ingredients

By Deanna Utroske

Acquisitions and launches in the natural cosmetics and personal care ingredients space have been coming along pretty steadily for the past year or so now—evidence that the natural beauty is no longer restricted to the fringes of the industry. Here, Cosmetics...

Sustainability, science and selling

Sustainability, science and selling

By Natasha Spencer

As sustainable and environmentally-friendly product launches, marketing messages and board-level initiatives gather in pace, cosmetics and personal care brands are innovating technology and packaging to stand out.

The rise and rise of vegan claims for cosmetics

Natural & Organic Labelling Special Edition

The rise and rise of vegan claims for cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetic and personal care carrying vegan claims are definitely on trend these days, highlighted by a daily deluge of new product launches carrying animal-friendly labels, worldwide.

Are free-from products creating harm or safety?

Are free-from products creating harm or safety?

By Natasha Spencer

Free-from claims are designed to provide reassurance to safety and health-conscious consumers, which, in turn, help build trust and confidence in their purchasing decisions. But are they proving successful? Or is the real harm in the nature of these free-from...

Indie Beauty Profile Mary Futher kaia naturals

Indie Beauty Profile

Mary Futher, kaia naturals

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Mary Futher, founder of kaia naturals, describes a brand that puts “careful thought, scientific research, [and] naturally derived ingredients in every product,” to save her customers the trouble of scrutinizing labels; and...

Kimex on how to harness bespoke fragrances

Exclusive interview

Kimex on how to harness bespoke fragrances

By Natasha Spencer

Personalised scents and aromas capture the emotions and individual preferences of consumers. We explore with David Lee, Manager of Kimex how its plans to achieve this while also tapping into the natural trend.

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