Food and agricultural side streams are extremely rich in components suitable for cosmetic applications, but a lack of extraction expertise, handling know-how and finance is holding back industry advances, say experts.
Safe, effective and eco-friendly, silicones are the ideal ingredient for clean beauty formulations, but unnecessary “fear-mongering” has given the ingredient a bad reputation according to one industry exec.
The founders of India-based cosmetic brand Conscious Chemist are seeking to pave the way for sustainability in India’s cosmetics industry and work towards creating a circular economy within its ecosystem.
A new report revealed that Asian consumer awareness of biodiversity has increased over the last decade and they now expect companies to have morals in line with their own – a development that could have profound implications for cosmetics and personal...
While regulators in the United States and the EU continue to mull laws that might enable the development of the hemp industry, cosmetic and personal care ingredient players have come up with intriguing ways of circumnavigating existing regulations.
The microbiome trend is sweeping the industry right now, but making this type of product resonate with consumers can be a big challenge. Cosmetics Design spoke to a leading expert in the area to find out more.
Skin microbiome continues to be one of the hottest trends in the industry right now, which is why Cosmetics Design has devoted its inaugural Summit entirely around this topic. But is it a flash in the pan trend?
Professionals from every possible cosmetics and personal care industry niche flock to in-cosmetics Global each year to discover what’s new in beauty ingredients, in formulation technologies, in marketing strategy, and more. To find out what one expert...
South East Asia holds huge opportunities for natural cosmetic ingredients due to its unique ecosystem and rich biodiversity, according to Clariant, which believes it is only 'scratching the surface' of the region's vast untapped potential.
The use of new ingredients from traditional and indigenous plants and herbs will continue to be a ‘key driver’ in the natural beauty market, with consumers’ appetites for new innovation in the sector showing no signs of dimming.
An essential oils firm that grows lemongrass, cinnamon, torch ginger and vetiver in one thousand acres of lush countryside in Malaysia's Borneo state of Sabah is seeking new cosmetics and fragrance opportunities.
Founder of Thai organic brand ZNYA believes there is a demand for its organic skin care products in Canada and Europe, because consumers in those markets are willing to spend more money when it comes to health and wellness.
A huge body of scientific evidence makes it hard to deny that pollution from the agricultural industry has contributed significantly to global climate change, but what might perplex some is how this is connected to the cosmetics and personal care industry.
What is claimed to be the world’s first eco-friendly and biodegradable glitter has been launched in China at the PCHi exhibition, and won the event’s Fountain Award for its plant-derived cosmetic glitter.
Cannabidiol (CBD) skin care has already taken the US market by storm, and it is starting to make a splash in European markets too, underlined by a recent spike in new product launches containing the ingredient.
Among the trends Cosmetics Design is watching in the Americas region this year is the influx and popularity of brands and ingredients from Oceana. Case in point: Black Chicken Remedies, the once tiny Australian organic skin care and wellness brand founded...