Green 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...

Microalgae targets oily and sensitive skin

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Microalgae targets oily and sensitive skin

By Natasha Spencer

As active ingredients and raw materials form a strong presence in Korean cosmetics, we look at how they are answering oily and sensitive skin care needs.

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

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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.

How do we know what’s really natural?

Part 2 Naturals Focus

How do we know what’s really natural?

By Natasha Spencer

We asked Belinda Carli what we as consumers think we’re buying when faced with a natural label, scientifically and from a formulations perspective, what they actually are, and what needs to be done to help consumers make assure and intentional purchasing...

Are you buying truly natural products?

Part 1: Naturals Focus

Are you buying truly natural products?

By Natasha Spencer

So prolific and commonplace is the natural trend on our shelves and e-commerce pages that is it about time we stopped to consider ‘What is Natural?’. Belinda Carli, Director of the Personal Care Institute of Science certainly thinks so.

Oil and cosmetics: Mixing the industry up?

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Oil and cosmetics: Mixing the industry up?

By Natasha Spencer

Leading petrochemical developer, Michang, certainly believes so as it strives to show how oil is safe and relevant in today’s cosmetics world.

Indie Beauty Profile Michelle Matthewman Caim & Able

Indie Beauty Profile

Michelle Matthewman, Caim & Able

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Michelle Matthewman, managing director of Caim & Able (a personal care brand centered on the topical benefits of magnesium), has a realistic take on the time commitment required to run a personal care startup. And, she...

Amorepacific issues landmark 10th sustainability report

Amorepacific issues landmark 10th sustainability report

By Natasha Spencer

Adopting the theme, ‘A MORE Beautiful World’, the South Korean conglomerate unveils its 10th Sustainability Report since its initial report in 2009, marking a first for the Korean beauty industry.

Chinese consumers are “all-in on naturals”

Chinese consumers are “all-in on naturals”

By Natasha Spencer

Global marketing strategy consultancy, Clear, conducts study to explore how Chinese, US and UK brands are drawing in loyal consumers in the natural cosmetics segment, and how Chinese traditional remedies are proving a source of inspiration.

The Skin Protection 2018 online event is tomorrow - register now!

The Skin Protection 2018 online event is tomorrow

By Simon Pitman

It's your final opportunity to register for the Skin Protection 2018 online event, so do it now so you can take advantage of our full online webinar presentation programme, which will let you in on everything you need to know about this fast moving...

What does ‘being green’ really entail?

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What does ‘being green’ really entail?

By Natasha Spencer

Sustainable sourcing, certification standards and ISO 16128 are key considerations for environmentally-conscious brands.

Ashland showcases its sustainable aloe vera sourcing in Mexico

Special Newsletter: NYSCC Suppliers Day

Ashland showcases its sustainable aloe vera sourcing in Mexico

By Simon Pitman

We caught up with Joe Torella, vice president, skin care and business intelligence, Ashland to find out more about the company's very interesting sustainable aloe vera sourcing project in Mexico.

Cica cream: The latest craze from South Korea

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Cica cream: The latest craze from South Korea

By Natasha Spencer

Sensitive skin care concerns are on the rise, so we caught up with Laurie Du, Senior Beauty & Personal Care Analyst, China, at Mintel to find out how cica creams are providing a sensitive solution.

Tea is stirring up the skin care market

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Tea is stirring up the skin care market

By Natasha Spencer

As tea-based skin care products provide “an excellent source of antioxidants, and for its anti-ageing and skin-soothing benefits when ingested”, we explored the trend sweeping through China with Laurie Du, Senior Beauty & Personal Care Analyst, China,...

An active win for Azelis

Brand Profile - Part 1

An active win for Azelis

By Natasha Spencer

Following its recent win at the PCHi awards in China — its fourth event accolade— we spoke to Jane Zhang, Head of Personal Care in China, Azelis to discuss the innovation and technology behind its active ingredient Tagra CelluCaps C.

The shift to waterless cosmetics

The shift to waterless cosmetics

By Natasha Spencer

In our sustainability focus, we delve into the metamorphosis of water in beauty and personal care by looking at the demand for waterless product R&D efforts and releases.

Genomatica on building its brand in Asia-Pacific

Brand profile

Genomatica on building its brand in Asia-Pacific

By Natasha Spencer

As the bioengineering company pursues its focus and relationship with Asia-Pacific (APAC) consumers, we talk to Damien Perriman, Senior Vice President of Specialty Chemicals at Genomatica about the company’s achievements and experiences in the market...

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