An Australian retailer has launched what it believes to be the nation’s first refillable beauty outlet, with the firm stating that the refillable revolution traditionally dominated by food and household supplies is set to become more common for cosmetics.
The beauty industry has significantly improved its waste footprint over the years, but brands can step up in-house separation efforts and improve consumer engagement to drive further change, says an expert.
New Zealand-based company The Better Packaging Co. is eyeing growth in the beauty industry as companies face an acceleration in e-commerce — and plastic waste generation – in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
After a difficult start to the year with COVID-19, the beauty and personal care category is set to see sales soar as usual during the Christmas holiday season with consumers maintaining spend and shopping online, according to marketing firm Rakuten Advertising.
A compilation of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from July 2020 shows plenty of interest in post-COVID retail and product development opportunities, and lots of engagement on the closure of L’Oréal’s facial brush brand Clarisonic.
China has released two drafts supporting Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR), one of which specifies how it plans to improve the process of cosmetic registration and notification.
In our final episode of the Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series, we discuss how the events of today will impact how the clean and ethical beauty category might look in the future. Scroll down to watch episode 6.
Beauty retailer and pharmacy chain A.S. Watson is pushing forward with multiple sustainability initiatives but says meeting consumer consumers expectations in terms of product design and cost remains a challenge.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has marked the end of in-store cosmetic testers, but one firm doubts the abilities of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and similar technology to completely replace them.
In this episode of the Beauty Broadcast, we are joined by Oasis Skincare and Quadpack to discuss their different approaches towards zero-waste beauty, a movement that is gaining traction around the world and in the Asia Pacific region.
Communicating the concept and credentials of clean and ethical beauty in a market without any unanimous industry or consumer definition remains a big challenge, but there are plenty of clear opportunities when navigating this space. Scroll down to watch...
Cosmeceutical skin care brands looking to tap into the Asian market can play around with soft pastel satin hues to give themselves a ‘clean and premium’ look, a new research project by Clariant has found.
The long-read: In-depth on L’Oréal’s ‘For the Future’ 2030 Sustainability Plan
L’Oréal has outlined a range of sustainability measures in its ‘for the future’ program, including 2030 targets for all plastic packaging to be recycled or bio-based, all sites and centres to be carbon neutral and 95% of ingredients to be bio-based, derived...
Taiwan green beauty brand O’right is set to make its entry into Japan’s competitive market, where it hopes to capitalise on rising sustainability awareness and make its mark alongside international players.
Beauty brands have a huge opportunity to tap into Chinese heritage and create products that are more relevant for the country’s youth, with COVID-19 spurring younger consumers to ‘show solidarity’ with brands that reflect local culture.
Special Edition: Sustainable Sourcing and Waste Reduction
The beauty and personal care industry must innovate and collaborate to drive forward circular business models, especially in the pre-competitive space, says an executive at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
Packaging supplier Quadpack has identified the Japanese beauty market as a key growth driver of its plans to increase its market share in the Asia Pacific region – not least because of its plethora of big name brands such as Kose, Kao and Shiseido.
In the second episode of our Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series, we speak to two beauty trailblazers to find out what are the opportunities and challenges they have experienced in the beauty and personal care market. Scroll down to watch Episode...
Clean and ethical beauty has evolved significantly in recent years, fuelled by various environmental, societal and business factors, but why does this burgeoning category matter more today? Scroll down to watch Episode 1.
CosmeticsDesign is launching a Clean & Ethical Beauty online video series this week, compiling the latest trends, data and expert opinions on how and why the business opportunities are evolving in this growing space.
We round-up of our most-read cosmetics regulation stories of the region, featuring Malaysia’s stance on alcohol-based hand sanitisers, South Korea’s PVC ban impact on cosmetics and further clarification on China’s microbead ban.
SPECIAL EDITION: SUSTAINABLE SOURCING AND WASTE REDUCTION
Wild plants are used extensively in beauty and personal care formulations, but the conservation status of many species remains unknown so certification programmes offer real value in securing sustainable supply, says the FairWild Foundation.
The ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted life as we know it, with beauty hit especially hard and forced to reassess how it can remain relevant. But some brands have continued with product development and launches – prepared...
French packaging major Albéa has completed the divestment of its dispensing systems, metal and Brazil businesses to US packaging firm Silgan, now refocusing on tubes, rigid cosmetic packaging and beauty solutions, its CEO says.