Biotech is helping to revolutionise the formulation of cosmetic and personal care products, with huge leaps in the technology serving to enhance product efficacy, reduce costs and lowering the impact on the environment.
Natural and organic labelling claims, certification and branding are confusing enough even for industry professionals, so imagine how consumers feel. We spoke to Ecovia Intelligence-founder Amarjit Sahota to find out how things can be simplified.
Biotechnology is nothing new. People have been modifying natural systems to make and alter products for thousands of years. What is new is the scale and specificity of biotech. Today, molecularly identical ‘natural’ ingredients are available virtually...
Just days after a parliamentary committee released a review in favour of a ban in the UK, the government has announced any personal care products containing microplastic will be prohibited from sale by the end of 2017.
Four key trends are set to define the Asia Pacific skin care market in the coming period, according to recent research by Euromonitor International. In this mini-series, Cosmetics Design takes a closer look at each: this time, we consider ethical.
The first ever in-cosmetics summit kicked off in London with a big focus on reformulation, given that the industry has had to redesign many of its products due to market demand, differing climates, cultural preferences, trends, and health and safety concerns.
A new study has linked high levels of chemicals that we come across every day in the environment, plastics, and other household items, with women experiencing menopause 2-4 years earlier – however none of the concerning ingredients studied are used in...