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Clean & Ethical Beauty why it matters Episode 1 CosmeticsDesign video series

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Clean & Ethical Beauty Video Series Episode 1: Why it matters

By Kacey Culliney

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.

A Big Step in a Better Direction: sustainable ecommerce packaging

A Big Step in a Better Direction: sustainable ecommerce packaging

By Deanna Utroske

In the cosmetics and personal care business today, DTC mailing and retail drop shipping are not uncommon, especially not since the Coronavirus pandemic. But sustainable beauty packaging remains elusive. Founders Rebecca Percasky and Kate Bezar believe...

Carbon capture is already happening for building materials and agriculture, why not beauty? (Getty Images)

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Carbon capture: The sustainable future of beauty packaging?

By Kacey Culliney

‘Reduce, reuse, recycle’ is beauty’s current sustainability mantra, but what if industry went one step further and considered carbon capture in packaging materials? One futurologist says it’s do-able.

How to get water reduction formulation right

Special Edition Newsletter: Water Reduction Formulation

How to get water reduction formulation right

By Simon Pitman

The waterless and water reduction trend is definitely continuing to grow as consumers reach out for products that are both more convenient, particularly for on-the-go, as well as more environmentally friendly.

Solid personal care future innovations could be flexible with active ingredients

Special Edition Newsletter: Water Reduction Formulation

A solid future: Could flexible pads mark a fresh sustainable cleansing movement?

By Kacey Culliney

Solids have gained plenty of traction as a sustainable alternative in personal care, requiring less water and packaging. And with innovation lathering up nicely, the future suggests innovative variants beyond the traditional soap bar may soon win shelf...

Has biotech made more natural beauty ingredients available?

Special Edition: Biotechnology for Natural Formulation

Has biotech made more natural beauty ingredients available?

By Deanna Utroske

Here, Cosmetics Design looks at a selection of ingredients, made possible through biotechnology, that have come to market in recent years and how those new inputs figure into the natural and green beauty movements.

Has the cosmetics industry hit an innovation rut?

From The Editor's Desk

Has the cosmetics industry hit an innovation rut?

By Simon Pitman

One of the best ways of measuring future industry trends and innovation is a trip to in-cosmetics Global, an event that shines a light on what the next generation of products will look like. But this year, pinpointing something truly new was hard to do.

Unilever advances zero-deforestation initiative

Unilever advances zero-deforestation initiative

By Deanna Utroske

This week, Unilever published lists of its paper and board product suppliers as well as of its soy suppliers. The beauty maker believes that this sort of transparency will compel partner companies along the supply chain to be accountable for practices...

Capsum brings sustainable natural beauty supply chain indoors

Capsum brings sustainable natural beauty supply chain indoors

By Deanna Utroske

Each year, the formulation technology company hosts pop-up events in Paris, New York, and LA to showcase their unique microfluidic tech as well as a concept-of-the-year. Capsum’s innovation for 2019 is a self-contained facility where botanical ingredients...

Estée Lauder releases 2016 Future Beautiful report

Estée Lauder releases 2016 Future Beautiful report

By Deanna Utroske

The report highlights the beauty makers’ corporate responsibility goals and initiatives: “We believe that citizenship and sustainability are essential to our success as a business and our responsibilities as a global company.”

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AmorePacific prioritises product sustainability

By Natasha Spencer

As sustainability continues to grow in the natural and organic sector, we spoke to Jun-Seong Park, Heritage Material Research Team Leader/Manager, R&D Unit at AmorePacific, who emphasises that “product sustainability must be ensured to achieve sustainable...

H&M sustainable beauty for new make-up line

H&M drives sustainability efforts

By Natasha Spencer

With the announcement that H&M hopes to launch a sustainable make-up line, natural and organic development is high on the global leader’s agenda.

Unilever acquires Seventh Generation

Unilever acquires Seventh Generation

By Deanna Utroske

The multinational CPG company announced yesterday that it has signed a deal to purchase the plant-based personal care and household cleaners company known as Seventh Generation—thereby shoring up its position in the naturals market.