Green Beauty

The ever-growing mountain of environmental regulation changes have presented a big challenge for the cosmetics industry (Image: Getty)

Navigating environmental regulations for cosmetics

By Kirsty Doolan

As more beauty and personal care companies make the transition to become greener, sustainability has been a key theme at this year’s InCosmetics Global show. We asked the experts how companies can facilitate this transition, wherever they are in their...

Weleda has created a small internal startup to build out fresh innovations across packaging and formulation [Getty Images]

Big Brand Talks – In Conversation with Today’s Beauty Leaders

Weleda R&D chief: ‘We’re trying to switch our way of innovating’

By Kacey Culliney

Swiss natural and organic beauty brand Weleda has formed a small-scale internal startup to speed up product development and market testing, presenting a very new way of working, its R&D head says.

Industry and consumers have a plethora of certifications and standards that can be used for natural and organic cosmetics [Getty Images]

Guest Article

Natural and organic cosmetics: An overview of certification options

By Tjaša Grum, CE.way Regulatory Consultants

Interest in natural and organic cosmetics continues to rise amidst a wider green beauty boom, but with little regulation around these two terms, certification schemes have taken on fresh importance - for industry and consumers alike.

Kao Corporation has already invested significantly in circular beauty packaging innovations in Japan but now wants to stretch efforts beyond its domestic market [Getty Images]

Special Edition: CIRCULAR BEAUTY – SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION AND FUTURE PROMISE

Kao: ‘Maximising and minimising’ key to zero-waste circular beauty future

By Kacey Culliney

Japanese personal care major Kao Corporation believes achieving a circular society will require a delicate balance of minimising beauty materials and maximising use, with thin-film packaging offering plenty of promise.

A study has shown current sustainability focus and efforts are aimed at environmental impact and sourcing stages but a more 'holistic' approach must be taken [Getty Images]

Special Edition: ETHICAL BEAUTY – VEGANISM, CRUELTY-FREE AND PLANETARY GOOD

Beauty can drive 'holistic' sustainable action with life cycle and social focus

By Kacey Culliney

Cosmetics companies are aware and invested in sustainable action, but more can be done to drive better beauty consumption and take a more holistic approach, according to findings in Brazil that offer wider valuable learnings, say researchers.