International beauty major L’Oréal, Asia-Pacific personal care giant Kao Corporation and four industry suppliers have been awarded a triple ‘A’ status for sustainable efforts across climate change, forests and water security this year, securing six of...
International beauty major L'Oréal has developed a line of solid shampoo bars under its Garnier brand that it is launching across Europe, a move it says takes the green alternative squarely into mass beauty.
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.
Plums and prunes discarded by the agri-food sector can be used to develop zero-waste emollient oils for skin care and hair care, tapping into widespread demand for sustainable, plant-based innovation, says UK supplier Kerfoot Group.
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.
Dutch supplier Forestwise says interest in Illipe butter for its use in solid formulations is on the rise as the trend for sustainable beauty increases – and has opened a new site in Indonesia to meet demand.
Personal care giant Beiersdorf and speciality chemicals supplier Evonik have teamed up on a federally funded research project in Germany looking to use carbon dioxide as a source for producing sustainable raw materials for beauty products.
Consumers have become more educated when purchasing goods and increasingly consider the impact products have on the world, and this is heavily impacting the cosmetics world and can, quite literally, determine whether a brand is successful or not, according...
Special Edition Newsletter: Sustainability Local Sourcing
In recent weeks media reports of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon have put a question mark over the sustainable sourcing of ingredients there, but here we reveal how some of the biggest players are continuing to deliver on their sustainability pledges.