A sharper focus and drive on sustainable action and communication will be key for beauty this year, as well as continued work on spotlighting how important and central products were to consumer wellbeing and daily lives, says trade head.
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Chinese herbs containing anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, itch-relieving and immunoregulating benefits can reduce symptoms and the recurrence of atopic dermatitis, without the side effects associated with conventional treatment methods, say researchers....
The beauty industry can connect better with consumers by rethinking how it communicates and markets sustainable product offerings, bringing additional aspects into the narrative, say industry executives.
Provisions for increased financial support for developing countries and sharing the benefits of genetic resources more fairly will help ensure delivery of the 'historic' deal agreed at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal, according...
Following many milestones and achievements in 2022, the British beauty sector is bracing for a turbulent trading period ahead that it plans to tackle collaboratively, says the CEO of the British Beauty Council.
Natural plant extracts will continue to garner interest in the sunscreen category because of the multitude of active and functional properties they offer to a formulation, in addition to UV protection, say researchers.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from December 2022 shows interest in Unilever’s patent on a two-step SPF method, a deep-dive interview with Weleda’s R&D chief and insight on biotech promise in collagen.
Executive leaders from Rituals, L’Oréal, Colgate-Palmolive, LMVH and Weleda discuss how industry can truly advance sustainably and how critical consumer education will be for driving true change in this space, as well as wider health and wellbeing shifts.
US biofabrication specialist Modern Meadow has developed a recombinant protein inspired by Collagen type III from yeast, offering the beauty industry a more sustainable alternative to traditional animal-sourced collagens, its VP of R&D says.
A flurry of patents were filed in 2022 from industry heavyweights, including L’Oréal, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive and Shiseido. Here, CosmeticsDesign-Europe rounds up our coverage of the year’s patent-worthy innovations.
Skin care interventions on healthy infants are likely ineffective in preventing eczema and may even increase skin infection and food allergy risk, according to researchers in Japan, Australia and Europe.
The founder of UK skin care startup SBTRCT says consumer appetite is continuing to build for solid-format beauty and personal care products – an interest it hopes to drive further with retail and NPD expansion plans.
Logistical challenges and energy struggles are plaguing smaller independent beauty brands such as Shakeup Cosmetics, which says it is doing as much as it can not to pass on rising costs to its consumers.
Products that instantly impress and brand communication that helps shape beauty and personal care usage will be key to driving superiority growth for Procter & Gamble, says its chief financial officer (CFO).
A UK-based start-up founded by a couple of Oxford scientists is targeting business-to-business (B2B) and direct-to-consumer (DTC) opportunities in the Asia Pacific skin care market with its novel sun care solution.
Higher costs and lack of supplier alignment are the core issues slowing uptake of green materials, ingredients and processes amongst beauty and personal care manufacturers and brands, say specialist suppliers.
The fragrance and wider beauty industry must act now amidst an ongoing climate crisis and mass extinction of fauna and flora, working to collect environmental impact data and collaborate for true sustainable change, says the VP of conscious perfumery...
Understanding consumers’ needs is the first step to fulfilling them, but that can be challenging when they already have misguided preconceptions of how a product works, veteran cosmetics and personal care researchers say.
Measuring the environmental impact of the entire beauty industry is no easy feat, but one made a lot easier with collaboration, data-led mapping and engagement across the entire supply chain – from farmers to consumers, say industry experts.
Natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) or ‘future solvents’ from plants and microalgae could offer multifunctional promise for cosmetics because of their biocompatible nature, according to a research team from the University of Tours in France.
European industry association Cosmetics Europe has launched a sustainability initiative to spearhead collaborative eco efforts and action across beauty and personal care, aiming to reduce overall carbon footprints, support biodiversity and improve packaging.
Retailers are getting more involved in ethical standards and certifications, with many creating in-house schemes for beauty brands stocked in-store and online, and this trend will continue to rise in importance, says the founder of Ecovia Intelligence.
Hydrolysed collagen reduces the synthesis of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and the subsequent release of pro-inflammatory cytokines to preserve skin immune integrity and prevent infections in the elderly, say researchers.
Turkey-based make-up brand Note Cosmetique is refreshing its attempt at expand in Asia Pacific and has its eyes on China, India, Indonesia, as colour cosmetics continues to show promising recovery post-pandemic.
The beauty and personal care industry must invest more in better understanding complex chemical supply chains and work with its partners to drive sustainable action, especially during disruptive times with COVID-19, Brexit and the climate crisis, says...
Whey waste from cheese production holds significant promise as an active ingredient for cosmetic formulations, particularly those targeting skin health and dermal ageing, finds an EU research consortium.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from November 2022 shows interest in L’Oréal’s skin science research around tightness and UV protection, Superdrug own-brand makeup launch and future sustainable beauty trends.
Introducing digital product passports will be a strong move in tackling greenwashing in various industries, including cosmetics, but will also open up plenty of opportunities to differentiate and engage with consumers, says a digital expert.
If the beauty industry wants to create real change it needs to shift how it defines its moving parts, and thinking of beauty consumers as beauty citizens could be the first step, says the chair of the B Corp Beauty Coalition supervisory board.
‘Skintellectual’ Muslim consumers are showing strong interest in multi-purpose products that are dedicated to their specific needs, and moving away from a purely makeup-centred approach, according to market experts.