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A new ecodesign tool to help cosmetics makers develop sustainable packaging
The Sustainable Packaging Initiative for CosmEtics (SPICE) has launched an online ecodesign tool to measure and reduce the environmental footprint of any cosmetic packaging throughout its life cycle. Dubbed SPICE Tool, the solution aims to solve one of the key sustainability challenges facing the beauty industry: embedding ecodesign into the packaging development process.
From skin food to preservation: What ingredients are microbiome-friendly?
The microbiome, whether that of facial skin, the body or scalp, remains a major cosmetic trend. And there is now a plethora of new and classic ingredients on the market for formulators to use, as Cosmetics Business discovers.
Amazon launches Climate Pledge Friendly program
Amazon is launching Climate Pledge Friendly, a new program to help shoppers discover more sustainable products. The label, which will be awarded to some 25,000 products, will appear in searches signifying one of 19 different sustainability certifications.
Nine ways COVID-19 will boost the greening of the cosmetics industry
The pandemic has created unprecedented health, social and economic crises. The cosmetics industry has been affected in various ways: from the supply of raw materials, production process, to marketing and distribution of finished products. Consumers are also changing the way they buy and use cosmetics and personal care products.
Will the cosmetics industry become addicted to powder?
Powder formulas are conquering new segments, like hygiene and skincare. Light, convenient, travel-friendly, clean, more concentrated, easily refillable. This anhydrous option offers an efficient solution to current clean beauty and environment protection consumer expectations.
Scientists develop an electronic sensor that can be drawn on the skin
3 August, 2020 - Researchers have developed a new form of electronics allowing multifunctional sensors and circuits to be drawn on the skin with an ink pen. Known as drawn-on-skin electronics, they will be able to collect data while the wearer moves. The electronics can also be customised to collect a plethora of types of information, such as skin hydration, and physical data including muscle signals, heart rate and temperature.
Symrise inaugurates a fragrance oasis in the heart of Paris
30 July, 2020 - With the aim to get closer to customers and offer a more agile and collaborative fragrance development process, Symrise’s new hub is consistent with the group’s ambitious fine fragrance strategy. With a fully operational fragrance development lab, the ‘Apparement Étoile’ will also contribute to support olfactory culture.
Firmenich signs exclusive partnership with Coop SCA3P
30 July, 2020 - Firmenich strengthens their position in natural and sustainable ingredients thanks to a partnership with Coop SCA3P, the world’s leading producer of natural lavandin. The agreement covers business, diversification and innovation, as well as contributing to a sustainable farming model to secure the future for hundreds of local producers.
Henkel to use Albéa’s recyclable tubes for its entire oral care portfolio
23 July, 2020 - Henkel will gradually covert its entire oral care tube portfolio to Albéa’s Greenleaf recyclable HDPE tube. The German giant aims to achieve 100 percent packaging recyclability by 2025. The Greenleaf tubes are entirely made of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE).
TRENDING IN 2020 AND BEYOND – HAS COVID-19 CHANGED BEAUTY FOREVER?
19 June, 2020 - Trending in 2020 and beyond - has COVID-19 changed beauty forever? Global Cosmetics News brings you the over-arching trends in beauty that will dominate in the months and years to come.
K-beauty’s post-COVID-19 future: Clean, hygienic and healthy beauty trends set to soar
17 June, 2020 - Beauty brands that are looking into South Korea’s post-pandemic personal care market can tap into upcoming trends triggered by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Christine Kim, CEO of K-GMP said one of the biggest changes among consumers is the perception of safety. This has caused the personal care needs of South Korean consumers to shift.
Post Crisis Changes In Consumer Attitudes Towards Beauty
17 June, 2020 - The beauty industry has played an essential role during the pandemic by providing people with basic hygiene products and supporting their self-esteem. However, Covid-19 has prompted consumers to re-evaluate their beauty products and needs.
COSMETICS BRAND VALUE 50 2020 – DIGITAL AND SKINCARE AFFECT THE CHARTS
12 June, 2020 - In what may come as a welcome respite from COVID-19 news, Global Cosmetics News analyses the annual Brand Finance Cosmetics 50 report.
Cosmetics Business reveals 5 key beauty start-up trends and advice in new report
22 May, 2020 - Fearless and fast-moving, beauty start-ups continue to set new standards for the beauty industry amid the current crisis. This report on Cosmetic Business reveals how to start out in beauty, which brands to watch and uncovers new opportunities for innovation.
The Top 10 Emerging Beauty Trends after the Lockdown
13 May 2020 - How will the current crisis impact upon the future of beauty? It’s a question we’ve all been pondering ever since the true scale of this pandemic first began to emerge.
“Even if the COVID-19 outbreak will eventually be contained, certain habits will persist and it's becoming increasingly clear that the pandemic will likely leave a profound and lasting impact on the society, on the economy as well on the global Beauty industry,” explains Sylvie Moreau, President of Coty Professional Beauty. “These days I have been reflecting on the new reality this crisis is shaping in front of our eyes and I felt it might be helpful to share with you some of the learnings gathered in the last few weeks.”
Beauty industry wrestles with sustainability during pandemic
13 May 2020 - Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the global economy, but its impact on sustainability efforts has been more mixed. The pandemic has also reintroduced single-use plastic bags and proliferated the use of plastic latex gloves. What’s more, as The Atlantic reported, sustainability historically takes a hit when economies reemerge from pandemics.
Post-pandemic future: Beauty industry will see more emphasis on digital, collaboration and sustainability after COVID-19
27 April 2020 - The novel coronavirus outbreak will have a lasting impact on the beauty industry when it comes to digital strategies, cross-collaborations and sustainability.
The Estée Lauder Companies Contributes to Global COVID-19 Relief Support
8 May, 2020 - As the world is faced with the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) stands with the global community to help limit the spread of the virus and ease the related economic hardships faced by the communities in which we live and work. Guided by its family values and a spirit of giving, the company has made contributions to support the well-being of our global communities, including monetary and in-kind donations, hand sanitizer produced at the company’s facilities and the establishment of the ELC Cares Employee Relief Fund.
Esports emerges as in-demand beauty marketing channel
5 May, 2020 - Once considered an opportunity to reach mainly male consumers, the world of esports and gaming is now attracting a growing pool of beauty brands and their female shoppers.
How luxury beauty brand Shiseido is giving back to people of the UAE
3 May, 2020 - Fashion and beauty brands from all over the world have come together to support the efforts of health workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. To boost morale and show medical staff extra love, beauty company Shiseido has come together with Emirates Red Crescent on a new initiatives which falls in line with one of its core values, ‘PEOPLE FIRST’.
Dubai make-up artist makes history as first male cover star of Cosmopolitan ME
3 May, 2020 - A Dubai-based make-up artist, known for working with some of the world’s most famous celebrities like Naomi Campbell, has made history by becoming the first male cover star of Cosmopolitan Middle East.
Faces is introducing a virtual concierge in UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia
30 April, 2020 - Quarantine or not, beauty stops for no one. Beauty retailer, Faces, has recently even launched a 'virtual concierge' to make sure that your beauty regimes are still in tip-top shape. What's a Faces Concierge, you may ask? Well, the regional beauty company has given customers direct access to beauty experts from the company that we may virtually interact with and call to provide personalised consultations.
43 Beauty Brands Giving Back in Support of Coronavirus Relief
28 April, 2020 - As the spread of the novel coronavirus sends rippling effects through shuttered businesses across industries, many brands have found inventive, generous ways of giving back. Here's how members of the beauty industry are helping out during these trying times.
Coty is awarding $200,000 to hairstylists and manicurists affected by the pandemic
24 April, 2020 - Coty was among the first of the major beauty corporations to step up to the plate during the coronavirus pandemic when it started producing much-needed hand sanitizer in its factories. And as efforts to suppress COVID-19 have had the unfortunate result of preventing beauty professionals from being able to safely do their work, Coty is stepping up again with another way to help.
LVMH shows resilience amidst COVID-19 crisis
21 April, 2020 - French luxury retailer group, LVMH is resilient in its outlook amidst on-going COVID-19 crisis, despite recording revenue of €10.6 billion for the first quarter of 2020, down 15% compared to the same period in 2019.
Beauty United: Drew Barrymore joins over 40 beauty brands to raise $10 million for Covid-19 relief
15 April, 2020 - Wellness and beauty brands unite to raise money for Covid-19 Frontline Responders Fund, including Drew Barrymore, who's navigating parenthood in quarantine. Over 40 beauty brands have come together to raise money for Covid-19 relief, forming the Beauty United campaign.
LVMH and its Maisons engaged in fight against coronavirus in France
10 April, 2020 - Here’s a recap of some of the concrete actions taken in France by LVMH and its Maisons thanks to the unwavering engagement of their teams.
Huda Kattan to Forgo Salary for the Year Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
8 April, 2020 - Huda Kattan, the founder and chief executive officer of billion-dollar cosmetics brand Huda Beauty, has announced that she is forgoing her salary for the remainder of the year in a bid to protect employees during the current coronavirus crisis.
Toni Malt - The Pandemic Through the Eyes of a Top Makeup Artist
7 April, 2020 - Savoir Flair speaks to Toni Malt, one of the most sought-after and highly regarded makeup artists in the region and founder of the Toni Malt Makeup Academy, about what these unprecedented circumstances have meant for her line of work.
Fragrance manufacturers making major contributions
3 April, 2020 - Firmenich expands its hand sanitizer production amid the global outbreak. The Group is increasing its production capacity to 100 tons across the USA and Switzerland.
The UAE-born beauty brands to support: how to champion small business through your beauty cabinet
1 April, 2020 - With malls and boutiques currently closed across the UAE, in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus, it's not as simple as popping to the shops to get your beauty fix. However, there are myriad websites and apps dedicated to bringing your favourite skincare, hair and make-up products to your door. From the UK's Cult Beauty to the Middle East portal of Sephora, you can still keep up with your beauty routine.