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Eva Lagarde
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Sustainable Beauty Packaging Innovations - recap part2

In this four-parts, we release the innovations, we have identified from the supply side, on the market, over the course 2023. * Reduce - here * Reuse - here * Recycle - here * Recover - here PART 2 - REUSE There are different types of reuse solutions: * Refill through retail service (in store


Eva Lagarde
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Refillable Beauty - part 3 - Consumers Expectations & Attitudes

We've been listening, reading, and watching what is happening on social media to understand what consumers think about refillable beauty. We saw more discussions surrounding packaging and the waste associated with it, so here is a snapshot of what people make of refillable packaging. The report is released


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Longevity and Biomimetism were among the trends at InCosmetics in Paris

InCosmetics was back in the event calendar in Paris this year with a vivid exhibition and a packed 3 days. Innovations seemed less strong in appearance, but deep in Research and Development in my opinion. In other words, innovations may have looked a bit pale in the untrained eyes but


Sara Vincini
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Unveiling a new generation of all-natural and upcycled silicone alternatives with Greentech

In order to answer consumer concerns, the beauty industry has been working hard to reduce harmful effects of ingredients on the environment, as well as avoid toxicity concerns related to human health. More and more brands are turning to natural alternatives to remove controversial substances in beauty, cosmetics, and personal


Eva Lagarde
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PERS or when quiet luxury branches out into skincare

P.E.R.S - which stands for Protect, Enhance, Repair, Stimulate - is the new French skincare brand that aims to bring routine essentials to optimum potency. The range is composed of only 7 products in a 4-step routine and offers a sunscreen gel all the way to a


Sara Vincini
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A new cosmetic active sourced from conservation agriculture, or how Expanscience is expanding on the meaning of sustainable beauty

In late March, we attended the Expanscience seminar in the preamble of InCosmetics global that will be held in Paris in mid-April, where they announced a new cosmetics active. In the past few years, conservation agriculture has gained increasingly more traction in the sustainability discourse, and with good reason. Soil


Eva Lagarde
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Vitalism, is the next big beauty trend - according to Beautystreams

It’s all about living longer while living stronger, expressed Beautystreams in its latest endeavour; “Cosmovision”, a macro forecast that examines large-scale societal trends and their potential effects on the beauty industry.  This article is an extract of the Beautystreams report, available HERE It is more about mindset and outlook


Eva Lagarde
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The value of waste in the beauty industry

Imperfect products have long been, and are still considered a liability. In today's world, where every penny counts and every sustainable action is worthwhile, it might be time to transform discarded products into valuable items. TK Maxx (UK) or TJ Maxx (US) surfed on this concept of selling


Eva Lagarde
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Mono skincare, redefining beauty with a new skincare routine

Following two years of R&D and a complete reformulation, Mono Skincare re-launches the world's first waterless extemporaneous dermo-cosmetics range. Just add water and the magic happens! Easier said than done though. The story goes like this. After a successful launch in pre-sales at the end of


Eva Lagarde
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Easter eggs hidden at Bologna this year

Cosmoprof Bologna, is a bit like an Easter eggs hunt, when you know the scale of the event, you know that it requires strategy and hunting ability to find the right gems ;-) It’s this time of the year again, when a large part of the world flies to


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A glimpse into British Beauty Trends

This week was the famous Beauty Awards demonstration evening of the CEW UK. Probably the most sought-after B2B beauty event of the year in London (I might be biased!). “ The CEW Beauty Awards were launched in 2006 to recognise outstanding product innovation and creativity. Voted for by over 1,000


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Neo By Nature aims to new horizons all the way to Antarctica

After a successful rebranding at the end of 2023, Neo by Nature is now aiming further afield and just released a partnership with the French Polar Institute at the ends of the world. Neo by Nature is the story of Paulin and Hector, two cousins from the south-west of France,


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A new edition of beauty business in Italy

This year Cosmoprof and Cosmopack will open on the same day. “The simultaneous opening of all pavilions on Thursday, March 21st, will facilitate interaction among operators from various sectors, allowing industry professionals attending the fair to gain a comprehensive view of the industry's evolution across all different product


Eva Lagarde
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Is sustainability ugly? A designer viewpoint.

The beauty industry has implemented more and more sustainable solutions within the last 2 to 3 years. The covid period has highlighted consumers' interest for cleaner, greener and healthier products. But it seems now that with the economic crisis and the general anxiety created within the market consumers do