Formulation

Sustainable beauty formulation, innovation, do's and don'ts and how to make more sustainable formulations and upgrade your brand portfolio for a better future

Theresa Yee
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Sustainable formulation Innovations: Brands

This report showcases all the latest beauty launches in 2023 - from luxury to mass brands in the sustainability space - with a focus on “green” formulations.  We have split the report into the following sections: 1. RECREATE: lab-grown ingredients using biotechnology 2. REDUCE: waterless beauty products and single-dose skincare


Eva Lagarde
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What is an holobiont and how cosmetics are helping it?

“A holobiont is an assemblage of a host and the many other species living in or around it, which together form a discrete ecological unit through symbiosis.” For example are considered to be holobionts or “superogranisms” so are humans or reef-building coral. In other words, an holobiont is a living


Stéphanie REYMOND
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Waterless formulation

While indeed efforts are regularly made to reduce carbon footprint and curb plastic pollution, we should not disregard water, present in more than 80% of most formulas, and which is not an unlimited resource.


Sonia Haulet
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Biotechnologies: the future of natural cosmetics?

In a beauty market where the demand for natural formulas has grown significantly, sustainable sourcing and environmental preservation have become key issues. What if reproducing nature's resources in a laboratory was the solution to guarantee the sustainability of the planet's resources? The need to adapt The


Eva Lagarde
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100% Natural in cosmetics is not always better. it's all relative

Like zero plastic, 100% natural is not necessarily realistic and better for the environment. I used to think that plastic was the problem, but actually waste and microplastic is the issue. We need to learn to design for recyclability and for the planet. (we touch on that in the Sustainable


Eva Lagarde
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Do you need constraints to be creative in sustainability for beauty

The things I hear most about sustainability is that it's costly, complex, and brands will lose their competitive edge if they don’t engage in current trends. But jumping on the bandwagon can have dire consequences. What if you develop or build a solution that seems the most