Gems

Gems on the market. Little "pépites" that are bringing inspirational innovations on the market with regards to sustainability.

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Almora Botanica, or when ayurveda and adaptogenic plants save the skin

Almora Botanica is an indian skincare line founded on ayurvedic principles using only natural ingredients including adaptogenic ones. “ Powerful adaptogenic plants help the skin to manage stress and restore balance and are an integrative part of our truly unique skincare formulations.” explains the brand. In a recent interview with Ravi


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Logistock is revolutionising in-store stock for increased consumer experience

Left without a viable professional option during the Covid crisis, Alexis Bourget - founder of Logistock - ventured into pharmacies, and decided to develop a system to improve stock management and shelves turnaround in order to increase consumers' experience. With its system, shelves can be replenished and stock can


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When hormonal health is the new wellness with Valerie

Valerie - not your neighbour’s name - but, a new beauty supplement brand, will launch in the UK, in July 2024, aiming at women in perimenopause. Co-founded in December 2023, with R&D spanning back over two years, by beauty retail expert Wizz Selvey and wellness guru Olly


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The Unseen launches mascara with algae-based black pigment

UK beauty trailblazer, The Unseen, is unveiling a groundbreaking bio-based black pigment sourced from upcycled algae waste biomass. This innovative pigment, developed over a span of five years in collaboration with Living Ink Technologies, a specialist in eco-friendly pigments and inks, marks a significant leap in sustainable cosmetics. Algae as


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When tinctorial plants colour lips with Le Rouge Français

Founded in 2020 by Elodie Carpentier and Salem Ghezaili, Le Rouge Français is embracing the language of luxury while providing exquisitely green formulations. Sourced from tinctorial plants, all pigments or dyes are botanical, making it a patented, natural and make-up brand. The range is vegan and certified organic, with formulas


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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


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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


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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


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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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Guide Beauty, how universal design is becoming a competitive advantage

We met with founder Terri Bryant who developed the beauty brand Guide Beauty from her own experience as a makeup artist diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. She went on a journey to develop an inclusive makeup range with easy-to-handle tools that help application. In this article we hope to


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From consumer brand to B2B services, how Hello Biome is supporting A better beauty through the science of microbiome.

In late 2018, Dr Elsa Jungman started a project to develop a minimalist skincare line based on the science of microbiome to fill the gap in the market. The beauty brand was launched in late 2020, during an election and the second wave of COVID lockdown, so it was challenging