by Publication repost, on Apr 08, 2021
PUBLICATION REPOST l Beauty Independent Jenny Berg
When Allon Libermann set out to launch Forgo, his new line of powder-to-liquid hand washes, he had something to prove.
“Sustainable manufacturing is super easy to do, if you just do it,” he argues. “Big companies are spending huge budgets on research and development, and even larger budgets on marketing themselves as sustainable without really showing the data or the metrics or making the changes that count, whereas we’ve been able to put in a lot of sweat capital in terms of hours of our own time, but, from a financial perspective, we’re able to develop formulas very cost-effectively with our problem-solving and collaboration.”
Libermann estimates that Forgo’s launch, led by a group of three co-founders, cost roughly $5,000. “The solutions are out there, they’re obvious, they’re accessible,” he says. “It’s really just the companies who are stuck in old business.”
by Publication repost, on Apr 01, 2021
PUBLICATION REPOST l Mintel Diversity & Inclusivity Report 2021
by Publication repost, on Feb 03, 2021
PUBLICATION REPOT l MINTEL Rosalia Di Gesu
Despite the disruption to new product development (NPD), especially at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis – and a difficult year for beauty sales – beauty and personal care (BPC) brands continued to innovate in 2020.
In fact, Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) featured over 180,000 new BPC products/variants in 2020. Along the way, 2020 also brought us new buzzwords, some of which may stick with us long into 2021. For example, ‘maskne’, ‘quarantine sunburn’, ‘beauty insperiences’, ‘COVID-washing,’ ‘lockdown face’ and more.
Mintel analysts have reviewed these thousands of BPC launches, and below are a few of our favorite innovations.
BPC brands can look forward to a more hopeful 2021. Once vaccination programs are complete, we expect joyful and uplifting themes to emerge to help us celebrate overcoming an unprecedented pandemic.
by Publication repost, on Nov 12, 2020
PUBLICATION REPOST l TRENDINCITES, AMY MARKS-MCGEE
by Publication repost, on Nov 05, 2020
PUBLICATION REPOST l COSMETICS & TOILETRIES, CONTRACT AUTHOR MICHELLE BEHRENS
Cultivating Wellness announced findings from an extensive study of the current CBD topical marketplace—surveying 358 hemp-based topical products from 111 brands comprising the majority of sales in the sector.
According to the Brightfield Group, a leading cannabis research company as cited by Cultivating Wellness, by 2025, CBD topical annual sales are to projected hit $4.5 billion—a 540% increase in just five years. In U.S. sales in 2019 alone, CBD topical sales exceeded $703 million.
The company found that in some areas, such as formats, the market is converging on a set of consensus standards and encompassing diversity. However, in other areas, most notably dosing and pricing, the CBD topicals marketplace is almost unrationalized.
by Publication repost, on Oct 06, 2020
PUBLICATION REPOST l WGSN Sarah Owen
Today's saturated and fragmented influencer landscape is starting to have adverse effects. New influential figures, driven by their ability to mobilize and motivate people, are taking the spotlight in 2020 and beyond.
Over the last decade the power and source of influencers has dramatically evolved, largely driven by transformations in mobile technology, internet culture and shifting consumer values.
In 2010, celebrity appeal drove the majority of brand partnerships, five years later visual platforms like Instagram and Pinterest hit mainstream. Then a new people-powered hero came into the spotlight: the influencer. While 'end of the influencer' discourse has been ramping up over the last year, the truth is influencers maintain relevance as a marketing tool, but not as much for immediate conversion.
In 2020, influencers are competing with creators and thought leaders, each of which are positioned to effectively engage their audiences through entertainment and information. As a result, the advocate takes center stage, becoming a new standard for marketers to evaluate and select their brand partners. Advocates influence with authority, expertise, authenticity and values, eschewing highly product-driven narratives for human-centric stories and change agendas.
by Publication repost, on Aug 27, 2020
PUBLICATION REPOST l PERFUMER & FLAVORIST
New research from Genomatica has revealed that amid the COVID-19 pandemic Americans are considering sustainability a top-of-mind issue and demanding prioritization of the topic by brands and the government.
With effects of the pandemic revealing less traffic, cleaner air and more plastic waste, 85% of Americans reported thinking the same amount or more about sustainability.
More than half (56%) of Americans want both the government and brands to prioritize sustainability even while facing other issues.
by Publication repost, on Aug 19, 2020
The association’s proactive, multi-pronged efforts continue to prevent new tariffs on essential oils, while protecting U.S. jobs and preventing cost increases for everyday consumer products
REPOST l FRAGRANCE CREATORS
Fragrance Creators Association is the principal fragrance trade association, which Lebermuth's CEO Rob Brown is a proud Board Member of the association. The organization represents the majority of fragrance manufacturing in North America as well as interests along the fragrance value chain—for people, perfume, and the planet. Fragrance Creators' membership is diverse, including companies that create, manufacture, and use fragrances and scents for home care, personal care, home design, fine fragrance, and industrial and institutional products as well as those that supply fragrance ingredients, including natural extracts and other raw materials that are used in perfumery and fragrance mixtures.
Fragrance Creators Association announced today it preserved an estimated $91.1 million in savings for the fragrance value chain. This marks the third time Fragrance Creators’ advocacy has protected EU essential oil imports since 2019. It is a significant outcome for the fragrance industry, American jobs, and the economy—and one that prevents unnecessary cost increases for millions of consumers who use and enjoy scented products every day.
by Publication repost, on Jul 29, 2020
Yet Business-as-usual could nearly triple ocean plastic pollution by 2040
PUBLICATION REPOST l PACKAGE INSIGHT, JOSHUA POOLE
by Publication repost, on May 26, 2020
It’s been less than 18 months since the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and legally differentiated hemp from marijuana as containing less than 0.3% THC. Yet hemp and the influence it could have on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is driving growth, experimentation and innovation even as the Food and Drug Administration has not confirmed a regulatory pathway for these products.