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by Publication repost, on Jul 22, 2021

PUBLICATION REPOST  l  BEAUTY INDEPENDENT, RACHEL BROWN 

The beauty industry has been great at creating stuff. Now, it’s starting to come to terms with all of it.

To address the environmental consequences of beauty merchandise, Sephora is ramping up its sustainability efforts by launching a category underneath its Clean at Sephora program called Clean + Planet Positive. The category currently contains 18 brands—Caudalie, Farmacy, Biossance, Youth to the People, Sephora Collection, Tata Harper, Selfless by Hyram, REN, Herbivore, Alpyn Beauty, The 7 Virtues, Prima, Maison Louis Marie, Susteau, Saie, Athr Beauty, Ellis Brooklyn and Briogeo—but the number of brands could increase as more adhere to its requirements.

Image source: Sephora

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by Publication repost, on Jul 08, 2021

PUBLICATION REPOST l Personal Care Magazine 

New cellular research recently published in the Cosmetics Journal has found that Indian sandalwood oil is a more potent antioxidant than the known lipophilic antioxidant vitamin E (alpha tocopherol).

In the study, commissioned by Quintis Sandalwood, researchers found that with subsequent exposure to environmental stressors, Indian sandalwood oil recorded a reactive oxygen species reduction 30-40% higher than the recorded reduction from Vitamin E. 

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by Publication repost, on Jun 09, 2021

PUBLICATION REPOST  l  Stylus.com

The oral care market is booming due to increasing interest in personal hygiene and wellness since the pandemic. Spotting a new product opportunity, French probiotic skincare brand Gallinée has launched a probiotic oral care range to help balance the mouth’s microbiome and support its natural ecosystem.

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by Publication repost, on Jun 03, 2021

PUBLICATION REPOST  l Stylus.com

In collaboration with four fellow ‘clean’ skincare brands, UK-based REN Clean Skincare has launched its #WeAreAllies campaign – an industry-first initiative to help tackle the environmental crisis regarding packaging waste. The campaign challenges industry convention by forming a unique alliance between competitor brands with the shared goal of protecting the planet.

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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.”

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by Publication repost, on Apr 01, 2021

PUBLICATION REPOST l Mintel Diversity & Inclusivity Report 2021

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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.

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by Publication repost, on Nov 12, 2020

PUBLICATION REPOST l TRENDINCITES, AMY MARKS-MCGEE

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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.

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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.

Analysis Overview 

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.

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