British-born beauty brand Dr. PAWPAW has grown exponentially over the past year and saw success in the US, despite the inflationary economy. We chatted with co-founder Johnny Paterson to discover how they’ve done it and what’s coming next for the brand....
The inclusiveness of beauty – internally and externally – will continue to be key in 2023 and industry must remain open in its communication on the matter, says the director-general of the UK’s Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA).
A 128-year-old Turkish fragrance house is set to expand offline in China in 2023 and is planning to offer its signature bespoke services to cater to the heightened appreciation for “personalisation and craftsmanship”.
Four beauty giants and one fragrance major have been awarded a triple ‘A’ status for sustainable efforts across climate change, forests and water security this year, securing five of just 12 leadership spots in the annual CDP Rating.
The beauty industry can connect better with consumers by rethinking how it communicates and markets sustainable product offerings, bringing additional aspects into the narrative, say industry executives.
Provisions for increased financial support for developing countries and sharing the benefits of genetic resources more fairly will help ensure delivery of the 'historic' deal agreed at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal, according...
Following many milestones and achievements in 2022, the British beauty sector is bracing for a turbulent trading period ahead that it plans to tackle collaboratively, says the CEO of the British Beauty Council.
Executive leaders from Rituals, L’Oréal, Colgate-Palmolive, LMVH and Weleda discuss how industry can truly advance sustainably and how critical consumer education will be for driving true change in this space, as well as wider health and wellbeing shifts.
Logistical challenges and energy struggles are plaguing smaller independent beauty brands such as Shakeup Cosmetics, which says it is doing as much as it can not to pass on rising costs to its consumers.
Products that instantly impress and brand communication that helps shape beauty and personal care usage will be key to driving superiority growth for Procter & Gamble, says its chief financial officer (CFO).
A UK-based start-up founded by a couple of Oxford scientists is targeting business-to-business (B2B) and direct-to-consumer (DTC) opportunities in the Asia Pacific skin care market with its novel sun care solution.
Turkey-based make-up brand Note Cosmetique is refreshing its attempt at expand in Asia Pacific and has its eyes on China, India, Indonesia, as colour cosmetics continues to show promising recovery post-pandemic.
If the beauty industry wants to create real change it needs to shift how it defines its moving parts, and thinking of beauty consumers as beauty citizens could be the first step, says the chair of the B Corp Beauty Coalition supervisory board.
A Helsinki-based firm that has developed a microbiome-restoring extract is eyeing opportunities in the South Korean beauty market, which it believes will serve as a springboard to the wider Asia Pacific region.
Hiring activists is a sure-fire way to accelerate environmental and sustainable change in a beauty business, and it’s a strategy that has worked well in driving impact at Lush so far, says its earth care strategy lead.
UNEP 2022 Adaptation Gap Report and Emissions Gap Report
Whilst many countries worldwide are working to tackle the climate crisis, actions are not keeping pace with real-world risks and impacts on planet and people, largely due to huge funding gaps, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
L’Occitane International has reported that Asia Pacific grew by 1.9% at constant rates in the first half (H1), led by Hong Kong, Australia, and Malaysia, helping to offset the second consecutive quarter of double-digit declines for China.
Supply chain shortages and cost surges related to the COVID-19 and Ukraine crises are making it difficult for beauty companies to maintain sustainable business models, but many continue to push ahead, says the founder of Ecovia Intelligence.
French-headquartered venture capital firm Seventure Partners plans to unlock a third wave of microbiome innovation funds next year, aiming to invest €300 million in more than 20 cutting-edge companies, its CEO says.
International beauty major L’Oréal has reported a worldwide surge in sales for the third quarter (Q3) of 2022, capturing growth across all divisions but especially active cosmetics, despite inflationary pressures in many countries.
Unilever-owned Dove has unveiled a global campaign designed to drive diversity in virtual beauty, collaborating with game developers and a gaming charity to catalyse change and improve female representation in the gaming world.
Personal care giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) has reported a small rise in net sales and a dip in net profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2023, forecasting a continued difficult cost and operating environment, particularly in Europe, for the rest...
Personal care major Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has reported a rise in third quarter (Q3) sales and a surge in net profit, bolstered by strong growth in pharma and med tech but also solid results across its global consumer health business.
The French Federation for Beauty Companies (FEBEA) has signed the country’s EcoWatt Charter, pledging alongside hundreds of other corporations to further reduce electricity use during the ongoing energy crisis.
The beauty and personal care industry must today respond to converging global crises and ensure ethical integrity in every part of the value chain to protect the future of the planet, people and business, says British environmentalist Sir Jonathon Porritt.
The addition of a high-end homegrown C-beauty brand with a Gen Z following to its portfolio is precisely what L’Oréal needs to stay at the top of its game in the Asian market, says a leading market expert.
Luxury French skin care brand Biologique Recherche believes the Thai market is ready for its haute couture personalised skin care services and will use it as a springboard to further expand in South East Asia.
International beauty major The Estée Lauder Companies and French luxury fashion house Balmain have entered into a license agreement to collaboratively develop and launch an inclusive prestige beauty line next year.
Spanish luxury beauty and perfume major Puig has announced the acquisition of Kama Ayurveda – a move set to strengthen its Indian footprint and drive presence in the Western wellbeing market, an expert says.
British circular beauty brand UpCircle recently raised close to half a million euros in crowdfunding that it will use for US production expansion, global product development and pushing ahead with its wider mission to make green and natural cosmetics...