Osea Officially an Ocean Positive Verified Brand
According to Osea, the brand offsets more carbon than it creates.
Aug 8th, 2022
ChemForward Methodology Enables Ingredient Consistency and Compatability
Algorithm Formulated to Assess Environmental Risk of Personal Care Products
Keeping Cosmetics in Check: Where the Proverbial ‘Buck’ Stops in Botanicals
In this article, the author outlines important questions formulators should ask in terms of background information for the botanical ingredients they are sourcing.
Jul 1st, 2022
BASF Offers Range of LowPCF Intermediates for Reduced Carbon
BASF will now offer five chemical intermediates as low product carbon footprint (LowPCF) after analysis revealed their PCFs were lower than those of corresponding third-party chemicals.
Jun 14th, 2022
How Some Companies May be ‘Blue-washing’ Sustainable Claims
A lack of current U.S. federal regulations on sustainability claims has led to companies making claims of environmental action that are misleading or unsubstantiated.
Jun 9th, 2022
Berjé’s Helichrysum Oil - An Everlasting Cosmetic Solution
From Ancient Greek tonics to modern skincare routines, Helichrysum Oil has remained an everlasting staple of the cosmetics industry. Berjé details how this legendary Corsican ingredient finds use in everything from skin creams to fine fragrances.
Jun 28th, 2022
The Estée Lauder Cos. 'Green Score' Method Could Standardize Sustainability
The company published its internal approach to evaluate ingredients and formulas through the lenses of human health, ecosystem health and the environment, in hopes that others might build upon it.
Dec 9th, 2021
UK Moves Forward for Take-back Cosmetic Packaging
These schemes would cut down on waste as consumers return product packaging to dedicated collection points.
Dec 2nd, 2021
Novi Debuts Beauty Platform for Ingredients & Packaging
Novi Connect connects brands, suppliers and retailers on one communication platform to build new products, vet ingredients, order raw materials and access sustainable packaging.
Sep 17th, 2021
BASF Purchases 49.5% of Vattenfall Offshore Wind Farm
The Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm began construction in July and expects to be fully operable in 2023.
Sep 3rd, 2021
European Regulatory Update: Greenwashing, Endocrine Disruptors and PFAS
There are robust regulations in Europe regarding chemicals that seem to be based on persistence rather than the analysis of harmful effects. Here, the author highlights regulatory updates in the EU and UK with regard to environmental claims, chemical strategies and more, including endocrine disruptors and PFAS.
Aug 30th, 2021
Amazon Adds EWG Verified Label to Select Product Listings
“Customers want a way to make more sustainable and informed shopping choices, and Climate Pledge Friendly is ramping up its efforts to help customers know their purchases meet sustainability standards and are helping to preserve the natural world,” said Adam Werbach, global lead for sustainable shopping at Amazon.
Jul 13th, 2021
DNA & Cosmetics to Promote Traceability of Natural Resources
The consortium works to guarantee the authenticity of plant raw materials for cosmetics through DNA analysis.
May 12th, 2021