Oil purity: Why beauty’s transparent future is looking murky

In 2020, transparency was destined to be the theme beauty brands tapped into – that was until a global pandemic gripped the world’s attention. But a recent study found that 80% of avocado oil in the food industry was either ‘mislabelled, rancid or adulterated’. So, are beauty’s natural oils suffering a similar fate? Cosmetics Business finds out

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Bangkok's in-cosmetics Asia event postponed until 2021

The cosmetics ingredients trade show, organised by Reed Exhibitions, was due to take place 3-5 November this year

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