Europe's microplastics phase-out: SEAC draft opinion on restrictions open for consultation

EU restriction could prevent the release of 500,000 tonnes of microplastics over the next 20 years

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Beauty retailer Sephora bans sale of mink fur eyelashes

The North American arm of the LVMH-owned retailer will only sell synthetic or faux fur lashes going forward such as its ...

Seed Beauty sues Coty and King Kylie over Kylie Cosmetics trade secrets

The beauty brand of Kylie Jenner is being accused of sharing trade secrets with the conglomerate, days after KKW Beauty ...

China to tighten regulations on cosmetics manufacturing

According to the country’s State Council, new measures will be introduced to ensure quality products and safeguard ...

CBD and transparency: Not all CBDs are the same

As the laws surrounding the use of cannabis and related products change, Barbara Brockway asks, how can cosmetics ...

Unilever joins Facebook boycott as #StopHateForProfit gains traction

More than 200 companies have joined the boycott on advertising on Facebook, after concerns the social media site ...

L’Oréal ditches ‘fair’ and ‘lightening’ phrases from its beauty brands

The announcement comes as a number of other major beauty companies u-turn on their terminology

Positive news of the week: More uplifting stories from the beauty industry

Cosmetics Business has rounded up the good news stories over the seven days

‘We’re taking Covid-19 seriously’: Dermalogica writes open letter as UK keeps salons shuttered

The personal care brand has urged the government to give a timeframe on when other beauty service providers can reopen

Unilever to change Fair & Lovely skin care brand name and ban 'whitening' claims

The personal care giant will focus on the brand’s claimed ‘skin glow’ benefits after recognising that the use of ...

How is 'natural' regulated in the US?

In the US, ‘natural’ has not been a regulated term. But with the landmark Natural Cosmetics Act announced in ...

Why the secondhand beauty industry is a 'risk not worth taking' in 2020

A new and unregulated market is emerging in used cosmetics as consumers begin trading a new beauty commodity

From upcycling to Palo santo: What are the latest essential oil trends?

Sustainable sourcing is a major driver for essential oils, but so too is creativity and innovation. Emma Edwards ...

Beauty salons must remain closed until 'they can operate in a Covid secure way'

Despite reducing the social distancing guidelines to one metre and allowing hairdressers to reopen, the British ...

J&J loses bid to throw out $4bn asbestos court verdict

The 2018 decision ordered the personal care conglomerate to pay out the sum to 22 women and their families who claimed ...