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Forever chemicals: ECHA publishes PFAS restriction proposal

Around 10,000 PFAS face restriction with an 18-month transition period suggested for those used in cosmetics

Afyren develops eco-friendly pest control solution to protect crops used in cosmetics ingredients

Developed with biocontrol specialist Cearitis, the system provides an alternative to insecticides that respects the environment and biodiversity

Unilever and P&G join programme to convert industrial gasses into sustainable chemicals

Flue2Chem is a cross-category, UK sector collaboration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Space to gold mines: Hunting for extreme cosmetic ingredients

Kyle S Landry and Julia Gropman from Delavie Sciences ask, what do we get when we push organisms to their limits?

Symrise invests in natural antimicrobials with minority stake in Synergio

The cosmetic ingredients maker is the latest big beauty player to buy into biotech

Biotech retinol and 'gum beauty': Top cosmetic ingredients for February

Givaudan’s ‘industry first’ natural-origin retinol RetiLife is among the new cosmetic ingredients available

Meet the formulating hack that saves energy, money and time

Cold processing, while not a new technique, is soaring in popularity as budgets tighten and brands seek to be more sustainable, but what cosmetic i...

How plant-based and superfood ingredients are spicing up toothpaste launches

Brands are brushing up on the benefits of using botanical extracts to link oral care with whole-body health

Fragrance makers step-up digital scent design tools for consumer communication

Givaudan has launched Myrissi to help sell scent via e-commerce, while Firmenich has unveiled EcoScent Compass Next Generation

Beiersdorf and WWF extend sustainable palm oil cooperation until 2026

Ingredients supplier Evonik will also be onboarded as a new partner for the project

Climate change is hitting fragrance ingredients. How are perfumers responding?

Climate change is one of many factors affecting the availability of both natural and synthetic fragrance materials

Is this the end of the 'clean' beauty boom?

Consumer awareness surrounding ‘clean beauty’ is creating a culture war within the cosmetics industry, as Sonia Sharma finds out

Univar Solutions secures foothold in Turkish market with Kale Kimya acquisition

The acquisition comes after Univar Solutions and its German rival Brenntag ended discussions over a potential merger

What is chebula? Meet skin care's new wonder ingredient

Skin care ingredient chebula has been touted as the next big thing. But why? True Botanicals’ Sarina Godin explains its benefits

Solabia buys majority stake in nutraceutical ingredients firm BioActor

The investment will support Solabia’s focus on R&D and help expand its production capabilities

6 beauty trends that are here to stay in 2023

From TikTok to transparency, the Cosmetics Business team forecast which beauty trends they think will stay in 2023