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CFI warns of Government U-turn on animal testing for cosmetic ingredients

In a letter sent to Cruelty Free International (CFI), the Home Office has indicated that it will allow animal testing for cosmetic ingredients for...

Formula Botanica welcomes its 10,000th student amid fast-paced business growth

Formula Botanica, the award-winning, online organic cosmetic formulation school, this month celebrated reaching the milestone of enrolling its 10,000th student when it opened its courses for summer term enrolment.

12 key takeaways from last month’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

The European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, held in Paris last month, brought together over 180 senior executives from the beauty industry to discuss a range of pressing sustainability issues.

Beauty industry must comply with new ‘clean beauty rules’

The international beauty industry must comply with a “new-age set of clean beauty rules” if brands are to meet the increasing ethical expectations of modern consumers, say category specialists at global research firm Mintel.

2019 Sustainable Beauty Awards finalists named

The finalists of the 2019 Sustainable Beauty Awards have been announced. Organised by Ecovia Intelligence, the awards give recognition to “operators who are pushing the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry”. 

Oxford Street Body Shop store reimagined as ‘activist workshop’

The Oxford Street branch of The Body Shophas been transformed into an “activist workshop” as part of the ethical beauty retailer’s pledge to revive its early campaigning spirit.

Organic credentials gives this lavender producer the edge in key China market

Strong organic credentials are helping an English lavender grower to break into the valuable China market, says Michael Wale.