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L’Oréal 2030: 95% Of Ingredients To Be Sustainable, Renewables To Replace Petroleum-Derived Products

4 Mins Read L’Oréal recently committed to providing its customers’ safe products that are kind to the environment by using a ‘Green Sciences’ approach to ensure that by 2030, 95% of its ingredients will be derived from renewable plant sources, minerals, or circular processes. Relying on ‘Green Sciences’, France-based cosmetic giant L’Oréal will aim to sustainably cultivate ingredients […]

Happy Dance: Kristen Bell Expands Vegan Skincare Brand At All Ulta Beauty Stores

4 Mins Read Already available on the beauty retail giant Ulta Beauty’s website as well as 100 physical stores across the U.S.,’Gossip Girl’ and ‘Frozen’ star Kristen Bell is all set to expand her vegan skincare brand, Happy Dance that features CBD-infused products, at over 500 stores of beauty retail giant Ulta Beauty across the country. Back in October of […]

Chipotle x E.L.F. Cosmetics: Unlikely Food & Beauty Duo Unveil Menu-Inspired Vegan Makeup Line

4 Mins Read The U.S.-based fast-food restaurant chain, Chipotle recently joined forces with California-based skincare and makeup brand e.l.f. cosmetics to launch a vegan makeup collection inspired by the former’s customizable menu. Does the future of beauty marketing involve food chain collabs? In line with e.l.f’s commitment to offer cruelty-free and vegan products, the collaboration with Chipotle will […]

Reusable & Refillable: You Can Now Find Loop’s Circular Packaging At E-Tailer Ulta Beauty For Burt’s Bees, Dermalogica & More

4 Mins Read Beauty retail giant Ulta Beauty joined forces with circular packaging service startup Loop to offer customers all its cosmetic products in reusable and refillable packaging that includes the use of aluminum and glass bottles. As part of its holistic initiative ‘Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty’, the U.S.-based company pledged to achieve 50% recycled, bio-sourced materials or […]

XCellR8: Vegan-Friendly Testing Lab Raises Over US$140,000 To Create Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

3 Mins Read XCellR8, a UK-based, vegan-friendly testing lab, was awarded £100K (over US$140,000) of funding to carry out a six-month proof-of-concept study to develop in vitro tests that are free from animal-derived ingredients, to create cruelty-free cosmetics and personal care products. Situated in Sci-Tech Daresbury in Liverpool, XCellR8 received funding for its six-month study in the CRACK IT Challenges […]

Hong Kong Cell-Based Seafood Startup Avant Enters Skincare With Cultivated Marine Protein

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based cultivated seafood startup Avant Meats has announced the launch of its cell-based functional protein for cosmeceutical products, marking its first foray into the skincare market. Produced in a traceable and controlled environment using the startup’s cell culture biotechnology, their new product, Zellulin, is described as the first of its kind and a sustainable […]

Priyanka Chopra Jonas Debuts Vegan Haircare Line At Target Stores Across U.S.

3 Mins Read Bollywood & Hollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra Jonas just launched vegan haircare line at Target stores across the U.S. that is not only free of parabens and sulfates but also comes in 100% recyclable packaging. The newly launched haircare line, dubbed Anomaly, aims to provide consumers animal-free and toxin-free shampoos as well as conditioners contributing to […]

L’Occitane Hong Kong Opens First Sustainability Concept Store Featuring Refill & Reusable Packaging

3 Mins Read L’Occitane en Provence, the French beauty and skincare brand, has recently opened its first eco-friendly themed storefront in Hong Kong. Located in Pacific Place mall, the store caters to the city’s rising group of conscious consumers, featuring the brand’s select low-waste range with refill options, a take-back program to recycle empty bottles, green workshops and […]

Beauty & Haircare Brand Aveda Removes Beeswax From Products, Goes 100% Vegan

4 Mins Read Aveda, the globally present cruelty-free haircare brand, has announced that it is removing beeswax from its products, and in doing so, reformulated more than 500 products, strengthening the brands’ commitment to offering only 100% vegan products.  Founded in 1978 and owned by The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC), the brand has been cruelty-free and mostly vegan […]

Top 10 Sustainability Trends: Our 2021 Eco Wellness Predictions

12 Mins Read It’s that time of the year again, a new dawn, or in 2021’s case, a better dawn, because hey, what can be worse than 2020? New year = new set of Green Queen trend predictions (proud to share that we still haven’t been wrong yet). This year, for the first time, we have two separate […]

5 Vegan & Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands That Are Doing Sustainability Right

5 Mins Read According to eco-campaigners Zero Waste Week, in 2018, the beauty industry was responsible for over 142 billion units of packaging that eventually made their way to landfills and the oceans. Apart from this, the industry has been criticised for torturing animals when it comes to testing as well as deriving ingredients from them for these […]

How This Model Agency Is Reshaping Beauty Norms In Fashion

3 Mins Read Founded in 2017, Zebedee Management works with people with disabilities and visible differences, giving them a platform to be seen in the same spotlight on the fashion stage. Proving itself as a trailblazer in what has been dubbed as the Inclusion Revolution in recent years, the agency has given models of all sizes, shapes, skin […]

Alicia Keys Teams Up With E.l.f. Cosmetics To Launch Vegan Beauty Line In 2021

2 Mins Read Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys will be launching a vegan beauty collection next year with e.l.f. Cosmetics. The California-based skincare and makeup brand revealed that the new collection will be focused on inner beauty and wellness, and will be entirely cruelty-free, dermatologist-tested and vegan-friendly.  Music icon Alicia Keys is slated to debut her new line […]

The Body Shop Singapore Opens Sustainability-Focused ‘Activist Workshop’ Store

3 Mins Read The Body Shop Singapore has just transformed one of its new retail stores at the Ion Orchard shopping centre into an “activist workshop”. At the store, customers can explore cruelty-free and sustainable products while also participating in recycling old items and use repurposed materials to create upcycled wrapping paper for gifts. It marks the brand’s […]

Rare Beauty: Selena Gomez’s New Vegan Makeup Brand Will Debut This September

2 Mins Read Singer-songwriter and actress Selena Gomez will be launching her brand new vegan beauty line this coming September. Called Rare Beauty, the makeup label will be entirely cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and “made to feel good in”. The brand has also set up a “Rare Impact Fund” initiative dedicated to address gaps in mental health.  Celebrity singer-songwriter Selena […]

The Rise Of Maskne: How To Take Care Of Your Skin During Covid-19

5 Mins Read Wearing a mask in public spaces at all times has become the norm in recent weeks and months. Unfortunately, alongside its function to protect us and others from the spread of Covid-19, a facial mask can also be a (new) cause of acne. Have you noticed any breakouts around your nose, cheeks and chin? Most […]

Cultivated Tech: Geltor Raises US$91.3M To Replace Animal Gelatin In Cosmetics & Food

3 Mins Read Biodesign startup Geltor has announced the closing of a US$91.3 million Series B financing round, which will go towards accelerating its animal-free ingredient platform. The startup cultivates its sustainable “designer proteins” that can be used to replace animal products in multiple consumer goods segments, from food to cosmetics.  The funding round was led by London-based […]

5 DIY Homemade Vegan Face Mask Recipes We’re Loving

3 Mins Read A good friend once told me: don’t put on your skin what you wouldn’t put in your mouth. When it comes to natural beauty advice, The ongoing pandemic situ has forced us to review our dietary choices and become savvier with the resources we need. So how about implementing the same approach with our self-care […]

Bathroom Swaps: Support #Local Business w/ These Zero Waste Alternatives

5 Mins Read Since lockdown measures have gotten stricter, we all need more home projects. We also need to help our local brands or they won’t survive. Plus, we all could do with being more environmentally responsible – have you seen the latest stats about our global plastic waste crisis? It’s terrifying. So below, we share bathroom swaps […]