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Organic Monitor: Green brands should expand beyond specialist retail

Ahead of its Sustainable Foods Summit and Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, Organic Monitor research has found the most successful green brands to be those who have extended distribution into the mainstream. Despite considerable consumer interest, the majority of sustainable products have low market share, says the company, giving as an example the fact that natural products […]

May 15, 2015 Continue Reading

Beauty must go beyond the ‘natural’ value, says Organic Monitor

Ninety per cent of UK consumers deem the avoidance of synthetic ingredients as being ‘important’ when explaining why they buy natural and organic beauty products, according to a recent survey by Organic Monitor on Consumer Insights into Buying Behaviour. The findings – from a poll of 100 consumers conducted over a period of three months […]

April 26, 2015 Continue Reading

Consumers more savvy about synthetic chemicals says report

Key findings from Organic Monitor’s Consumer Insights report Consumer Expectations of Natural & Organic Cosmetics were presented at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit which took place in Paris in November. The research – produced through personal interviews with shoppers regarding purchasing triggers, buying motives, chemical awareness, certification, price premium and brand perceptions – found that health […]

December 12, 2014 Continue Reading
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2014 Sustainable Beauty Award winners announced

The winners of Organic Monitor’s 2014 Sustainable Beauty Awards were announced a special reception at the Paris Marriott Champs-Elysées on Monday (24 November). The awards recognize organizations which push the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry and reflect the growing diversity of the sustainable beauty sector. Sustainability Pioneer Winner: Cruelty Free International for its […]

November 28, 2014 Continue Reading

Natural and organic personal care sector driven by health concerns

The latest Consumer Insights report by Organic Monitor has revealed that health concerns regarding synthetic chemicals are driving consumers to switch to natural and organic personal care products. The study found that 90% of UK consumers of natural and organic products in this sector cited ‘avoidance of synthetic chemicals’ as being important or very important […]

October 31, 2014 Continue Reading
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Sustainable Beauty Awards honour natural brands

A number of natural and organic brands received recognition at the inaugural Sustainable Beauty Awards launched by Organic Monitor. Weleda won the award for Sustainability Leadership due to its ‘value-creation business model’. The judges referred to the fact that the company’s business model creates economic value in a way that also creates value for society […]

November 26, 2013 Continue Reading

Weleda wins international Sustainability Beauty Award

Weleda has won the Organic Monitor Sustainable Beauty Award for ‘Sustainability Leadership’. The judging panel recognised Weleda’s continuing contribution to sustainability leadership and commended the company for its “value-creation business model”, referring to the fact that the Weleda business model is based on creating economic value in a way that also creates value for society, […]

November 19, 2013 Continue Reading

Sustainability of marine ingredients under the spotlight

The cosmetics industry is increasingly turning to the sea and oceans in the search for new ingredients. Although many novel raw materials are emerging, the development is raising many questions about sustainability. Can the cosmetics industry learn from the food industry and prevent damage to marine eco-systems when sourcing? (more…)

October 18, 2012 Continue Reading